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Does genie require a new dish?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Spoonman27, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. Spoonman27

    Spoonman27 Cool Member

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    We are getting genie installed at our vacation home and I'm curious if anyone has had genie installed without getting a new dish. When they installed at our residence they swapped out our old dish but not sure if that was a necessity. Thanks.
     
  2. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

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    Genie requires a SWM setup. If your vacation home doesnt have a SWM equipped dish, then it will need to be replaced.
     
  3. Bill Broderick

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    It depends on what equipment (both dish and other receivers) you already have. In a nutshell, if you will have fewer than 9 tuners after the Genie is installed, the installer will ensure that you have a SWM LNB on your dish. If you will have more than 8 tuners after the Genie is installed, you will need a non-SWM LNB and a SWM-16 switch installed.

    Whether the installer make any adjustments to your Dish/LNB will all depend on what type of LNB is already installed on your dish.
     
  4. dpeters11

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    Do you have HD receivers at this location currently?
     

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