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Cabling

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Rstock, Jun 11, 2013.

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  1. Rstock

    Rstock New Member

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    I am upgrading to Genie. looks like a need a new antenna. I have two cables running from my existing LBN can I use one of them with Genie or will I need to run a new cable?
     
  2. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

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    If you are upgrading through D*, they will take care of it....if you are trying to do it yourself, we'll need a little more info about your current setup....do you have a single DVR now or 2 regular receivers? What are you upgrading from? What do the two cables connect to now? Genie requires SWM, and it doesnt sound like you have it already, so there will be other things that need to be replaced.
     
  3. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

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    As CCarn said, it sounds like you have a non-SWM LNB. Depending on the number of tuners you have, a technician will either install a SWM LNB or keep your current LNB and add an external SWM-16. If you are having this done, you shouldn't need to run anymore cables. The technician will take care of all of it.
     
  4. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    unless you have an "SD" dish or the now obsolete "side-car" you will not need a new dish (reflector)


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  5. Rstock

    Rstock New Member

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    I have a non-SWM LNB with two cables from the dish. currently have one HD DVR and one non HD DVR.

    Problem is the cable run is complex in order to keep the installation neat. I would have to clear out a lot of space if a new run is needed.

    the problem is with the cable run as both the antenna and receiver ends are easy to get at.
     
  6. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    What type of receivers you currently have? How many?
     
  7. Rstock

    Rstock New Member

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    HR21/700 and a R15/100 . the R15 is staying where it is.
     
  8. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    HR21/700 and a R15/100 . the R15 is staying where it is.


    Since the R15 is not SWM compatible, it will be replaced with an R16. You might as well keep the HDDVR instead of the R15
     
  9. CCarncross

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    How can he have 2 dvrs and only 2 cables coming from the dish? Unless you are running them each in single tuner mode, or its actually 2 double coax runs from the dish....
     
  10. Rstock

    Rstock New Member

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    one double and I believe the previous installer put in a splitter
     
  11. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Splitters don't work. This is odd. If you are going genie you will only need one cable run to each tv so I don't see the need for a new line being run assuming your current lines are in good condition.

    As someone else said keep the hr you have replace the r15 you have with it even if you dot have hd at that location. At a bare minimum you'd have more recording space.
     

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