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SWMs ssem to be headed for MFH2 vs. a standard homeowner

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  1. jwd45244

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    SWMs seem to be headed for MFH2 vs. a standard homeowner

    Based upon my reading for various site the SWM8s seem to be heading for MDU installs for the MFH2 setup vs. the single family dwelling. Does anyone have any other information? Yes, I I know that it is a limited roll-out but it seems as if this roll-out is primarily apartments.
     
  2. dms1

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    That would make sense, since SWMs are the key (and essential) component of MFH2, whereas they could just be viewed as a convenience for single-family dwellings.
     
  3. Earl Bonovich

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    SWM8's will also be available for home installations.
    But the MFH2 setups use SWM8s primarily.
     
  4. Tom Robertson

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    SWMs are also a very key part of many of DIRECTVs plans for homes. Immediately the pre-wired for cable homes which saves so much on installs. :)

    I'm glad to hear that SWM8s will be available for home installs--SWM5 isn't enough for my house, nor my Dad's. :)

    Happy Holidays!
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  5. Doug Brott

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    Tom, I could use and SWM-8 as well .. However, I'm already bulging out of that with 4 HR20s an HR21 and a Legacy TiVo device (not to mention the Firmware monitor :)). I'd need an SWM9 ..
     
  6. litzdog911

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    An SWM-8 would fit my needs very well. I just hope we seem them soon!
     
  7. tfederov

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    Once they're out officially I'll probably pick up an SWM5 to go with my 8 so I can fire up my shelved HR20. If I do that then my wife has to let me get another TV to put in the guest room.... right? :D
     
  8. qlanus

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    The sooner - the better.

    I'll tell you what - having the SWM saved my butt this weekend. I have a SWM5 fed from a WB68. Over the holiday weekend I noticed that I lost a large number of transponders - replicated on all my receivers. Bypassing the WB68 solved the problem.

    EARL, THANKS FOR HAVING THE FORESIGHT TO ANTICIPATE MY PROBLEM AND INCLUDE ME IN THE TRIAL! :)
     
  9. VeniceDre

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    Tell me about it I have a half dozen customers begging for the SWMs in their condo complex since their units are wired for cable. DirecTV refuses to install them at the moment... unless you're someone important, ;) , which I think is kinda crappy. But that's just my experience here in the L.A. area.

    Hopefully they'll be released to the public soon so more people can upgrade to glorious HD.
     
  10. Alebob911

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    Of COURSE!!!:D
     
  11. Coffey77

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    With me removing more single line devices and putting in more DVRs - it almost feels like an SWM16 wouldn't be a bad idea. :D I too am COUNTING on the release of these (not necessarily a "16" but you get the idea) in my plans for our new home.
     
  12. AlbertZeroK

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    I think there are signal limitations on putting more than 8 receivers on one line so don't expect anything larger than an SWM8.
     
  13. Groundhog45

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    Wasn't there some talk about a SWM-11 being available sometime in the future? That's what I need, especially if it has the build-in diplexer input. :D
     
  14. CJTE

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    ... You know you can use the SWM right alongside of a WB68... Right?
     
  15. jasonblair

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    What is an MFH2?
     
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  17. Earl Bonovich

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    There is no SWM-11 even though one company listed it as an future product.
    I have confirmed a few times that there is no SWM-11 planned.
     
  18. DBSNewbie

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    Is it possible to use a SWM in conjunction with a WB616? I currently have 12 receivers hooked up to the WB616 and need additional feeds to the bedroom to install a DVR or a second TV. There is only one coax going to said room and running a new line would be too complicated. I have the BBC after the WB616 in this situation so that I could diplex in OTA and I have experienced no problems with this setup.

    I know that daisy chaining/ cascading two WB616 works, so I am wondering if the same principle would work for the SWM. (Take 4 outputs from the WB616 and feed them to a SWM along with OTA. Then run that single wire to desired location and split and diplex from there).

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
     
  19. Earl Bonovich

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    Yes it is.
     
  20. DBSNewbie

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    That's Great News!

    How can one acquire a SWM5 or SWM8?

    By the way, which one has the OTA diplexing capability? Is it the 5 or the 8? Or do they both have an input for OTA?
     
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