1. Oct 9, 2008 #1 of 29
    Doug Brott

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    SWM8s have been sent out and if they didn't get there today should be there tomorrow.

    SL3-S have not been shipped yet .. something about not having enough power inserters. Those should go out in the next day or two.
     
  2. Oct 9, 2008 #2 of 29
    Doug Brott

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    As you may have noticed, the Mfg date was only a few days ago. One person mentioned 10/3/08 which was not even one week ago :eek:

    Sorry for the long lag time, but this happens sometimes ..
     
  3. Oct 9, 2008 #3 of 29
    Grentz

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    Great news! I am glad to be apart of the group and cannot wait to receive my SL3S!

    I know sometimes things can get a bit delayed and take awhile, I am just glad that in the end it is seeming to work out and it will be great to get some good feedback for Directv!

    (Also cant wait to get it setup cause then I can convince some other family members to get another HD-DVR, setup my RF modulation scheme, and get everything setup nicely!)
     
  4. Oct 9, 2008 #4 of 29
    hdtvfan0001

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    Looking forward to the package....

    Is there any news as to what has been updated in the firmware on the SWM8's...we know that it is an updated version....but are they adding anything "new"?

    Also, will the same list of HD DVR and receiver devices be compatible with the new units?
     
  5. Oct 9, 2008 #5 of 29
    Alan Gordon

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    That would be me! :)

    The SWM 8 that I received today has the following firmware listed:

    Firmware: 8/22 ' 08

    ????????

    ~Alan
     
  6. Oct 9, 2008 #6 of 29
    Tom Robertson

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    Most of the firmware updates are improvements that really don't help or affect those of us that participated in the original field trials.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  7. Oct 9, 2008 #7 of 29
    Grentz

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    Do they really affect anyone Tom? Just curious what they would be if they don't really affect the end user, or are the updates targeted at MDUs?
     
  8. Oct 9, 2008 #8 of 29
    LameLefty

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    Regardless of what may be changed or updated (heck, the SWM First Look was almost 18 months ago!) I'm looking forward to being a part of this test. It should be fun. :)
     
  9. Tom Robertson

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    My understanding is minor reliability and stability improvements. (Unless you got version yyy.zz.123, which is known to be a silly, made up comment by yours truly...) :)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  10. Grentz

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    Agreed!

    Makes sense.
     
  11. Mertzen

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    Is there anything you can elaborate here. Not being nosy just interested what inside the SWM can be messed with by the engineers.
     
  12. hdtvfan0001

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    Thanks Tom.

    In any case...I suspect it will be good to be on the latest and greatest, both on the hardware and firmware sides....it usually is.

    Having traveled 9 of the last 11 days....I'm saving tonight for CE night and then Saturday some time during the day....doing the install.
     
  13. Mertzen

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    Mine's at fedex. Heading out soon to pick it up. Happy dance :D
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

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    On thought crossed my mind just now (and that doesn't happen all that often :D )...wonder if this version SWM8 supports remote or other downloadable firmware updates. I know the SWM5 didn't, but it would be interesting to see if this new SWM8 does.

    Any insights anyone (Tom, Doug)?
     
  15. HDinVT

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    Doug any word as to whether the SL3-S and PI have shipped yet?
     
  16. Grentz

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    Curious here as well, we have a break in the nasty cold rainy weather a bit later this week so it would be nice if I could get it up then!

    (But in any event, whenever is fine, I am just thankful be one of the ones chosen;) )
     
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    I'm super happy to be included as well!

    I've been watching the weather here in in Iowa - I'm thinking this weekend may be nice. Hopefully the splitter I ordered and the SL3-S are on their way as we speak...:D
     
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    Splitter's here - now just waiting on the SL3-S... :D

    This weekend's supposed to be 65 and sunny...
     
  19. Grentz

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    Just got my package from SolidSignal as well ;) :D
     
  20. HDinVT

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    Dang, SSignal is doing well with this group.. my package came yesterday! Patiently ( more or less) waiting for SL3S too..
     

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