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SWM-8 works for dishnetwork??

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by DTV_INSTALLER, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. DTV_INSTALLER

    DTV_INSTALLER New Member

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    Word around the office is that Directv's SWM-8 Multi-switch work for Dish Network. Has anyone ever heard or tried this??
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    VERY doubtful, since there needs to be a 2.3 MHz comm signal from the receiver, [not to mention any of the other "problems"].
     
  3. evan_s

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    I can't imagine how that would be the case. The technology behind the swm is from a 3rd party and i'm sure could be used for dish but it would probably require a new firmware in the swm or at the very least new software for the receivers. As the swm picks out a particular tp to send down the swm channel it needs to know a lot more about the situation than simpler switches.
     
  4. bobnielsen

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    There is also the small issue of Directv owning the patents.
     
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    Could it be that the people in the office are confusing the Dish Network single wire solution with DirecTV's which is quite new in comparison?
     
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    DirecTV had it out in some fashion for just over 2 years, so "quite new" doesn't really apply.
     

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