Originally Posted by BohunkAg
Yesterday, we took our new DirecTV setup to the A&M game to tailgate. We've got an HR-23 receiver and a 5 LNB dish. We aligned the dish the way we used to and had a full signal on satellite 101. I didn't look at any of the other ones, because frankly, we didn't have to before and I didn't think about it until this morning.
We had all of the SD channels, but NOTHING in HD. I thought it might be two things....keep in mind, I know very little about this:
1) Do we need a multiplexer between the dish and the box? I wouldn't imagine so.
2) Which satellite should I be looking for when we are aligning the dish? Maybe we just didn't have that particular satellite tuned it?
I don't imagine it's anything else. I was told the HR-23 did not need the B-band converter deal. Help please!
I don't own an HR23, and I'm no expert on it, but I think you need *either* B-band converters *or* an SWM (single wire multiswitch) install. Here is one quote from a technical description of the HR23: "The tuners are BBC / SWM switching, meaning that the BBC (small converter box hooked to the satellite input) is not required. The receiver detects if the conversion is required, or if the users have an SWM switch mechanically."
You could test it in your backyard. DirecTV will send you free BBCs if you call.
The best place to get an expert's answer is the DBSTalk website. The specific forum is http://www.dbstalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=112