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How to install a second system on my own

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by alexkr6g, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. alexkr6g

    alexkr6g New Member

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    Have new system one month old all HD, want to install a second dish with HR 24. how do I hook up swm amp. ? How do I align dish with receiver menu screen on sat align. ?

    Have done lots of dish network installs, but never a direct tv. It is the single LNB with the 3 west coast hd satellites.
    Thanks

    Alex :confused:
     
  2. jdspencer

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    Why would you want to install a second dish. Just install a new receiver on the existing dish.

    Maybe more information about your system would help us.
     
  3. alexkr6g

    alexkr6g New Member

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    It is to far of a run, did not work.
     
  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    How far is "to far"? You're still not giving us enough information to help you.
     
  5. wallfishman

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    10 or 11 miles sounds like
     
  6. Richierich

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    Must be an awfully Big House!!!
     
  7. alexkr6g

    alexkr6g New Member

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    Ok for the inquiring minds. it is between 600 and 700 feet.
    I ran RG6u from the orginal spiliter to shop, direct to receiver both hd and hd with recorder HR 24 ?
    The receiver said no signal think the error was 771.

    Now i have pruchased a second dish, with swm spilter and copied the set up on the orginal one.

    I would like to be able to use the DTV receiver to peak satellites, but not postive I have new spilter set up right, so would like to know how to connect it. I assume the red dot indicates power feed from it to the spilter to receiver, but still no signal strength on hd receiver.

    I have put in hundreds of dish network stuff last 20 years, but this is first direct tv install.

    Ok will continue to look for help on how to install.

    Thanks for your time. for a direct responce you can use kr6g@kr6g.com

    Alex
     
  8. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    First off might be what type of LNB did you get?
    Does it have one or four outputs?
    If one, then it is a SWiM and it needs a power inserter. Do you have one?
    If four, then you can't use a splitter, and must run coax straight from the receiver to the dish.

    What receiver are you using?
    Some don't work on SWiM.
     
  9. alexkr6g

    alexkr6g New Member

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    It is the new swim, i lnb came with power inserter and 1 in 4 out switch.
    Rx are the HR24 and the other is a no dvr, it is down in the shop.

    They were suppose to be the latest as of Sept 1 2011, think he lied, but pretty new.

    Alex
     
  10. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Should work then. I used my H25 to realign my [SWiM] dish a couple of weeks ago.
     
  11. DarkLogix

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    With a 600-700 ft run I'd be worried about RG6 being good enough to not lose to much signal, even RG11 might not be good enough

    so ya a second dish would be the way to go unless you want to pay $$$$ for QR cable and there there are other issues other than just loss at that distance
     
  12. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    By the time you get it working you could have called DirecTV and paid the $50 to have them install it (unless of course the 700 feet was your next door neighbors house). :)
     
  13. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

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    In general, DirecTV won't install a second dish, you are on your own.
     
  14. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

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    Not entirely true. He'll have to play a little bit of CSR roulette until he reaches someone at Directv who understands what he's asking for. But these calls are set up with some frequency as Upgrade orders with an [ODU KaKu] line item in the work order. It can be done.
     

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