worlddirect installation

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  1. BillSatInstaller

    BillSatInstaller New Member

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    What mulutiswitch and Lnb will the installer use for worlddirect services. The dish is already on my roof from previous install with many years of use. But cancelled worlddirect service to try streaming service for international channels. Now want to start international service again with directv(cheaper). Their was a SWM16 installed but it malfuctioned and was removed by a Directv contractor two years. SWM16 replaced with a SWMRBLNB single wire Lnb on slimline dish. My current system includes a new HR54 Genie DVR (HR44 DVR died), HR24 DVR, old C41 plus new C61 client.
     
  2. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

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    Good news! Since that time, all of the channels, including all international channels can be received with a "normal" 3 LNB dish. If you still have a 5LNB up, that is fine, but not necessary anymore. Every channel basically is on 99/101/103. No more international dish for the location at 95. Scroll up to the 2000s, you'll see all the international channels there (most are not tuneable except the mis-identified CGTN Doc, Arirang, and NHKWorld.)
     
  3. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    Yep as ejbvt says your current setup can receive all World Direct channels. You will be able to subscribe without an installer visit, just a phone call or maybe not even that if you can add those packages via the web site.
     
  4. LTYRS

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    I also have a World Direct dish that I have not used in a while, so today I went to reconfigure my setup to the SLR3 setting and it shows an error on both tuners on satellite position 95, the box is red and X out, I continued with the setup just the same and everything seem to be fine.
    Is satellite position 95 not in use or I have a problem somewhere?
    P.S. I did not touch any hardware.
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Yes, DTV made move the channels to 3sat cluster 99/101/103 last years
     
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  6. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    Yes the satellite at 95W is no longer broadcasting any Directv stuff, that's why it shows up with errors. You can ignore it, and at some future date you won't have even have the "+international" option in the satellite setup (kind of surprised it hasn't been removed already)
     
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  7. LTYRS

    LTYRS Member

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    Thank you!
     
  8. LTYRS

    LTYRS Member

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    Thank you!
     
  9. Claude A Greiner

    Claude A Greiner DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    I know they moved the international to 99/103 but didn’t they put them on reverse band?

    Which requires a reverse band LNB?


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  10. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Reverse band is not currently used for anything other than engineering slates.
     
  11. compnurd

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    Nothing is on reverse band
     
  12. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    It could be used any day, good reading for catch that - Gary Toma's weekly Transponder map.
     

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