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 Solid Signal  Do You Need The New SWM-13 LNB for Your DIRECTV Dish?

Do You Need The New SWM-13 LNB for Your DIRECTV Dish?


The new SWM-13 LNB is DIRECTV´s latest and best, if you actually need that much capacity. Are you going to have more than 8 tuners? A Genie DVR is 5 tuners, a regular DVR is 2 tuners, and a regular receiver is 1 tuner. (A Genie Mini Client doesn´t count as a tuner.) Add up the tuners you´ll need and you´ll get an idea whether or not you´ll be fine with the 8 tuners supplied by the regular SWM LNB. If you do need to upgrade, this SWM-13 LNB Installation guide will make sure you have everything you need.

Here are the parts you´ll need: 

DIRECTV SWM-13 LNB Next-Generation Slimline-3 (SWM13LNB)
DIRECTV SWS-8 Satellite 8-Way Wide Band MRV Compatible Splitter (2 -2150 MHz)
DIRECTV SWM-PI 29V 1.5A Power Inserter for SWM-8 (SWM-PI)
Solid Signal Custom Cable Lengths RG6 with High Quality Solid Signal Connectors (approximately 4´ of cable for the dish, plus any additional runs you may need)
A pencil
A ladder
A 7/16" open-end wrench and screwdrivers
Cable ties

Go up to the dish and before you move anything, use the pencil to mark the position of all mounting and adjustment screws on the back of the dish. If you accidentally bump the dish, you´ll know it. 

Disconnect the LNB by unscrewing it and removing the coaxial cables. Feed the four cables back through the arm. 

Connect the new, single cable to the LNB and feed it through the arm. Connect it to the splitter at the top. Run the four existing cables into the splitter. You will need a line to a power source connected to port #1 (the red port.) You can use existing lines or run a new one for this purpose.


Learn how to install the new SWM-13 LNB

Solid Signal has several guides available to help you upgrade your system. Choose the guides you need!

DIRECTV SWM Installation Guide For DIY Amateurs & Pros

How to Upgrade an Existing DIRECTV Slimline Dish with a New LNB

Install An External SWM Multiswitch to Your DIRECTV Dish

Installing & Configuring Receivers in a DIRECTV SWM System

Connecting Your DIRECTV System Receiver to the Internet

More questions? Visit our forums for dozens of tutorials and answers to your questions!

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