Reverse Band LNB Question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jclangston, May 11, 2016.

  1. jclangston

    jclangston Cool Member

    Oct 19, 2010
    So I got 4K equipment installed and after having the tech come back and second time I had him replace my SWM 16 switch and old LNB with a reverse band so that I would be ready for any future 4K content. So I'm assuming that he installed a SL3 LNB. Not ever sure if there is a 5 yet? So i receive the Houston local channels, I haven't noticed that I'm missing any channels. I guess in this area I don't need a SL5?
  2. bakers12

    bakers12 ΔS > 0

    May 29, 2007
    Chicago -...
    If I read the LiL chart in this post correctly (click on "TPN_Map_Domestic_160504.xlsx), your hi def local channels should be OK, but a few standard def channels might be missing. Those being 7, 19, 52, 54 and 56. Otherwise, the 119 satellite position, which you won't get, mostly provides foreign language programs and some Sonic Tap music channels.
  3. jclangston

    jclangston Cool Member

    Oct 19, 2010
    Thanks for the chart. Do they make a 5LNB reverse band yet? (Just curious)
  4. lwilli201

    lwilli201 Hall Of Fame

    Dec 22, 2006
    There is the 5D2RB LNB in development but not sure if it is available for purchase at this time.
  5. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    Could you describe or upload a photo of the LNB they installed?

    There is a Reverse Band 5 LNB version, but slow being rolled out. I'm awaiting one myself.

    Also, do you know why those SD local channels on 119W that bakers12 listed earlier are imported into the Houston market from Tyler, TX? Since Houston already has native network affiliates for those channels.

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  6. jclangston

    jclangston Cool Member

    Oct 19, 2010
    I just found a picture of the 5 LNB, I defiantly don't have the 5. Someone over at the other site is testing it and took a picture. Its much longer and has 3 eyes on it, mine is square and only has 1 eye.

    I honestly didn't know I got any of the Tyler channels. I have only ever seen Houston channels, but maybe I just didn't pay attention.

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  7. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    Actually he gets 7, 19, 52, and 56 off 103s as well as 119. The only channel that would require a 5 LNB for him to receive is channel 54 (KECB from Tyler)
  8. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Yes, all of the 3LNB assemblies have a single LNB housing, and the 5LNB assemblies have 3 LNB housings. That's the easiest way by far to tell them apart.

    There is a 5LNB RB in development, but as noted above, I don't think it is available yet, nor do I know when it will be.
  9. KyL416

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    They're neighboring locals that are only available in certain zip codes in Trinity county, the rest of the Houston DMA doesn't get them.
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