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question re forthcoming wiring/phone jacks


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#1 OFFLINE   JayCeeVee

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 10:13 AM

Not a techie so bear with me. An installer told me yesterday that they would be receiving training soon for DTV going to single line to power multi-switch and eventually we would need only one phone jack for the primary receiver. Also future DVR equipment will be single line instead of dual. Can you explain how this will work?

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 10:27 AM

An installer told me yesterday that they would be receiving training soon for DTV going to single line to power multi-switch and eventually we would need only one phone jack for the primary receiver.

First lesson: nomenclature

When you say DTV, do you mean Digital Television or DIRECTV? If DIRECTV, you should say so and I would suggest that you post such queries in a DIRECTV specific forum. DIRECTV does have a single wire solution and it has been in active deployment for a few months now in Multi-Dwelling Units (apartments and hotels). It will be officially rolled out on a wider basis tomorrow.

The single phone jack is a DISH Network thing as they have hardware built into their HD receivers so that the receivers can communicate with one another without an external network.

Also future DVR equipment will be single line instead of dual. Can you explain how this will work?

DISH Network's system that has been around for a while now is called DishPro Plus. DIRECTV's single wire system is known as "Single Wire Multiswitch" or SWM for short.

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 10:44 AM

Sorry, I should have stated DirectV. Thank you for the reply.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 01:19 PM

i knew exactly what he meant when he said DTV. its called 'context clues.'

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 11:18 PM

i knew exactly what he meant when he said DTV. its called 'context clues.'

Goody for you.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 07:30 PM

Goody for you.



i suspected you might be an *******. now I know. :D

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 10:24 PM

It is nice to be labeled by someone such as yourself.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 07:19 AM

Things here turned from very informative to nasty in just 2 posts...it should be re-titled "I can name that insult in 2 notes". :D :lol:
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