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Setting Up Receiver for Lakehouse

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by BobGeeX, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. BobGeeX

    BobGeeX Cool Member

    Jun 1, 2007
    I have been gradually upgrading my system with the most recent receiver change-outs being the replacement of a H21 with a H24 and an HR20 with the HR34. With the HR34 change Directv installed a SWM16 in my attic. So, I am getting ready to make a trip to the lakehouse and I usually take one of my H21's with me. I just realized that this H21 is SWM connected and my setup at the lakehouse is old triple LNB dish. A couple of questions: 1) What is going to happen when I hook up the H21 configured for SWM to the triple LNB dish?; and 2) Can I pre-configure the H21 non-SWM configuration by attaching it to a Legacy port on the SWM16? Thanks in advance for all of the great advice on this forum.
  2. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Receivers sometimes are difficult to switch back and forth between legacy and SWM. Yes, you can use one of the legacy ports off your SWM16 to switch it over. Hook it up, go into sat setup and select the type of dish you have at the lake, plus "multiswitch". You may have to do a reset on the receiver.

    When you bring it back, reverse the process. Make sure you know what type of dish you have at home also (3 or 5 LNB).
  3. BobGeeX

    BobGeeX Cool Member

    Jun 1, 2007
    Works as you described. Thanks.
  4. Dale in PA

    Dale in PA Cool Member

    Nov 14, 2007
    I do a similar process when I take one of my receivers from my home (multi room DVR) and use it in my RV. I just do a new setup each time to switch between multi switch and swm. I have never had any issues.

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