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Installation Simplification

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by RobertE, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. Oct 8, 2009 #1 of 44
    RobertE

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    Installation Simplification: reposted from http://forums.directv.com/pe/action/forums/displaythread?rootPostID=10601942


     
  2. Oct 8, 2009 #2 of 44
    RobertE

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    So what does this all mean to you?

    Former installs (returning customers and movers) now qualify for a SWiM.
    You no longer need 5-8 tuners to qualify.
    Processes are being put in place to support the external SWiM8 & SWiM16 in the residental channel.

    A couple of things haven't changed however.
    All the above is still subject to local availability. <--This is very important.
    CSRs, despite their best intentions can not guarentee a SWiM of any flavor.
    While this goes into effect for all new orders after 10/13, again local availability will play a big part in SWiM vs legacy setup.
    Do not expect DirecTv to swap out non SWiM IRDS for SWiM IRDs for free.
     
  3. Oct 8, 2009 #3 of 44
    dsw2112

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    MANY will be happy! Good info RobertE!
     
  4. Oct 8, 2009 #4 of 44
    Movieman

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    And the tuner limit from the SWM rules has changed. Maybe update that thread as well since a lot of new users refer to it. Im glad to see that they made this change. I wonder if its because a few areas (such as mine) were installing 99% of customers with SWM even if they didnt qualify.

    Either way this is very good. Thanks for posting.
     
  5. Oct 8, 2009 #5 of 44
    dave29

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    Thanks for the info RobertE.

    I will be looking forward to that SWiM16.
     
  6. Oct 8, 2009 #6 of 44
    samrs

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    So what does this all mean to you?

    Service calls.:(
     
  7. Oct 8, 2009 #7 of 44
    hdtvfan0001

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    What it actually means is:

    Simplified installs, better reliability, improved access to more services, and not need 2 runs of coax in a home to support any DVR (which have 2 tuners).

    Great news and a wise strategy on their part.

    Having been an earlier tester and adopter of SWM now for 2 years...I can attest to the fact that they are very reliable....more so than the traditional Zinwell multiswitches.

    FOLKS - this is big news!
     
  8. Oct 8, 2009 #8 of 44
    Matt9876

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    I'm Happy :):) that 5 tuner rule for SWM qualification was a pain.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2009 #9 of 44
    ndole

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    I'm very excited for this! We've been waiting for a long time for SWiM to become available for everyone (almost). Local availability absolutley will be an issue though.
     
  10. convem24

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    I am moving with all SWiM equipment early next year so having the SWiM as part of a Movers Connection is a plus. I am very excited. Woohoo!
     
  11. CJTE

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    Within reason...
    If Ironwood comes out to my place because one or both of my WB68's fail and they want to put in SWiM 8's or a SWiM 16, I'm not gonna pay to have my R15 & D11's upgraded... Either Ironwood can find me some more WB68's or DirecTV can send me new equipment.
     
  12. BattleZone

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    As RobertE stated, this is all subject to local inventory availability, and I assure you that it's going to be a couple of weeks at least before the local warehouses get stocked up properly. None of the several warehouses I deal with are stocked up on SWM stuff, and most of them were shocked at this news, so don't be disappointed when you can't get SWM stuff on Oct 14th...

    By the end of the month, hopefully, the warehouses should be straightened out.

    The SWM16 module is expected sometime in December or January.
     
  13. BattleZone

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    There WILL still be 6x8's available for quite a while to come, actually. The policy, as stated above, is to replace 6x8's with 6x8's.
     
  14. dsw2112

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    Not sure the dillemma here. WB68's aren't going away and SWM8's/SWM16's can be used with legacy gear. In either case there is no reason for you to swap receivers...
     
  15. Drew2k

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    RobertE - Thanks for posting this.
     
  16. HoTat2

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    Los...
    I'm a little confused by this one here though, as I thought one of the main reasons for abandoning the WB616 multiswitch was cost.

    But aside from the upcoming SWM-16, now for 8+ tuner installs two SWM modules plus an expander? You mean the $100+ E2 SWM expander? Won't these three items together cost almost twice as much as one WB616? :confused:
     
  17. netraa

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    Got a question for the guys here that have a SWiM8 module...

    can 2 of the 3 legacy outputs be run to a 3x4 or 6x8 to provide 101 to more than 3 legacy tuners?
     
  18. rudeney

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    If they start ramping up production, these items should quickly drop in price. I remember paying almost $100 for a 3x4 switch 10 years ago, and now you can't hardly give them away.

    Yes.
     
  19. alhurricane

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    So if I have had an install scheduled since last month for 10/15, is there a chance the work order will be adjusted to convey these new rules?
     
  20. Altcool

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    Good info, its nice to see that DTV is now supporting Swm 8 Switch for residential
     

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