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Thread: what dish and lnb do i need for a directv self install swm system

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    Default what dish and lnb do i need for a directv self install swm system

    hi,

    i want to do a self install dish and lnb at a second home in the mountain. i will be using either a hr44 genie or a hr24 dvr. will only have 3-4 tv's at most

    i have spent time looking and cant figure out which dish and lnb i should get.

    can someone please help me? doing the install will be easy compared to figuring out what equipment i need.

    thanks

    tom

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    You should get either a SWM3 or SWM5 LNB dish. The 5 is used in more rural areas, the 3 is sufficient for most major metro areas.

    Given that this house is in the mountains, you'll likely need a 5.

    These are a bit tricky to aim. If you have problems after installation, see if you can pay a local DTV person to just aim your already-mounted dish.
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    nearest installer is a long ways aways and wants quite a bit. does the 5lnb use any directv slimline dish?

    any recommendations on installation equipment for aiming?

    thanks

    tom

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    The dish is here:

    https://www.weaknees.com/cart/5-LNB-...ECTV-Dish.html

    For aiming, we really don't have experience with meters, but they cost quite a bit - more than your local guide, I'd bet.
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