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SWM planning advice for new home

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Gweeto, Aug 16, 2007.

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  1. Gweeto

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    I just realized I neglected to mention this! Thanks to the declining new home market builders are running lots of incentives lately. The one we have with our builder is 40% ALL UPGRADES up to 40 grand. My wife is happy because we can get all the floors, cabinets, tile and everything she cares about. I am happy because this also includes all the wiring for phone, cable, network, speaker systems, intercom, on-q modules, etc... This is yet another reason I am trying to overkill it. I can mack it out for a really great price and I can do it without my wife complaining that it costs too much :)
     
  2. Koz

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    I had a previous conversation with Earl where he confirmed that Ka-hi (i.e. the upcoming HD channels) will not work on the legacy ports.

    Also, you implied it, but didn't explicitly mention which units you are looking to install. Looks like you're looking for all HD. However, be advised that there are currently no SD-DVRs that support SWM.
     
  3. BudShark

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    I thought I was great on my new house.

    3 runs of RG6 to the main TV area. 2 runs of RG6 every other room including the kitchen in the house. 1 run of Cat5e to two walls in each room. 4 satellite RG6 runs to the roof. 1 RG6 for OTA in the roof, 1 Cat5e to the OTA in the roof (unplanned), and 1 power line to the OTA in the roof. You know what? When that was all said and done it took me less than 3 months before I found out I should have doubled my Cat5 runs AND run at least 1 more RG6 to each room. Sigh... :rolleyes:

    Chris
     
  4. veryoldschool

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    Currently HD locals are using Ka-hi [which I get through the legacy port] and it's the new channels coming that will be using Ka-lo [which we have yet to know if they will come through the legacy ports].
     
  5. Radio Enginerd

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    PackFan gives some good advice. I live in the same development and have the same wiring box = the same problem. If you have the chance to request a 2nd box for JUST coax (specially with all those runs), you'll thank us later.

    If I could do it again, I'd have 1 box for COAX, 1 box for our alarm, 1 box for CAT5e.

    Good advices for sure ... of course you have to have bottomless pockets. :) And most of these low voltage sub K's will charge you good money which will hurt up front.
     
  6. Radio Enginerd

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    Not a stupid question at all...

    POTS = PLAIN OLD TELEPHONE SERVICE

    Which is more commonly called an analog phone line or standard phone line.
     
  7. Gweeto

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    Clever
     
  8. packfan909

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    Here is the mess known as my wiring box!!!!

    ARRRGGGGHHHHH!

    pf
     
  9. Koz

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    oops. That will teach me to try to give advice after my bedtime. :) Thanks for the correction. But that's what Earl told me a couple weeks ago, unless he's heard something different.
     
  10. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    PM>Earl>me>Earl>me= Ka-hi works but Ka-lo won't. Need another CE for my H20-100 replacement before the new channels startup. :)
     
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