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SWM LNB - Raleigh, NC

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by ChuckBoozer, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. Dec 7, 2008 #1 of 12
    ChuckBoozer

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    Recently moved to Raleigh, NC and will be getting my new dish installed next Saturday.

    My house is pre-wired and I would definitely prefer not to run additional coax to my 2 HD DVR's. Anyone in the Raleigh area know if SWM LNB's are standard on new installations?

    Thanks,
    Chuck
     
  2. Dec 7, 2008 #2 of 12
    samrs

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    SWM3's are pretty much standard on all new HD installs in the Raleigh/Durham DMA.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2008 #3 of 12
    ChuckBoozer

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    Thanks for the quick reply. Sounds like I should be OK, although I will still probably call the installation company prior to my appt. Do you have any familiarity with MASTEC?
     
  4. Dec 7, 2008 #4 of 12
    samrs

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    Work for them.
     
  5. Dec 7, 2008 #5 of 12
    opie168

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    I live in Raleigh myself and unfortunately Had my install at my home about 6months ago right when the SWM LNB was being trained on around here. Now I know for a fact that at the least all the D* "In house Techs" are installing these for people as a standard.
    An "In-house Tech" was out at my place for an install in someone else's home and i spoke with the guy for awhile and he couldn't say enough how much he loved installing the new dish's since they dont have to run all the extra cable and it just makes everything much easier.
    Now he was a "In house Tech" (ones that drive the D* Van's) but i dont know about the regular subcontracted out installers that are in the area. For them i'd assume itd depend on if they had any 5lnb dish's left in their stock as I'd assume they'd want to get reid of all old equipment first...
     
  6. Dec 7, 2008 #6 of 12
    ChuckBoozer

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    OK - good enough for me! :)


    Sound like I should be in good shape, although I was concerned when the Direct TV rep. mentioned that she did not think it would be a SWM installation (referenced installation of a 6x8 multiswitch).
     
  7. Dec 7, 2008 #7 of 12
    samrs

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    We can change the work orders as we see fit, structured wiring, they said it was free customer, all SWM compatible equipment, equals SWM.
     
  8. Dec 7, 2008 #8 of 12
    ChuckBoozer

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    Good to know - thanks so much for the responses!
     
  9. Dec 8, 2008 #9 of 12
    neocharles

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    So we already have service in my house, and they ran the 2 wires for the downstairs HD DVR, and just tapped into the wire that was ran to my room upstairs for the HD box, but now I am interested in an HD-DVR... It would be near impossible to easily run another line to my room... so what would the best route be for me to take?
     
  10. opie168

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    ChuckBoozer
    -You get your install done yet? If not could you grab your installers # if he seems pretty good as mine has left D8 and am in need of a new personal contact in the area and hate having to go through the loops and much rather pay the guy outa pocket a lil cash on top of him grabbin my work order just to feel more confident the work gets done right.
    Also, itd be nice to know if he could scoop up a HR23 box if i ordered a new one.
     
  11. ChuckBoozer

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    My install is schedueld for this Saturday. I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  12. ShrikeT

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    I live in Morrisville and had my DirecTV originally installed back in June with no SWM. They had to run 2 wires up the side of my house and a drill a hole through my living room wall. Anyway, I recently wanted to add a new DVR in my bedroom and did not want them to install it the same way. So I inquired about the SWM and they told me they would not to do it for upgrades, only new installs. I ended up ordering the equipment and installing it myself. Probably for the best in the end since they told me the earliest they could get out here was December 27th and my original experience with their techs was poor. Anyway, it sounds like if you're getting a new install, you should be in good shape.
     

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