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HR22 DVR and SD satelite signal

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by mark44, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. mark44

    mark44 AllStar

    Dec 22, 2008
    I have the SD 18" dual LNB satelite system and want to install the HD DVR 22 I just picked up. I want to activate it now and install the HD content and slimline 3LNB SWM at a later date. Will this work? Do I need to do anything other than tell D that I replace a DVR?
    What is the BBC?
    Do I use them on standard dual LNB and then remove them whe I switch to SWM?????
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    Yes, you can use your new HD DVR with the old 18" dish. Just call DirecTV and activate it on your account. When you connect the HD DVR you'll want to specify "18" Single LNB Round Dish" as your dish type. Of course, you won't receive any of the HD channels. And you don't need the BBCs with this dish, or when you install your SWM dish.
  3. mark44

    mark44 AllStar

    Dec 22, 2008
    Great! Thanks for the quick response!
    Yes, I want to replace my SD DVR with the new HD DVR22 I picked up tonight and then upgrade to HD a little further down the road.
    Not using the BBC will not damage the reciever, right? It only converts signals to a different frequency, right. No damage can occur either way, right?

    Thanks so much! :)
  4. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    That is correct, it won't damage anything. You could connect it, but it won't affect operation (and it shouldn't be connected with a SWM).
  5. Teronzhul

    Teronzhul Godfather

    Sep 20, 2006
    Yes it will work with an 18" round, but according to the current directv policy, they are supposed to charge you an HD access fee simply for having HD equipment on the account. Depending on the CSR you get during activation, you may end up paying the additional $10 a month whether you're actually receiving HD channels or not.
  6. mark44

    mark44 AllStar

    Dec 22, 2008
    it's working now, does anyone know the slimline dish I need for zip code 20879 with HD locals?
    I can't seem to find out if I need a 3 lnb or 5.
    When I powered up, it was looking for a 3lnb.
    Thanks all. :)
  7. clb4g9

    clb4g9 Legend

    Sep 23, 2007
    Well, if you have no line of sight issues, you can't go wrong with the SL5.....on the offhand chance you happen to be in a market that puts locals on the 110/119 sats you will then be covered. Do you have Washington DC locals?
  8. mark44

    mark44 AllStar

    Dec 22, 2008
    yes, it's washingtgon dc locals.

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