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Does genie require a new dish?

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#1 OFFLINE   Spoonman27


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:11 PM

We are getting genie installed at our vacation home and I'm curious if anyone has had genie installed without getting a new dish.  When they installed at our residence they swapped out our old dish but not sure if that was a necessity.  Thanks.

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#2 OFFLINE   CCarncross


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:26 PM

Genie requires a SWM setup.  If your vacation home doesnt have a SWM equipped dish, then it will need to be replaced.

#3 OFFLINE   Bill Broderick

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 02:12 PM

It depends on what equipment (both dish and other receivers) you already have.  In a nutshell, if you will have fewer than 9 tuners after the Genie is installed, the installer will ensure that you have a SWM LNB on your dish.  If you will have more than 8 tuners after the Genie is installed, you will need a non-SWM LNB and a SWM-16 switch installed.


Whether the installer make any adjustments to your Dish/LNB will all depend on what type of LNB is already installed on your dish.

#4 OFFLINE   dpeters11


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 04:53 PM

Do you have HD receivers at this location currently?

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