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Which dish do I have

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Molerj, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Molerj

    Molerj Cool Member

    Sep 9, 2012
    Trying to setup my slimline with swm-3s lnb for 43943. When I go into dish pointing and select slimline -3 & 72.5 & 95 I get Elev-39 & Tilt 67. If I put in slimline-3S (SWM) I get Elev 35 & tllt 60. How do I know what to set it on?
  2. studechip

    studechip Godfather

    Apr 16, 2012
    The second one is the correct one.
  3. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    While that is the correct type, Dishpointer calls out Elev 39 & Tilt 67
  4. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Yeah, Dishpointer and the on-screen menus don't agree often. I find that somewhere in the middle is usually best.
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    I'm VERY skeptical if you could setup your dish precisely to that mentioned degrees.
    The dish have no such precision marks and you don't have professional measurement tool to set the angles.

    So drop worried, get the numbers as ESTIMATION and do tune your dish by signal values on TV screen.
  6. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    If this a SWM dish and a Power Inserter, doesn't it automatically set the proper dish ?
  7. Molerj

    Molerj Cool Member

    Sep 9, 2012
    Got it figured out. I had to go to slimline-3S (SWM). I set the angles to 35 & 60. Eyeballed the azimuth to copy the oval dish. Went to signal meter and had 50 on a couple transponders on sat 101. Called over my neighbor and fine tuned them the rest of the way. All's good now!:hurah::grin:
  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    It should gray out your choice to change it.
  9. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    The azimuth for a slimline (which is centered on 101) is different than for the oval (Phase III) dish, centered on 110.

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