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Genie upgrade SWiM question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by DrummerBoy523, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. DrummerBoy523

    DrummerBoy523 Godfather

    Jan 9, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    I currently have the following setup:
    • Swim LNB
    • HR21-200 Bonus Room
    • HR24-200 Family Room
    • H24-100 Bedroom
    • MRV enabled
    • Internet enabled

    Was offerred an upgrade to Genie - would like to replace the H24 (non-DVR) with the Genie, giving me 9 tuners. Would I need a dish upgrade or SWiM upgrade? Not sure how to know what type of equipment needs to be upgraded.

    Also, would it affect my DECA network cloud?

    What about any existing splitters that I have in place?

    See attached setup diagram
  2. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    You will need to replace the LNB in your dish with a conventional (non-SWM) LNB, then add an external SWM16. The SWM16 has two outputs, each of which can support up to 8 tuners (but all 16 will share in networking and whole-home). So you will need two coax from the SWM16, probably one to the Genie and the other to the remaining equipment. Existing splitters and DECA network should all work (other than the limit of 8 tuners per output).

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