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The Zinwell B-Band Converter module allows you to operate your non-SWM DIRECTV receivers with a non-SWM SL3 or SL5 Slimline dishes. This product is used for the following receivers: HR20, H21, H23, HR21, HR22, H24 and HR24. Not required for HR23.
B-Band converters are only required when on a non-SWM system
This B-band converter (BBC) up-converts the B-band into a 1650-2150Mhz usable spectrum
DVRs require two B-band converters, one for each tuner
FYI: Ka LNB frequencies are between 250Mhz and 750Mhz
B band converters are only required where there is no swm8 multi-switch present
BBC up-converts the B-Band into a 1650-2150Mhz usable spectrum
The HR20 requires two B-Band converts, one for each tuner
This unit is required to receive the 150 HD stations this fall
Ka LNB frequencies are between 250Mhz and 750Mhz
Enables H20 H24, HR24 and HR20 receivers to receive upcoming HD programming.
How do I know if I need a B-Band Converter?
The easiest way to tell if your H20 or HR20 receiver has the BBC connected to it is to look at the back of the receiver. Look for a module that looks like the one pictured to the right.
If you cant access the back of your receiver and you have an HR20 receiver, tune in to the BBC test channel — number 499. If you get a message that reads "Searching for signal on Satellite In," youll be able to enjoy new HD channels from DIRECTV as they become available. If you see the message "Important HD Information. Your B-Band Converter module is NOT connected," you do not have the BBC or it is not connected properly.
For certain models of the H20 or HR20 receivers and/or previous generation satellite dishes or if you live in Alaska or Hawaii, you may see a gray or blank screen when you tune in to channel 499. In this case, DIRECTV will have to verify your equipment setup to determine if you need a BBC.
Two BBC modules are
required for the HD DVR receiver model HR20. Insert the black, cabled
ends of the BBC into the "Satellite In" inputs on the back panel of the
receiver. Connect the other ends of the BBC to the cables running from
your DIRECTV HD-capable dish.
Connect it as shown:
Insert the black, cabled end of the BBC into the "Satellite In" input on
the back panel of the receiver. Connect the other end of the BBC to the
cable running from your DIRECTV HD-capable dish.
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