YES YOU CAN use the HS17 Genie 2 with a SWM-16 multiswitch

DIRECTV doesn’t want you to do it, but you can. In response to some YouTube commenters, I produced this video showing the HS17 Genie 2 connected to a SWM-16. This video is pretty raw but that’s the point; other than some work to blur out personal details I kept it pretty much the way I shot it, with every “uh” and “um” and crooked screencap. This is as real as it gets.

The HS17 Genie 2 is expected at Solid Signal in the next few weeks and yes, I do recommend you swap out your LNB for a reverse-band one, but if you can’t, here’s the proof that it still works.

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Stuart Sweet
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