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R15/R16/Dish/LNB question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by aubie71, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. aubie71

    aubie71 Cool Member

    May 4, 2010
    Recently had a whole house upgrade with all new equipment. 2 HR24, 2 D12 and the wireless router thing.

    Also had an old r15 and was given an r16 to replace it. This is a floater that may be moved from patio to bedroom to sewing room, etc, and normally used with an old crt tv.

    Occasionally used the r15 in the motor home with a single lnb 18" round dish.

    Tried the r16 recently in the rv and didn't get a signal.

    Does this just require some kind of reset, new lnb, different dish, or just won't work away from my current system? TIA
  2. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    The R16 might still be in SWiM mode. Try re-running the satellite setup and select "multi-switch" for the LNB setting in its drop-down box when using in the RV.

    When returning it to your home install, it should auto-detect SWM on boot-up.
  3. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Agree. Your new setup is SWM and the R16 would be in SWM mode to work in your house. To use it with a non-SWM dish (in your RV) you need to go back through Sat setup. Sometimes it can be a bit of a PITA to get a receiver to switch between modes.

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