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Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by p_justin, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. p_justin

    p_justin New Member

    Jan 18, 2010
    Will this box only work with the Swim system or will it work with the last model dish. Have a sneeky feeling I'm screwed. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,
  2. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

    Mar 18, 2007
    It will work with an older dish just fine. There are no boxes that only work with SWM.
  3. p_justin

    p_justin New Member

    Jan 18, 2010
    Thanks for the response, do I need the b ban converter or something the box powers up and just gives me the directv signal and searching for signal. I won't even let me go the the menu of check the signal
  4. p_justin

    p_justin New Member

    Jan 18, 2010
    Sorry keyboard going wonky, it holds on the white directv screen and won't let me go to the setup of even the signal check screen any help there
  5. matt

    matt New Member

    Jan 11, 2010
    You don't need a b-band converter. That is for HD, which the D12 is not. I don't know about that locked screen. When I have powered up boxes without a dish connected, the exit button usually works for me.
  6. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

    Aug 26, 2009
    Try a Red Button Reset. Flip open the front panel, and press the red button. It sounds like maybe your D12 "forgot" that it's running on a SWiM system, and is looking for a traditional 13v/18v multiswitch.

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