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CZsteve 03-05-2007 08:51 PM

New 5lnb replacing older dish ?
 
I'm going to be upgrading from our existing sd DirecTV plan to HD w/ the 5lnb & the HR20-700.

Will I be able to use the existing mount for the newer 5lnb dish (I assume it'll be a slimline).

Here's the existing setup w/ a 1 5/8" post:
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...f/ea6c3e1d.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...1/ea6c3de9.jpg

I understand the 5lnb uses a 2" post.
Will this adaptor be adequate? The existing mount is pretty stable.
http://www.solidsignal.com/prod_disp...p?PROD=SKY1101

DJDunn6 03-05-2007 08:56 PM

I got mine done today they kept on the existing mount but added a double brace behind it to reinforce, all went well.

CZsteve 03-05-2007 09:07 PM

DJ

Did you have to use/supply an adaptor in order to go from 1 5/8's to 2"?

Is it possible to use the 2" post w/ new dish on the old mounting plate?

Just trying to be pro-active.
Thanks.

HondoHDTV 03-05-2007 09:16 PM

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the new dish (especially the AT9) is bigger, more wind load and more easily knocked out of whack by the wind.

the single and triple LNB dish mounted on the 1-5/8 OD J Bracket or Pipe, if you had it ground mounted.

The NEW 5 LNB Slimline mounts on a 2 inch OD J Bracket or in my case a 2 inch OD pipe that I sleeved with 2 inch ID PVC electrical conduit. I didn't want to see a rusty pipe.

Here's a pic.

DJDunn6 03-05-2007 09:25 PM

I did not look that closely to see if it was an adapter or not it looked like the ring had a clamp like feature that could adjust to either size. Either way no I did not have to supply it the installer had everything with him.

westernamerica 03-06-2007 03:29 PM

Very nice, neat looking install..............

CZsteve 03-06-2007 08:31 PM

How many coax cables are there that are coming off the dish into the residence?

Hondo - looks like you have 4-5 cables.
My existing dish is just the two cables.

There are only two cables that will be run from the dish to the HR20-700, correct? (I know about a third for the OTA)

The HR20 will be on an interior wall where I currently have two cables coming from the existing dish.

Anything I need to do to be pro-active?

DJDunn6 03-06-2007 09:28 PM

I personally have 4 lines coming to my zinwell 6x8, I use 8 lines in my home 1 for Media Center PC,1 in kids playroom and 3 DVRS (basement,family room and bedroom). I get my locals without an OTA (NY).

texasbrit 03-06-2007 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CZsteve
How many coax cables are there that are coming off the dish into the residence?

Hondo - looks like you have 4-5 cables.
My existing dish is just the two cables.

There are only two cables that will be run from the dish to the HR20-700, correct? (I know about a third for the OTA)

The HR20 will be on an interior wall where I currently have two cables coming from the existing dish.

Anything I need to do to be pro-active?

If you only have the one DVR, the HR20, then two cables from the dish is fine. Once you get beyond four tuners, (DVR=two tuners) you need the Zinwell WB68 multiswitch.

HondoHDTV 03-08-2007 10:42 PM

four RG6 cables come off the dish, they route through 1 inch pvc electrical conduit into the crawl space where I have a zinwell switch mounted. from there I distribute throughout the house.

see my sticky note at the beginning of this forum for how it's wired.

The Zinwell WB68 Multi-Switch - HOW TO WIRE (28JAN2007)


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