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Older receiver And SL5

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by moisheh, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. moisheh

    moisheh Cool Member

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    I have an SL5 on the roof and usually use a HR24 receiver with a power inserteror 2 weeks I will be without my Rcvr( don't ask it's a long story). Can I just hook up one of my old D12/300 SD receivers to the dish without the power inserter? Of course the picture will be SD and not that great as that Rcvr. only has a composite output. Thanks.

    Moisheh
     
  2. Diana C

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    I assume that you have a SWM-LNB on your dish (since you mention the power inserter and don't mention any switch). If that is true the old receiver will not work.

    If you have a SWM multiswitch, the old receiver would work connected to one of the legacy ports, but you'd still need to attach the power supply to the switch.
     
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  4. moisheh

    moisheh Cool Member

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    No separate multiswitch! Darn!
     
  5. Diana C

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    My mistake, I misread the OP as R12. The D12 IS SWM compatible and will work with the SWM LNB. Leave the power inserter installed.
     
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  7. moisheh

    moisheh Cool Member

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    Titan: Thank you for making my day!! So I just replace the HR24 with the D12 complete with the power inserter and all will be good?

    Thanks
     
  8. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Right, leave the PI where it is and just swap the receivers and you should be good to go
     
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    Thanks
     

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