dish guy going to direct, need help in wiring system

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by kspeters, May 2, 2012.

  1. kspeters

    kspeters Mentor/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Aug 12, 2003
    I have a new install coming in a week and would like to see a wiring diagram to see if what I have existing will work.
    I will have a hr34 and 2 hd receivers to hook up. Can anyone lead me to a wiring diagram?
    Does direct do a single wire from the dish?
    If not how many leads come in and what happens from there?
    I have tried the search and can't seem to find what i need.
  2. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    This [thread] has a lot of the wiring diagrams, depending on what set up you have. Yours would probably be like post 8, since you have less then 8 tuners.
  3. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    There is an install section here.. You will likely find the most diagrams there, but ...

    One wire from the dish for your setup.

    Is your wiring rg6?
  4. kaminar

    kaminar Mentor

    Mar 25, 2012
    Quickest reply would be to post question at:

    >> Installation/Set-up

    The TechKnows (and some installers) are experts and will post detailed diagrams.

    Good luck!

  5. kspeters

    kspeters Mentor/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Aug 12, 2003

    Yes, all RG6
    So if I understand you correctly there will be one rg6 from dish to the swm switch or what ever and then from the swm 1 rg6 to each receiver?
  6. funnyfarm299

    funnyfarm299 AllStar

    Mar 3, 2012
    There is essentially two options. The most common is to use a SWM LNB. This includes the switch in the LNB, so all you need in the house is splitters. 1 wire from the dish to the first splitter, then do it like cable tv. You would just need to add a power inserter to provide 21 volts for the LNB.

    The other option is an actual SWM switch. This requires four wires from the dish to the switch, which then has one wire to each TV. The reason for this is the SWM LNB only supports eight tuners max. EG, if you wanted an HR34 (5 tuners) and four more TVs, you would need the separate switch.

    You may want to read this.
  7. kspeters

    kspeters Mentor/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Aug 12, 2003
    Well, I really would like the 1 coax solution b/c I am already set up for that. It sure would make my installation much easier for everyone.
    Thansk fro all the information.
    Now about the dish,,,,,,,,do I just need a mounting pad the size of the mount or will there be struts?

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