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SWM-16 Question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by compnurd, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. Aug 9, 2013 #1 of 14
    compnurd

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    OK So I am installing a new system shortly and procuring my equipment. I had planned to have 8 Tuners... but with the cost of some items I can get a SWM16 for like 20 bucks more and I am future proof...

    So two questions...

    One with the two SWM Ports on the 16 bridge the DECA connection? So If I plug the DECA connection into one of the 8 ports on the 1 side.. if I add another splitter on the other SWM later.. will it see that?

    Also. Since I have to change the LNB to the 4 port version... will a receiver still work with 1 of those connections so i can aim the dish? or do i now need to be coming off the 16?
     
  2. Aug 9, 2013 #2 of 14
    RAD

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    #1, yes the two internal SWiM8's are bridged to both sides DECA networks can see each other.

    #2, yes to that question also, a receiver connected to only one port on the 4 port LNB will work for aiming.
     
  3. Aug 9, 2013 #3 of 14
    carl6

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    But once you are done aligning, you need to run all 4 lines into the inputs of the SWM16 (assume you realized that, just wanted to point out the obvious to be safe).
     
  4. compnurd

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    I did thx.. Will say an H25 power that LNB while doing this or will i need the PI also connected?
     
  5. NR4P

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    SWM systems need a PI
     
  6. RAD

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    For just connecting the H25 by itself to align the dish you don't need a PI, but once you connect the SWiM16 to it then you'll need a PI for the SWiM16, the SWiM16 then powers the LNB.
     
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    I did thx.. Will say an H25 power that LNB while doing this or will i need the PI also connected?
    No, the H25 cannot be connected to a "legacy" four ports LNB as is only SWM compatible
     
  8. peds48

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    For just connecting the H25 by itself to align the dish you don't need a PI, but once you connect the SWiM16 to it then you'll need a PI for the SWiM16, the SWiM16 then powers the LNB.
    See post above ^^^^. H25 cannot be connected "stand alone" to a legacy LNB
     
  9. RAD

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    Thanks for the correction, don't have a H25 and forgot about that.
     
  10. peds48

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    Thanks for the correction, don't have a H25 and forgot about that.
    No problem :). I knew you knew. did not want to confused the TS
     
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    Ok Is there something I can connect to the legacy LNB to aim the dish before hooking up the SWM16 like an HR24
     
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    Ok Is there something I can connect to the legacy LNB to aim the dish before hooking up the SWM16
    any receiver that is not an H25 or HR34/44 or client for that matter
     
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    Ok so it looks like I can use an HR24 with a Bband converter
     
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    Ok so it looks like I can use an HR24 with a Bband converter
    yes
     

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