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i can get swm8's

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by dave29, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    Rakul:
    See also the "Sun and Moon ..." link in my signature below. Once or twice each month you can use the moon's position in the sky to help you "see" where each satellite is located.
     
  2. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    thats good to know....... we werent real sure about that one;)
     
  3. dave29

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    i have 25 more coming in tommorrow or friday;)
     
  4. May 1, 2008 #1184 of 1425
    arcadenoe

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    I just connected the SWM-8, but it says an instruction about to disable the autodetect function. How to do it if my DVR only shows Signal Strength in the menu?

    I only have been able to receive transponder 8 ... but it does not tune anything
     
  5. May 1, 2008 #1185 of 1425
    veryoldschool

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    Reset the SWM [pull power] and then reboot your receiver. [don't go reading the manual :lol: ]. You should be fine if you don't have the BBC connected.
     
  6. May 1, 2008 #1186 of 1425
    kokishin

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    SWM needs to be powered before rebooting your receiver.

    If you are still having problems, post your system configuration/hook up so we can help you further.


     
  7. May 2, 2008 #1187 of 1425
    Grydlok

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    stand behind your dish and look to the right.

    Good luck BumpAss sucks for LOS.
     
  8. May 2, 2008 #1188 of 1425
    Rakul

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    Tried, fell 5 trees that I thought were it. Now I have 3 or 4 more that might be it. Wife is getting mad every time I cut one down though :D Just going to wait for the leaves to come in all the way and go out with my compass to see what I get.

    Other than 119 my signals rock all in the high 90s to 100 on most days.
     
  9. May 2, 2008 #1189 of 1425
    jsmuga

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    From the PI to splitter is there a minimum distance like the 15' between SWM and PI.
     
  10. May 2, 2008 #1190 of 1425
    veryoldschool

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    nope.
     
  11. May 2, 2008 #1191 of 1425
    jsmuga

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    thanks
     
  12. May 2, 2008 #1192 of 1425
    jsmuga

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    I apologize for asking this question again but just I wanted to make sure I explained my wiring diagram correctly. I want to go directly from dish -> 4 wires to WB68-> 4 wires SWM8 the other 4 wires from WB68 would go to receivers. The reason I wanted your opinions I saw a wiring diagram from Weak Knees that shows I should split from the dish to WB68 and SWM8. They (Weak Knees) said the connection would not be reliable in the first example. I really appreciate your help.
     
  13. May 2, 2008 #1193 of 1425
    dave29

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    it will work fine either way
     
  14. May 2, 2008 #1194 of 1425
    jsmuga

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    Thanks for your help
     
  15. May 3, 2008 #1195 of 1425
    dave29

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    the only advantage to running in parrallel is 4 extra ports(obviously);)
     
  16. May 6, 2008 #1196 of 1425
    dave29

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    i have about 10 swm8's left and i ''should'' have some swm lnb's in a few weeks.
     
  17. May 6, 2008 #1197 of 1425
    evan_s

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    Any estimate on the cost of the SWM lnbs yet?
     
  18. May 6, 2008 #1198 of 1425
    dave29

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    nope
     
  19. May 6, 2008 #1199 of 1425
    sagle

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    Do the SWM LNB's have OTA input?
     
  20. May 6, 2008 #1200 of 1425
    veryoldschool

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    nope
     

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