Trying to align Slimline dish to get all 5 sats from DirectTv myself. (1 Viewer)

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steve060562

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I am trying to get all five DirectTv sats with my Slimline dish but can only get 101, 110 and 119. On-screen menu only recognizes oval, 2-lnb and 3-lnb dish when I know I have a 5-lnb hooked up. Receiver unit is a sub but NOT on the correct address... Any suggestions?
 
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jdspencer

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What model receiver are you using?

My guess is that your receiver is not MPEG4 capable, thus it won't recognize the 99 and 103 sats.
 

wob2me

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do u have a b band convert attatched ? i do believe it is necessary for the 103 and 99 sat sigs .
 

jdspencer

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I was keying on the fact that the OP said that there was no choice for the 5LNB dish in setup. Therefore, his receiver isn't capable of MPEG4 reception. So, we need his answer to that question.
 

steve060562

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5-LNB Slimline Dish.

Thanks guys for your feedback. I don't have the receiver in question here to check model number but I will swap it with a newer model and will advise of results. It makes perfect sense as the receiver connected is an older model so you are probably right, it will not recognize a 5-LNB dish (MPEG4) and the newer HD sats. Again thanks for your valuable inputs.
 

jdspencer

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Since the receiver you do have does see 101, 110, and 119 then you shouldn't have a problem with the new receiver. Other than maybe fine tuning of signal strength.
 
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