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DBSTalk.com First Look: SWM-enabled Slimline


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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 01:44 PM

DIRECTV moves further ahead with the release of its newest dish, the SWM-enabled Slimline (AU9) dish. This new dish will make new installations easier, especially in pre-wired homes.

Thanks to smiddy for this excellent first look!

SWM ODU First Look.pdf

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#2 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:19 PM

Man, that's one classy first look document.

The smidster comes through.

Great piece of work!

Very professional, as always, for DBSTalk.
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:22 PM

Good job guys.
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:23 PM

Very nicely done Smiddy!

And great work to everyone else involved!!
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#5 OFFLINE   Michael D'Angelo

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:23 PM

Very nice work smiddy and everyone else involved!!!

It looks great :goodjob:

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:24 PM

Awesome! Great work Smiddy!

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:25 PM

Very nice. Great job guys!!

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:25 PM

Nice work.

I am confused on one thing. The last picture seems to show more than one line coming off the dish. I thought it was single line off the dish?
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:27 PM

Nice work.

I am confused on one thing. The last picture seems to show more than one line coming off the dish. I thought it was single line off the dish?


It is only one line off the dish. That's really the only visual difference between the standard and SWMLine LNB assemblies. The bottom one in the picture is a standard Slimline LNB (looks like an Eagle Aspen? My SWMLine and standard LNBs -- both WNC -- look exactly alike except for the number of connectors -- like the top one in the last picture.).

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:28 PM

Man that looks good! Love it!

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#11 OFFLINE   Michael D'Angelo

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:28 PM

Nice work.

I am confused on one thing. The last picture seems to show more than one line coming off the dish. I thought it was single line off the dish?


It is only line that comes from the LNB assembly. There is a SWM slimline LNB and a normal slimline LNB there to compare the two.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:29 PM

That is a great write-up.
Very well done smiddy. :)

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:32 PM

It is only line that comes from the LNB assembly. There is a SWM slimline LNB and a normal slimline LNB there to compare the two.


Right. And they are two different manufacturers. As I noted above, my old & new "SWMLine" LNBs are both WNC and appear identical except for the one vs. four connectors. The old and new Eagle Aspens also look alike except for the connector block.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:33 PM

VERY NICE! Thanks, smiddy!
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:37 PM

Great Work

Informative, accurate, and useful information.

Great job Smiddy. :D

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:38 PM

Wow, smiddy, I don't know what looks better, the dish or the document! Very nicely done.

#17 OFFLINE   Draconis

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:44 PM

Colum 3 on the first page near the top

BBC’s are not to be used IRD tuners.


I'm not quite sure what smiddy was trying to say with that line. :confused:

Other than that, a very good review with the right amount of diagrams, pictures, & installation options.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:47 PM

good job, great first look as usual

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:49 PM

I particularly like the lists of splitters that did & didn't work.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:55 PM

The Ogre comes through. Good job!

Not related to the dish, I like the format of the doc as well. What did you use?
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