Today I installed a SWiM technology dish for DirecTV.
I like the fact that it is actually easier to get a house up, and running with only one cable coming from the dish. For the inexperienced installer this may seem impossible.
Here is my basic explanation on the installation…
The dish brings in the signal based on your DMA. The signal is distributed through the coax cable via defined frequencies. Each receiver receives a frequency that in turn brings in the signal that the receiver requests. The single wire leaving the dish gets fed into a special splitter. A power distributor feeds power to the lnb via a cable from the power distributor to a port on the splitter. One receiver gets its signal from the power distributor box while the remaining receivers get the signal from the first splitter I discussed.
Pros & Cons:
Up to a total of 8 feeds can be attained off of one SWM dish. DVR’s now only need one cable, but count for 2 feeds in the count. Only certain receivers can be used with the SWM system.
I actually viewed the training video on my dealer showroom account, but some of you may find it very interesting.
Here are the videos that I found in searching the net for you, the viewer…