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Will my current dish work with HR44 Genie?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by JRS7, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. Sep 7, 2013 #1 of 16
    JRS7

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    I currently have a Direct TV HR22 DVR hooked to a Slimline dish with a Ka/Ku 5 Satellite LNB with a built in multi-switch. I have 2 coax cables running into the house, as the HR22 needs 2 coax feeds, both have a 'B-band' converter where the coax cables go into the receiver.

    Wanting to upgrade to an HR44 Genie, but I see that it only has one coax input on the back. Will my dish still work with the HR22? Do I still need the B-band converter? Or do I need some other switch?

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Sep 7, 2013 #2 of 16
    sigma1914

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    The dish will work, but you'll need a SWM LNB. No need for BBCs.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2013 #3 of 16
    JRS7

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    Do I need to swap out the entire LNB, or just add an SWM switch to it? The LNB says it has a built in switch, but it don't say SWM on it anywhere.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2013 #4 of 16
    HoTat2

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    The Genie requires a Single Wire type Multiswitch or "SWiM." The built in "multiswitch" on your current LNB is a legacy voltage/voltage+tone type.

    You can upgrade to SWiM by either swapping out the current legacy LNB for a SWiM integrated type. Or keep the present LNB and connect it to an out board SWiM-8 or -16 multiswitch.

    The second option gives you an easier upgrade path if you ever go beyond the need of 8 satellite tuners.
     
  5. Sep 8, 2013 #5 of 16
    peds48

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    If you are planning on to have just the Genie, I would get a SWM LNB
     
  6. Sep 9, 2013 #6 of 16
    JRS7

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    If I get the SWM LNB, I don't need the 8 way splitter do I? Will just the LNB and the power inserter be enough? Which inserter? Amazon has two, a 21 Volt and a 28 Volt....

    Do I understand that if you don't have one of the splitters, you want the 21 volt? If I'm using just the Genie, all I need is the SWM LNB and the power inserter?
     
  7. Sep 9, 2013 #7 of 16
    Bill Broderick

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    Either power inserter should work fine. Since you will only have one receiver (and therefore, will only need one wire), you don't need a splitter. If you think that you may add another receiver in the future, it might be a good idea to run that single cable through a location where it would make sense to put a splitter (leaving some slack in the cable at that spot). That way, you would just need to cut your exiting cable at that spot, add a couple of F-connectors and insert the splitter.
     
  8. Sep 9, 2013 #8 of 16
    inkahauts

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    Get the 21unless you have a really long run I'd say.


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  9. Sep 9, 2013 #9 of 16
    JRS7

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    Thanks for all the help! Ordered my Genie today from Amazon, and an LNB with a 21Volt power inserter, and a 4 way splitter in case I need it later from Ebay!

    I'll be recording the Vikings, Cowboys, Rams, and Broncos all at the same time if need be!! ;)
     
  10. Laxguy

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    How about some good teams like the Niners and Packers??

    :)

    Enjoy your Genie!
     
  11. peds48

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    !rolling
     
  12. JRS7

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    I'm sorry, but I seem to remember that the Rams went UNDEFEATED against the 49ers last year! One win, one tie, no losses!! :)

    In fact, the Rams went 4-1-1 against their division last year, thank you very much! That division is going to be a lot of fun this year.......
     
  13. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    You're right, I overlooked that in the excitement of post season play....

    And welcome to DBSTalk! Glad to have more folks who can give and take some joshing.
     
  14. longrider

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    You do realize that JRS7 already had the BEST TEAM already in his post?? :) :)
     
  15. Laxguy

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    Yes, indeed. I've highlighted it for your convenience...


    :rotfl:
     
  16. JRS7

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    Lol....touche!

    Although that would have been better if you had said: "You're right, somehow I overlooked the 0-1-1 record against the Rams in the excitement of watching the 49ers in the Super Bowl!"
     
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