OTA input on swm8

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - Special Request Legacy Items (private)' started by terrelliott, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for sharing!

    Please note that this document is dated April 2008, and includes the SWM5, which is not going to be in mainstream production, as well as the SWM8, which is. In addition, some of the information is dated.

    Of particular note:

    "OTA channels cannot be diplexed down the SWM cable 8 channel - it has a built-in diplexer on the Module for use on the Legacy output ports only." (pg 19).

    On that same page "8 channel has a built-in diplexer on the Module for use on the Legacy output ports only" is incorrect - and was changed in the more current documentation.

    The first statement IS correct, as a separate diplexer is not needed with the SWM8 to add in OTA signals within the Single Wire SWM1 or SWM2 outputs - the diplexer is built into the SWM8 itself. In other words, an input of OTA into the SWM will provide the means for a merged OTA signal when needed - a combiner at the HD DVR end will still be needed.

    That said, the SWM8 OTA can also be by-passed using a diplexer mixed with the SWM1 or SWM2 port line input with an OTA feed into a single output from the Diplexer.

    The only install pictoral that even remotely references OTA at all is on page 28...and that is for the SWM Dish install along with a concurrent OTA HD antenna setup - nothing with the SWM.
     
  2. terrelliott

    terrelliott Godfather

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    Hunh?
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    This clarification information is in response to the contents within the linked (and dated) document in post #19.
     
  4. terrelliott

    terrelliott Godfather

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    Respnse, yes. Clarification........?
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I left my crayons at home. :D
     
  6. Grentz

    Grentz New Member

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    Pretty pictures? ;) :lol:
     
  7. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Some... like these....



    Between the DBSTalk, weaknees, and the SWM8.com websites...there's plenty of info out there...(Crayolas not included)....
     
  8. Grentz

    Grentz New Member

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    That's for sure! Lots of diagrams. TTS (www.TechToolSupply.com) also has some good diagrams in their Training Info (upper right) area.
     
  9. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I've certainly done some business there as well. :)
     
  10. MasterChef

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    Thanks for clearing that up. It seemed a bit odd to build in the diplexer but then limit the output of it to just the legacy ports.
     

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