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help needed w/ installing dish

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Bilsky805, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Sep 6, 2011 #1 of 23
    Bilsky805

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    need some help installing a sl3s4nr2-01 slimline dish onto 2 receivers (h20-hr21) doing thjs at my brothers and don't want to go in blind. He currently has a standard dish and receiver. Want to know if I can find any installation instructions and if I need anything else for the job to be complete. Not to familiar with these dishes but can get a good grasp on these. Any help would be great

    thank you in advance
     
  2. Sep 7, 2011 #2 of 23
    litzdog911

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    That looks to be a Single Wire Multiswitch, so you'll need a Power Inserter to power its LNB. Did it come with a Power Inserter module? You'll also need a SWM-compatible splitter to split the dish output to feed both the H20 and HR21 (just one coax able to each). And check out the dish aiming and alignment tools at http://www.dishpointer.com. You'll also find how-to-align videos for that dish on YouTube.
     
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    Bilsky805

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    Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to move this to the Installation Forum.
     
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    Relativity

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  6. Sep 7, 2011 #6 of 23
    Bilsky805

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    That's easy thanks..one more question about the splitter. Is it a special splitter. I work at Best Buy and our standard dynex brand says it works for satellites. Would that work?
     
  7. Sep 7, 2011 #7 of 23
    Relativity

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    No, that won't work. Assuming your LNB (the part the connects to the dish arm) is a SWiM type (you can tell by looking at the connector, if there is only one connection (Single Wire) then it is a SWiM LNB.

    You'll need a SWiM Splitter that is DirecTV approved, this is not the same as a generic satellite splitter. Best Buy might have those since they do sell DirecTV.

    A 1x2 splitter (for 2 receivers) should be under $10. There are also 1x4 SWiM and 1x8 SWiM splitters available.

    Also, all receivers you connect must be SWiM compatible for this setup. *The HR21 and H20 are*

    Here is a great document that might help,
    http://hr20.dbstalk.com/Slimline SWM ODU LNB First Look.pdf
    this shows the 5 LNB type with 1 Wire (SWiM), yours will be the smaller 3 LNB type with 1 wire (SWiM)
    It also shows the 5 LNB type with 4 wire connections (this is not a SWiM LNB)
     
  8. Sep 7, 2011 #8 of 23
    litzdog911

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    You want an SWS2, SWS4 or SWS8 splitter. They're available from Solid Signal.
     
  9. Sep 4, 2012 #9 of 23
    Bilsky805

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    Have another installation question. Bought a house and hooking up a slim line dish on my house. The receiver is a HR21-700. When I run the line from dish to the splitter on house I get nothing. I ran a line from dish to receiver and has been working fine for a while now. What am I doing wrong that I can't get that to work. Am I missing a piece to make this work?
     
  10. jimmie57

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    Sounds like this dish at the bought house is not a SWM LNB.
    Press the dash button on the remote. A message will come to the screen.
    Does it say SWM detected ?
    If no, you can not split these coax lines.
     
  11. Bilsky805

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    I can check when I get home from work. I actually believe it is..if it is..is there something I'm missing?
     
  12. Bilsky805

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    I can check when I get home from work. I actually believe it is..if it is..is there something I'm missing?
     
  13. jimmie57

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    When you get home, if you can, take a picture of the splitter and post it so we can look at it. That will be a big help in determing what might be the problem. If you can't. What is the model number of it ?
    While you are doing that, look to see if the dish has 4 connections for the coax or just 1.

    Thanks
     
  14. Bilsky805

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    It does say SWiM is connected when pressing the dash..here is a pic of the splitter on my house

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  15. Bilsky805

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    Here is another splitter I can use if that is the problem you think. This one is not hooked up

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  16. Bilsky805

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    Also, the dish has a 2 splitter connection..only using 1 of those lines of course
     
  17. jimmie57

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    Sorry Bilsky805

    This just went over the top of my knowledge on cabling.


    litzdog911 or someone else can help you with this.

    If someone doesn't come along soon you might start a new thread and list just this problem to be solved.
     
  18. harsh

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    I think a new thread is pretty much imperative here. There's clearly not enough background to establish what type of LNB is involved (especially in view of the new information about a second connection).

    In any event, neither "splitter" (one is a non-approved splitter and the other is a legacy multiswitch) is appropriate for an SWiM installation.
     
  19. cabletech

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    bilshy--from the picture, you have a standard cable system 4 way splitter, REMOVE IT, IT WILL NOT WORK WITH DTV.

    Now the OTHER splitter is a WB68 muliti switch and will not work with the current '1' knob SL3 single output lnb you have.

    What you need, is 1) a 21volt power supply/inserter, 2) since you are only using 1reciever, you do not need any extra splitters.
     
  20. Bilsky805

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    I actually have that power inserter plugged in by the receiver. Everything is working fine but only when I run a straight line from dish to the house. My goal is to run dish to splitter on house. What splitter do I need to get to make work since the one in picture isn't working
     

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