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Can I use a Hughes HIRD-E11

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by gss1537, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. gss1537

    gss1537 Mentor

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    I recently just had (2) HR24's installed and I remembered I had DirecTv about 8 years ago and still had a Hughes HIRD-E11 in the closet.

    Can I use this receiver with my current setup?
    Would I run a RG6 cable from the Dish directly to the receiver or would I got through my splitter?

    Would DirecTv charge me a monthly fee for this receiver?

    This would make a perfect receiver for my Study so I hope it can be done.

    Thanks
     
  2. doctrsnoop

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    There's a couple of issues. One is the type of LNB is on your dish. If it is a Single Wire (Multiplexed) SWM that is running out of it and split to your HR24's than no, your unit is not compatible. You would need a D12 or D13 instead.

    If you have a LNB with 4 wires running out of it to a WB68 multiswitch with 8 ports out, than you can run a cable to it - But I've seen reports that DTV isn't activating an increasing amount of old equipment.

    You might just get a deal on a new plain receiver though, possibly even free.
     
  3. litzdog911

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    Even if it works with your new dish, realize that this is a VERY old Receiver. It's Guide Data is limited and it can no longer receive all of DirecTV's SD channels. You might be able to get a modern SD Receiver for free. Check your DirecTV.com account or call them.
     
  4. dorfd1

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    what is the d13?
     
  5. doctrsnoop

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    Well this is where I ought to shut up because my only half knowledge of the system betrays me, but it was something I saw on a couple of SWM FAQ pages like here http://www.swm8.com/swm-faq.php

    Me not knowing or caring much about SD receivers just assumed it was something that snuck out, but I am probably wrong.
     
  6. gss1537

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    if i get a newer SD receiver, would it be compatible with the type of Dish I have? I guess then I would get charged the $5/monthly fee, right?
     
  7. litzdog911

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    Yes it's compatible. And if it's replacing an existing Receiver, then there's no additional monthly fee.
     
  8. jdspencer

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    He would be charged the fee since the HIRD-E11 is in the closet and probably not active on the account.
     
  9. litzdog911

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    There's no additional fee, though, if that Receiver is simply replacing another Receiver that will be removed from the account, right?
     
  10. narcolept

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    If they would activate the HIRD-E11, you'd be charged $5/mo for that, as well.
     
  11. CCarncross

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    Every receiver beyond the 1st one costs $5/month, so it doesnt matter whether its a new reciever or an old one.
     
  12. ffemtreed

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    In this case the other receiver isn't listed on the account though.
     
  13. gss1537

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    Correct- this receiver is not on the current account.

    I figured I would have to pay them to get a new card sent out but I didn't know if there would be the monthly $5 charge.

    I had another post about just splitting the output from my bedroom to this TV so that may be the best option to avoid paying the monthly fee since we don't use this 3rd TV very often.
     

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