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golfingomez

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Hey guys, trying to set up my directv service that i have at my apt at my tailgate for this saturday...

I currently have a pretty new receiver and the complex uses a 'Slimline-5' receiver... we get hd channels and all that crap.

my question is, if i have a basic 18' dish can i set that up at the tailgate and just get SD channels? and if so... how come the receiver cannot recognize the dish?

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The 18" dish should work fine with the hd receiver/dvr, but you must go into the menu and change the satellite type to 18" round. Make sure to change it back when you reinstall it in your apartment.
 

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It sounds like it's an MDU receiver, it's possible it's a new H25 and what's on the roof is really a SWM5 and if that's the case the 18' won't work but any other receiver will. Try changing satellite settings to an 18' and switch to multiswitch. Hope this helps!
 

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I forgot about the H25 models. They only work with a Slimline dish.
 

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raoul5788 said:
I forgot about the H25 models. They only work with a Slimline dish.

Yup, but I'm wondering though because it's not saying 771a saying it's got a problem communicating with the dish so I'm wondering if he don't have another issue.
 

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It would help if we knew which recvr he's dealing with as well.

He mentioned Tailgating, and then the Complex ?

He'd be better off setting up a dish on a tripod and know for sure that he can communicate with the dish.

Make sure, as others have mentioned, that you go thru the "Repeat Sat Set Up" menu.
 

golfingomez

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yes... I'm getting a 771a error...

what happens is, that my apt complex offers dtv as their tcv service... so i bought my own dish/tripod/etc to take out to games(the dish is just the basic 18' directv model)

the apt complex has the SWM 5 i believe...

i tried to re-set the satellite on repeat installation, but it seems like the receiver isn't recognizing teh satellite... and i doing something wrong?



also, the receiver model is an H24-700
 

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yes... I'm getting a 771a error...

what happens is, that my apt complex offers dtv as their tcv service... so i bought my own dish/tripod/etc to take out to games(the dish is just the basic 18' directv model)

the apt complex has the SWM 5 i believe...

i tried to re-set the satellite on repeat installation, but it seems like the receiver isn't recognizing teh satellite... and i doing something wrong?



also, the receiver model is an H24-700

Assuming that the mast is plumb and the skew setting is at least close to correct, I suspect your azimuth is off. Finding the signal can be tricky. Patience is the key!
 

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With it NOT being a SWM LNB on an 18 dish you new to change it yourself from SWM to round 18 and change the switch type to multiswitch (even if you don't have a multiswitch in the system)
 

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It's important when you go through satellite setup (when you are connected to the 18in dish) to select "multiswitch" FIRST and then the 18in dish will be available as a dish type selection.
 
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