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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by CuriousG, May 6, 2010.
Installer just called will be here in 30 minutes and confirmed he had SWiM16.
I have shared this picture many times. Perhaps it will help here as well.
This has two different SAT examples. The Slimline SL3S can also have the 5 LNB SWM as well.
Yeah, folks with more than 8 tuners that are getting the DECA/MRV upgrade. Make sure that the installer uses a SWiM-16 instead of 2 SWiM-8s
Glad for you guys, guess I am screwed for today.
Trying real hard Doug as I continually repeat the 3 P's to myself. But this baby might blow.:eek2:
Installer here 2 hrs early... good thing I woke up early!
Where, Oh where, has my SWiM-16 gone. :lol:
Check the earlier posts about my adventure today.
Getting a little anxious about my MRV/DECA installation today... Hopefully it will go a lot smoother than some of the stories here. About 3 hours left in the 12-4 window - if there are any issues with the install I'll check in here and have the tech look at the diagrams. Thank heaven for this forum, so good to have you guys to help out in case things go haywire..
Getting ready to call in my upgrade request but first have a couple of silly questions, please!!
I currently have the Slimline 5 dish. Have 4 lines from the dish to the Multi-switch.
1. What is the most likely setup I will get?
Utilize existing dish with a SWM8 multi-switch or install a Slimline SWM dish?
2. Can my existing dish be upgraded by just changing to the SWM LNB?
3. Which of the two choices are the most desireable?
Thanks J C
OK three questions.
#2. :lol: [if you don't have the old AT-9 dish]
Well, I just got a straight answer from a csr as to why we can't schedule an appointment to install my equipment. The local Mastec office has not trained any of their people yet. The message he got on his computer when he tried to schedule the appointment was "No trained personnel available". He verified our interpretation with a supervisor.
To be safe you probably want to check your bill when it comes (or is available to view online) because the 3:31 pm time you saw could very well be just the time that the receiver called out once it made the network connection during installation. It's possible it was ordered previously but the receiver never called out to report the purchase. When PPV's appear on your bill, they will have the DATE they were ordered.
Well, the install is complete and working great! Total time required: 1.5 hours (completed before the start of my install window).
This was the guy's first DECA install. San Diego is so overloaded with orders (of any kind) this guy came in from Riverside (employee, not a contractor).
The Bad: He forced a software install. I went from the latest CE to the NR. I lost all my recordings.
They also replaced my SWM splitter. The previous SWM splitter worked with DECA, but since it did not have a "DECA Approved" green sticker, it was swapped out. He also installed a band filter, though again, the system worked without it... (because my SL5 LNB wasn't "DECA Approved"). No biggie.
Here's the installs from Spaghetti Junction (what I call the space behind my TVs):
Click here to see the entire photoset on Flickr
Installing the DECA
After install showing DECA to the router, splitter, and both power adapters (one for SWM, one for DECA)
The old SWM splitter they swapped out for a newer, larger splitter:
Sorry for the repost but I didn't get a reply in the last 100 posts.
My MRV upgrade install is scheduled for next Wednesday.
I have 16 tuners but my workorder does not show a SWiM-16. Should I be concerned or do the installers allways carry these on their trucks?
Can someone point me to a wiring diagram for a SWM16 install?
Must have been a SWM5 because they never made a SWM6.
If you new SWM8 has a green sticker, then the bandstop filter isn't needed and you could use both SWM outputs if you needed to.
I was in the test, but never heard this (or missed it). I have a green dot SWiM5 LNB *and* a bandstop filter. You are saying I really dont need the bandstop filter? Its not hurting anything, apparently, but just curious.
Can't help with if they will have one or not
Mark that's a great diagram, I actually saved that to my computer as a reference a while back.