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What is involved in upgrading from SWM 8 to SWM 16

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by StephenJC, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    I have had a bad time with wording things badly lately... I am very aware of the difference as I have a SWM8 on the wall in my basement. I just meant the SWM LNB is functionally a 8 tuner switch
     
  2. Jacob Braun

    Jacob Braun King of Awesome

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    If a SWM-16 is required it's included in the $50 install price.
     
  3. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    True but only if a receiver comes along with it.
     
  4. studechip

    studechip Godfather

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    Yes. I just wanted to be sure the other poster wasn't confused by your post.
     
  5. Old_School

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    You could get a SWM 16 off ebay for $50-$60 bucks and have a nice Jackson waiting there to help convince him to install it... :lol:
     
  6. Bill Broderick

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    Yes. But the OP is looking to get a new receiver (Genie) which will put him up to 9 tuners.

    The big question is whether the installer is willing to install the SWM-16 at the dish, so the OP can continue to utilize his underground dual coax from the dish to the house or will the installer insist on mounting the SWM-16 at or in the house, which will require 2 additional coax cables, which the OP would need to bury himself (which he has stated that he doesn't want to do).
     
  7. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    The installer gave me a choice to have the SWM-16 at the dish or on the house. I think all the OP has to do is ask.
     

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