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HD DVR Installation Question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by sgoyal78, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. sgoyal78

    sgoyal78 Cool Member

    Aug 28, 2009
    I'm switching from Dish to Directv. I currently have DISH 1000 plus on 1 5/8 mount pole and Directv guy is coming tomorrow to install my dish. I just wanted to find out if they install slimline 3 or slimline 5 dish for Premium Package. I don't have any international channel.

    Because I know that he'd need 2"OD pole for Slimline 5 and I don't want to go thru this pain again.
  2. davring

    davring Hall Of Fame

    Jan 13, 2007
    All HD installations require the Slimline dish which uses a 2" OD mount.
  3. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    A sympathetic installer might be willing to use an adapter to turn your pole into a 2" OD pole. Sometimes the 2" pole will slip over the 1 5/8' pole. Just bolt them together. Don't do this if it is a roof mount.
  4. sgoyal78

    sgoyal78 Cool Member

    Aug 28, 2009
    it's on the ground (4.5 ft pole 2 ft inside and 2.5 outside) and I've a very clear LOS. I'll see if he can slip (2" OD adapter) over the 1 5/8' pole. hopefully he doesn't make big deal out of it. I've no problem if he charges me money for the adapter ($10-$20)

    Thank you so all of you for your suggestion and help.
  5. Grentz

    Grentz New Member

    Jan 10, 2007
    Just for further clarification, the Slimline 3 and Slimline 5 both actually use the same reflector/pole. The only difference is the LNB itself at the end of the arm and they actually are interchangeable on the reflector/pole.

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