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New Install What equipt to expect

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by av8042, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. av8042

    av8042 New Member

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    New install, old customer. I am switching back to Directv after about two years for the NFL ticket promo. I would rather do the install myself but, as per Direct tv I can't. Do to cabling constraints I will need the installer to use a LNB with built in Multiswitch which will go down to a centralized location in my finished basement where all cabling is homeruns throughout. Having 1 HDDVR and 3 HD recievers Installed.All exsisting cabling is RG6.Couple of questions. Will Installer have the lnb with built in multiswitch? Will it be a 5lnb since thats the latest? Reason I need built in Multiswitch:Used One of the the feeds from prev install to wire new room and now only have 3 at dish location. Wanted to use remaining 3 as 2- for power to lnb and hot shot(if possible) and obviously last for feed to switch for distribution. . .Last question, If questionable if installer would have on hand would it be a good idea to purchase this stuff and have it ready as not to delay install? Or am I just thinking way to far ahead. Thanks Alex
     
  2. bixler

    bixler Hall Of Fame

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    Installer will probably give you the SWMLNB, one line from dish into your house to a splitter. That is actually the newest LNB....built in SWM.
     
  3. av8042

    av8042 New Member

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    Does it sound like I will be able to use the other cabling as outlined? Thanks
     
  4. bixler

    bixler Hall Of Fame

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    Shouldn't be a problem. Installer should have everything you need to get you up and running.
     
  5. peds48

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    and depending where your locals come from and whether your subscribed to some ethnic packages, is what determines the type of LNB used. most likely you will get a 3LNB SWM
     
  6. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    Are MRV & CCK on your order?
     

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