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Help with potential HR44 install

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by baltik, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. baltik

    baltik New Member

    Nov 14, 2013
    Trying to wrap my head around all this.

    I currently have an oval 3-LNB dish with 2 coax cables running into an HR21 in my house

    I want to upgrade to an HR44 because my receiver is super slow and it's driving me crazy
    I only have one TV in the house but obviously would like to be able to watch and record different programs at the same time
    What is the minimal amount of stuff I would need to make an HR44 work?

    Thanks for your help
  2. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

    Jan 10, 2008
    Does your dish says "slimline" on it? if it does, you will need a SWM LNB, and a power supply. done!
  3. baltik

    baltik New Member

    Nov 14, 2013
    Thank you! - can I use a SWM8 as well?
  4. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Yes, eight will do fine!
  5. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Apr 21, 2007
    Elizabeth, CO
    However, with the SWM8 you will need to run 2 more cables from the dish to the switch.

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