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#1 OFFLINE   Rickt1962

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:11 AM

I have a Legacy AU9-SL5 dish and getting ready to convert to Single wire system. Planning on getting the HR34 to add to my 2 HR21's so my math is 9 tuners total. Is this correct ? The upgrade is $ 200.00 out of pocket !

http://www.satpro.tv/swm-16-2.aspx

And now I am thinking about changing the LNB to a SL3 to speed up my system

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#2 OFFLINE   texasbrit

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:19 AM

I have a Legacy AU9-SL5 dish and getting ready to convert to Single wire system. Planning on getting the HR34 to add to my 2 HR21's so my math is 9 tuners total. Is this correct ? The upgrade is $ 200.00 out of pocket !

http://www.satpro.tv/swm-16-2.aspx

And now I am thinking about changing the LNB to a SL3 to speed up my system

Get DirecTV to do the installation. The single installation fee will cover everything.
And FYI moving from the SL5 to the SL3 will have no effect on the speed of your system.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:26 AM

And now I am thinking about changing the LNB to a SL3 to speed up my system


And FYI moving from the SL5 to the SL3 will have no effect on the speed of your system.

In the other thread, I posted some steps to check to see what differences changing LNB settings would make.
I haven't seen a reply, so I'll agree with texasbrit that it won't make one bit of difference changing from the SL5 to a SL3.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:39 AM

I had an SL5 until June of this year. When they upgraded me to the SWM system they put in a SL3 because I did not need anything on the 110 or the 119 where I live.

There was zero change in speed from the change.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:44 AM

I had an SL5 until June of this year. When they upgraded me to the SWM system they put in a SL3 because I did not need anything on the 110 or the 119 where I live.

There was zero change in speed from the change.

Once you change to SWiM [and in his case a -16] you can change the receiver's setting to SL3 or SL5, as the SWiM works the same and only the receiver will change the tuning commands to not look for the 110 & 119 SATs.

The concept of a difference between the SL3 & SL5 for speed is a myth.

The OP changed to a 18" dish and saw some speed improvement, but hasn't taken any of the steps to see if this wasn't anything more than dumping the guide data and restarting.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:59 AM

Once you change to SWiM [and in his case a -16] you can change the receiver's setting to SL3 or SL5, as the SWiM works the same and only the receiver will change the tuning commands to not look for the 110 & 119 SATs.

The concept of a difference between the SL3 & SL5 for speed is a myth.

The OP changed to a 18" dish and saw some speed improvement, but hasn't taken any of the steps to see if this wasn't anything more than dumping the guide data and restarting.


Wouldn't the guide data be much smaller with an 18" dish. I've noticed channels from other sats don't appear when you aren't pointing at them. That could explain the speed difference.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:21 AM

Wouldn't the guide data be much smaller with an 18" dish. I've noticed channels from other sats don't appear when you aren't pointing at them. That could explain the speed difference.

The guide data feed is the same, but what the receiver parses/uses would be the difference.

The OP could connect the receiver back to the slimline, but keep the receiver setup still for the 18", and see if there are any changes.
This was what I suggested in the other thread, but it hasn't been done or had the results posted.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:44 PM

You should check the SWM16 prices on eBay. They are a LOT less than $200. Like, 75% less.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:57 PM

Get DirecTV to do the installation. The single installation fee will cover everything.


+1
Have you even talked with DirecTV about this upgrade? It could be as much as $299 for the 34 plus installation or it could be free. But well worth the call.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:30 PM

You should check the SWM16 prices on eBay. They are a LOT less than $200. Like, 75% less.


All ill say about ebay is... Buyer beware.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:22 PM

All ill say about ebay is... Buyer beware.


The safest and smartest thing you can do to protect yourself on a ebay purchase is to pay through PayPal.

If you have a problem with anything you paid for via PayPal you can dispute it through them and believe me, as a former ebay seller I can tell you that PayPal weighs their resolutions heavily toward the buyer and away from the seller...to an almost unfathomable degree sometimes.

Once PayPal finds in your favor they will refund you your money and then put the seller on the hook to make good on it to them.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:17 PM

The safest and smartest thing you can do to protect yourself on a ebay purchase is to pay through PayPal.

If you have a problem with anything you paid for via PayPal you can dispute it through them and believe me, as a former ebay seller I can tell you that PayPal weighs their resolutions heavily toward the buyer and away from the seller...to an almost unfathomable degree sometimes.

Once PayPal finds in your favor they will refund you your money and then put the seller on the hook to make good on it to them.


+1

I have purchased over 250 items on ebay...a few Directv items...most not. I have never been ripped off once. I think that many people that don't use ebay like to believe that ebay is full of thieves and your chance of being ripped off is 50 percent....this is simply not true. Would they have lasted all these years if most people got ripped off? Check the sellers feedback and the number of sales. Also, paypal will go to bat for you, the buyer, over the seller as HarleyD said.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:30 PM

Now craigslist on the other hand is total anarchy.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:50 PM

All ill say about ebay is... Buyer beware.


more like seller beware.....no recourse what so ever if buyer claims its broken even without proof.....
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:03 AM

I'll be happy to sell you a SWM-16 for much less than $200 as I just switched out for a SWM-32.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:08 PM

Amazon seems to have pretty decent prices....any reason to shy away from amazon?
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

Amazon doesn't sell most DIRECTV equipment, but their marketplace partners do. Amazon is very good about acting as a gobetween for you if you have a problem, but in my experience they don't really understand the difference between owned and leased equipment, and while they certify their product, they seem to have only minimal awareness of the large amount of stolen equipment out there being sold as legitimate equipment. This is something that you hear the legitimate web sites talk about all the time... that unscrupulous installers mark something as replaced or installed when the customer doesn't need it replaced or installed, so there's this piece of equipment out there that didn't cost anything and it's being sold far below cost because it didn't really cost anything.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:16 PM

I have bought quite a bit of DirecTV gear recently from Solid Signal and their service is top notch. You may pay a few extra dollars, but they are available to help if needed,

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:41 PM

I bought this one
http://www.ebay.com/...=item35c2c196eb

$ 63.50 brand new includes shipping and splitters

I think its funny Directv brings out the New SWM so you only need 1 wire from the dish total of 8 tuners, but after they bring out the HR34 you have to go back to old technology with the LNB with 4 wires :nono:

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:54 PM

Only if your tuner count goes over 8.

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