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SAM 3402 ok for HD?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by machavez00, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Feb 1, 2011 #1 of 13
    machavez00

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    Is the Zinwell SAM 3402 ok to use with the slimline 3? My brother obtained an H24 for my mother to replace her R16. After I swapped them out I ran the sat setup, it said it is not seeing the 99 and only one the the even on 103c. There is a SAM 3402 feeding an R16 in one room and the the other two lines to where the R16 was. I tried in another room that has an SD receiver and it works fine.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2011 #2 of 13
    RobertE

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    No, it won't work. That switch is for a basic 18" dual lnb dish.

    However, the slimline-3 has 4 outputs. So, the switch can be eliminated.
     
  3. Feb 1, 2011 #3 of 13
    machavez00

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    It was feeding two R16's, now one R16 and an H24. there were also two other SD receivers. there's a Bigger multi-switch outside that the dish is connected to. Is there a 3X4 that can handle HD? If not We do have a tech coming out so he will have to run a new cable for the H24. He may as well run a second line to the the guest room so we can use the R16 there!
     
  4. Feb 2, 2011 #4 of 13
    litzdog911

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    There are no 3x4 Multiswitches that can handle HD channels. But with just one R16 and one H24, you don't need any multiswitch. Your dish has four outputs, so it's a good idea to run those additional 2 cables to a convenient location. Then, if you need to add more equipment in the future, you can add a Zinwell WB68 HD-compatible multiswitch.
     
  5. Feb 2, 2011 #5 of 13
    machavez00

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    Thanks. There was two R16's, two D12's, and an HR24 at my mother's house, and there already is the HD compatible multiswitch located below the SL3. (My brother went HD last December, an HR24 from a D12) The 3X4 was feeding the two R16's located in adjacent rooms. This is what he gets for being impatient. I told him part of the install would include relocating the R16 to another room.

    He's trying to avoid the service call and any associated charges for running new lines. As I said, the H24 (was an R16 in living room) and the R16 (bedroom) are in adjacent rooms, being fed from the 3X4 in the R16 room. Is there any way to fix this without having to run another line from the HD multiswitch outside?
     
  6. Feb 2, 2011 #6 of 13
    veryoldschool

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    Change over to a SWiM system, since all the receivers are compatible.
    You have a total of eight tuners which is the max for one SWiM.
     
  7. Feb 2, 2011 #7 of 13
    harsh

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    If there are five receivers why did you tell us that there were only two DVRs in the original post?

    The 3x4 switch was simply stinking everything up and should never have been used.
     
  8. Feb 2, 2011 #8 of 13
    machavez00

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    I know, my bad. I realized this morning that I did not give the complete setup. More bad news, the SD DVRs are R15's, not R16's
     
  9. Feb 2, 2011 #9 of 13
    CCarncross

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    Your screwed....:D

    Looks like its time to do some upgrading.
     
  10. machavez00

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    That would be my brother. I wasn't there when they brought the HR24/SL3. I would have told the installer that future HDTVs were in the works.
     
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    Well, the four lines from the SL3 dish could be connected to a WB68 multiswitch. This switch has three legacy outputs that could be used for the R15.
     
  12. veryoldschool

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    :confused: The WB68 outputs are all "legacy", but this isn't going to solve not having to run more coax.
     
  13. jdspencer

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    True, but I wanted to make sure that all possibilities were covered.
     

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