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New dish needed?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by BHYDE-1, May 18, 2010.

  1. BHYDE-1

    BHYDE-1 Cool Member

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    When I spoke to DirecTV tonight about the whole room DVR service, I was told that I would need to have a new dish (she mentioned a SWM dish) installed.

    I have a 5LNB slimline dish that was installed Nov 07.

    Is this correct that they will replace this dish with another one?
     
  2. HDTVsportsfan

    HDTVsportsfan New Member

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    You need SWM in some form for DECA/MRV. If you have more than 8 total tuners then you need and external SWM16 module and no dish swap. If you have less than 8 or less tuners then yes...they would replace your dish and not use the external SWM module.
     
  3. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    If under eight tuners, then only the LNB needs to be change to the SWiMLB.
     
  4. HDTVsportsfan

    HDTVsportsfan New Member

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    True...i made an assumption...shoukld have been more specific. The refelctor would stay and the LNB would be the only replacement.
     
  5. jefbal99

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    Just the LNB will be replaced
     
  6. tsbrady1

    tsbrady1 Legend

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    I have an AT9 dish so I will need to have it replaced with a SWiM type dish, I will have 2) HR20-700s and whatever they give me to replace an H20-100. Will I need a SWM8 or will the leads from the dish suffice to supply a signal to the system?
     
  7. hilmar2k

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    If you have an AT-9, I believe that no matter what SWM system you end up with, a swap to an AU-9 Slimline will take place. You will more than likely end up with the SWM LNB. As long as you don't plan to expand beyond 8 tuners, that's the cleanest way to go.
     
  8. HDJulie

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    If that's what I have (the SWM LNB) & I add another DVR that takes me to 9 tuners, will D* come out & change out whatever equipment is needed to take me to 16 tuners, for free? I have the protection plan if that makes any difference.
     
  9. hilmar2k

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    If you get the installation included with the receiver (meaning order it from DIRECTV) then yes. If you buy it on your own, then I don't know.
     
  10. tsbrady1

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    so with less than 8 tuners the SWM LNB is all I need, I do not need a SWM8?
     
  11. hilmar2k

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    Correct.
     
  12. tsbrady1

    tsbrady1 Legend

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    Thanks hilmar2k, I appreciate the info
     
  13. tsbrady1

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    OK I ordered Connected Home to be installed Friday, went pretty smoothly, the only thing that concerns me is I have an AT9 dish and the CSR said it would work with MRV, I told him that it is not SWM compatible & he said it did not matter, true or not? Anyway I asked him to have the Installer bring a SWM dish just in case, he said ok.

    BTW... anybody elses in the Atlanta area have a Home Connect install yet... what was your experiance.
     
  14. hilmar2k

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    I am quite sure you'll get a new dish with a SWM LNB.
     
  15. tsbrady1

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    That's what I was thinking but he insisted that any HD dish would work, I told him I was skeptical about that!
     
  16. veryoldschool

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    "He" may have not been around long enough to know there was more than 1 HD dish. ;)
     
  17. tsbrady1

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    hey veryoldschool, hope you get up early on Friday AM, may need your help here on the east coast!:lol:
     
  18. veryoldschool

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    !rolling
    I'll do my best. :lol:
     
  19. DogLover

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    I'm in Snellville and scheduled for this evening. (Twiddling my thumbs right now.) I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  20. DogLover

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    Had a great install. Installer had done 3 MRV installs before, so he was still relatively new. He realized quickly that I knew as much or more about the DECA setup than he did. (I told him I had been beta testing MRV.) However, he was willing to let me help out with the set up and learn from what I knew. (And not every guy is willing to learn from a "girl geek".)

    He switched out my SWM-8 for a SL3 LNB. He brought my 103 signals up from 50's and 60's to 90's. That was really great!

    One thing that was funny was that they were only issued 8-way splitters. In my install (because of previously using existing cables) I was using both outputs of the SWM-8, one of those cables went to the family room and a 4 way splitter, the other upstairs and a 2 way splitter. So, he ended up using 8-way splitters in all 3 places. The unused outputs were terminated, so I don't think I'm losing any significant signal. However, it does seem like a waste.
     

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