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Swapping AU9 and SWM3 LNB?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by damonb, May 13, 2012.

  1. damonb

    damonb New Member

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    2 parts to this question:

    1) I would like to swap AU9 5LNB at my house with my dads SWM-3, from reading up on the forums, it looks like the LNB's can easily be swapped out, but my question is, do I need to re-aim the dish, or is it going to be a quick and easy swap?

    2) the reason I am doing this is because my setup receives channel 366, which according to the D* channel guide, requires special equipment and my dad's dish doesn't seem to receive that channel. I assume it is because 366 uses one of the sats on the other 2 LNB's? Is this right?
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    366 is on the 119 SAT.
    The LNB swap can be done carefully and not need a re-alignment, but if the dish wasn't aligned for 119 before, it may need to be.
    Going from non SWiM to SWiM will be a bit more than "just swapping" the LNB though.
     
  3. damonb

    damonb New Member

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    Yes, I know it includes more than the LNB swap, I need to move the power supply from his house to mine for the SWiM, and I need to move the multiswitch from my house to his. And then of course re-setup the type of dish on each box.
     
  4. HoTat2

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    If your 5 LNB is a SWM type as well, then yes you may swap it out with your Father's 3 LNB SWM one. I'd recommend making sure the dish bolts are tight first then carefully changeout the LNBs and rerun the satellite setup of course.

    Yes, ch. 366 "Jewish Life TV" is on the 119W bird, and needs the 5 LNB to receive it.
     
  5. HoTat2

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    Oh, I see;

    Your Father's is SWiM while yours is legacy.

    But while your Father will be happy to now get JLTV out of this, are you sure he won't mind having his system downgraded from SWIM to a legacy install this way?
     
  6. damonb

    damonb New Member

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    I just called D* and they are going to come out with a new setup for us. Just a question though, what other channels were only on the 5LNB that I didn't have on the 3LNB?
     
  7. HoTat2

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    For English unless your SD locals come from there, not much;

    Just JLTV, Hope TV (religious Channel), an Informercial Channel (can't remember the name at the moment), and some Sonic Tap channels.
     
  8. CCarncross

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    Maybe there is something more to this, but if your dad added a channel that his current setup couldnt receive, Direct normally will send out a tech to install the proper equipment to receive that channel. There is usually no need to do it yourself unless the install was a DIY in the 1st place.
     

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