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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by bart, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. bart

    bart New Member

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    Need some help! I have a direct tv H20/100 receiver what dish do I need to get all channels even HD ???
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    At the very least, you would need an Slimline dish with an SL3 LNB and one BBC
     
  3. dpeters11

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    Or one with a SWM LNB (more futureproof) and no BBC.

    Though I think we need more info. Do you currently have DirecTV service? Unless policy has changed, I don't think they allow self install for new customers.
     
  4. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Well, they do it allow it you just won't get the equipment without the discounted prices
     
  5. bart

    bart New Member

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    I have current service!! Just have basic channels no HD!!


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  6. bart

    bart New Member

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    And a old dish !! What can I do to get some HD channels ? I think it's my dish!!


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  7. litzdog911

    litzdog911 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Right. You need a new HD-capable Slimline dish. Have you called DirecTV? They often have sweet deals when you upgrade to HiDef equipment, including installation of the new dish.
     
  8. jimmie57

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    Usually a lot cheaper than doing it yourself.
     
  9. bart

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    Thanks to all


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  10. bart

    bart New Member

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    One other question I only have one cable line going to the dish do I need a switch or something else???


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  11. gov

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    However, for the folks that do elect to self install an HD dish (without the requisite skill set) it does make you eligible for our exciting "Hall of Shame" thread, and some humorous comments form the inmates here.

    :coffee
     
  12. HoTat2

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    Depends;

    If you only plan on using that one H20 receiver for the foreseeable future, the single coax line to the dish is sufficient with either a legacy (four output LNBF) or a SWIM integrated LNBF one.

    However, if you plan on possibly expanding to more than one receiver in the future, but don't want to make any more trips up to the dish to run additional cable(s), then make sure to use only a SWIM LNBF for future-proofing.
     
  13. Old_School

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    I had a CSR just today tell me that it was illegal for a current customer to install there own dish without calling directv and getting tech supervision.... it was hard to keep proper composure... !rolling

    Good luck getting the PoPo to enforce that one....

    Judge: Alright Charlie, what are you in for?

    Charlie: I tried to install my own Slimline......
     
  14. supermod38

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    i just moved from ny to va and did my own install, not a problem. now i will have to watch my driveway for the dish police, don't wanna go to the slammer.!
     

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