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What equipment will I need????

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by HDTVFreak07, May 29, 2012.

  1. HDTVFreak07

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    I need a little help and don't want to end up doing search after search after search. Here goes.
    I plan to do a self install. Call with DirecTV's not working out too well.
    I already have Slimline 5 dish on the roof. For some reason, either the LNB is acting up or I have bad cables right where the dish is. Tech came out and never solved the problem.
    I am looking on SolidSignal.com for some equipment I want to get. I most definitely want to end up with ONE cable from LNB to a multi switch. I plan to have whole home DVR set up and ALL receivers I have are activated for whole home DVR already. I'm looking to get "DIRECTV SL3-SWM SlimLine Single Wire Ka/Ku Triple LNB With Built-In Multiswitch (SL3-SWM)" (copied and paste). Now, what multi-switch will I need? Can someone look on solidsignal and give me a link directly to the correct one? I would only like to hook up at most 4 receivers. I already got a PI-29 but if I have to get a multi-switch with power supply, I'll still go for it. I also already got a DECA. The splitter I'm not too sure if it will be compatible. What I got is SWS-8.
    I have HR24, H25 and H24 already on site. I'm leaving the other three receivers here at home. Oops, forgot to begin by saying this will be an install at my seasonal residence only 15 miles away.
    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. dielray

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    If you only want 1 line down from the dish, go with a SWM LNB. You wont need a multiswitch. If your splitter says "SWS-8" on it, it most likely isn't what should be used with MRV. Look for a green labeled splitter(model starts msplit).
     
  3. HDTVFreak07

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    Mine's got a green label but it is not right here in front of me to verify "msplit". I only see one on solid signal so it should work. All I needed was a SL3-SWM. So glad there's a live chat service with SolidSignal. All set!
     
  4. dielray

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    If you're getting it from SolidSignal it will be correct. SWS is used generically as that's what the first models were.
     

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