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Changing from SD toHD

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#1 OFFLINE   Don C

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:11 PM

Hello guys and gals.  Have been  Direct TV customer for 3 years.  Have had a standard round dish and  sd box, mounted on mobile pedestal for use at the house and RV during summer.  Was used at house as a backup with cable as primary.  Used the dish and box from home while traveling in RV

We recently got local TV stations in our area on Direct so had to update to HD to get locals and a $2 charge per month.  Had to change over to the slime line dish and new box.  Just wondering if this system will be as user friendly when traveling.   Old system was really easy to use….Throw down the dish anywhere close to level move back and forth till the beeps get loud and watch the tube.  

Question is will new Slimeline and HD box set up as easy  as the old system  while on the road??  Also will small round dish work with new HD box ??   Thanks in advance. 


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#2 OFFLINE   harsh


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:07 PM

The dish is pretty much the same for SD channels, but aiming for HD requires considerably more care.


The round dish will work if your receiver isn't an H25, but you won't get any HD or local channels.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:38 PM

.Throw down the dish anywhere close to level move back and forth till the beeps get loud and watch the tube.  


and none of the HD receivers have the "beep" anymore when in the signal meter screen.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:49 AM

Some receivers and the Genie DVRs use what is known as an SWM dish, and these cannot be used with the older round dish.  Aiming the sliming properly is much harder than aiming the round dish, but with some practice many do it easily when travelling in an RV.  If you do decide to use the round dish, you won't get any HD on the road.

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