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SWM SL3S LNB 4 line/HR24

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by jimmers77, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. jimmers77

    jimmers77 New Member

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    Hello! I'm new to this site, but have certainly enjoyed the advice so far! I've been reading up and think I'm tracking, but wanted someone to check before I spent the time setting up the dish.
    I'm installing a SWM SL3S LNB 4 line to a HR24. Can you please check my setup?

    LNB (any output) -> Pi Red plug -> Pi White plug -> Sat#1... Setting on HR24 is 03:Slimline 3 (switch type): SWM.

    Is this correct? Any other settings on HR24?
    Thanks for the help!

    Jim
     
  2. jimmie57

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    The SWM LNB should only have a single line from the LNB to the first splitter, not 4. If you have 4 it is not SWM.
    The receivers should pick up the correct dish if it is SWM, you do not have to set it.
    The Power Inserter is in the coax that is screwed to the Power passing port of the splitter.
    One coax to each receiver for SWM and no Broad band converters are needed.

    Please confirm that you have just one coax hookup on the SWM LNB.
    http://www.satpro.tv/directv-slimline-3-lnb-kit.aspx
     
  3. peds48

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    You have a legacy LNB, no power inserter is needed. you need two RG6 to HR24 along with 2 BBCs. Settings should be

    Dish Type: Slimline 3LNB
    Switch Type: Multiswitch
     
  4. jimmers77

    jimmers77 New Member

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    Thank you both for the input. I believe peds48 is more along the line of what I am setting up. Do I need 2 lines going into my HR24? Is there a different lnb that I could get that uses one line?

    Thanks
     
  5. jimmie57

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    If you get / have the SWM LNB that is shown in the link I posted then one coax per receiver and no BBCs are required.
    The Power inserter is required with this setup as posted in post #2.
    You would only need a 2 way splitter, not the 8 way in the kit.
     
  6. peds48

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    if you go the SWM LNB route, you do not need any splitters since you are only using one HDDVR.
     
  7. HoTat2

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    Unless jimme57 misread the number of receivers the TS said he had or implies the PI should be on its own splitter branch.
     
  8. Bill Broderick

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    If you get the SWM LNB kit that jimmie57 linked to (they're less expensive on ebay), then the configuration that you proposed in your original post should be fine.
     
  9. jimmers77

    jimmers77 New Member

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    Alrighty... I've gotten everything setup per peds48 post and have signal! I still need to run the second cable, if I want to keep it on the legacy lnb. I was getting confused on the setup because the lnb I got from Amazon was different than what I ordered. Thanks again for your help!
     
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  11. jdspencer

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    No. That's what is called a legacy LNB. No PI is needed, but you do need two lines to your DVR.
    Splitters can't be used on a legacy LNB. Except in special circumsyances.
     
  12. peds48

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    That is the same LNB but the 5 version.

    the SL3 gets the 99, 101, 103
    the SL5 gets the 99, 101, 103, 110, 119
     

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