Can I identify the age of a Direct TV dish by Barcode (1 Viewer)

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I am trying to determine the age of a Direct TV dish by the barcode? Is this possible.
XES3G1505E3547 is the bar code.

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Zashel

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the only serial numbers that start with an X were either WVB or a WIFI deca. kinda tipsy right now so i cant remember which. leaning to WVB. if i had to guess I'd say old as hell. and the dish has nothing to do with the LNB. they may be installed at the same time, but you can replace the lnb multiple times over on the same odu. case in point, saw one of the original KAKU odu's a while back with 1800 MHZ cable. ended up not working on the system because of some reason or another, but the ODU would accept a RB3 LNB if i decided to put it in.
 

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the only serial numbers that start with an X were either WVB or a WIFI deca. kinda tipsy right now so i cant remember which. leaning to WVB. if i had to guess I'd say old as hell. and the dish has nothing to do with the LNB. they may be installed at the same time, but you can replace the lnb multiple times over on the same odu. case in point, saw one of the original KAKU odu's a while back with 1800 MHZ cable. ended up not working on the system because of some reason or another, but the ODU would accept a RB3 LNB if i decided to put it in.

Wouldn't an "original" Ka/Ku ODU be an old AT-9 with the 110/119 sidecar?

And certainly a Rev. Band 5 (or any other Slimline LNB for that matter) would fit on the AT-9 would it?

Also wouldn't the original Ka/Ku installs need the standard 3 GHz rated RG-6 coax for legacy operation where the highest frequency is 2150 MHz (top of the Ka-hi band block)?

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