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#41 OFFLINE   Grydlok

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 04:51 PM

but it says that it will work on the legacy ports(which it doesnt) and thats why it is funny:lol:


I noticed that.
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#42 OFFLINE   Grydlok

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 04:54 PM

I get that...but it says that the OTA port only works with the legacy ports on the SWM-8, and that's just wrong information. It doesn't.

The materials could simply state the "OTA diplexing is not approved with any SWM installation. The OTA port on the SWM-8 is not supported by D*." That's at least factual.


Hey it's Directv's rule not mine. They say No. That is their official response. Do what you like.
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#43 OFFLINE   Kansas Zephyr

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 04:58 PM

Hey it's Directv's rule not mine. They say No. That is their official response. Do what you like.

I get that. (Did you see that phrase in my last post?)

My point was that they can state "their rule" and not mention that the equipment is capable of OTA diplexing. Fine, understood. Got it.

But, why provide incorrect information, too? Is that necessary?
5 LNB Slimline & SWM-16
SWM1 2 HR20s & HR21 via SWS-4 "green label" 4-way splitter w/power pass one leg for PI - SWM2 2 HR20s & HR21 after SWS-4 "green label" 4-way splitter
2 HR20-700 Wireless network for DoD
HR20-700 eSATA Vantec NexStar CX w/ 2TB WD20EVDS
HR21-100/AM21 Wireless network for DoD
HR21-100/AM21
With diplexed OTA via an "out" on one SWS-4 4-way splitter, using a Winegard YA 1713 - Channel Master 4228 - Channel Master 7777 in the attic.
Yes, my market has HD LiLs...and I'm still not giving up OTA! No rain-fade, and all sub-channels 24/7/365.
Also, with diplexed Cox Internet on one leg, downstream of a SWS-4 4-way splitter, using a SWS-2 2-way splitter, as a combiner.
R10 via SWM-16 Legacy 1
In boxes HR10-250, HDVR2 & (2) D10-300

#44 OFFLINE   houskamp

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 04:59 PM

That maybe an old copy.. any installers want to check the latest?

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#45 OFFLINE   RobertE

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 05:11 PM

That maybe an old copy.. any installers want to check the latest?


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Posted 10 August 2008 - 11:42 AM

I managed to get the SWMline with PI and sws-4 on ebay for $70. I finally convinced my local installer to install it without them going to training, however looking at the training manual I didnt realize they would need the ASL1 for peaking. Is that something they really will need? Where could I find one? Thanks

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 11:57 AM

I managed to get the SWMline with PI and sws-4 on ebay for $70. I finally convinced my local installer to install it without them going to training, however looking at the training manual I didnt realize they would need the ASL1 for peaking. Is that something they really will need? Where could I find one? Thanks

You can aim it with an old LNB and then swap in the swm one..

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 01:16 PM

If the installer has a Birddog meter with the latest firmware, the ASL1 won't be required.

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 02:26 PM

Hi, I have a SWM-8 currently with 2 HR20's. I got another and now need a splitter. Do I need to get a SWS-2, SWS-4, or SWS-8 or can I use the Zinwell WB68?
(1) HR20-700 (Living Room) HDMI to Samsung HPT-5054 50" Plasma
(1) HR20-700 (Basement) HDMI to Epson Powerlite 400 w/106" Screen
(1) HR21-100-so slow!(Bedroom) HDMI to Olevia 332H 32" LCD

#50 OFFLINE   Michael D'Angelo

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 02:28 PM

Hi, I have a SWM-8 currently with 2 HR20's. I got another and now need a splitter. Do I need to get a SWS-2, SWS-4, or SWS-8 or can I use the Zinwell WB68?


SWS-2 will work. Run one of the units off of SWM1 output after the PI and run the other two off of SWM2 after the splitter.

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 02:35 PM

SWS-2 will work. Run one of the units off of SWM1 output after the PI and run the other two off of SWM2 after the splitter.


Thanks! Bought a SWS-4 just in case. For $3 why not?
(1) HR20-700 (Living Room) HDMI to Samsung HPT-5054 50" Plasma
(1) HR20-700 (Basement) HDMI to Epson Powerlite 400 w/106" Screen
(1) HR21-100-so slow!(Bedroom) HDMI to Olevia 332H 32" LCD

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 02:56 PM

Thanks! Bought a SWS-4 just in case. For $3 why not?

Make sure you terminate the unused ports..

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 10:12 PM

I have a swm 5, and I have run 1 line from it to a splitter to my hr20&hr21.
It worked fine all 4 tuners were active. Tonight I tried to diplex my ota tuner.
I am using Skywalker diplexers commercial grade. I can get the ota signal to come through but I can't get the dish signal to come through. Here is my setup.
1 line from swm 5 to diplexer sat in, ota line to diplexer ant in, diplexer in/out to skywalker splitter, 2 lines from that to ftm power module, line from power module to diplexer, sat out to hr21 and antenna out to tv. Same for hr20 but of course no power module. I have switched the diplexer to be before the ftm power module also, still I get no sat signa.

