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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by gazzie4, Aug 5, 2007.
Good deal. I am glad you got it working again.
You never did tell us what type of satellite dish you have. If you want to be prepared for the new HiDef channels coming next month, you need a 5-LNB dish with a Zinwell WB68 multiswitch. Using an older dish/multiswitch won't work.
His signature says he has a 5 LNB dish.
its a 5lnb with a 6x8 zinwell multiswitch, it has 4 inputs plugged in and 6 outputs plugged in...it is a zinwell sam 6208 switch, directv installer installed it when he put on my 5 lnb, but he made me pay him an extra $50 for it.
You need a WB68. The 6208 I am pretty sure will not work with the new HD channels and the multi-switch is a free upgrade. I would call DIRECTV.
is there a way to find out definitely if the 6208 will work or not. I really don't want to call directv back...
No it will not work. Take a look at these links.
The 6208 will NOT work when D10 comes on-line. You need the the WB68.
As for your bad connection up at the dish, you'll want to do some sort of weatherproofing on it to keep it from happening again. Rubber weather rings or some dielectric grease.
I had planned on fixing the weather issues and putting on new connectors, I will plan on getting the wb68 prior to the turn on date. Thanks for all the help...
Make sure you use compression connectors, not crimp on ones.
Does this mean I have to replace my Spaun 51202?
Yes. You will need a Zinwell WB68 6x8 or Zinwell WB616 6x16 multi-switch to receive the new MPEG4 HD channels.
My understanding is the B-band converters keep DTV from having to change out all the multi-switches.
Just had a new 5 LNB Slimline installed Friday, August 3rd, along with an HR20
and a converter was installed on each line at the receiver.
The multi-switch I have is a Zinwell SAM 6802.
You need to have your multi-switch upgraded to the Zinwell WB68 to receive the new MPEG4 HD channels. The BBC's allow your HR20 to receive lower frequencies that the new MPEG4 HD channels will be on.
Called DTV technical again. They insist the BBC's will up-convert the BB into
the 1650-2150 Mhz usable spectrum.
The question is, do they know what they are talking about?
You can receive 1650-2150 mhz with what you have. That is Ka hi. You need the WB68 for Ka lo which is what the new MPEG4 HD channels will be starting next month. Ka lo is everything below 900 and something or 1000 mhz. I don't remember exactly what it is.
I believe what they are telling me is that they will be up-converting the ka-lo
via the BB's to a usable spectrum, 1650 - 2150 Mhz.
If that is what they are telling you they are wrong.
I'll put my money on you before DTV Technical.
Have you changed out your old switch(s) yet?
I have a WB68 and a SWM8 running in a parallel setup. See my signature and the link at the bottom of it.