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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by etf5006, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. etf5006

    etf5006 New Member

    Apr 14, 2013
    2 days ago I got an error saying 775 on my TV's. I called DTV they told me it had something to do with the SWM box. They had me try a bunch of things and we didn't have any success Next step is to send a tech out tomorrow to fix the problem. I was wondering since I live in an apt and have easy access to the dish, if I could just directly connect the dish to my family room receiver. if so what settings would I need to change on my receiver. the current settings are:

    Dish Type: 17: Slimline-3S (SWM)
    Switch Type: 01: SWM
    Tuners: Dual

    Any help would be great... Can't miss the MASTERS!
  2. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Apr 21, 2007
    Elizabeth, CO
    First off is it YOUR dish on your balcony or is it serving others? If it is your dish is there 1 or coax coming off of it? I suspect it is a SWM LNB with only one wire which means the issue is in the dish itself.
  3. etf5006

    etf5006 New Member

    Apr 14, 2013
    No, its my own dish, not shared.
  4. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    And how many cables come off the dish into your apartment? Is there anything else inbetween the dish and your units?

    In the meantime, might be good to hook up an outside antenna to receive your local channels -- at least that way you'll be able to watch the CBS coverage.
  5. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008

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