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Old 03-21-2012, 06:40 PM   #1
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direct tv setups

i have direct tv at home and want to use it with my RV. i was was planing to use the receiver from the bedroom in the RV. a HR24. i have a tripod and a round 18'' inch dish and have tried to get signal with this setup with no luck. my home setup has the swm setup with slimline dish.

will this combo work?
if not what do i need to make it work? a slimline dish?
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:45 PM   #2
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assuming you have have the azimuth and skew set right for your area
and the unit is LEVEL you should be able to point you dish with a compass or a smart phone with a compass app .

I believe I have to point mine at 118 so I set my phone level on the ground and point it at 118 then I mirror the satellite and have signal with 20 seconds.


do you at least get the setup page on your tv ?
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:38 PM   #3
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I believe if your home system is SWM (single coax from the dish), you will have to reset your sat setup to "multiswitch" in order to use the 18" dish.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:27 PM   #4
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You may have to set up the receiver for the 18" dish instead of the slimline setup as it is now.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:34 PM   #5
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Oh yeah I almost forgot why I DON'T have direct tv.
Dish way more less complicated !
He he that's funny"way more less"
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:43 PM   #6
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I have the same problem. Do I need to hook up all 4 wires at the LBN to a splitter? If I hook up to my home dish everything works fine. Any help out their?
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:19 PM   #7
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As said above, I think you have to reset your receiver to "18 round dish" and "multiswitch" from when using the small portable dish. Then switch back again to "swm" and "slimline" house setup when connected to the house dish.
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If you are using the 18" non hi def dish I think you also have to remove the filters (small black rectangular) from the line.

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i have set up my own directv system since i start subscribing in 1999, with the exception of the latest hi def, so it really isn' that hard. Dish just doesn't have some of the channels I like.
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If you are using the 18" non hi def dish I think you also have to remove the filters (small black rectangular) from the line.
Good Point!
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:20 PM   #10
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I was on the phone with the Direct TV tech reps today aling with their satellite referrals. I was told you need a Standard definition receiver in order to use the simple 18 inch dish. Receiver model numbers should be either a D11, D12 or D13.

I wanted to use my H25-100 receiver from home as well, but I just don't think the eqpt is compatible. I'm going to have to either exchange/return or purchase a compatible Standard def receiver.

You can only get Std def with the 18 in dish.
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