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What services/programming remain on 110 and 119?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Radio Enginerd, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. Jul 3, 2012 #1 of 11
    Radio Enginerd

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    My inlaws have an old sidecar dish and it looks like the jumpers between the 110/119 LNB and the main LNB assembly are failing.

    Can I unplug them and setup the HD DVR's as if they had a 3 LNB Slimline?

    I ask because they are getting an error on the DVR's about guide data.

    This is a non SWM install, 3 HR DVR's. No international channels, located in the Los Angeles DMA.

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Jul 3, 2012 #2 of 11
    HoTat2

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    Only if you connect the AT-9 through a SWiM-8/16 module may you remove the 110/119 sidecar and place the dish setting in the receiver setups on "SL-3" (non-SWiM).

    Otherwise you are going to have to swap out the entire AT-9 for a SlimLine.
     
  3. Jul 3, 2012 #3 of 11
    veryoldschool

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    Hey stranger, what's up?

    As for 119 & 110, "not much", but the guide data will bite you in the butt, when tuned to the 103 channels, because it's the LNB switch that you can't change with the receiver setup and still need the guide from 119.

    SWiM locks on the 101, so that's one option.
     
  4. Jul 3, 2012 #4 of 11
    HoTat2

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    If they don't want to be bothered with changing out the old AT-9 dish altogether, I'm afraid SWiM is the only option if the 110/119 sidecar is indeed failing. :)
     
  5. Jul 3, 2012 #5 of 11
    Radio Enginerd

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    Hey there old friend, long time no talk!

    Thanks all for the information. Sounds like without a SWM they're SOL. Yeah, they're missing even transponders on 119 and getting prompted all the time with a guide data error. I was curious if I could "force" the configuration to a 3LNB setup but that's obviously not an option.

    VOS - As for me, life is good. Super busy, not nearly as much time for DirecTV stuff. Now I tend to lurk and read but that's about it. :)
     
  6. Jul 4, 2012 #6 of 11
    P Smith

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    You could find the AT-9's LNBF side block somewhere...eBay; I have one in my stash, perhaps someone else too ...
     
  7. Jul 4, 2012 #7 of 11
    veryoldschool

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    These days "busy" is better than not. ;)

    Should have posted this back in October, as I threw out my old AT-9 then before the move.
     
  8. Jul 4, 2012 #8 of 11
    HarleyD

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    Do they have the protection plan?

    If so, just report it and let DirecTV decide on the best solution.
     
  9. Jul 4, 2012 #9 of 11
    Radio Enginerd

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    No, they don't.

    DirecTV wants to charge them to come out. My mom is having an issue with that since they've had DirecTV for 15+ years.
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    Since the AT9 is obsolete and wasn't their best design, I'd try to leverage a free service call.
     
  11. fleckrj

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    What I did as a workaround for about a year before I switched to a SL-3 was to be sure to tune to a channel that was coming from 101 when I was not actually watching TV. That way, the system was parked in a position that it was getting the guide data from 101 instead of 119. Any of the main SD channels will work (I used DIY).
     

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