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Setting up Slimline Dish?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by RonH, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. RonH

    RonH Godfather

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    If you saw my other post about Tailgating Trailer I now have a 2nd question. Is it any harder setting up the New Slimline dish to receive a signal than the old 3 LNB ones?Are all the adjustments you need to know the same as the 3 LNB ones?

    Thanks
     
  2. Tiger62

    Tiger62 Godfather

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    The Slimline 5LNB was the first dish I had ever set up and I had no problems doing it.
     
  3. RonH

    RonH Godfather

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    Thanks for the reply. Since we will pretty much park in the same place as we have in th past I know the 3LNB settings and pretty much where to point the old dish so I was hoping the new one be about the same.
     
  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Don't point your Slimline dish like your old 3-LNB dish. The 3-LNB dish points at the 110-deg satellite, while the Slimline points at the 101-deg satellite. Check out the installation videos here. Adjustment is very critical for the Ka-band (HD) satellites at 99 and 103-deg.

    http://www.solidsignal.com/dtvkuka
     
  5. Jason Whiddon

    Jason Whiddon Hall Of Fame

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    Ive done two slimlines, very easy.

    I just put in the numbers from the dvr for tilt and skew, then point it in the right directions. Usually a little peaking from there and I get great SS.
     

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