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#26 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 12:52 PM

I've actually asked someone that I think can give me an answer. However, it's the weekend. I wouldn't expect a response before tomorrow.
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#27 OFFLINE   geaux tigers

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 01:06 PM

I've actually asked someone that I think can give me an answer. However, it's the weekend. I wouldn't expect a response before tomorrow.


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Posted 05 June 2011 - 01:12 PM

Ok, I did get one response from someone else. Looks like you can get them from DIRECTV for around $8 once you have an H25 on you account. So it may be a two step process.
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 01:32 PM

The 10 pin cable is to heavy and makes a bad connection. I have been to a couple service calls because of that cable.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 01:45 PM

The 10 pin cable is to heavy and makes a bad connection. I have been to a couple service calls because of that cable.


Agreed, the cable should have been made with a much more secure connector, or hardwired. Its great if you get it working and never touch it, but move it to dust or clean, its gonna screw up.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 01:50 PM

Agreed, the cable should have been made with a much more secure connector, or hardwired. Its great if you get it working and never touch it, but move it to dust or clean, its gonna screw up.

I guess I got lucky because mine doesn't have these problems.
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:47 PM

yeah thats the cables they gave me with my first box.theyve been lost in the van ever since

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:52 PM

I guess I got lucky because mine doesn't have these problems.


I am guessing it is the box, since the second cable I got from DirecTv has the same issue as the first one did. The cable doesnt feel loose, or fall out, but one of the colors drops out, and I need to wiggle the cable to get it back on.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:58 PM

I am guessing it is the box, since the second cable I got from DirecTv has the same issue as the first one did. The cable doesnt feel loose, or fall out, but one of the colors drops out, and I need to wiggle the cable to get it back on.

That sounds like mine was with "the first" cable.
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 10:29 AM

Someone told me that DirecTV is only authorizing H25 for new customers. Does anyone know if this is true? I am suppose to be getting an H25 for a malfunctioning H24. Thanks.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 10:42 AM

Someone told me that DirecTV is only authorizing H25 for new customers. Does anyone know if this is true? I am suppose to be getting an H25 for a malfunctioning H24. Thanks.


H25's are supposed to be used for new customers only. As you have a H24, you should get a H24 as a replacement.

Let us know what shows up.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 10:43 AM

Someone told me that DirecTV is only authorizing H25 for new customers. Does anyone know if this is true? I am suppose to be getting an H25 for a malfunctioning H24. Thanks.


I read that, too, but don't think it was more than an educated guess. You may be the first (here) to put that to rest! Bonne chance, Mon. le tigre!
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 10:45 AM

Someone told me that DirecTV is only authorizing H25 for new customers. Does anyone know if this is true? I am suppose to be getting an H25 for a malfunctioning H24. Thanks.


Ah yes, I seem to remember this as well. Not sure if it's changed yet or not. I suspect that if SolidSignal gets them that that condition may not be true at that point.
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 10:45 AM

As RAD said SWiM is stackable, there's no limit to how many tuners you can setup using SWiM.


I thought there was some signal loss per SWiM?
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 10:48 AM

As RAD said SWiM is stackable, there's no limit to how many tuners you can setup using SWiM.


I thought there was some signal loss per SWiM?


I think the practical limit is not more than 3 or possibly four, but maybe it's higher. I'm sure that "unlimited" is not accurate, but I don't know what the theoretical limit is.
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 10:58 AM

Ah yes, I seem to remember this as well. Not sure if it's changed yet or not. I suspect that if SolidSignal gets them that that condition may not be true at that point.


Very true. I would supposed that as soon as SolidSignal has them in stock, that DirecTV will start using them for current customers as well.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 11:02 AM

I think the practical limit is not more than 3 or possibly four, but maybe it's higher. I'm sure that "unlimited" is not accurate, but I don't know what the theoretical limit is.

By the time you're "stacking" SWiM-32s, you're going to be splitting/amplifying the drops from the dish, so "unlimited" is feasible as long as you manage your input levels. ;)
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 11:41 AM

By the time you're "stacking" SWiM-32s, you're going to be splitting/amplifying the drops from the dish, so "unlimited" is feasible as long as you manage your input levels. ;)

Or you can just add another dish and start your own dish farm!

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 12:49 PM

Ah yes, I seem to remember this as well. Not sure if it's changed yet or not. I suspect that if SolidSignal gets them that that condition may not be true at that point.


Solid Signal told me yesterday that the activation only for new members regarding the H25 was their hold up on the H25. I am supposed to be getting a replacement H25 not from DirecTV but from the authorized independent contractor that I used to originally get my in-laws equipment. They told me they could get me an H25 and I will let everyone know what happens.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 01:18 PM

Solid Signal told me yesterday that the activation only for new members regarding the H25 was their hold up on the H25. I am supposed to be getting a replacement H25 not from DirecTV but from the authorized independent contractor that I used to originally get my in-laws equipment. They told me they could get me an H25 and I will let everyone know what happens.


While he might be able to get you one, the big question will be if you can activate though since you are not a new customer.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 01:45 PM

While he might be able to get you one, the big question will be if you can activate though since you are not a new customer.

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That is the big question. The activation will be for an account has recently been activated. I will let everyone know.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 03:46 PM

Someone told me that DirecTV is only authorizing H25 for new customers. Does anyone know if this is true? I am suppose to be getting an H25 for a malfunctioning H24. Thanks.


Ah yes, I seem to remember this as well. Not sure if it's changed yet or not. I suspect that if SolidSignal gets them that that condition may not be true at that point.


It's changed but the account must be SWM already.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:06 PM

H25s are now available for new customers, upgrades, former installs (both movers and returning customers) and on service swaps as long as the customer has or will have a SWiM setup.

No SWiM = No H25.
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:07 PM

H25s are now available for new customers, upgrades, former installs (both movers and returning customers) and on service swaps as long as the customer has or will have a SWiM setup.

No SWiM = No H25.


Sweet!

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:11 PM

My in-laws are SWM so soon they will be swimming with an H25.




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