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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: SWiM-16 Single Wire Multiswitch


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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 02:18 PM

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Are you the sort of person who just can't have enough receivers? DBSTalk.com is proud to present this exclusive first look at the next new piece in DIRECTV's technology arsenal: The SWiM-16 Single Wire Multiswitch.

If you need up to 16 tuners, you can now wire all of them with a single wire to each receiver without chaining smaller multiswitches. This should make for easier, less expensive installations.

I'd like to thank Doug Brott for this entertaining and informative look at the SWiM-16.

SWiM-16 First Look

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#2 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 08:14 PM

I do not believe that the SWiM-16 is readily available at the moment, but it will be available soon. Unfortunately, I cannot be more specific than that.
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 09:49 PM

i cant beleave that swm-16 is out!!!

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 09:49 PM

looks like it passes all 6 sat lines thru?

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 09:51 PM

Yupper :)

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 09:52 PM

Super sweet that is has 4 legacy ports for a 6x8!!

DirecTV is kinda like Apple. I just bought a SWM8 and now I feel lame for owning it because they just came out with something cooler.
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 09:52 PM

Another great first look! Keep up the great work!
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 09:53 PM

nice job doug.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 09:58 PM

looks like it passes all 6 sat lines thru?


That was my major beef with the SWiM 5/8. Now they can be trunked. :)
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:08 PM

Awesome, looks like a great unit.
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:15 PM

AWESOME!

I haven't even maxed out my SWM8 and I'm wishing I had one of these bad boys! :D

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:17 PM

AWESOME!

I haven't even maxed out my SWM8 and I'm wishing I had one of these bad boys! :D

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I haven't even hooked mine up yet!

Any ideas on price yet?
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:37 PM

Alas, no word on availability or pricing yet.

Soon is all I can guess. :)

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:46 PM

Alas, no word on availability or pricing yet.

Soon is all I can guess. :)


Thanks Tom!!!

SWM16 ODU anyone??? I just wired my new house with the single wire to the dish and I don't want to wire for four wires from the dish but I know I will if I HAVE to. But that's why I ask about an ODU. :grin:

But I am HAPPY to see the SWM16 and then there was that SWM32 at CES floor :D
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:50 PM

Thanks Tom!!!

SWM16 ODU anyone??? I just wired my new house with the single wire to the dish and I don't want to wire for four wires from the dish but I know I will if I HAVE to. But that's why I ask about an ODU. :grin:

But I am HAPPY to see the SWM16 and then there was that SWM32 at CES floor :D


I wonder if you could use a 1x2 splitter for two 1x8s for a situation like this and just connect them to SWM1 through a PI. Do we know yet?
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:55 PM

I wonder if you could use a 1x2 splitter for two 1x8s for a situation like this and just connect them to SWM1 through a PI. Do we know yet?


No. The SWiM LNB can only do 8 tuners. You could use a 1x100 splitter (if such a beast existed) but you would only still have 8 tuners.

I see no real reason why a LNB couldn't support 16 or even 32 tuners. A 16 tuner version would probably have 2 drops, while a 32 would go back to 4.
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:59 PM

I wonder if you could use a 1x2 splitter for two 1x8s for a situation like this and just connect them to SWM1 through a PI. Do we know yet?


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Sorry just a little confused by your question. I have a SWM8 Outdoor Unit (ODU) or a SWMLine Dish (5 LNB to be specific) and obviously one wire comes off of that to the Power Inserter (like you have knowledge of) and then I have a 4 way splitter to 4 receivers (3 DVR's 1 STB) for a total of 7 tuners.

While I am not immediately needing the 9th or more tuner I can see I may need it when my kids are grown. I am just wondering if I could get that SWM16 ODU.

There is no way one can split the SWM ODU to a multiswitch or SWM8 or in this case a SWM16. They don't "talk" to a SWM Multiswitch (4 lines in) that I know of.
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 11:10 PM

The SWM-8 had true legacy ports, and did not pass Ka Lo.

Since the SWM-16 can cascade, can the cascade ports do Ka Lo (D10/D11)?
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 11:11 PM

The SWM-8 had true legacy ports, and did not pass Ka Lo.

Since the SWM-16 can cascade, can the cascade ports do Ka Lo (D10/D10)?


Yes. They are truly switched ports, not legacy. :)

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 11:13 PM

Yes. They are truly switched ports, not legacy. :)

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Tough to see from the photo, do they call them "legacy"?

Edit: Just magnified the photo. Yep, "legacy".

May be better to call them cascade ports or some other cool name. I always thought legacy meant no Ka-Lo or the "old way".
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