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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: SWiM-16 Single Wire Multiswitch

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    The SWiM filters are also used on D12 & R16 & H20 inputs since those STBs do not support DECA at all.
  2. tkrandall

    tkrandall Hall Of Fame

    Oct 3, 2003
    Are the filters required with SL3-SWM and SL5-SWM integrated LNBs?
  3. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    Depends. Green sticker = no BSFs needed. Any other then they are.
  4. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

    Aug 26, 2009
    Ick, that's a lot of LNB's. I can't wait for those repeat service calls. How about you RobertE?
  5. Beerstalker

    Beerstalker Hall Of Fame

    Feb 9, 2009
    Peoria, IL
    This is kind of what I'm hoping they do with the HMC30 also. If they only need one HMC30 they just use a SWM LNB, need 2 of them and they get a SWM-16.

    I could even see them doing something like $20/month HMC lease fee that would take the place of the DVR, and MRV fee and would allow you to use 4 of the 8 tuners. If you want/need more than 4 tuners you can pay an additional $5/month to turn on each additional tuner. You would only be able to use as many RVU clients as you have available tuners. So if you only pay the standard $20/month you can have 8 RVU clients in your house, but you could only use 4 of them at any moment in time (any others would get an error screen telling you to call and add more tuners).

    Of course this is just an idea in my head. No clue what D* will end up doing.
  6. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    No biggie. You'd just place the BSF between the first splitter and the LNB. You'd be their installing the decas & receivers anyway.
  7. curt8403

    curt8403 Hall Of Fame

    Dec 27, 2007
    Trunked? (Sorry, could not resist)

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  8. curt8403

    curt8403 Hall Of Fame

    Dec 27, 2007
    seriously, the SWM 16 looks like a very nice and much needed unit.
  9. jagrim

    jagrim Hall Of Fame

    Aug 25, 2006
    The quicker they get theses things out, the better.

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