Here's my situation, and I've posed it in a few places but wanted to get some input from here. I am moving into my grandfather's house in order to take care of him, and it's a move that will probably be long-term (as in, he plans to leave me his house). Currently he has one directv receiver, a D10 IIRC, and a 3-LNB dish with built-in switch. The dish is mounted on a pole in the front yard, and there is one coax cable running from the dish to the back of the house where it enters through an old existing primestar box with a grounding block that is properly grounded which has been there since we had primestar. One catch--the coax is not buried..long story, but we had to interrupt the DirecTV install and told the installer we would bury it but never did. I am comfortable with burying the coax, because it is a short distance. However this is what I would like to accomplish and would like opinions & I have a few questions: Upgrade the single SDTV tuner now to a dual HDDVR tuner, but not run any additional cables Add another HDDVR in a bedroom and one additional SD no DVR receiver in another bedroom. End result would be two HDDVRs and two SD non DVR receivers. The catch here: for now, until we start some remodeling, we can't drill the floor or walls to get cables into the additional rooms. I plan to use flat RG-6 through a window in each of these rooms. They are all near the grounding block coming into the house, so distance is not an issue. Questions: If I call and order DirecTV from DirecTV, is there any way to guarantee a SWM install? If so, I can pre-run splitters and cables to where I want the receivers. If not, would there be a major hangup if I purchased SWM equipment and had it ready, sans dish..IE buy a switch and splitters and put the switch at the dish ready for the input from a non-SWM dish? I've read about a new 3-LNB Ku/Ka dish, is this compatible with the external SWM switch? Will a new Ku/Ka dish fit on the same pole as a 3-LNB dish? If not, can I tell the DirecTV rep that it's a pole install so that they are prepared? Last time the guy had to go back to get supplies to put in a pole. I know a pole install isn't covered in the free install and I'm prepared to pay. I know it's a weird way to get it setup, but SWM is really the best way for me to avoid having to drill walls and floors. We're about to start remodeling the house and will be moving some TVs around, most likely, and also will probably add at least one or two locations in the future, so SWM I think will be the most flexible way for me to do the changes over the next year as we work on the house.