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Urgent question: Will new SL3 SLB work with SWM8?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by jnelaine, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. Nov 8, 2008 #1 of 14
    jnelaine

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    Hi, the installers are here and they brought out a Slimline dish with the single SL3 LNB. I looked it up online and it pulls the 99, 101, and 103 sats. Can I hook this LNB up to a SWM8? The SL3 has four outputs and my SWM8 has 4 inputs.

    I know I don't "need" a SWM8 in this situation, but I want it because I want to use the legacy outputs for HR10s.

    Help! Thanks!
     
  2. Nov 8, 2008 #2 of 14
    jnelaine

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    Follow-up question. Even if the SWM8 works with the SL3, will my HR10s work or do they need the old 110 and 119 sats?
     
  3. Nov 8, 2008 #3 of 14
    dave29

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    yes it is compatible with the swm8
     
  4. Nov 8, 2008 #4 of 14
    dave29

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    just hook your hr10 to the leagacy ports of the swm8
     
  5. Nov 8, 2008 #5 of 14
    jnelaine

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    Thanks, from what I can tell, the only thing I'll lose by not having the 110 and 119 is the old MPEG-2 HD channels for the HR10 (which are going away soon anyway). The rest of the stuff is a bunch of foreign language channels and a few XM channels.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2008 #6 of 14
    evan_s

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    that is correct and is the exact reason why DirecTV is rolling out the SL3. Most of their customers don't need to see 110 and 119.
     
  7. Nov 8, 2008 #7 of 14
    mjones73

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    Will the HR10 get guide info with that LNB?
     
  8. Nov 8, 2008 #8 of 14
    davring

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    Yes.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2008 #9 of 14
    RobertE

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    But as far as the HR10 knows, it is just connected to a basic dish. It does not know about/can not see 99/103.

    So you will lose any sat HD channels.
     
  10. curt8403

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    Critical point. HR10 cannot use the SWM signal (1 line for 2 tuners)
     
  11. jnelaine

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    Thanks for everyone's help. It works!! I now have three HR22s and three HR10s hooked up (with OTA diplexed into the HR10 feeds). Long day, but worth it!
     
  12. David MacLeod

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    9 tuners on swm8 ?
    do the 3 hr10's on the legacy ports not count towards the 8 tuner max?
     
  13. BattleZone

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    On the external SWM-8 module, the 3 legacy ports are completely separate from the 8 SWM channels, and don't count towards SWM channel usage.
     
  14. David MacLeod

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    excellent, thanks IIP.

    good to know :)
     

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