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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dazed&confuzed, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Aug 4, 2011 #1 of 10
    dazed&confuzed

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    I bought an AU9 dish from a garage sale. It was on the house when the couple bought it and they took it down.

    Can anyone tell me if this is an HD dish?
    Will it receive the SD signals on Sat 101? (I'm an SD subscriber right now.
    How would I connect this to a DTV 8 Channel SWM?
    There are four cables, two black & two white coming out of the satellite and four inputs on the SWM but how do I know which goes where?
     

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  2. Aug 4, 2011 #2 of 10
    Davenlr

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    Yes, it is an HD dish. It will receive 99, 101, 103, 110, and 119 with the LNB pictured
    Any 4 of the wires (they are all the same) can hook to any of the 4 main inputs of the SWM8.
     
  3. Aug 4, 2011 #3 of 10
    veryoldschool

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    with four coax between it and the SWM8. These aren't marked because there is a switch which makes "order" not needed.
     
  4. Aug 4, 2011 #4 of 10
    bobnielsen

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  5. Aug 4, 2011 #5 of 10
    dazed&confuzed

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    Thank you all!!:D
     
  6. Aug 5, 2011 #6 of 10
    TomCat

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    While the AU-9 will work, even though it has a larger reflector than the SlimLine, you might not get as good of a signal level or may not have as good of a rain fade margin even when fully peaked and dithered. The sensitivity and gain are a bit improved on the SlimLine (smaller but hotter). That larger reflector means a larger wind load, too, so you might want to the add wind braces.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2011 #7 of 10
    Davenlr

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    I believe you are thinking of the AT9. Im pretty sure the AU9 is a slimline.
     
  8. Aug 8, 2011 #8 of 10
    dazed&confuzed

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    The dish itself says "Slimline" on it. (See picture at the top.)
     
  9. Aug 8, 2011 #9 of 10
    TomCat

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    I stand corrected (orthopedic shoes). But then that is good news; I have the earliest Slimline as well as the earliest AT, and I thought all Slimlines began with SL. Live and learn.
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    I think the "SL" refers to the LNB for them, while the dish assembly is AT or AU "9".
     

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