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How to get a Genie


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#21 OFFLINE   Beerstalker

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

I'm assuming you meant he used two of these:
SWS-8

He should have used these instead to cut down on signal loss.
SWS-2

SWS-4

Hopefully you at least have the metal caps screwed onto the ports that don't have coax cable screwed onto them right?
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:43 PM

I'm assuming you meant he used two of these:
SWS-8

He should have used these instead to cut down on signal loss.
SWS-2

SWS-4

Hopefully you at least have the metal caps screwed onto the ports that don't have coax cable screwed onto them right?



Yea that's what it is, I will have to look tonight but I would guess that the caps are not on there because I saw quite a few in the box he took with him.

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#23 OFFLINE   Dahammer

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:26 PM

How much loss is there per splitter port? Is it significant enough to use an SWS-2 & a SWS-4 instead of an SWS-8 in a case where only 5 or 6 ports are needed?

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:52 PM

Since you are in Texas, do you have the Protection Plan?


I'm in Texas and just added the $7.99 a month Protection Plan. I asked about Genie when I added it but the CSR said the part about an upgrade every 2 years would apply to any DVR and they couldn't guarantee a Genie. Have others in Texas had to fight to get a Genie?
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#25 OFFLINE   jcwest

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:31 AM

I'm assuming you meant he used two of these:
SWS-8

He should have used these instead to cut down on signal loss.
SWS-2

SWS-4

Hopefully you at least have the metal caps screwed onto the ports that don't have coax cable screwed onto them right?


On the SWS-4 splitter the extreme left port says dor DC pass. What is ths port used for?
There is nothing connected to this port on my system.

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#26 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:21 AM

On the SWS-4 splitter the extreme left port says dor DC pass. What is ths port used for?
There is nothing connected to this port on my system.

J C

That port would be for passing the DC power to the SWiM module. The power supply is probably connected directly to the power port on SWiM16.

If the power supply and the SWiM module aren't in the same location then you can connect it to the power pass port either on it's own or in line with a receiver to power the SWiM module.

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