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Genie on non-SWN setup?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by norwestie, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    How often do you take your setup on the road?
     
  2. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Oh...about 25 times a year.
     
  3. FlyingDiver

    FlyingDiver All Star/Supporter

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    On the road...
    Gotcha beat. We live in our RV full-time. So it's always "on the road". ;)
     
  4. Floyd

    Floyd Legend

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    Do the legacy ports on the SWiM-16 provide access to all the HD sats/chs?
     
  5. FlyingDiver

    FlyingDiver All Star/Supporter

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    I believe they're functionally equivalent to a port on a multi-switch. So it should.
     
  6. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    I thought there was one catch with using the Legacy ports though. Maybe if VOS sees this, he'll pipe in as I'm sure he'll know...

    - Merg
     
  7. FlyingDiver

    FlyingDiver All Star/Supporter

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    Ah. Found it. The legacy ports only do 101/110/119. So no Ka signals from 99/103. So my answer to the question was wrong, since he was asking about HD. Sorry.
     
  8. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Legacy ports vary between the SWM8 & SWiM-16.
    The SWM8 doesn't pass Ka-lo, but does pass Ka-hi.
    The SWiM-16 passes all frequencies, but with 10+ dB of loss, which is why they shouldn't be cascaded.
     
  9. FlyingDiver

    FlyingDiver All Star/Supporter

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    Interesting. So the FAQ at SWM8.com is wrong. Or not entirely correct.
     
  10. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I don't know where SWM8.com gets their info, but I do know mine from measuring them.
     
  11. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

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    Grandpa in the RV will mess up the PI. Seen it several times.
     
  12. Floyd

    Floyd Legend

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    I didn't know that the SWiM-16 had any thru-ports that could be used to cascade another SWiM switch?
    Unless you mean that it shouldn't be at the end of a cascade, in which case you would need enough signal to allow for the 10db insertion loss of the SWiM-16.
     
  13. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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  14. norwestie

    norwestie New Member

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    I just checked the multiswitch that the installer used; it is a Zinwell WB68.
     

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