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#1521 OFFLINE   wilbur_the_goose

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 05:40 PM

I did, but she keeps trying to do the "movers package". Didn't take the training either. Told me actually already gave notice to D* and moving to NY.

Just my luck...

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#1522 OFFLINE   dwcolvin

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 05:41 PM

That supply has been out for a while. the SWiM16 & SWM8 seem to use the same one.
The temp changes weren't due to where the power was connected, and we're trying to get some info "from the boys" on the operating temp for the SWiM-16.


I think a PI-29 would be "cleaner" (but not in the case where you directly power the SWiM and have to cap the input, I suppose). This is undoubtably cheaper. ;)

#1523 ONLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 05:41 PM

I did, but she keeps trying to do the "movers package". Didn't take the training either. Told me she's quitting D* and moving to NY.

Just my luck...


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#1524 OFFLINE   Sgt. Slaughter

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 05:42 PM

Beats me .. The SWiM-16 was designed specifically to be cascaded.


Which is why I was even more confused when I read the training manual and couldn't figure out why they would rather have a SWM expander put in to hold each SWM16 instead of cascading them.

#1525 OFFLINE   HDJulie

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 05:42 PM

I think you want to ask for the whole home DVR service upgrade .. This should include equipment.

You need to make sure you already have HD Service, DVR Service & two compatible receivers (HR20 or higher DVR, H21 or higher receiver)


My brother has HD service with one HDDVR & 3 R15 DVR's. He would not be eligible for the upgrade because he doesn't currently have 2 devices that are MRV compatible?

#1526 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 05:43 PM

My brother has HD service with one HDDVR & 3 R15 DVR's. He would not be eligible for the upgrade because he doesn't currently have 2 devices that are MRV compatible?


Bingo, BUT .. if he were to change one of the R15s for a compatible receiver/DVR then he should be good to go.
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#1527 OFFLINE   bb37

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 05:54 PM

If you only have an HR21 and two R22s .. you're going to have a problem getting DECAs and you are going to have a problem getting MRV turned on for home networking.

Well, I just ordered an HD receiver (not DVR) on-line. I also noticed that I had the Choice Xtra + HDDVR package, so I changed that (extending the committment doesn't bother me). Can I assume that I will have to wait until I get the new receiver activated before I call to enable MRV?
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#1528 OFFLINE   HDJulie

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 05:57 PM

Bingo, BUT .. if he were to change one of the R15s for a compatible receiver/DVR then he should be good to go.


Change = pay money for an HD version, right?

#1529 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:03 PM

Well, I just ordered an HD receiver (not DVR) on-line. I also noticed that I had the Choice Xtra + HDDVR package, so I changed that (extending the committment doesn't bother me). Can I assume that I will have to wait until I get the new receiver activated before I call to enable MRV?


probably unless it gets automatically added to your account.
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:05 PM

It will be nice to see if this works. I just wonder why it says in the connected home training guide posted over on directv.com forum that you are NOT to cascade the SWiM16 form the legacy ports to a secondary SWiM16 module and instead are recommend to use SWiM Expanders.
See Page 46 of the document.
Heres the link to where its posted http://forums.directv.com/...
Just change the file type to .pdf to read it.

This wouldn't be the first time I disagreed with someone writing a document. :nono:
"IF" you can connect four receivers to the four legacy ports, there is nothing different connecting another SWiM-16.
"IF" you were to follow their recommendation to use the SWiM expander that also feeds the PI to them. This should overload the PI. The PI-28 will feed two SWM8s, which is what a SWiM-16 is. Trying to feed 2 SWiM-16s off on PI-28 means twice the load these have been used for. :nono:
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:13 PM

Posting image file again...

Here is a look at the DECA setup again. Two diffenent type of SAT dish examples are included.


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In this diagram, what is the Deca filter? It seems to be labeling the 4 way splitter.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:15 PM

In this diagram, what is the Deca filter? It seems to be labeling the 4 way splitter.

It is the bandstop filter needed for SWiMs that don't have the green sticker/dot on them indicating they have it internally.
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:16 PM

I just got an update on the one running @ 115. Today it's 133 :eek2:
SWM8s never got this warm [or mine sure never did].


I am not sure of the exact temp but it feels much warmer than my SWiM8's.
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#1534 OFFLINE   dminches

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:16 PM

I got my installation done on Saturday. Had a very knowledgeable tech. He said he was getting all the DECA installs because no one else wanted to do them at this time. He was there for a little over 2 hours and was getting paid $20 by DirecTV for the install...this is ridiculous for the time required to do the job correctly. I tipped him $40 since he knew what he was doing and he made everything neat.

Here is a crude diagram of my setup in case it helps answer any questions. The two lines going from the DECA adapters to the DVR's represent 1 coax to Tuner 2 and a Cat5 connected to the ethernet port.


How come your diagram has no power inserter? Do you not need one with a SWM 16 or did you just omit it?

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#1535 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:16 PM

have a thermometer? :lol:


My SWiM-16 is running about 125° and has been for a few months. The ambient temperature in the room is about 72°.
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#1536 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:20 PM

My SWiM-16 is running about 125° and has been for a few months. The ambient temperature in the room is about 72°.

That puppy is WARM.
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:34 PM

Is there some min package from DirecTV you need for DECA ?...I'm so confused by their legacy and new programming packages and I saw some comments in posts on this. I have TOTAL CHOICE PLUS and HD, DVR, services.
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:36 PM

Is there some min package from DirecTV you need for DECA ?...I'm so confused by their legacy and new programming packages and I saw some comments in posts on this. I have TOTAL CHOICE PLUS and HD, DVR, services.

HD service, DVR service, & 1 HD DVR + 1 HD receiver.
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#1539 OFFLINE   thekochs

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:40 PM

HD service, DVR service, & 1 HD DVR + 1 HD receiver.


I meant programming Service.....like Total Choice vs Premier vs. blah-blah. I read somewhere there is a min level but did not make sense to me.

BTW....I have (3) DVRs so I'm really hoping DirecTV sees the real marketing benefit of enabing remote scheduling from one DVR to another HD-DVR, this would be very nice like the HD to DVR feature. Plus they could market how this expands the total available recording space. Any insights if this feature is being kicked around ? HD-DVR to HD-DVR
Input/Source Equipment
DirecTV Slimline 3-SWM Dish, (3x) HR23-700 w/DECA
Sony DVD DVP-NC85H/B Carousel
Samsung BDP1500 BluRay

Output Display Equipment
Sony VPL-HS20 PJ (1368x768) => Vutec 110" Screen
Samsung 63" Plasma HP-S6373 (1368x768)
Samsung 32" TFT LN-T3243H LCD TV (1368x768)
Sharp 37" TFT LC37D43U LCD TV (1368x768)

A/V Equipment
Yamaha RX-V650 Receiver
VideoStorm CMX84 8x4 Video/Audio Matrix Switch
http://www.video-sto....asp?prod=CMX84

#1540 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 07:05 PM

I meant programming Service.....like Total Choice vs Premier vs. blah-blah. I read somewhere there is a min level but did not make sense to me.

BTW....I have (3) DVRs so I'm really hoping DirecTV sees the real marketing benefit of enabing remote scheduling from one DVR to another HD-DVR, this would be very nice like the HD to DVR feature. Plus they could market how this expands the total available recording space. Any insights if this feature is being kicked around ? HD-DVR to HD-DVR

I listed/posted what is needed. there isn't "a package" minimum, other than HD etc.
What's the lowest package? choice? that works.
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