I'm at my inlaws for the holidays - they had Directv installed a couple months ago and I'm confused. It was a brand new install - new house, no dish ever installed. My confusion - Would the Directv installer install a DVR in their living room and leave one of the tuners non-functional? Or is it possible that the install included a SWM? The DVR is an R16, so it's SWM capable - there is only one sat-in wire coming in from the wall it's hooked up to the connector labeled 1 with SWM-2 below it. The installer ran no additional wiring - just from the dish to the existing cable distribution box on the outside of the house. I haven't used the SWM technology, so I am unfamiliar ... Granted, my father-in-law is somewhat clueless, but even he realized that he couldn't record and watch at the same time! I find it hard to believe that the installer would do it this way. Is there any telltale sign I can check to see if there is a SWM installed? From what I can see (I got here after dark), it appears that just two cables were run from the dish to the distribution block - didn't see any power, etc .... If they did leave it this way, will a phone call to Directv get another installer out here to do it right? Does the SWM cost more? I would think not on a new install. btw, they're only using the one DVR - they're not big tv people - and it would be a pita to try and run another cable to their living room .... Thanks for any help!