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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Kali05, Jun 2, 2005.
will a sw 64 swicth work 4 a 721 dvr? please let me know
I had my 721 hooked up to an SW64 and it work just fine. I believe I had Legacy LNBs on it if I recall. Been a while, So I can't remember the details but the SW64 was definitely inbetween my Dish and my 721.
The SW series will require legacy LNBs. All DP Recievers can use DP and Legacy equipment without additional hardware, so you should be good to go.
Yes. Did it for a while. No probs.
NOTE! Use either ports ONE and TWO, OR, THREE and FOUR
You CANNOT mix 1 and 3 for example.
Actually, it doesn't matter when you have a legacy setup. It only matters if you are using a DP setup.
Unless that has changed, I do know for SURE you couldnt do that a couple years ago on a 721.
it caused wierd errors
Your "information" is out of date; it did change a couple of years ago.
Dunno anything about that, but I don't see the problem. You could actually have the 721's ports on DIFFERENT SW64s, so long as the switch matrixes match. It shouldn't matter. They issued an advisory about the DPQuad and DP34 with the dual tuners saying to use ports 1 & 2 or 3 & 4.
There is no difference in the ports on an SW64 except the power inserter must go on Port 1. I have been using an SW64 on my 721 for a couple of years.
It appears E fixed the port problem a couple years ago. Thats about how long I have been using dishpro. I converted to minimize cables.....
So can I use a SW64 with a legacy quad? Do I need to only input 1 of the outputs from the quad into the SW64 or all 4? I am thinking of putting this in my LR, where I need 3 feeds and at the moment I have 2. Can I use one of them to go into the SW64, use 2 out of the SW64 and the other 3 feeds from the quad the way they are? Thanks!
You can use the Legacy Quad with the SW64, but you HAVE TO USE ALL 4 lines from the Quad. That's why I said to replace the Quad with 2 duals and sell the Quad. Legacy duals are a dime a dozen.
My most recent installer told me that the SW-64's were very unreliable, and that they get replaced as a matter of course whenever they're encountered. Does anyone else have any knowledge of this?
Although I am not currently using mine, I did use it for several years with no probs.
Probably has something to do with where and how they are mounted. I mounted mine indoors and about an inch from the wall so air could flow behind it.
I understand that the original SW64s gave problems. Mine was installed in January, 2005 and has given no problems.
SW64's are flakey if mounted outside in the weather. I have TWO SW64's for 6 receivers. The first was installed over 4 years ago and the second was added when I wanted more receivers and it has been running over 2 years, NO Problems, no failed power inserters, or power supplies or switches.
Both are mounted in my basement where its bone dry with no wild temperture swings. The temperture in the winter can get as low as 50 degrees and the summer the temperature can get as high as 78.
BTW I believe that most fail because of Wild temperture swings as well as water intrusion.
My only failure on an outside SW64 was a rusted out output 1 due to the iron core cable supplied by DNS. Replaced with a short RG-59 (not a good idea) I had handy and it has worked fine through the winter... We have less rain than most but plenty of sunshine and moderate temperatures.