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I have a two dvr legacy system now. Dish is slimline 3lnb, I guess. It is in the only location that will receive all sat. signals, ~200' from house. The two new receivers will be hr34 and hr24, maybe hr21 if the installer doesn't have the hr24. Run from outside of house to hr34 will be ~60', run to hr24 ~25'.
Two Dual Flooded rg6 with ground cable now running from dish to house.

Dtv has been out 4 times and said they can't do install, swm length too long. Signal strength on dtivo showing 89/90, on my hr200 showing most in low 90's some in mid to high 80's, with a couple lower. Never get dropped signal, even in rain now. I picked up two ct-sla amps from weeknees and dtv sent me a am21 atsc tuner for my off air channels.

Question is, swim8 or swim lnb, which will work with this install. I seem to need to Lead the installers in the right direction, they didn't even know there were amps available.

Any suggestions are welcome. Installer due any time today. Wondering just what to make sure he has/should do.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Dan
 

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drh said:
Question is, swim8 or swim lnb, which will work with this install. I seem to need to Lead the installers in the right direction, they didn't even know there were amps available.
The SWM8 may be the better choice, but as I understand it, DIRECTV typically doesn't install them.

The limitations (and physics in general) aren't on your side.
 

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"harsh" said:
The SWM8 may be the better choice, but as I understand it, DIRECTV typically doesn't install them.

The limitations (and physics in general) aren't on your side.
If using the swm8, should it be mounted at the dish or at the house?
 

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is the dual RG6 solid copper core? or the cheaper copper clad steel?
 

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PokerJoker said:
I hope your RG6 is solid copper, not the usual cheap steel-core.

Also use the PI-29 power inserter (if you change to a SWM LNB) instead of the PI-21. That way more voltage gets to the LNB.

Keith
Used pi-29, didn't need amps. Only problem is whole house not talking to each other. Hr34 and hr23. Tried Hr23 with deca and without, no talkie yet.....

Tech still working on problem. Any ideas?
 

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drh said:
Used pi-29, didn't need amps. Only problem is whole house not talking to each other. Hr34 and hr23. Tried Hr23 with deca and without, no talkie yet.....

Tech still working on problem. Any ideas?
Replaced bad deca, all seems fine now.
 
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