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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Jul 30, 2008.
Frequency Translation Module, which was long before the SWiM came into being.
Any idea if I have to have the power supply before or after the splitter or does it matter?
It doesn't matter if you use a single port power pass splitter.
Here is the current setup:
Slimline 5 LNB dish
4 HD DVRS
2 Legacy Receivers
These folks want lose one of the legacy receivers and add another HD DVR. From what I understand, the SWM8 multiswitch can only support 8 HD tuners. However, I think I once read that it's possible to have 5 HD DVRs if two of them only have single tuner capability.
Is this true? If so, how do I go about telling the receiver to only use one tuner? Is it a simple settings option?
Yes that is possible. It is in the Sat setup menu. Select 1 tuner on each DVR.
Me again. Just quoting myself so my you can all see what I'm working with. I was planing on upgrading my 1x4 splitter to a 1x8 splitter and terminating the three unused ports on the 1x8. But then I read that my SWM8 multiswitch has two SWM outputs. So theoretically, I could leave the existing 1x4 splitter and used the second SWM port to go directly to my fifth HD DVR. If i do this, will I need a power supply like the kind feeding my 1x4? Is there any advantage as far as signal strength in doing it one way or the other?
Can someone help me find the alignment coordinates for my swm slim line 5. I'm actually attempting to hook this system up in Caracas, Venezuela. My zip here is 1080. Only four numbers over here. Should I put 01080?
Anyway, could someone possibly find out how to align it. I'm not getting any sat readings at all. Even when my sat finder tells me it's picking up something, the receiver never registers a signal. Any suggestions? Am I just too far away from the sats? Venezuela is at the top most tip of south america.
Guess the first question is which SATs or service are you trying to get?
If you're trying to get the US service there, then we can't help you.
We are in fact trying to get US service here. Why can't you help?
Receiving service outside of the legal reception area goes against the forum rules. This could be seen as "hacking", which isn't supported by this site.
Hmm..well, that stinks. I honestly don't see why directv cares. We're paying for service on a US account. They're getting their money either way. What difference does it make where I'm at? Don't get it.
Well that question would really be between you and DirecTV.
As for where the beams are pointing this show give you some idea:
Do those footprints mean that if I'm not within one of them, I'm not going to get service? I seem to only be in the spacewalk 1 and 2 footprints. Any help is greatly appreciated.
I've worked with some "down south", but to be blunt you're way the hell too far south to get anything from the North American feeds. Going with the South American service out of Brazil [I think] is about your only option.
But that's what's weird. The directv installer here assured me he'd done it before and received channels from the states and everything. That's the only reason we brought the darned thing down here. In your experience, we're too far south to pick up anything from the states?
SD using a very large dish "maybe", but zero HD.
"We played with" [solely as an engineering exercise of course] someone in Mexico and they had limited success as even the large dish had to have the focal point of it modified to be able to get all the transponders from one location, as they are really several SATs at the 101 location.
It also comes down to program rights and territories.
U.S. networks only have rights to transmit the programming they exhibit in the USA.
They do not have the right or the authority for these programs to air in foreign territories and therefore, cannot and will not allow a satellite provider to make these show available outside of the USA.
Well as far as the provider here allowing access, that was never the issue. They don't. They have their own programming which we also subscribe to. We were trying to get US programming with all US equipment. We have the swm slimline lnb5 with the new hd dvr receiver.
From what you all are saying it's not possible? The directv technician was here all day trying to get a signal and never could. Would the dish pick up the local directv sat? We couldn't even get that to work. In other words, the swm lnb5 wouldn't even find and show a signal for the sat used for the directv shown here. Nothing. Zilch. What are your thoughts on this?
I give up.
Who stole the SWiM thread?