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Mon, Nov 1, 2021 12:04 PM

king vq4100 with r16/500 receiver

Hi,

Recently purchased a King vq4100 portable dish for our RV. Does anyone know if this is compatible or what would i need to make it compatible with our r16/500 dvr? thanks.

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litzdog911

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3 m ago

Sure. But only for SD channels. And not for much longer. DirecTV is gradually phasing out SD channels and upgrading older equipment (but not portable dishes). 

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Juniper

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3 m ago

That King was an expensive purchase for short term. DirecTV is shutting down the MPEG-2/SD-only feeds. Some are already affected. That dish and R16 are about to be bricks.

DirecTV has a complimentary MPEG swap program, but only intended for the home setup. Should cover the R16 itself, but not your 2nd dish.

Going forward you need a slimline SWM dish that you put on a tripod/sled mount, or the Winegard Trav'ler.

If you have any R22s, then those would be ok. They are a MPEG-4/HD capable box in hiding. Just needs at least one H or HR model to be compatible on the setup to have their full functionality active. Naturally one could not have a setup that is only R22 models.

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3 m ago

Thanks for the reply! I only have SD anyways so sounds like I am good for the time being. Much appreciated!

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2 m ago

got it. i purchased the dish used for 160 bucks so my investment is much smaller than if i wouldve purchased new. I have a slimline dish in the garage waiting, but will have to trade up from the r16. thanks for the advice!

Juniper

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2 m ago

Glad the investment wasn't too bad.

As a caution. the standard swap is Genie with Mini Genie Clients. The Clients cannot work without the may box as they are not receivers, which means not RV friendly. However the regular Genie line does support regular receivers (H, HR, and of course special R22). So if you have any of those models (except H20) then you should be ok. Just avoid the Genie-2 (HS17) as that only allows Clients.


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