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Swm8 - One Question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by sspear1, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. sspear1

    sspear1 New Member

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    I have 2 HR20's and one new HR23. I have two cables going to the HR20's, but only one going upstairs to the new HR23. I am going to order a SWM8 to resolve the single cable problem.
    Am I able with the one cable to watch one show while I record another, or am I able to run two cables from a splitter off the SWM8 - go down to one cable to go upstairs - and then spit it back to 2 cables?
     
  2. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Yes, as long as you observe the peculiarities of PI placement.
     
  3. evan_s

    evan_s Hall Of Fame

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    With a SWM you can split the cable but you only need one cable going into a SWM capable unit for both tuners to work. You don't need to split the cable and then plug it into both ports on the back.
     
  4. sspear1

    sspear1 New Member

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    Thanks - That's what I needed to know before I bought the SWM8. One cable will activate both tuners - Great - Thanks!
     
  5. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    And what would they be? :confused:

    I have mine split both before and after the PI and zero issues. :D
     
  6. houskamp

    houskamp New Member

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    think he means watching out for powerpassing ;)
     
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Is that passing on the left, right, or both? :rolleyes:
     
  8. gulfwarvet

    gulfwarvet Tips & Resources Collaboration

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    OOP's ;) :p
     

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