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what do I need to buy?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by chown, Feb 17, 2006.

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  1. chown

    chown New Member

    Feb 17, 2006
    My curent setup is a dual LNB antenna feeding a standard receiver and an R10 DirecTiVo.

    The installer that came out to give me the R10 put in what he called a 2x3 splitter. I didn't think to visually look at it to see what it really is.

    I just called the customer retention number and got the woman to give me an additional $150 credit if I buy a HR10-250. She said I could buy one from a store and would qualify for the credit and the $200 standard rebate since I wanted to install it myself.

    My plan is to retire the old receiver and end up with 2 DirecTiVo units.

    Looking at BestBuy's web site, it looks like there is no antenna included with the HR10-250 package. I'm just trying to figure out what all I'd have to buy in order to get it to work.

    Will I need a triple LNB antenna and an additional splitter to provide the 4 inputs to my 2 DirecTiVo units?

    BTW, I already have an antenna in my attic that provides a beautiful signal for HD reception.
  2. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    You would need the Tripple LNB (or the 5LNB) dish in order to access any of the High Definition Content on DirecTV.

    You can then use the OTA antenna to get the "networks" in High Def.

    You would then need a 4x8 multiswitch, so you could continue using your other DirecTivo units.
  3. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    If you want any HD content from D*, then you have to update to at least teh Phase III tripled LNB. Then if you want, you can add your OTA feed to all cable runs but you would need to use a 5x8 multi-switch, it has input for the 4 feeds from a Phase III, and an input for the OTA, the you can un-diplex it at each location you want to use the OTA feed at....you currently most likely have a 2x4 switch, with one output unused, although I'm sure someone makes a 2x3, I have never seen one in use anywhere....
  4. Wolffpack

    Wolffpack Banned User

    Jul 29, 2003
    Can you get this directly from DTV? As stated above you need a different dish and would also need a multiswitch (probably 4x8). If you get the HR10-250 from DTV they may throw in the new dish and free install. Otherwise if you buy it locally you'll also need to buy the new dish and a multiswitch, maybe $200 or so, and do the install yourself.
  5. chown

    chown New Member

    Feb 17, 2006
    I ended up buying directly from DirecTV. I had to pay the $99 installation fee, but I got a triple LNB dish and a 4 x 8 switch out of it.

    They also threw in some free programming for good measure. I think it's the Showtime package for 3 months.
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