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slimline non swm lnb

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by bwarning, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. bwarning

    bwarning Cool Member

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    Does the guide info still come off 110 or 119 if using the slim line 5 lnb?
     
  2. veryoldschool

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    The 5 LNB uses both 101 & 119 for the guide data.
    It has to because of the tuning voltages.
    When you tune to the 103 SAT, you get the guide off of 119.
     
  3. bwarning

    bwarning Cool Member

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    Thanks for the info, looks like I will be buying a new LNB.
     
  4. veryoldschool

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    If you don't need programing off 119, the SL3 is hardwired so the guide always comes from 101.
     
  5. bwarning

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    I had the SL5 lost line of sight for 110 and 119. I replaced it about a year ago with SL3 SWM because I got tired of the receivers rebooting because of loss of guide info for more then 10 hours. Now that I got a HR34 I have more then 8 tuners, just was hoping to save some $ by not having to buy a switch and A LNB.
     
  6. veryoldschool

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    You can't get away from a new SWiM, unless you drop your tuner count down to eight, "but" the SWiM-16 should still work with your old SL5, because it will pull the guide off of 101.
     
  7. Go Beavs

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    Yeah, just select slimline-3 lnb when running the sat setup after converting to the SWiM-16. That should keep any stray channels that reside on the 119 sat out of your guide.
     
  8. bwarning

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    Will the PI-21 I have for swm3 work with the swm-16 switch or will I need the PI-29?
     
  9. veryoldschool

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    It's not the voltage as much as the amperage, so if it's rated at 1.2+ amps, "it should work".
    Most/all the 29 volt now are rated at 1.5 amps.
     

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