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H25 Install Question (I think)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by bungi43, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. bungi43

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    First...if I were to call up and order two regular HD boxes, is the H25 what I'm going to get?

    Reason I ask: I moved about 7 months ago to a large property that has a pole barn on it. The pole barn is heated, etc...but its' about 200 yards from my residence. I want to add two HD boxes to it (there is an apartment type setup in it, and then I want one in the rec area). I don't want to pay DTV to come out and hook it up, as I know how to allign, etc.

    My question would be which Dish would I need (I have access to two Dishes that have been recently hooked up to HD) and would it have to be SWM and what settings?

    When I called DTV they don't seem to want to give me much info, because I haven't ordered the boxes yet. I apologize if this exact question has been asked. I'm just trying to figure out the best way to do it.
     
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  3. bungi43

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    It doesn't have to be an H25, I just figured that's what they'd send me.

    Might look at an H21-200...that seems the simplest way to get two HD receivers and hook them up with minimal issues. I know that one of the dishes is the wide HD one with a 3LNB I think.
     
  4. bungi43

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    Used H21-200's that is, obviously.
     
  5. peds48

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    DirecTV might not send you the receivers for self install. if you truly want to do this yourself, order them via www.solidsignal.com
     
  6. bungi43

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    I think I'm good. My father in law has an owned receiver he doesn't use, and I found an older HD receiver that matches one he had as well on ebay for about 50 bucks. So I think I'm going to go that route, because I'll be using his old dish and I will be able to work the setup.
     
  7. carl6

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    Make sure that ebay receiver is in fact owned and can be activated when you buy it (check the RID with the access card department). You will need to get a new access card for it also (about $20).
     
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  9. bungi43

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    I knew that, but thanks again for the heads up.
     

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