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best dish / lnb combo for H24 ??

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by dean42mvg, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. dean42mvg

    dean42mvg New Member

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    Hi, I just bought a DIRECTV H24 High Definition Reciever.
    what is the best dish / lnb combo for this reciver ?
    thx in advance
     
  2. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Slime line swim.
     
  3. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    You would need an Slimline dish to get HD. as far as the LNB, if this is the only receiver, I would get a conventional LNB instead of a SWM LNB.
     
  4. dean42mvg

    dean42mvg New Member

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    thx, i already have this dish, but fear my old LNB isn't good. i dont mind buying new equipment, though.

    a link above was not for a DISH, but for a power inverter.

    can you suggest a DISH & LNB ?

    HD is a must, only 1 TV in my house

    thx again !
     

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  5. longrider

    longrider DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    That is not a HD dish so everything will need to be replaced. You need a Slimline 3 or 5 depending on if you care about any of the channels on 119 or if SD locals are on 119 If you need to receive 119 you need the 5, otherwise the 3 is good. If you absolutely know that you will never get more than 1 receiver SWM is irrelevant but if you think yu might add more in the future I would do the SWM for futureproofing
     
  6. longrider

    longrider DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    This is a 5 LNB:

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    This is a 3 LNB:

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  7. jimmie57

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    I do not think the dish you have is a Slimline and will not work.
    Here is a Slimline 3 dish and LNB.
    http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=AU9-SL3&ss=100099

    I would suggest that you let DirecTV install this all for you. Probably less than $100 for the labor and all parts necessary to do the job and set up using instruments for alignment.
    Call them and ask them how much to hook it up. If they tell you higher price, thank them and hang up. Call right back and you will get a different person that might give you a better price. This happens all the time.
     
  8. dean42mvg

    dean42mvg New Member

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    great !!
    i just came across this link:

    http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=AU9-SL3

    and its just what you suggest !!
    thx guys, gonna order it now.

    i will self install [have since 200, but was out of the loop for the lassty 18 months and wasnt sure of the new technology !!]

    THANKS !!!!!!!
     
  9. jimmie57

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    Click on the link of the one I sent the link for. Then enlarge the picture. The one in my link has a "Fine Tune Adjustment" part ( on the right hand side of the picture ) in it that the one at Amazon does not have. It is much better for aligning and fine tuning for the high signal that you need.
     
  10. dean42mvg

    dean42mvg New Member

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    thank you. i will take your advice and order the item you suggested !!

    THANK YOU !!!!
     
  11. samrs

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    All slimelines have fine tuning adjustments, including the one pictured on flea bay or Amazon.
    The TS posted a pic of a pole mounted dish. The pole isn't included in any of those offerings, just a roof mount. You would need a 2 inch OD pole and concrete.
     
  12. carl6

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    If you do not already have an active DirecTV account, you may not be able to set one up with the receiver you purchased. Before spending money on a new dish, I would call DirecTV and ask them about what you need to do. With a new account, you should be able to get the receiver, dish, and installation all for free (with a 2 year commitment).

    Depending on where you bought your receiver, it may or may not be able to be activated on any account. If it was from a valid 3rd party vendor, such as Solid Signal, it is actually a lease but will be okay. If it was from a private individual, you need to find out if it was previously leased or owned. If leased, it can't be activated by anyone except the original account it came from. If it was owned, and you now actually own it, you'll still need to get a new access card for it.

    Regardless, if you be a new account, DirecTV requires that they do installation, you can't self-install a new account anymore.
     
  13. dean42mvg

    dean42mvg New Member

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    thx guys. i goty it covered :)
     
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  15. Bill Broderick

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    Did you buy hte receiver from a vendor or did you buy a used one from a person? If you got the receiver from a person, you should first call DirecTV to make sure that they will actually activate that receiver for you, once you have the dish installed. Most people don't own their H24's. They lease them. If they are leased, they can't be sold to someone else. If you bought a previously leased receiver, DirecTV won't activate it for you.

    If it turns out that you have a leased receiver, you should probablty check with DirecTV to see what they will offer you. You can probably get an H24 and a dish from them for free.
     
  16. dean42mvg

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    it is new.
    new unused sealed card inside.

    yes, i understand its a lease :)

    thx, though
     
  17. Bill Broderick

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    You still might be best off calling DirecTV before buying a dish. They will give it to you and install it for free.
     
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  19. dean42mvg

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    BEAUTIFUL :}
     

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