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I use to be a DirecTV customer and still have the 3 LNB HD dish on my roof. Since the storm our cable is out and I want to use my brothers receiver for a few days. I can't get receiver to work. I think dish might be damaged. Not sure, please look at attached picture. Also, I have 4 RG6 cable going in to a 6 X 8 multiswitch, but I think they got mixed up. How do I figure which cable goes where? Thanks for the help. Anyone?
 

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That's an old AT9 "sidecar" HD dish. It should still work for receiving all of the necessary sateliltes. That dish has four coax outputs, so if you're only connecting one Receiver/DVR, just forget about the multiswitch and connect any dish output directly to your Receiver.

What model DirecTV Receiver do you have?
 

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It looks like one part of the LNB may be be broken, in that picture.
 

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It doesn't matter how the four lines from the dish are connected to the 6x8 multiswitch.
But as mentioned, if only using one receiver you can eliminate the 6x8 from the system.

And it does look like the cover over the 99/101/103 LNB is broken.
Time to upgrade to the SL5 or SL3 slimline dish.
 

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very important that you tell us your receiver model number. if you are using an H25 HD receiver, this is all a moot point because the H25 is only a SWM only receiver.

another thing is that the "side-car" dish is very old and could be out of alignment
 

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if your dish is aligned properly, it should work. but you must remover the BSF filter. you can choose either Slimline 5 or 18x20 as your dish type and "multiswitch" as your switch type. since this receiver came from a SWM system, you MUST change the switch type FIRST, then change your dish type. this is very important.
 

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Is it legit for OP to use his brother's receiver when the OP is not a DirecTV subscriber?
 

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jeffbass said:
It is a D-12-100 receiver with a band filter connected. If this will receiver works, what dish selection should I select?
Thanks for all your input.
You only need the 101 satellite for now with the D12.
Try it with the dish set to 18" round.

If that does not work you have to choose the slimline 5 and multiswitch in the list of choices.
 

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"jahgreen" said:
Is it legit for OP to use his brother's receiver when the OP is not a DirecTV subscriber?
Is it legit? No.

Is it reasonable? Yes. People need to get their information in the aftermath of this terrible storm.
 

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carl6 said:
No. It is also not legitimate to use someone elses receiver at your location even if you are a subscriber.
It isn't? I thought it was legit for a subscriber to put a receiver wherever he wanted. An extention of his home, a vacation home, an RV, or his brother's house. Don't some people have receiver's for that purpose? Just asking.
 

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Under the TOS service is to be only at the address listed on the account. Now taking a receiver with you on vacation is generally accepted as long as no one is at home using the service at the same time. Loaning someone a receiver while his cable is out is absolutely 100% against the TOS.
 
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