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This thread elaborates off another one I had in the HD DVR forum but it was getting a little off topic and I have seperate question that fits better in this forum.

I currently have;

HR10-250
HR21-700
R10
DSR6000

DirecTV is coming out (movers connection) to install at my new house. They will also be bringing another HR21 to swap with another receiver. Frankly - I don't care if the other locations in the house have a DVR or not so I'm wondering if I should call DirecTV tomorrow and ask that they swap out the R10 and DSR6000 with standard receivers that will work with the SWM5 or 8.

What I'm really trying to do here is minimize the amount of custom and/or additional wiring that needs to be done. Each room in the house has 1 coax line to a 'onehome' enclosure in the master closet that has 2 coax lines running to the exterior of the house.

Does this make any sense? Any suggestions to make this as clean as possible? I think I'm going to order a SWM8 to be here by install time just to be safe.
 

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If you want clean and neat, then you've got two choices (with a variation or two). 1) you can run extra coax (or pay someone to do that) neatly yourself, or 2) get a swm, most likely by yourself.

A lot will depend upon what deals DIRECTV will give you on replacements.

Cheers,
Tom
 

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Tom Robertson said:
If you want clean and neat, then you've got two choices (with a variation or two). 1) you can run extra coax (or pay someone to do that) neatly yourself, or 2) get a swm, most likely by yourself.

A lot will depend upon what deals DIRECTV will give you on replacements.

Cheers,
Tom
Thanks for the response Tom.

I purchased a SWM8 (w/ power supply) from Solid-Signal.com.

I currently have 2 RG6 lines that run from the exterior of the house to the 'central wiring enclousre' in the house.
Will 2 be OK to use with the SWM8 -OR-
Will I need to use a multiswitch to make these 2 lines into 4 for the SWM8?

Also - if I have 3 legacy receivers and ONLY want to use 1 tuner on each - I can use each legacy port on the SWM8 for these receivers, correct?

Thanks for your help!
 

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Thanks for the response Tom.

I purchased a SWM8 (w/ power supply) from Solid-Signal.com.

I currently have 2 RG6 lines that run from the exterior of the house to the 'central wiring enclousre' in the house.
Will 2 be OK to use with the SWM8 -OR-
Will I need to use a multiswitch to make these 2 lines into 4 for the SWM8?

Also - if I have 3 legacy receivers and ONLY want to use 1 tuner on each - I can use each legacy port on the SWM8 for these receivers, correct?

Thanks for your help!
You will need 4 lines from dish to SWM..You will need to run those other 2 lines..
yes you can use the 3 legacy ports that way..
 

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You will need 4 lines from the dish to the SWM8 or any other multiswitch. You could how ever mount the swm8 outside and use as single or 2 wires from the output of the SWM8 to the inside of the house to be distributed from there. Obviously if you want to use the legacy port putting it outside probably won't help any.
 
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