Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo
- - - - -

SWM-8 works for dishnetwork??


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   DTV_INSTALLER

DTV_INSTALLER

    New Member

  • Registered
  • 4 posts
Joined: Dec 18, 2008

Posted 20 October 2009 - 07:32 PM

Word around the office is that Directv's SWM-8 Multi-switch work for Dish Network. Has anyone ever heard or tried this??

...Ads Help To Support This SIte...

#2 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

veryoldschool

    Lifetime Achiever

  • Moderators
  • 41,792 posts
Joined: Dec 09, 2006

Posted 20 October 2009 - 07:34 PM

Word around the office is that Directv's SWM-8 Multi-switch work for Dish Network. Has anyone ever heard or tried this??

VERY doubtful, since there needs to be a 2.3 MHz comm signal from the receiver, [not to mention any of the other "problems"].
A.K.A VOS

#3 OFFLINE   evan_s

evan_s

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 2,136 posts
Joined: Mar 03, 2008

Posted 20 October 2009 - 07:47 PM

I can't imagine how that would be the case. The technology behind the swm is from a 3rd party and i'm sure could be used for dish but it would probably require a new firmware in the swm or at the very least new software for the receivers. As the swm picks out a particular tp to send down the swm channel it needs to know a lot more about the situation than simpler switches.

#4 OFFLINE   bobnielsen

bobnielsen

    Éminence grise

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 7,983 posts
  • LocationBainbridge Island, WA
Joined: Jun 29, 2006

Posted 20 October 2009 - 08:02 PM

There is also the small issue of Directv owning the patents.

#5 OFFLINE   evan_s

evan_s

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 2,136 posts
Joined: Mar 03, 2008

Posted 20 October 2009 - 08:36 PM

I don't think directv has any patents on swm. As I said it's someone elses technology.

http://www.entropic....bssolutions.htm

#6 ONLINE   jdspencer

jdspencer

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 6,571 posts
Joined: Nov 07, 2003

Posted 21 October 2009 - 07:40 PM

Could it be that the people in the office are confusing the Dish Network single wire solution with DirecTV's which is quite new in comparison?
DirecTV since '96, Waivers for ABC, CBS, NBC, & Fox, HR23-700 & HR24-500/AM21, using ethernet based MRV.

#7 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

veryoldschool

    Lifetime Achiever

  • Moderators
  • 41,792 posts
Joined: Dec 09, 2006

Posted 21 October 2009 - 08:35 PM

Could it be that the people in the office are confusing the Dish Network single wire solution with DirecTV's which is quite new in comparison?

DirecTV had it out in some fashion for just over 2 years, so "quite new" doesn't really apply.
A.K.A VOS




Protected By... spam firewall...And...