I am looking to help my inlaws set up a second DTV satellite dish at their summer cottage. I was planning on purchasing an HD Dish, but on a walk this afternoon, we came across someone who was throwing out a DTV dish that looks like it would be perfect. However I'm a little confused and looking for some help.
The dish appears to be a SWM5. The Dish size is 22.5 in. x 32.5 in, and it has a green sticker on the LNB with SL5S4NR4-01 on it. There is only one port for a cable that is then split in two with a DirectTV MSPLIT2R1-03 splitter. So what I found was the dish, LNB, one cable coming out of the LNB split by the splitter into two cables, and the two cables dangling -- cut after a couple of feet from the splitter.
I'm used to the old LNBs that are powered by the reciever, but doing some Googling on these part numbers makes it look like I'll need to get a power inserter? However it's unclear to me how a power inserter would have worked in this setup, since the cable was split so close to the dish. Disconnecting the cables, I see that their are two ports on the splitter that have red interiors (the one on the top and the left one on the bottom) and one is orange. I'm guessing I should send the power from the inserter up the left side of the splitter and the splitter will continue to send the power up to the LNB.
Is this correct, and is this all I should need (other than a pre-Geni DTV HD DVR)?