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SWM8 & MRV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by jimstick, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. jimstick

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    Are all SWM8's MRV compatible?
     
  2. hilmar2k

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    Yes.
     
  3. jimstick

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    So they don't need to be specified as "green label"?
    Oh, I forgot, DECA compatible, as well?
     
  4. Barry in Conyers

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    Yes, but non-"green label" versions will need a Band Stop Filter between the SWM8 and the splitter.
     
  5. veryoldschool

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    So what you're really saying is NO.

    A green labeled has the internal filter which allows for both outputs to be used, where using a filter doesn't.
     
  6. jimstick

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    So I should use a "green label" for best performance. Got it. Thanks a bunch!
     
  7. hilmar2k

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    Let's not confuse the OP.

    All SWM-8 are MRV compatible. Non green label require a band stop filter.

    No performance difference, just a $3 filter needed for non-green label. If I had a choice, I'd go with the green label, but not a big deal if not.
     
  8. jimstick

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    That's what I meant, sorry. So what's the difference between a SWM8R1-03 and a SWM8R2-03?
     
  9. jimstick

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    Can someone tell me if a SWM8R1-03 or a SWM8R2-03 is "green label"? Or can you tell by that?
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    SWM8s have two outputs. With the green label, both can be used. Without the green label, a bandstop filter is needed and this means only one output can be used for MRV. [better?]
     
  11. jimstick

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    No. I need to know how to tell if it is green label so I can buy one on e-bay. They don't tell you.
     
  12. carl6

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    A little snooping around has not produced an answer. I would suggest asking the seller on ebay if the item has a green label or not, and if it can be returned if it arrives and does not have one.
     
  13. Barry in Conyers

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    My SWM8R1-03 is NOT "green label". It works fine for DECA / MRV with a band stop filter between the SWM8 and the splitter.
     
  14. jimstick

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    I have just seen a SWM8R1-03 on ebay that says it IS green label. I have e-mailed the seller; awaiting reply. I don't want to use a band stop filter.
     
  15. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    Using the BSF is really no problem at all. Hook it to one of the SWM outputs from any SWM8, then feed your receivers/DVRs from the other side of the BSF. It is no more or less difficult than using a green label SWM8. The only factor might be the slight added cost. I'm using a BSF with an older SWM8 with absolutely no problems.

    The green label SWM essentially has the BSF built in. So functionally it is there either way.
     
  16. bobnielsen

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    I never got around to installing a BSF on my SWM5 (which is in my crawl space) but have had no MRV issues. I have one available, just in case, but am getting too old to crawl around under the house. :p
     

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