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SWM-8 works for dishnetwork??


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#1 OFFLINE   DTV_INSTALLER

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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??

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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"].
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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.

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 08:02 PM

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

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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.

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#6 OFFLINE   jdspencer

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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?
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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.
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