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Need help with LNB

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Cowboy15, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Cowboy15

    Cowboy15 New Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    If you want to skip story go to bottom and read up.

    Every year my brothers and father head out to west Texas on the 26th of Dec to hunt. We stay till the morning hunt of the 31st and come back. Every year it’s a crapshoot on what bowl game we may or may not get to see when we are at the “bunk” house. (We love our football and this year we decided to bring a satellite system. We’ll set it up and leave it for future hunts. Then we’ll just bring the receiver with us. Last week I jumped on line and found a big slimline dish and stand and bought it. I've set up dishes before and figured I could do it again. The problem is I didn't know the dish didn't come with a lnb. Nor did I know there were so many types and kinds. Can some one tell me if and what kind of lnb I need? I'd like it to be HD type and maybe not have to supply power. Does the LNB decide what “system” you are on? I will have only 1 tv/receiver. I have a HR24-200 HD DVD that we will take back and forth with us. The dish is a SLSPF?? If that’s right. Sorry to be such a rook. I tried reading past threads, It just made me more confused. SWM8 and 16s multi switches, power inserter head spinning. Room turning…..:confused: it seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Any help would be great. Any poking fun is fine to I guess….
  2. studechip

    studechip Godfather

    Apr 16, 2012
    Welcome to dbstalk!

    You want a non swm type lnb. It doesn't use the power inserter. It will have four outputs on it. You only need to connect two of them to the dvr, or just one if you will only be using it as a receiver and don't care about the second tuner.
  3. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    Press the dash button on your receiver that is hooked up now.
    If it says SWM detected, I would get a SL3 SWM LNB and a power inserter.
    When you do this the receiver will automatically pick the dish type and multi switch type so that all you have to do is aim the dish. This also allows you to have 2 tuners with just the one cable.
    When you get back home, all you have to do is reinstall it and plug in the power.

    If you do not have SWM at home then get the non SWM LNB as previously posted.
  4. b52pooh

    b52pooh Cool Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    Southern Oregon
    In addition, if you desire to get HD channels, with the non-SWM lnb, you will also need two b-band converters. Connect them to the satellite in jacks on the receiver. By the way, here is the bowl schedule. Most are on one of the ESPN channels. Only a few will be on local ABC, CBS, or Fox channels.

    College Football Bowl Schedule Time (ET) Channel
    Nevada vs. Arizona (12/15) 1:00PM 206
    Toledo vs. Utah State (12/15) 4:30PM 206
    Brigham Young vs. San Diego State (12/20) 8:00PM 206
    UCF vs. Ball State (12/21) 7:30PM 206
    East Carolina vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (12/22) 12:00PM 206
    Washington vs. Boise State (12/22) 3:30PM 206
    Fresno State vs. Southern Methodist (12/24) 8:00PM 206
    Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan (12/26) 7:30PM 206
    San Jose State vs. Bowling Green (12/27) 3:00PM 206
    Cincinnati vs. Duke (12/27) 6:30PM 206
    Baylor vs. (12/27) 9:45PM 206
    Ohio vs. Louisiana-Monroe (12/28) 2:00PM 206
    Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech (12/28) 5:30PM 206
    Minnesota vs. Texas Tech (12/28) 9:00PM 206
    Rice vs. Air Force (12/29) 11:45AM 206
    West Virginia vs. Syracuse (12/29) 3:15PM 206
    Navy vs. Arizona State (12/29) 4:00PM 209
    Texas vs. Oregon State (12/29) 6:45PM 206
    TCU vs. Michigan State (12/29) 10:15PM 206
    North Carolina State vs. Vanderbilt (12/31) 12:00PM 206
    USC vs. Georgia Tech (12/31) 2:00PM CBS
    Iowa State vs. Tulsa (12/31) 3:30PM 206
    LSU vs. Clemson (12/31) 7:30PM 206
    Mississippi State vs. Northwestern (1/1) 12:00PM 209
    Purdue vs. Oklahoma State (1/1) 12:00PM 208
    Georgia vs. Nebraska (1/1) 1:00PM ABC
    South Carolina vs. Michigan (1/1) 1:00PM 206
    Wisconsin vs. Stanford (1/1) 5:00PM 206
    Northern Illinois vs. Florida State (1/1) 8:30PM 206
    Louisville vs. Florida (1/2) 8:30PM 206
    Oregon vs. Kansas State (1/3) 8:30PM 206
    Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma (1/4) 8:00PM FOX
    Pittsburgh vs. Ole Miss (1/5) 1:00PM 206
    Kent State vs. Arkansas State (1/6) 9:00PM 206
    Notre Dame vs. Alabama (1/7) 8:30PM 206
  5. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005

    Yes, I'd recommend this procedure since its been reported more than once now by others that the DIRECTV receivers and DVRs many times have difficulty switching back and forth from SWiM to legacy (non-SWiM) mode.

    Particularly when in SWiM mode they tend to want to stay there and it can take some effort in constant rebooting to get them into legacy mode.
  6. doctor j

    doctor j Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jun 14, 2006
    Birmingham, Al.
    I have a lot of tailgate experience and agree that trying to keep the same type (SWM or Legacy/Non SWM) home/away system is best.
    Usually no problem going from legacy to SWM but almost always an issue now SWM back to legacy.

    Best way to make the swap SWM back to Legacy is "repeat guided setup" and change Dish Type to 18" round and Multiswitch to Multiswitch (the only other choice besides SWM).
    Reboot, takes 10 minutes or more. When complete, repeat guided setup again and now Change Dish Type to appropriate SL-3 or Sl-5 and Multiswitch to Multiswitch . Will reboot again for 10+ minutes but should be good to go after that.
    BBC needed for legacy (except HR-23 ? maybe) and not for SWM. A pain to remember all the combinations so BACK to original recommendation and KEEP home and away systems the same. One reboot and no guided setup needed then!!

    Doctor j

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