What else is needed?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by LakersFan, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. LakersFan

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    I recently moved and after calling directv to have them set me up in my new home, I found out I’ll need to recommit (thus my current discounts will expire and I’ll be stuck at full price). I’ve set up directv in my RV a long time ago and feel confident in getting it up and running. The question I have is which multisplitter do I need? I have a single line coming out of the existing dish that’s on the roof, green SWM. Doesn’t look too old. I do have the SWM green 12V AC adapter as well. I’d like the ability to go up to 6 receivers.

    Is there anything else besides the splitter that you can think of? Thank you!

    edit - receiver is an HR54...
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2020
  2. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    What are all your receivers you will be using. Do all the other coax in the house go to one central
    Location? If so an 8 way green label splitter will be the only splitter you will need... but need more details to be sure.
     
  3. LakersFan

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    I have an HR54, 2 HR24’s and 1 C41. And yes, all coax goes to one central location. I did some reading and I think I will be doing option 2 of Solid Signals White Paper (pg 15). Sound okay?
     
  4. doctor j

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    You need to know what your LNB is.
    You have 9 tuners now so an older SWM LNB will run out at 8.

    A newer SWM_RB LNB will give you at least 13 (if not more) so 2 additional HR24's could be added without issue

    Doctor j
     
  5. LakersFan

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    I have the gen-3 version of the SLIMLINE-3 LNB.
     
  6. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    If it’s not the RBLNB then you need to get it.

    And you will need just one 4 way green label splitter.

    And do use a separate power inserted for the dish and not the built in one from the hr54.
     
  7. LakersFan

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    Thanks Inkahauts. I’ve been busy on other projects, but I’ll take your advise and get that stuff. Appreciate the help.

    Go Lakers!
     
  8. DirectMan

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    You may need to notify ATT about your new billing address at least to prevent any mail going to your old address. It is not a lot of mail they send perhaps one or two letters a year. I don't know if changing the billing address will create problems in the ATT system as compared with changing the service address.

    Update: I just checked my account on the ATT billing system and it looks pretty easy to change the billing address online. Changing service address is another story. It says please call.
     
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