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#1 OFFLINE   dbmet

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

I currently have a HR22 and two older legacy boxes. I want to upgrade to the HR34 and keep the older legacy boxes..
I have the slimline-5 dish outside.. I'm just wondering what I should purchase besides the HR34, and a Swm16 with the splitter and power inserter.
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#2 OFFLINE   FlyingDiver

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

What are your legacy boxes? Are you sure you need a SWM-16?

You'll need to buy or make cables to connect the SWM to the SL5, unless you're replacing a multiswitch with the SWM.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:30 PM

Probably a Swm8 would work.. The legacy boxes are just plain old receivers about 3-4 years old..I'll look up model numbers later.

There is no multiswitch currently..

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

d12 with work with a swm system, anything d11 and before is not swm compatible

also just curious here but why do you not want to keep the hddvr but want to keep the older legacy receivers?

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:55 PM

Cause the legacy boxes are on the kids tvs which are just some old tube style tvs. Nothing fancy.
Just checked and they are the D12 boxes.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:58 PM

You won't need an SWM-16 then. One SWM output to the HR34, one run from each of the legacy ports to the legacy receivers. So if you're installing it yourself, you'll need to mount the SWM-8 somewhere along the run of all four cables from the dish. If you've got a good compression tool for the coax cable, you could probably do it without needing any jumpers. You'll just have to cut the existing cable and install four compression fittings.

But if you get the HR34 from DirecTV, they'll insist on an installer coming out, and the install price will include the SWM-8, I'm pretty sure.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:01 PM

That's what I figured I needed. I have all the coax tools - no problem there.




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