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New LNB

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by kude, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Aug 8, 2011 #1 of 12
    kude

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    I have a pole mount ground level dish. My brother hit it with the roll bar of a lawn tractor, so it needed realignment. I was lucky 119? Isn't needed as a tree has grown to block it. The directv installer told me I had the Spanish channel version of the LNB. Since it fell apart after the hit he replaced it with a very compact LNB. Is there anything special about this new LNB? I didn't need the Spanish channel version. Also thank you directv for the realignment which has fixed a lot of reception issues.
     
  2. Aug 8, 2011 #2 of 12
    joe diamond

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    Probably he took down a dish designed to "see" five satellites.These dishes had been set to receive signals from satellites at 99. 101, 103, 110 & 119 w longitude.

    Since the satellites at 110 and 119 are not used in some aras he installed a dish & LNB that only "sees" the 99,101 &103.


    Don't ding this one.

    Joe
     
  3. Aug 8, 2011 #3 of 12
    dpeters11

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    Your old one was probably a 5 LNB, new one a 3. The new one could be a SWM LNB, which is compatible with MRV and only uses one cable connecting to DVRs. Other than that and not seeing satellites like 119, no difference.

    There are some other things on 119, like a few SonicTap music channels.
     
  4. Aug 8, 2011 #4 of 12
    litzdog911

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    Did the tech repeat the Satellite Setup on your DVRs and Receivers to set them for the 3-LNB Slimline dish? That's important, or you'll have Guide Data issues.
     
  5. Aug 8, 2011 #5 of 12
    kude

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    I'll check the satellite dish settings tonight ( whether set to 5 or 3 LNBs).

    I had asked that the dish be moved to the chimney (to avoid repeat) but he said signals were good there on the ground pole.

    I have to shake my head sometimes when my older brother does stuff like this.
     
  6. Aug 8, 2011 #6 of 12
    litzdog911

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    You'll be glad your dish is down low on a pole when it's covered in snow this winter. Much easier to brush off than if it's way up on your chimney.
     
  7. Aug 9, 2011 #7 of 12
    kude

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    I am guessing the new new software automatically selects dish type and LNB as I could not find where to select it in the antenna setup like it used to be..
     
  8. Aug 9, 2011 #8 of 12
    kude

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    That's what the installer said, and I agree. I just thought the trees were/might be blocking signal, fortunately not.
     
  9. litzdog911

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    No, it's not automatic. Press and hold the remote's INFO button until the System Information display appears. Scroll down a bit. What dish type is shown? If it's not correct you'll need to repeat the Satellite Setup under the Setup Menu.
     
  10. RobertE

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    It is, if its a SWM LNB.
     
  11. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    True, provided the dish is connected before powering up the Receiver.
     
  12. admdata

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    True, but a simple menu reboot will fix that problem, and the STB will automactily select the correct lnb
     

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