Need a suggestion on NEW Dish setup

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Rickt1962, Sep 15, 2021 at 1:22 PM.

  1. Rickt1962

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    I have 2 Direct TV receivers HR21-700 Dual inputs using a single cable coming from a Slim 5 with a 16 channel SWin with 2 MSPLIT8R1-01 with powered SWim SWM8/SWM 16 Module

    The outside Dish has 4 coaxial cables coming in.

    Moving the Dish to a new location and wanting to change the LNB to a Single cable coming in that will support HR21-700
    Looking at
    DIRECTV 5 LNB with 1 SWM Output 99,101,103,110,119
    or
    DIRECTV SL3-SWM SlimLine Single Wire Ka/Ku Triple LNB With Built-In Multiswitch

    or
    DIRECTV 21-Tuner SWM LNB for Slimline Dishes (3D2LNB)

    Which one would work for my setup ? any suggestions ?



     

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  2. harsh

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    Unless you're in one of the 19 +/- Nielsen markets that is served SD locals from 119W, either of the SL3 LNBs should be fine. I honestly don't think reverse band is worth chasing after but YMMV.
     
  3. WestDC

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    IF you don't have 4K service then you don't really need a Reverse band LNB --if you plan on using whole home you will need D*TV Deca's added to each receiver as well --if not then you don't need them. One sure way to find out is replace your 5lnb with a 3 lnb and see if you lose any channels --if so then order a 5 LNB later
     
  4. Rickt1962

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  5. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    The MSPLIT8R1-01 is going to give you half the signal headroom of a 4-way. They're cheap enough (<$7) that I would recommend getting the appropriate splitter rather than sacrificing all that signal and putting caps the five unused ports.
     
  6. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Obviously someone with two HR21s isn't getting 4K service.

    There's nothing subscriber-wise on reverse band so it is not currently useful even if the TS upgraded to a HR54 or HS17/C61K combo. There appears to be quite a bit of unused Ka capacity on 103C so I'm thinking that they probably won't need to visit RB until a lot more UHDTV1 programming becomes available.
     
  7. Rickt1962

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    LOL A very OLD friend of mine almost got suckered into 4K TV in Best Buys almost 8 years ago ! I told him NO ONE is broadcasting in 4K with very limited 4K DVD to play which he would need a new disk player. Fast forward we still have a very LIMITED live 4K broadcasting and 4K is now streaming.
     
  8. Rickt1962

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    So a new
    DIRECTV SL3-SWM SlimLine Single Wire Ka/Ku Triple LNB With Built-In Multiswitch with a new
    DirecTv MSPLIT4R1-03 Approved WNC 4-Way Wide Band SWM Splitter.

    So a single cable is all I need to each receiver , like I have now. And also is Deca required ? I hope not ! Pretty sure I tossed them years ago.
     
  9. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    if you want hem to be connected to the internet --you will need a Broad band DECA connected to the swim splitter and cat 5 cable your Switch or router.
     
  10. Rickt1962

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    OH no LOL No internet BIg Brother is not going to monitor what I am watching LOL !
     
  11. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    You need to "read" your DIRECTV "Customer Agreement". It states "We collect information about you and how you're using our Products or Services along with information about your devices and equipment. This may include performance information, along with web browsing, location and TV viewing information".
     
  12. Rickt1962

    Rickt1962 Legend

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    And what part of that do I WANT ? None
     
  13. compnurd

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    But you have it all
     
  14. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I wouldn't post such misguided phrase.
    No UHD on RB and most likely never will be there.
    Time to let it go!
     
  15. slice1900

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    The reverse band LNB is the standard for ALL Directv installs and has been for several years. There's no reason not to install one, whether or not you will ever use 4K or whether or not Directv ever makes use of reverse band.

    It isn't like you save money buying a non reverse band LNB when you can buy 3D2RB LNBs on eBay for under $20! I mean maybe you can find a non reverse band LNB for a couple dollars less somewhere, but people who can afford $100+ a month for Directv don't need to scrape underneath their couch cushions for two bucks.
     
  16. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Agree...it's just a tech geek inside :shrug:
     

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