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Will the Slimline dish work with older DirecTivos ?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by bench_warmer, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. bench_warmer

    bench_warmer New Member

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    I am currently using 2 DirecTV receivers with Tivo. They are both Hughes models - HDVR2 and SD-DVR80. My current satellite dish is an oval 3 LNB.
    I would like to add an HR22 or HR23 to my existing setup so that I can upgrade to HD. I understand that I will require the Slimline dish to access the HD channels.
    I would also like to continue using my 2 older receivers as well. Is this possible with the Slimline dish?
     
  2. davring

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    Yes. The Slimline is fully backwards compatable.
     
  3. bench_warmer

    bench_warmer New Member

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    Thanks for the quick response.

    I plan on just heading out to Best Buy to pick up the new receiver. Any idea if they sell the Slimline dish as well?
     
  4. pfp

    pfp Whatever

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    Not sure about Best Buy for just a dish. Personally, I like Ebay for the dish itself (NOT receivers)
     
  5. hilmar2k

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    Just don't get the SWiM Slimline.
     
  6. bench_warmer

    bench_warmer New Member

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    I was considering Ebay as well.

    Is it possible to activate the HR22 receiver using the old dish until I receive the Slimline?
     
  7. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    None of the brick & mortar retailers sell the dishes. You'll have to order one from eBay or places like http://www.solidsignal.com.
     
  8. joe diamond

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    You are gonna need a WB 6x8 or some pass through splitters.

    Do the math.

    Count two lines for each DVR and one line for each SD receiver.
    The Slimline has four ports.
    If you exceed eight required lines you cascade the WB 6x8 with the splitters to run two
    WB 6x8s and will have twelve available ports. It goes like that. Or there is a WB 4x16...but I understand that is being dropped. It also requires a power inserter PI.

    The solid signal guys are good at this.....They will ask you about the length of your cable runs.

    Happy trails,

    Joe
     
  9. dtvrillo

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    If anyone is in a 72.5 market they will need to use a 5lnb, or the auto detect will not work to find the 72.5
     
  10. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte Active Member

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    ANY Directv dish will work with ANY Directv receiver.
     
  11. hilmar2k

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    Sure, sort of, as long as you don't count the LNB as part of the dish.
     
  12. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte Active Member

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    Okay, the Slimline with the SWM LNBs will only work with the current receivers.
     
  13. David MacLeod

    David MacLeod New Member

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    not sure if it helps at this point, but I ran R10 of slimline AU9-S dish for a bit. no issues at all.
     
  14. hilmar2k

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    That's better. :D
     
  15. HoTat2

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    Pardon me for asking in case I'm somehow behind the times on the latest legalities here, but how are you legally receiving DirecTV service in Canada?
     

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