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Hello all,

I'm moving to a very nice new house. I'd like to reduce the entropy in my satellite setup and move to a SWM LNB. Therefore, I have some questions.

1) Is Seattle an area where DirecTV has rolled out SWM?
2) Does the mover's connection generally install SWM?
3) If not, will my standing with DirecTV (ST sub for 9 years) help me get what I want?
4) If not, and I buy my own LNB, can I expect the installer to know what to do with it?

I already have a line run to the spot on the roof where the dish needs to go, I just don't have the skills to aim the dish. I need DirecTV to help me get the dish installed.

Thanks,
Robert
 

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BoB-O TiVo said:
Hello all,

I'm moving to a very nice new house. I'd like to reduce the entropy in my satellite setup and move to a SWM LNB. Therefore, I have some questions.

1) Is Seattle an area where DirecTV has rolled out SWM?
2) Does the mover's connection generally install SWM?
3) If not, will my standing with DirecTV (ST sub for 9 years) help me get what I want?
4) If not, and I buy my own LNB, can I expect the installer to know what to do with it?

I already have a line run to the spot on the roof where the dish needs to go, I just don't have the skills to aim the dish. I need DirecTV to help me get the dish installed.

Thanks,
Robert
1) Yes
2) No
3) No
4) Hard to say, will really depend on if he has been trained on it. He could use the standard LNB to aim the dish, then just swap as needed.

If you go that route, make sure you are there. Not a friend, wife, etc. Not being there is person is a key ingredient for failure.
 

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I'm in a similar situation. I'm in Philly, moving within the city, and they just told me that the SWMline isn't available here yet. I absolutely need SWM functionality, (for a variety of reasons,) so should I:

  • Order my own SWMline and hope that the installer knows how to install it? If so, where/how do I order one?
  • Order a SWM-8 for use with whatever dish the installer brings, and hope he knows how to install that?
 

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rbrome said:
I'm in a similar situation. I'm in Philly, moving within the city, and they just told me that the SWMline isn't available here yet. I absolutely need SWM functionality, (for a variety of reasons,) so should I:

  • Order my own SWMline and hope that the installer knows how to install it? If so, where/how do I order one?
  • Order a SWM-8 for use with whatever dish the installer brings, and hope he knows how to install that?
As a follow-up, how far can the PI be from the SWM? Is 50 feet pushing it?
 

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What is SCC?
Solid Copper Conductor. Wire that is required for D* use but contractors often use lower quality Copper Clad Steel from the cable industry to save cost. But it has much higher voltage drops over long distances.
 
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