I know we can diplex these in, it has been done by alot of the beta testers for the swm modules for over the last year or so.

I am stumped.
Thanks for any help i can get.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 10:54 PM

CANCEL THE HELP REQUEST.
I moved the ftm power module upstairs and connected it directly to the satellite coax line from the swm 5. I then ran the coax line from the ird port on the power module to the diplexer and all is well.

The only thing I don't like is the power module has to be in my hot attic. I will have to run some coax through the wall so the power module can be in the air conditioned room upstairs.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 06:01 PM

I am planning to install a SWM-8 tomorrow and after reading through the various SWM threads I was hoping someone could verify that what I am planning is correct.

My set-up:

Living Room - HR20 & HR21
Bedroom - HR20
Gameroom - HDVR2

My Plan:

1) Connect 4 lines from dish to SWM-8
2) Connect Line from SWM1 to PI
3) Connect line from PI to Hr20 in Bedroom
4) Connect line from SWM2 to 4-way splitter
5) Connect line from splitter to HR20 in Living room
6) connect line from splitter to HR21 in Living Room
7) terminate remaining connections on splitter (is this necessary?)
8) connect line from legacy output on SWM-8 to HDVR2 (only using one tuner on HDVR2)

Is that right? Am i missing anything? I am using a 4-way splitter rather than just a 2-way because that is what came with the package I got when I bought the SWM off Ebay

Any help and/or suggestions are appreciated!

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:37 PM

Yes....and yes to #7.
5 LNB Slimline & SWM-16
SWM1 2 HR20s & HR21 via SWS-4 "green label" 4-way splitter w/power pass one leg for PI - SWM2 2 HR20s & HR21 after SWS-4 "green label" 4-way splitter
2 HR20-700 Wireless network for DoD
HR20-700 eSATA Vantec NexStar CX w/ 2TB WD20EVDS
HR21-100/AM21 Wireless network for DoD
HR21-100/AM21
With diplexed OTA via an "out" on one SWS-4 4-way splitter, using a Winegard YA 1713 - Channel Master 4228 - Channel Master 7777 in the attic.
Yes, my market has HD LiLs...and I'm still not giving up OTA! No rain-fade, and all sub-channels 24/7/365.
Also, with diplexed Cox Internet on one leg, downstream of a SWS-4 4-way splitter, using a SWS-2 2-way splitter, as a combiner.
R10 via SWM-16 Legacy 1
In boxes HR10-250, HDVR2 & (2) D10-300

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:50 PM

Yes....and yes to #7.


Great, Thanks!

Can I buy terminators (the tv kind, not the Ah-nold kind) from Radio Shack, or what?

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:21 PM

Yes

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(2)HR20-700 50" Sony dlp hdmi, 50" vizio plasma hdmi...1 HR21-100 to26 Vizio hdmi, R22-100 to sdtv

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 09:10 PM

Success!

Man, I can't believe how easy that was. I just eliminated 3 different Multi switches from my set up (2 6x8 and 1 5 x7) by adding that one SWM-8.

I haven't terminated the excess on the splitter yet as I need to run to the Shack to get some terminators, but it is working fine right now without them.

My wife is very happy to be able to record two shows at once in the bedroom now, plus we get to get rid of the 5 cables in the living room (4 tuners + 1 OTA) and use just the original jack.

Wow, I am so impressed with how easy that was and how wonderfully it is working. Well worth the $130 I paid on Ebay

Thanks again both of you that answered my questions so quickly tonight.

#60 OFFLINE   Kansas Zephyr

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 09:15 PM

Yes...the SWM-8 is a wonderful thing!

It makes life easier, and worth every penny!
5 LNB Slimline & SWM-16
SWM1 2 HR20s & HR21 via SWS-4 "green label" 4-way splitter w/power pass one leg for PI - SWM2 2 HR20s & HR21 after SWS-4 "green label" 4-way splitter
2 HR20-700 Wireless network for DoD
HR20-700 eSATA Vantec NexStar CX w/ 2TB WD20EVDS
HR21-100/AM21 Wireless network for DoD
HR21-100/AM21
With diplexed OTA via an "out" on one SWS-4 4-way splitter, using a Winegard YA 1713 - Channel Master 4228 - Channel Master 7777 in the attic.
Yes, my market has HD LiLs...and I'm still not giving up OTA! No rain-fade, and all sub-channels 24/7/365.
Also, with diplexed Cox Internet on one leg, downstream of a SWS-4 4-way splitter, using a SWS-2 2-way splitter, as a combiner.
R10 via SWM-16 Legacy 1
In boxes HR10-250, HDVR2 & (2) D10-300




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