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With a Mover's Connection, they will install a NEW slimline dish at the new house; you just take your receivers and remotes with you.

I would recommend 6 lines, just in case you ever need anything else going to the box.

As long as you can get 4 lines from the dish to the SWM, you're good to go. Since the signal from the receivers to the SWM only needs SIGNAL, and not the DC voltage to switch the multiswitch, you should have no distance problems inside any reasonable house. It should work acceptably at least 150-200 feet away.

It would be hard for us to give you advice on where/how to mount the dish on the new house without seeing it. In particular, you'll need to make sure it will be mounted somewhere that Line-Of-Site won't be a problem anytime over the next 20 years or so. You can use www.dishpointer.com to get an idea of the angles. For now, assume you'll need to see from 99 to 119. You can zoom in and put the pointer exactly where the dish would be. Really think about your future landscaping plans.

Assume you need an 8x12" "base" for the mast foot, plus you'll have two support arms to the sides. Using Dishpointer, I'm sure your builder can work with you on placing some solid, supported-from-behind wood that will be a good mounting point. If you can figure out the location in advance, you can have the cables run to that point (be sure they leave an extra 10' or so on the outside of the house, so that you have uninterrupted runs to the dish).

While you do have some flexibility with the SWM-8 switch location, the PI for it needs to be indoors, and preferably not in an attic, where it could overheat. Ideally, you would want power in or near your network box.

Hope that helps.
 

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bb37 said:
Regarding the new dish with the Mover's Connection package, what happens to my old dish? Will they take it down or will I be responsible for doing that?
They won't take it down. You can if you like. Both Dish and DirecTV prefer you leave it up, so that (hopefully) the next owner will see that the house is already wired and be more likely to sign up.
 
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