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First time install, H25-500... go easy

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by JJW, May 19, 2017.

  1. JJW

    JJW New Member

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    A friend asked me to upgrade his older DTV setup. The original install is approx. 12-15 years old. According to him, he has all the gear for the new install. I'm hoping I can get some recommendations/confirmation.

    Couple of basic questions. Like I said, first time installing DTV.
    - Can I use the old SLN5? Or should I install the new one?
    - How many receivers can be hooked up to the SLN5? He wants 5 H25-500s
    - There is three coax off the existing SLN5. Do I need more?
    - What power adapter do I need to hook up?

    Old equipment questions.
    - Do I need to use the old BBC (SUP-2400)?
    - The old install had CPL94B inline adapters for IR. I plan on removing these.
    - The old install had some digimax drop amps installed. I plan on removing these.

    I know he has a 8 way SWM splitter, not sure if he has any other equipment.

    Just looking for some help or a wire diagram for this install would be great as its my first DTV install. Thanks!
     
  2. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

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    This setup will be totally different from what you have now.
    The LNB needed will have only 1 output.
    The LNB need a power inserter to communicate with the receivers.
    The BBC is no longer needed with the new system ( SWM ).
     
  3. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member

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    I would suggest Calling D* and Having "look" at the Dish and rework all the outside cable - IF his Dish is that old is it a Round 18" Dish or the old A-9 With a side car LNB - IF so you will need to replace the dish in order to use a NEW SWM LNB.

    Swm -Supports 8 Channels (tuners) Each H25 has one tuner for a total 5.

    Newer SWM LNB can support 21 Channels (or Tuners).

    One Down lead to Top input of 8 way Splitter PI-21 (port 1) All other Inside Cable Port 2 thru 8
     
  4. JJW

    JJW New Member

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    Thanks for the quick responses. The dish on the side of the house is an elliptical and not the round 18". I was able to get a pic of the dish and LNB.
     

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  5. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

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    That is the proper dish.
    Look at the additional instructions in WestDC post.
     

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