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I am trying to get my newer H25-100 sat receiver box to work with the old 18"Phase 1 satellite dish. I realize this is a SD type dish and I will never have HD with it, which isn't a problem. I am wanting to use it on the weekends in my camp.
I have read that I can either buy the new dish, which I don't want to, or I have been told I can convert my 18in dish to SWM by getting an SWM8 multiswitch and associated power inserter.
If this is true, would this be everything that I would need to do this? Thanks =):sure:
 

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The price of the SWM8+power inserter+splitter will probably be as much as the dish/lnb combo. And you still wouldnt get any HD. Personally, I would either get a SWM dish, or trade the receiver for an H24 or lower that will work with your current dish.
 
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Thanks for the quick reply. Having to mount a new dish would require me hiring someone to get on my roof, and would be a pain.
I am still under my 2 year contract with them, would I be able to trade? Also, I am only using 2 boxes at home, do you think ordering and subscribing to a 3rd box would be an option?
 
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I am unable to post links until after making 5 posts to this forum, I have found something I would like opinions on, but in the meantime, if anyone could point me in the right direction with a link to everything, minus a new dish, that I would need, would be so grateful =)
 

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First, where did you get an H25? If you bought it online, you should be able to return it if you havent authorized it yet...and get an H24 which will work with your current dish. If you bought it from elsewhere, its probably leased, and they wont turn it on for you anyway.
 

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Directv customer 19879919 said:
I am unable to post links until after making 5 posts to this forum, I have found something I would like opinions on, but in the meantime, if anyone could point me in the right direction with a link to everything, minus a new dish, that I would need, would be so grateful =)
http://www.amazon.com/DIRECTV-SWM8-DirecTV-Multiswitch/dp/B001FG73YO

You need all 3 items marked it the "get all three box below the main item". You may also need a bandstop filter for each of your other boxes.
 

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Directv customer 19879919 said:
The H25 came with the HR24 when the sat guy came and did my home install, I ordered it thru directv website about a year ago.
A sat guy installed an HR24 at your house without installing an HD dish? If that is the case, call DirecTv and tell then your HD isnt working, and they will come install the right dish.
 

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Yea, you would need that, and a green label splitter to split the output of the SWM multiswitch to the H25 and HR24. Any other non-HD boxes could hook into the 3 legacy ports.
 

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Directv customer 19879919 said:
The H25 came with the HR24 when the sat guy came and did my home install, I ordered it thru directv website about a year ago.
Did D* install the receivers on your SD dish, or are you just trying to use an SD dish for camping (and have the receivers correctly on an HD dish?)
 

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OK. Well, that should work doing what you want to do, just a little pricey considering you still wont get any HD. Of course, in the woods, I wouldnt probably care myself. Id be outside with my camera hiking.
 
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Love to hike, fish, swim, build a nice campfire...wish I was there now :)
Really appreciate all the help you have given this evening-I have spent hours looking in other forums online, and couldn't believe all the info I found at this one, so impressed I created an account here and had answers that I had not been able to find anywhere. I intend to keep this account because of all the info and latest news and such helpful people, such as yourself.
If you don't mind me asking one more question, at least I hope it's my last one, lol. You said I needed something with a green label? I am not sure what that is-would you mind finding me a link for such a device?
Again, thanks for all your help, and hope you get to go on that hike soon. :goodjob:
 

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Directv customer 19879919 said:
Love to hike, fish, swim, build a nice campfire...wish I was there now :)
Really appreciate all the help you have given this evening-I have spent hours looking in other forums online, and couldn't believe all the info I found at this one, so impressed I created an account here and had answers that I had not been able to find anywhere. I intend to keep this account because of all the info and latest news and such helpful people, such as yourself.
If you don't mind me asking one more question, at least I hope it's my last one, lol. You said I needed something with a green label? I am not sure what that is-would you mind finding me a link for such a device?
Again, thanks for all your help, and hope you get to go on that hike soon. :goodjob:
That just refers to the color of the label that is on the splitter and the SWM8 unit. Basically, if it has a green label or a green dot sticker on it, it is compatible with DECA (for MRV). If you are just setting up this one receiver at the camp, then this is not as important, but I think most people would recommend it still. You would actually be pretty hard-pressed to find a splitter or SWM unit that is not green label nowadays.

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And remember of course that depending on where your cabin is located, you may not be able to receive your local channels there. As local channels for the most part are on spotbeams, and your cabin maybe outside the spotbeam's much smaller (compared to CONUS for nationals) satellite footprint.
 

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Instead of fiddling around with your H25, why don't you just purchase (used) an old compatible SD receiver and add it to your account (for $6/mo) and take it up to camp? I'm sure those brainy CSR's would have no clue that it wouldn't work with your SWM dish and would cheerfully add it to your account.

Irregardless if you transport your H25 to camp or do the above you are in violation of the Terms of Service since all receivers on an account are supposed to be at the same address.
 
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