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Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 2:36 AM

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Receiver/Dish compatability

I am going to try and set up our camper to DTV for a 3 month trip. I called DTV and they said fine, but you'll have to get your own dish, just take receiver from home.........so will be taking our receiver from home, HR23-700. The dish we're leaving at the house is an SL5, because it's HD-DVR and local channels.  My question is, I know I need a new slimline, but can I use the SL3S4NR2-01 LNB for my receiver?  Or will I have to pick up another SL5? 

 

I contacted a parts store and was told to get:

 a 21 volt power inverter

an SL5 SWM Slimline Dish

a 4 way SWM splitter

a tripod

coax

 

Is this correct?  Thanks for your help....Deets

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13 years ago

it does not matter what LNB you get, as long as you change the receiver to the proper settings on the receiver satellite set up menu.  the above list is correct, but since you are only connecting one receiver, you don't need the 4 way SWM splitter.

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13 years ago

If the receiver is going to be hooked up to an HD TV, then you will have to have atleast 3LNB 18X20 to get the HD picture. You won't be able to get your locals when you travel outside your zipcode. You can request distant network stations that originate from the New york area, but there is alot of paperwork to fill out and they are not free.

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13 years ago

So what is the difference then between the 5LNB I have here at the house with what looks like it has 3 eyes to it, and the 3LNB that has 1 eye to it?

ACE - Sage

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13 years ago

The only difference is that the 3-LNB Slimilne can't receive the 110 and 119ºW satellites.  That's usually no big deal, unless you want the Spanish Package or your local SD channels are beamed from 119ºW.  And the 3-LNB Slimline is a bit easier to align. 

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13 years ago

The SL5 picks up the 110 and 119 satellites and the SL3 does not.

 

SL5, 99, 101, 103, 110, 119

 

SL3, 99, 101, 103

 

Note that the "3LNB 18X20" dish referenced in a prior post is a SD only dish that picks up the 101, 110 and 119.  It was capable of limited HD some time ago, but that has been discontinued quite a while ago.

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13 years ago

So.....it looks okay if I go ahead and purchase my original post listing above?  I'm just a beginner and only want to purchase what's necessary of course.  Am I allowed to post the quote I have for above parts?  And/or ask if you know a reputable purchase site.......or should I just do my own research on purchasing costs?

 

Plan on purchasing soon....then back at you with any hookup questions.

 

Thanks again for all input.  Helps to put a novice at ease. : )

ACE - Sage

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13 years ago

That list of stuff is just fine.  One reputable dealer is http://www.solidsignal.com.   Just be sure to practice your setup at home before hitting the road. 

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13 years ago

Good advise litzdog!  

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13 years ago

Remember, you won't need the splitter.

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13 years ago

dcd - I won't need the splitter because?  How will I hook up the two tv's then?

ACE - Sage

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13 years ago

Each DirecTV Receiver needs its own coax cable from your dish.  No splitters allowed. 

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13 years ago

Gotcha, thanks!

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13 years ago

I am confused now.  the OP posted that he was getting a SL3S LNB, which is a SWM LNB, but only mention one TV.  so what kind of LNB are you getting? 

ACE - Sage

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13 years ago

Good point peds48.  If it's a SWM dish, then a SWM splitter should be ordered.  If not, each Receiver needs its own cable from the dish outputs. 

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13 years ago

Sorry about the confusion.  Original question was that I wondered if I could get by with an SL3 which my son has and gets HD/DVR and local.....but I don't know what his receiver is.  But I have (as posted) the HR23-700.  Sadoun recommended the SL5 SWM and splitter.  Do have 2 tv's in camper.......Our hookup here at home is separate cables per tv in LNB.  Thanks, D


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