First Look: DirecTV SWM 32 Switch

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Scott Greczkowski

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DirecTV is currently testing a new SWM switch that is going to make retailers who do installs at commercial establishments very happy.

It is a SWM 32 switch.

It is basically four SWM 8 switches combined into a single housing using one set of satellite inputs and one power supply.

The SWM32 has a set of Cascade out ports for additional switches.

No word when these will hit the streets, but hopefully soon. I know a few retailers who could use these now.
 

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Bill 13

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DirecTV is currently testing a new SWM switch that is going to make retailers who do installs at commercial establishments very happy.

It is a SWM 32 switch.

It is basically four SWM 8 switches combined into a single housing using one set of satellite inputs and one power supply.

The SWM32 has a set of Cascade out ports for additional switches.

No word when these will hit the streets, but hopefully soon. I know a few retailers who could use these now.
Per chance do you have more pictures that show the entire switch front,
back, and all sides?
 

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Nice technological improvement. A few of our users would salivate at those for their homes, though pushing 32 tuners would make one wonder if you home is indeed a sports bar.
 

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SO wouold that mean I can add more DVR's then the 4 I have now witout havingg to have D* come ourt for another sort of install?
 

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It will probably be very expensive and targeted for MDU installs.

Detfan- you are probably best to look at two SWM8 modules if you want more than 4 DVRs.
 

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Too big and too ugly .. my SWM5 is seamless
 

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I wonder if you can split the signal two ways before these without locking it first...

It has cascade out ports, so you wouldn't need to. I am willing to bet it's just a set of high frequency splitters + power inserters + 4 swm-8s in one case. Nothing groundbreaking other than they crammed it all into one box.
 

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...I am willing to bet it's just a set of high frequency splitters + power inserters + 4 swm-8s in one case. Nothing groundbreaking other than they crammed it all into one box.

That is what it looks like to me, and if I were to use them, then I would have to inventory at least one of these monsters as a spare, and if it developed a problem and I replaced it, I might not be able to leave the site and call the job complete until I had checked the operation of all 32 tuners connected to it.

As I see it, the application where this will be golden is in flush-mounted 24" x 24" x 4" boxes, since none of the current SWM splitting chassis fit in them.
 
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Satellite Rick

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Updates??

I was wondering if there were any updates to this product. If it's less than $480.00 it might be worth it ...just to save some time.
 
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