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SWM on Phase III

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by matt, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. matt

    matt New Member

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    I was looking at the SWM-8. It looks like it has the same inputs as my Zinwell 6x8.

    Is it possible to turn my Phase III into a SWM? Man that would make things much easier. My house is pre-wired with with single RG-6. I pulled a dual RG6 to the living room but would love a DVR in another room(s) easily.
     
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  3. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte New Member

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    Regular 18" dish, Phase II, Phase II Plus, Phase III, AT-9, Au-9 5 LNB, and Au-9 3 LNB ALL work with the SWM module.
     
  4. BattleZone

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    Yes, it will work fine.

    HOWEVER, keep in mind that you may have older, non-SWM-compatible receivers.

    SWM only works with the following:

    - D12 (and newer)
    - R16/R22 (and newer)
    - H2x
    - HR2x

    So, R15s, DirecTiVos and such will not work with a SWM feed.
     
  5. jasonki32

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    They will, however, work on the legacy ports of the SWM8 module.
     
  6. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    But not as a single wire solution - still need 2 coax from legacy ports to a DVR. There are only 3 legacy ports, so you could feed a total of 3 tuners (each with it's own coax) from them.
     
  7. jdspencer

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    And you won't get the Ka/Ku sats with anything less than a Slimline.
     
  8. matt

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    Great! I can run my R15 on the legacy ports then H2x on the others! Now to find one...Thanks everyone!
     
  9. kevinturcotte

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    You'll still need to run 2 lines to that R15 though.
     
  10. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    Feeding the H2x from the Phase III dish will not get you any HD on it, just to make sure you know that. You need a slimline for HD.
     
  11. matt

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    Cool. I can easily get 2 lines to the R15. I know I cant get the HDs without the slimline.

    Thanks everyone!
     

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