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SWM and D11-100 box?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by xrobmn, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Dec 8, 2008 #1 of 12
    xrobmn

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    Hey everyone.. I normally do research before asking, but I have an installer here that cannot get a D11-100 working on SWM.. He installed two D12 and a HR23 boxes. All of those work fine.. He swaped out the SWM 'splitter' and cables..

    I noticed the D12 boxes have a sticker that say SWM compatable but the D11 doesn't...

    Ideas? he's stubborn :)
     
  2. Dec 8, 2008 #2 of 12
    SDizzle

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    D11 is NOT SWM compatible.
     
  3. Dec 8, 2008 #3 of 12
    SDizzle

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    Is he installing an SWM LNB or SWM8? The SWM8 has legacy ports for the older units.
     
  4. Dec 8, 2008 #4 of 12
    xrobmn

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    Ahh. that's what I thought I read. he insists that it'll work..

    I'll let him know. it's a new install for my folks.. SWM dish.. has one cable to the house... to a power box in their basement.. there's a litlte 8 port box that the cables are going into.. where would the legacy port be??
     
  5. Dec 8, 2008 #5 of 12
    miketorse

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    If it's a SWM dish, which it is by the one cable, that means that the D11 will not work. No legacy port available on the SWM dish.
     
  6. Dec 8, 2008 #6 of 12
    Birdman79

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    There's no legacy outputs on the 8 way.He'd have to use a standard slim line ,and a swm8.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2008 #7 of 12
    xrobmn

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    Yeah. he was scratching his head.. I went and told him one of the sites I look at for info, says the D11 is not SWM compatable.. Then he scratched his head and went "oh yeah.. that's right. they told us old things don't work".. wow..

    of course .. he has no other D12 boxes (the two D11's were refurbs.. thought new installs were new boxes?).. says he hopes to get my dad a D12 by weeks end. of course.. he activated the D11.. so I'm sure we're paying the mirroring fee for it..
     
  8. Dec 8, 2008 #8 of 12
    idigg

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    I just went through this - I got a SWM LNB - thinking my D11 receiver was going to work, well it didn't. I got a H23-600 on craigslist for $75 which I will swap out the D11 with. I guess you have to pay to play.
     
  9. Dec 8, 2008 #9 of 12
    Mertzen

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    I hope for you that H23 isn't active on an account.
     
  10. xrobmn

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    Do you know if plugging the D11 into the SWM setup could damage anything (besides the box?) All was well and my folkds HR23 no longer can get a signal on any tuner.. I powered everything down correctly.. red button reset.. checked connections.. etc.. nada.. any ideas?
     
  11. Birdman79

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    We've been getting d-11 for the last 6 weeks,and just 2 weeks ago we received a shipment of d-10 :rolleyes:
     
  12. xrobmn

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    OK.. that's funny. he called and brought over a D12 box.. swapped the D11.. now that box worked.. He looked and looked and couldn't figure out the HR23.. So he left and said he'd be back tomorrow..

    I took it.. plugged it in another room. and worked.. Checked the coax cable me made from the wall to the receiver.. low and behold.. he had some of the outer shield touching the center conductor.. cleaned it out and it worked!!

    called him back. he said he was dumb for not checking that.. and said they were hiring and asked if I wanted a job.. lolol..
     

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