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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by sstv, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. sstv

    sstv Legend

    Jul 30, 2006
    Hi All
    While researching for a solution to my "771" problem on other sites, I found a few postings about returning to 4-wire from SWM.
    Only one posting give a reason for "UN-SWMING" and it had more to do with travel time then trying to fix the problem (SWM had 771, 4-wire did not).
    Does anyone have any idea why people are changing back to 4-wire?

    since 94
  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Desperation? More than likely I bet they had a faulty SWM LNB, splitter, or multiswitch.
  3. Go Beavs

    Go Beavs Hall Of Fame

    Nov 18, 2008
    Well, SWiM has a build in amplifier so that should give you a better signal than the legacy setup. I really can't think of any advantage a legacy setup would have over SWiM.
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    The only reason I could think of for the problem you posted would be because the SWiM had too much splitter/cabling loss.
    Had the system been installed correctly, SWiM would have had advantages over the non SWiM system, which mainly is the AGC gain as the signals fade at the dish.

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