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Is a SWM16 dish compatable with the HR10-250?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by bpratt, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. bpratt

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    I currently have 2 HR21-700s and a HR10-250. I called DirecTV to ask the cost of adding a HR44 and was told that the HR10-250 would need to be replaced because it is not SWM capable. I thought the SWM16 would allow you to connect to the older equipment. I was told that if I wanted to keep the HR10-250, I would need to install a second dish. I'm sure many in this forum know the real answer.
     
  2. jimmie57

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    I think you were told correctly.
    A lot of the older receivers are not compatible with the new SWM system that the Genie uses.
    The SWM has added DC voltage and uses one coax to feed one or 2 or in your case for a Genie 5 tuners.
    The older receivers can not handle that.

    Edit: It appears that subsequent posts differ with what I had written and indeed it appears to be just wrong.
    Sorry about that.
     
  3. bpratt

    bpratt Godfather

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    Then what is the purpose of the Legacy ports on the SWM16 module? Since I created this post I found the following information:
    http://www.swm8.com/swm16-specifications.php
    The following is included in the manual:
    Older Equipment: legacy ports (four), any DirecTV receiver will work. Runs need to be home runs (one solid run from the receiver to the SWM). Specifically, any DirecTV TiVo will work, but will need to use the legacy ports.

    I guess I answered my own question and was lied to by the D* rep.
     
  4. MikeW

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    Legacy port works for HR10-250. I had that running here for a while.
     
  5. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Yes as others have said it will work. I'd juts have to ask why do want to keep it when you'd have a genie and another hr that can work whole home. I'd keep it just until I got done watching everything that's recorded on it and then dump it. I
     
  6. west99999

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    Im pretty sure policy from DTV is techs are not allowed to use legacy ports. It will work fine though.
     
  7. bpratt

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    We had 2 HR10-250s for a lot of years before the HR2x series was released. My wife and I both prefer the Tivo interface because trick play works faster and better than my HR21s and the HR10 does not have the spoiler window that the HR21s have. Also, I created a MRV system using a Monoprice 4x4 switch which allows me to watch any DVR including the HR10 from any of my 4 HDTV in the house. We only use the HR10 to record OTA shows because nothing from the satellite is in HD on that box.
     
  8. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    You could probably disconnect the HR10 before the installer arrives, let him do his thing, then reconnect the HR10 to the legacy port after he leaves.
     
  9. sbl

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    You could go for a THR22 and get the TiVo UI, HD and SWM-compatibility. My wife also prefers the TiVo UI - even after I got an HR44 and tried to get her to use it instead of the THR22. She admits the HR44 is faster than the old HR21, but the fast-forward is not as smooth as the THR22 (a known issue) and she hates the DirecTV UI (to be honest, I don't like it either).
     
  10. peds48

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    Im pretty sure policy from DTV is techs are not allowed to use legacy ports. It will work fine though.


    Correct. Installers must swapped non-SWM receivers with a SWM compatible receiver


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  11. studechip

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    If the customer has a swm8/16, then that's a really stupid policy. What's the point of having a legacy port then?
     
  12. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    If the customer has a swm8/16, then that's a really stupid policy. What's the point of having a legacy port then?


    Don't shoot the messenger, I am just stating DirecTV policy.


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