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SWM R16 how to get

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by barney34, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. barney34

    barney34 Cool Member

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    Just converted from Tivo to DTV DVR in the office and let family try it out and everyone is ok with switching the other Tivos over. I know the CSR canont tell me which unit I will get but how do I get the R16 so I can use SWM in all the rooms with one cable?
     
  2. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    Amazon has them in stock as well as solid signal
     
  3. dsw2112

    dsw2112 Always Searching

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    Do you have a SWM setup now? If you self-installed SWM then you will need to call D* and get the SWM flag on your account set. This flag is "supposed" to only allow SWM receivers to be sent for replacement.
     
  4. naijai

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    Incorrect there is no way to call and have an account flagged for swm
     
  5. dsw2112

    dsw2112 Always Searching

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    I self-installed a SWM8 and was able to get mine changed (or so they tell me.) I had no idea there was such a thing until somebody posted here about it. I do know that several members have verified that they too have had the "flag" changed...

    P.S. Here's a recent post from Battlezone on the same issue: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2298093#post2298093
     
  6. barney34

    barney34 Cool Member

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    Thank you all. I didnt know you could buy them online.

    Well now that I looked into the SWM I see I need a compatible dish. The dish is on my roof chimney. Do I just find a local installer or will directv help me on upgrading the dish?
     
  7. BattleZone

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    You would be mistaken...
     
  8. naijai

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    So who do i call to get my account flagged then since i have all HR2X receivers so that my next service call or movers will put me on track for a swm
     
  9. hilmar2k

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    The flag is for people who already have a SWM system, so they are not sent a non-SWM receiver. You can't get flagged so that you get SWM installed in the future.
     
  10. ThomasM

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    I don't have SWM but I'm nosy. Is this "flag" something just in the billing system to ensure only SWM-compatible equipment is sent to the sub or does it actually enable something on the account that the hardware decodes (like DVR access or HD access)?
     
  11. hilmar2k

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    Yes.
     

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