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Slow response on SWM 16 DECA across SWM Ports

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by jbhsv, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. jbhsv

    jbhsv Cool Member

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    I notice that when fast forwarding a show through commercials if the 2 boxes are on the same SWM Port on the SWM16 it is significantly faster, in fact when fast forwarding across the 2 ports it is almost slow enough to not see when the show has started back. Has anyone else noticed this?
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    DECA wise, this makes little sense.
    The DECA is the same 525-575 MHz signal.
    It might have more to do with the receivers connected than the DECA itself.

    This might have a lot more to do with it.
    How do you have 25 tuners off a SWiM?
     
  3. jbhsv

    jbhsv Cool Member

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    I am actually in transition currently i have a swm 16 and a swm 8 on 2 separate dishes. What is your recommendation on best way to hook everything up?
     
  4. west99999

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    Easiest way is just eliminate the 2nd dish and run 4 short cables from the 4 swm16 legacy ports to the 4 inputs of the swm8.
     
  5. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    "The approved method" is to use 2-way splitters to feed both SWiMs. These do add a bit of loss between the dish/LNB and the SWiMs.
    There's a pretty good article here on the options: http://forums.solidsignal.com/showthread.php/336-WHITE-PAPER-More-than-16-tuners-in-the-home
     

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