Originally Posted by RoyGBiv
SWiM is short for Single Wire Multiswitch. It is the new technique used by D* now to direct the satellite signals to the receiver/DVRs tuners. You can have a SWiM built into the LNB in which case only one cable comes out of the LNB and is split to the various receivers. It can be a separate box in which case 4 cables from the LNB go to the SWiM box which can feed 8 tuners (SWiM8) or 16 tuners (SWiM 16). Or you may not have a SWiM setup at all.
The question is pertinent relating to why you are getting the searching for signal on Sat 2 message. With a SWiM setup you only have one cable going into Sat1 on the DVR which feeds both tuners, whereas with a non-SWiM setup you have one cable going to both Sat1 and Sat2 inputs. With a non-SWiM there are multiple reasons to get this error message including problems with the cable, etc. With SWiM it shouldn't be related.
I don't believe it's pertinent at all, it's a bug in the firmware, software or something else. I mean changing tuners and going back to the same buffered show and it was cleared up. I eventually ran into the spot where the signal was lost for about 10 or 15 seconds and then it played fine from that point on. It didn't really lose the signal for that long, it just wouldn't clear the message from the screen.
Whatever I can use double play to clear it if it happens again, now today is a great day, I've been watching cable, because it's the only thing I can watch, I've lost signal with this rain, and that's ridiculous, it's been going on for hours now. It may be time to get the dish realigned, but it's been perfect of course it hasn't rained in a month of sundays around here.