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HR 24-500 & SL3 SWM Self Install

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Damage INC, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Damage INC

    Damage INC New Member

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    Hey guys, looking for a little help. Been with DTV for 15 years.
    Decided to make the HD jump before football starts this week and
    purchased (leased) 2 HR24-2500's and a Slimeline with a SL3 SWM LNB setup.

    Had a few hours to kill last night so decided to see what kind of signal I could get.

    Installed the dish and aimed at 101, and used the HR24-500 signal meter for readings.

    Was able to pick up the following readings on 101, 99c, 103ca & 103cb within minutes.

    These are for Tuner 1, didn't write down Tuner 2 at the time.
    Tuner 2 did read about 2 higher on most transponders for Sats 99 & 103.3
    I'm in the Bay Area, California.
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    101

    1- 8 95 95 93 98 95 97 94 97
    9-16 94 96 94 98 95 98 93 98
    17-24 95 76 95 99 95 99 96 99
    25-32 96 0 95 80 97 98 98 100
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    99c

    1-8 86 85 90 86 85 83 86 84
    9-16 85 84 84 82 87 88 NA NA
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    103 ca

    09-16 82 83 89 87 82 80 86 85
    17-24 80 81 88 84 81 80 89 85
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    103 cb

    01-08 92 93 92 88 88 89 89 89
    09-16 88 88 89 88 87 90 NA NA
    *******************************************

    Later, checked with a friend in the area to see what his readings were.
    His were pretty close, but found out he also has readings on 99s & 103s

    So my question, should I be able to see 99s & 103s
    with the HR24-500 signal meter?

    I didn't insert the access card yet.
    Do I need to update software at start up?


    Any help would be appreciated, have a good one.
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I'd guess you do need to update the firmware, as the basic version is well behind what you should have.
    You should be seeing the 99 & 103s SATs, but you also need to activate the receiver to get your local HD channels, which come off the "s" SATs.
     
  3. Go Beavs

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    The 99(s) and 103(s) levels take a little while to fill in but the rest of those levels look ok. Mine here in SW Washington are a little higher than that but you should be fine to go ahead and activate the receivers.

    You can perform a sw update. It's probably the best time to do that when the box is new but if you don't, it will just update by itself a little later.
     
  4. azarby

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    Until you insert the access card and activte your receivers, you may not have access to the spot beam sats. Try that first and then let us know what is happening. Also,how do you have your power injector connected.
     
  5. Damage INC

    Damage INC New Member

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    veryoldschool,Go Beavs & azarby, thanks for the replies.

    I'll take another shot tonight at scoring some higher numbers before I tighten
    everything down.

    azarby- I have the Power Inserter connected to the lnb & the out to the hr2400,
    so it's connected before the receiver.

    Noticed my receivers read HR24NC-500. Anyone know what the "NC" stands for?
    Thanks
     
  6. mini1

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    Where did you get the HR24's from? If it wasn't from an authorized dealer or DirecTV, you just "purchased" doorstops.
     
  7. Damage INC

    Damage INC New Member

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    Ordered online from Sixth Avenue Electronics.
     
  8. azarby

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    NC stands for No Cables
     
  9. Damage INC

    Damage INC New Member

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    Thanks azarby, box included HDMI, component & telephone lines.

    Update....

    Activated both HR24-500 receivers last night. Satellite 99s & 103s appeared
    after activation. Thanks for all replies, have a good one....
     

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