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My Signals Are Getting Weaker

Back in the winter of 2013-14, we had some very big ice storms here in the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore area, which took out a large number of branches and a few trees as well….




In a hotel? Don’t steal that remote!

So the story goes like this. You’re in a nice hotel and they have “the DIRECTV Residential Experience.” You see a remote on the nightstand just like the one you have at home. You turn on…




SWM 101: How does a SWM16 work?

DIRECTV SWM Technology lets you use a single wire to every receiver or DVR regardless of the number of recording tuners. It also lets you use inexpensive splitters along the way instead of having to run…


SWM 101: How does SWM work?

So, you’re having trouble wrapping your head around it. DIRECTV’s SWM system allows one wire to each receiver no matter how many tuners. It’s different from the old system where you needed one wire for each…