04-24-2014 8:44 AM
I am attempting to swap out my non HD dish for an HD dish. The new HD dish is a Slimline 3S. I got the setting numbers from Dishpointer and set the dish accordingly. I changed the setting on the menu page for the new dish as well. After 6 hrs of adjusting and turning the dish I get no numbers on the 101. None. Called DTV and the had me reboot and tried several other dish setups but still nothing. I hooked my old dish back up to make sure it's not a cable problem and it works fine on non HD channels. What else can I try??? Here is my HD box number rid 023183483348 and mdl H20 MFR 100
04-24-2014 8:51 AM
The "Slimline 3S" dish is a Single Wire Multiswitch dish. Do you have a "SWM Power Inserter" for that dish? Also, if you have a B-Band Converter attached to the back of the H20, be sure to remove it.
04-24-2014 8:54 AM
The 3S dish needs a "SWM Power Inserter". Won't work without one.
04-24-2014 10:31 AM
I was responding to dtvuser2013 asking about compatibility with the SWM. WHDVR is whole home dvr service. In your case it is irrelevant. The H20 you have should work well with a SWM system. The power inserters are available from DTV and from various retailers online. Once you have a power inserter you will attach the cable from the dish to "power to swm" and a second coax will go from "signal to ird" to sat in on the receiver.
04-24-2014 11:03 AM
NO, for one receiver a splitter is not needed.
04-25-2014 4:34 AM
Here is the power inserter you need.
http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?mc=02&p=PI-21&d=DIRECTV-PI21-21V-1.5A-Power-Inserter-for-SWimLi... Power Supplies&sku=185463000894
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