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Is this a SWM LNB?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Tondef, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. Tondef

    Tondef New Member

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    I am trying to help my sister figure out her directv setup. Can you tell visually whether this is a SWM or legacy LNB?

    Thank you!
     

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  2. WestDC

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    Clue -How many and what type of receivers does she have? If ONE rg6 is coming Down from the dish and she has more than one receiver -Then it is most likely a swim install
     
  3. jimmie57

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    Press the dash - button on your remote. It should say on your TV screen SWM detected if it is SWM.
     
  4. MysteryMan

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    Pressing DASH on your DIRECTV remote brings up Smart Search. Pressing DASH again brings up the info that will tell you if you're SWiM connected.
     
  5. jimmie57

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    Nope. What I typed works.
    Keep in mind that I have the HR24 and RC66x remote.
    What you typed must be new stuff and remote.
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Please make new picture when you look at LNB from a reflector
     
  7. compnurd

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    Not new
     
  8. Tondef

    Tondef New Member

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    4D1A7D4F-0846-4F9D-9805-ADC870D0647D.jpeg Thanks for all the responses! My sister inherited this dish so I don’t know what it was connected to. She doesn’t have any receivers set up so I can’t have her test it via software.

    Here is a photo of the LNB from the opposite angle. I see three ovals. Could this be a 3 SWM?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  9. compnurd

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    Still could be either but that LNB is beat to hell. Fastest way to tell is how many wires does she have coming out of the back there
     
  10. jimmie57

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    If she does not have any hardware, then she does not have an account yet ?
    If she doesn't, the best bet is to call DirecTV and have her sign up for service and they will probably do a full install for nothing.
     
  11. MysteryMan

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    The RC7* remotes have been around for several years. The current GUIDE debuted over a year ago. Hardly new stuff.
     
  12. jimmie57

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    It is new to me because I do not have it.
     
  13. KyL416

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    It's only available on newer equipment like the Hx44 and higher. Jimmie said he only has a HR24 which is not getting the new UI.


    Also that dish is the style where the LNB is easy to remove, just release the latch underneath the arm and slide it out and you can see what type it is. That LNB is heavily dented though, so any installer would replace it if they plan to reuse the existing dish.
     
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  14. P Smith

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    To me the reflector looks OK regardless of its deteriorated color, the LNB ? Well, the rain protective flap is not a concern if main surface with three blisters have no cracks/holes and a perimeter of whole plastic cap holding it well.
     
  15. compnurd

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    The HR44 is 6 plus years old now. Hardly new
     
  16. WestDC

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    From the picture it appears to be a legacy lnb on the dish arm under side pull the lever down. And then pull the lnb towards you if the ln. Has 4 outputs it's none swm. One output makes it a swm.
     
  17. studechip

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    You can't tell a reflector is okay by looking at it. You can tell it's bad, but not if it's good. It could have a slight bend or dent that isn't obvious to the eye that will render it unusable.
     
  18. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    it was my opinion based on the picture, while I'm agree with you - close physical inspection must done to put up final verdict
     
  19. studechip

    studechip Godfather

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    No, replacing the dish is what determines if it usable or not.
     
  20. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    OK, I would correct myself: a physical inspection including check functionality of the dish/LNBF :p
     

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