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SWM or not to SWM

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by robsmithmortgage, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. robsmithmortgage

    robsmithmortgage New Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    I recently purchased an LNB to slimline dish to upgrade to HD. The LNB I have is a Directv SL3K4NR0-01 with 4 outputs on it. Is this a SWM device? The guy that sold it to me also included a splitter and SWM power adapter. I want to hook up just one HD DVR to the system. Can anyone point me in the right direction of what I will need to make this work?

    Thank you
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    Non SWiM LNB, as a SWiM only has one output.
  3. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    With a HD DVR, you will need to run two cables from the SWM to the SAT1 and SAT2 inputs. You will also need B-band converters on each (call Directv and they will send them to you free).
  4. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    In order to make it work for a HDDVR you would need to run two wires from the lnb to the HDDVR with BBC's inline. As VOS noted it is not a SWiM lnb, but you could hook the 4 wires to a SWiM-8 and then run one wire (no BBC's) to the HDDVR.
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  5. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    Ummm... If it's a SWM then only a cable to the SAT1 input and no B-Band converters. I assume you meant "from the LNB".

    - Merg
  6. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    We need to identify exactly what he has. If the LNB has four outputs, then it is not a SWM LNB. However, if he was sold a "splitter" and a power adapter with the LNB, then he may actually have an SWM8 module, which takes the four lines from the dish and creates a SWM setup. Then only one line is needed to the DVR instead of two,.
  7. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    Looking at the OP's post, I would say that they have a legacy LNB (4 outputs on it) and got a SWM-8 (the splitter) and PI to go with it.

    - Merg
  8. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005

    Unfortunately, it seems the OP received the wrong LNB (a legacy one) from this "guy" along with other SWM related hardware.

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