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steecoe

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So I am going to be swapping my swm 8 out with a swm 16. For my current set up I have 1 line coming off of the SWM1/PWR going into the power inserter, then the 8 way splitter is fed by the IRD port of the power inserter with the DVRs being fed from the 8 way splitter. Is this type of set up NOT recommended for the SWM16? I notice in the pictures & wiring diagrams for the 16 that I have seen, it appears there is a dedicated PWR port on the SWM unit that is being used to ONLY go to the power inserter.

My plan is to feed the HR44 directly from one SWM port & feed the splitter from the other SWM port. Can I still feed the splitter from the power inserter connected to the SWM1/PWR port on the swm16 like I do with the swm8? Will it work this way or do I need to feed a dedicated power line to the power inserter from the DC/PWR port & a separate run to the splitter straight from the swm16?

I also noticed the lack of an OFF AIR port on the swm16. I assume that it's not possible to diplex an antenna connection with the swm16 like you can with the swm8?

thanx!
 
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Pinoyxprss

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Setup is very similar with swm8 vs swm16, only difference is, the swm1 and swm2 on the swm16 are two separate 8 tuners. So to answer ur question, yes you can just move the splitter to the swm1 and connect the genie on swm2 and replace PI with 29v. No need for a dedicated power line.

Edit: no you cant use OTA with swm16.
 
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Setup is very similar with swm8 vs swm16, only difference is, the swm1 and swm2 on the swm16 are two separate 8 tuners. So to answer ur question, yes you can just move the splitter to the swm1 and connect the genie on swm2 and replace PI with 29v. No need for a dedicated power line.

Edit: no you cant use OTA with swm16.

This is a separate switch that gets mounted on the outside, right ?

You also now need 4 lines from the dish and a different LNB.
 

Pinoyxprss

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Ok now i'm confused, do you have a swm8 setuo or do you have a swm lnb and 8way splitter setup?

Edit 1: But yes you need 4 lines comming down from dish.

Edit 2: its a switch that will replace your current swm8 not add to it. And no you dont need a new lnb assuming you actually have a swm8. Hence 4 lines down from dish already.
 

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Ok now i'm confused, do you have a swm8 setuo or do you have a swm lnb and 8way splitter setup?

Edit 1: But yes you need 4 lines comming down from dish.

Edit 2: its a switch that will replace your current swm8 not add to it. And no you dont need a new lnb assuming you actually have a swm8. Hence 4 lines down from dish already.
Ok, now I'm confused ...
I'm gonna let you handle this one, so we don't mix two threads up, I have a separate thread discussing the same thing earlier, thought I had it figured out, but apparently not.
 

steecoe

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Jimbo has a different setup than I do. I have an SL5 LNB with 4 lines feeding my SWM8 switch. He has an SL3 SWM LNB with 1 line feeding a splitter. For him to change to a swm 16 he'll need to change LNBs and have the 4 lines to come off the dish. I'm simply changing from a swm8 to a swm 16. I don't think I'll need to change my PI as it says it's for use with a swm8 or a swm16. The way its mounted in my basement I can't see the specs but I do believe it's the 29v.
 

Pinoyxprss

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Usually the 29v is grey and 21v is black. If you have swm8 then its a direct swap, just need to move the line going to genie to swm2.
 

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The 21 volt power inserter is only for use with a swm lnb. The 29 volt model can be used with a swm lnb as well as a swm8/16 switch.
 
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