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Where do they normally install SWM's

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by eperrone, May 21, 2010.

  1. eperrone

    eperrone AllStar

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    Hey all,

    Possibly getting MRV this Thursday in order to do so I understand they need to install a SWM and DECA. I saw where the DECA things go, but I was wondering about the SWM.

    When they do that where does the SWM normally go? Is it mounted outside, in my crawlspace, garage, is it on the dish? Near a powerplug?

    Just trying to think where it might go...

    Thanks!
     
  2. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

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    You can have a SWM LNB or a SWM Multiswitch.

    The SWM LNB replaces the existing LNB if you go that route.

    The SWM8 or SWM16 can go in the attic or a crawl space wherever you can attach the 4 coax cables off of the Dish. Mine went in the attic.
     
  3. eperrone

    eperrone AllStar

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    What is the difference? right now I think I have a multiswitch with a 5 Slimline dish....

    Should I be asking for one or the other?
     
  4. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

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    It doesn't make a difference as I just had them replace my Multiswitch with a SWM16.

    They would probably replace your SL5 LNB with an SL3 LNB and then replace your Multiswitch with a SWM8 or SWM16 depending upon how many DVRs/Receivers you have or will have in the Future!!!
     
  5. David MacLeod

    David MacLeod New Member

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    depends on amount of tuners you have, 8 or less will most likely get swm lnb.
     

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