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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by compnurd, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. compnurd

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    I am looking to swap out my LNB from a SWM5 to a SWM3. This is due to a failing SWM5.

    I know my HD Locals come from 99 but I have 2 SD Recievers. will the SWM 3 Work?
     
  2. Doug Brott

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    Should be fine.
     
  3. matt

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    Going from a SWM5 to SWM3 only makes you lose sight of the 110 and 119 birds. Everything else is the same, just make sure to run satellite setup on all the boxes and change them to 3 LNB.
     
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    Ok Thanks. I was worried about locals on the D-12's but it appears they come from 101
     
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    It appears to be one of the Green Label ones. I dont have DECA so would this make a difference?
     
  7. sigma1914

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    They're fine...now you're ready if you go DECA.
     
  8. Barry in Conyers

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    None of my locals (Atlanta) are on the 119 list, but I don't think I have ever seen anything explaining which locals are on which satellite. Is there a method to the madness?
     
  9. compnurd

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    Can anyone verify if this Model has the Built in 8 Port Multiswitch SL3S4R2-01
     
  10. Doug Brott

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    This page seems to have a good list. Basically all national SD&HD are on 99/101/103 (very few exceptions), most big-city SD locals are on 101 (big-city ~Top 50-60+ markets give or take), All HD locals on 99/103 (I think) and some small-city SD locals on 119.

    So generally, unless you have a small-city SD local, you are probably OK without 119 meaning an SL3 will work. If you're in a large city DMA you almost certainly have nothing to worry about. Also if you're all HD anyway, 119 may not matter.
     
  11. sigma1914

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    :confused: That's a standard SWM LNB...not a 8 port switch. You'll need a splitter and PI.
     
  12. Barry in Conyers

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    Doug,

    Makes sense; thanks for the explanation.
     
  13. compnurd

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    I have the PI and Splitter already. just wanted to make sure it was a SWM LNB and not a SL3 Basically
     

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