Original 5 LNB with Sidecar and SWM (1 Viewer)

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kmcallis1

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Guys,

Pardon the newbie question, I have the original 5LNB dish with the sidecar. Can I update with a SWM?. Saw mention of a SWM-8 that says it will work with my current dish on a website.

Thanks for the help
 

rad

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Yes, you can use the old sidecar dish with the SWiM8, just not with the SWiMLNB. Just run the four lines from the LNB to the inputs on the SWiM8 module really easy to do if you already had a WB68 installed.
 

kmcallis1

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I have a rather basic install without the WB68. Just four direct runs (3 used). I have the H20 HD Receiver, and old RCA, and I believe a D11. I know I need to upgrade two of the three receivers for the SWM. I have three tv's now and will add a fourth in the next 6 months.

Can you tell me what I need for this. SWIM-8 with powersupply, what else? Splitters? Etc.

Thanks for your help.
 

rad

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I have a rather basic install without the WB68. Just four direct runs (3 used). I have the H20 HD Receiver, and old RCA, and I believe a D11. I know I need to upgrade two of the three receivers for the SWM. I have three tv's now and will add a fourth in the next 6 months.

Can you tell me what I need for this. SWIM-8 with powersupply, what else? Splitters? Etc.

Thanks for your help.

You've got it, the SWiM8 and the power inserter. You'd need to splice into the four lines from the LNB to insert the SWiM8 into the feed. The SWiM8 also has three legacy output ports on it so you could keep our old receivers if you wanted to. If the only STB you'd be connecting via SWiM is the H20 then you don't even need a splitter.

Just curious though why you're wanting to do this, I don't see any advantage based on what hardware you say you have?
 

kmcallis1

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Sorry for being unclear. I want to replace the H20 HD Receiver with a DVR (Running two cables there is not an option). I'll move the old H20 to another tv and get one more HD receiver.

I wanted to Swim to be able so I wouldn't have to run more cable. Am I on the right track?
 
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rad

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Sorry for being unclear. I want to replace the H20 HD Receiver with a DVR (Running two cables there is not an option). I'll move the old H20 to another tv and get one more HD receiver.

I wanted to Swim to be able so I wouldn't have to run more cable. Am I on the right track?

Then you're on the right track.
 
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