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Dish setup

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

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

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Apr 24, 2014 8:51:29 AM
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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.

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.

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Apr 24, 2014 8:53:44 AM
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No converter. Didn't know I needed one. DTV told me I should attach the Bline but I have tried it both ways.

No converter. Didn't know I needed one. DTV told me I should attach the Bline but I have tried it both ways.

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Apr 24, 2014 8:54:02 AM
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No converter. Didn't know I needed one. DTV told me I should attach the Bline but I have tried it both ways.

No converter. Didn't know I needed one. DTV told me I should attach the Bline but I have tried it both ways.

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Apr 24, 2014 8:54:40 AM
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The 3S dish needs a "SWM Power Inserter".   Won't work without one.

The 3S dish needs a "SWM Power Inserter".   Won't work without one.

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Apr 24, 2014 8:56:39 AM
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Do I needed to go thru DTV to get one or can I get it else where? Also where does it attach?

Do I needed to go thru DTV to get one or can I get it else where? Also where does it attach?

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Apr 24, 2014 9:05:03 AM
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Also just read on another post about using a splitter. Do I need one if I'm only running one box?

Also just read on another post about using a splitter. Do I need one if I'm only running one box?

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Apr 24, 2014 9:23:24 AM
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Someone else chime in because I thought h20 were not Swm compatable

Or some where and some were not

Someone else chime in because I thought h20 were not Swm compatable

Or some where and some were not

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Apr 24, 2014 9:38:28 AM
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H20's re SWM compatible but may not be WHDVR compatible.

H20's re SWM compatible but may not be WHDVR compatible.

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Apr 24, 2014 9:42:28 AM
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Don't know what that is but sounds like a DVR...? If so I don't have one.

Don't know what that is but sounds like a DVR...? If so I don't have one.

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Apr 24, 2014 10:31:13 AM
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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.

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.

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Ok. Thanks to everyone for the help. What about the splitter? Do I still need one for just one box?

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Ok. Thanks to everyone for the help. What about the splitter? Do I still need one for just one box?

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NO, for one receiver  a splitter is not needed.

NO, for one receiver  a splitter is not needed.

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Thanks again!

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Apr 25, 2014 4:34:59 AM
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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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Thanks!

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A side note.  The H20-100 is near to being obsolete.  Are you sure it's operational?

A side note.  The H20-100 is near to being obsolete.  Are you sure it's operational?

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Yes. I have been using it with a non HD dish for several years.

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Yes. I have been using it with a non HD dish for several years.

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When you get the power inserter in place, redo the satellite setup and first thing go to dish type and assure it's set to SWM, then set dish model to SL3.  Then you should peak the signal on the 101 satellite, then move to the 99c or 103b and peak those.

When you get the power inserter in place, redo the satellite setup and first thing go to dish type and assure it's set to SWM, then set dish model to SL3.  Then you should peak the signal on the 101 satellite, then move to the 99c or 103b and peak those.

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Great. Thanks again.

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