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Slimeline 5 install question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by ClayKY, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. ClayKY

    ClayKY Mentor

    Jan 30, 2003
    Hi guys, I'm about to dive into the HD realm and install the Slimline. My question is, being I only have one TV, is any kind of multiswitch needed or do I just run the cable directly to the power inserter in the living room?
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    If you only have one TV, I'm not sure why you'd use a SWiM [which needs the PI].
    If you have a DVR, it would take two coax from a non SWiM LNB.
  3. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

    Aug 26, 2009
    Correct. No multiswitch is needed if unless you're using more than 4 tuners (in a conventional system).
    In a SWiM system, no splitter is needed either. But you do need your power inserter in-line.

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