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Experimental Small Slimline3 Dish

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Matt9876, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. curt8403

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    the 4 outputs means not a swm, so you will need B-Band converters
    is 29631 your home zipcode as well
     
  2. illtww

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    Receiver is gonna be from 28202....

    Do you recommend a SL3SWM (1 output) LNB vs a SL3 (4 output) LNB for compatibility?
     
  3. curt8403

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    your two zipcodes are in different local channel markets. you might not (read most likely will not) get the locals from your home market or the other market.

    go with the 4 outputs, a swm LNB needs an additional power connection to power the SWM
     
  4. illtww

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    Now as far as aligning the dish for the hd's.

    1. What dish is the easiest to align? (Slimline 5lnb? Phase III with SL3s) Size is no issue..
    (this seems to be most of the problem for us at the tailgates...
    I will be sure to make the pole plumb.

    Also looks as if a h23 or h24 will work.. (directv will not guarantee which reciver you will get...)
     
  5. curt8403

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    easiest is to get a tripod designed for the HD dish as that way you have the proper dish and LNB for HD.
    Second easiest is the Phase III dish with the SL3
    upgrades for the dish, minus the Tripod are 49 dollars
    tripods at Solidsignal run around 50
     
  6. Matt9876

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    Due to recent changes in the operational software of the HD receivers running a slimline-5 LNB with the receiver set to slimline-3 will produce an error code.

    The "how to" post #48 and #195 have be updated to reflect these changes.
     
  7. illtww

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  9. illtww

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    I am guessing the H20 is one to stay away from. H21-H24 should be ok.
    (the all prb run the same software etc..)

    No guarantee of H24 from Directv if I upgrade my SD box.....

    Soo I am better off buying my own I guess....
     
  10. 5353

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    This looks like a great Idea I have a phase 111 @ 101. Do I install the slimline 3 LNB or 5 lnb and what with the setting do i move tilt or ?
     
  11. 5353

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    any suggestions or thread on how to align this. Currently have phase111 pointed at 101 within the 95's
     
  12. Luck255

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    You're halfway there get 101 peaked and then it's mostly adjusting the tilt. It took me about 20 mins the first time. Now I can adjust it pretty quickly since I'm used to it.
     
  13. 5353

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    101 is peaked has been for over a year do I just put the lnb in align with the holes or do I cut a slot
     
  14. TITAN_53

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    I was able to watch the UFC fight in glorious HD with no issues at all using an HR24 and a modified 18x20 and Slimline 3 LNB pole mounted in a 5 gallon bucket of cement. I was lucky enough to camp next to a nice guy from Grand Lake Satellite that gave me a BBC so I wouldn't have to wait for my girlfriend to bring the one I forgot. He also peaked the dish out for me. Being a tech, he was obviously able to do it much easier than I would have been able to just eyeballing it and using the signal meter in the receiver.

    Just thought I'd share something I quickly threw together to be able to watch the fight after floating the river on Saturday. It was good times.

    http://www.dbstalk.com/attachment.ph...7&d=1276823045
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    Just wanted to post this in this thread as well and throw a thank you out to Matt9876 for leading us all to the light. I would've never taken a slimline to the river. Without this little modification it would've been an SD fight for me.
     
  15. TITAN_53

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    I cut a slot in the dish arm so that the Slimline 3 LNB would slide down and align with the holes in the arm of the dish, I believe I read that others have just used a screwdriver to "open up" the arm so that the LNB can slide in without cutting the arm.
     
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    jmikestock

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    To 5353:

    Sounds like you were using the Phase III as it was designed for 101/110/119 satellites. If this is the case you are centered on the 110 satellite. If you change to the SL3 LNB you will need to recenter on the 101 satellite. The tilt will remain the same. Once you center on the 101 the 99 and 103 should be there.
     
  17. Jul 9, 2010 #257 of 463
    Matt9876

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    Jmikestock is correct you are currently centered on 110,This conversion requires a small amount of aiming and tweaking to get the 99 & 103 HD slots signal numbers maximized.

    Sorry but this conversion is definitely not plug and play. :grin:

    Two way radios or cell phones come in handy to find 101 and tweak 99 & 103 signal numbers,expect to spend 10 or 20 mins to get it right.
     
  18. TwoPhases

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    I'm ready to do this! Which KA/KU LNB should I buy?

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  19. Matt9876

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    All three are the same but I prefer "B" the WNC seems to deliver 1-2 points higher signals and is a tiny bit smaller in size.:)
     
  20. TwoPhases

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    Thanks Matt9876! Any similar conversion projects for the international dish/LNB's?
     

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