Thinking of putting a SWM32 into your home? Think again!

Ah, the poor maligned SWM32. Sure, it’s still the favorite multiswitch for high-end commercial installs, but it just doesn’t get any love from single-family homeowners. Why? The answer is quite simple: it doesn’t deserve any.

Folks, I have said it before and I will say it again: the SWM32 has no place in a home. It’s just not designed for it. Sure you have a lot of tuners but you’re much better off following the steps in our award-winning White Paper on putting more than 16 tuners in the home. SWM32s just aren’t really good for use in homes, they’re designed for apartment buildings. If your home is really like an apartment where four people with four different accounts live, then by all means pick up a SWM32.

We’ve made it easy to install a residential system with more than 16 tuners with our SWM32KIT DIRECTV-approved solution for more than 16 tuners in the home. It has everything you’ll need even the splitters, and we tell you all about it here. It’s a much better solution for homes, and the best part is it’s considerably cheaper than a SWM32 as well!

So don’t feel bad for craving that big, powerful expensive SWM32, but at the end of the day be smart! Choose the solution that actually works better for your home installation and leave the industrial equipment to the folks who really need it. You’ll be glad you did.

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Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.