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TV4RV JANUARY NEWSLETTER
Vol. 3 - No. 1
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DirecTV's Slimline HD Dish
In doing research for this newsletter I frequently visit the forums on RV.NET for subjects that will interest my readers. One topic that is frequently discussed is the variety of HD dishes used to receive high definition TV with DirecTV. In developing their HD satellite system, DirecTV has used at least, 5 different styles of satellite dish. These versions were created for a number of reasons; improved reception, cost reduction, and more.
This variety of dishes has created a bit of confusion for the novice satellite user who may be just getting into satellite TV or upgrading to HD TV. A recent post on RV.NET questioning which dish was needed for DirecTV HD TV prompted this informative reply from member "schneid" who has allowed me to reprint it here:
"This sure gets rehashed a lot.
You may read the entire post here. I hope this information proves helpful to our readers.
While we are discussing the Slimline dish we would like to introduce our latest, new product - our Slimline Folding LNB Arm Kit - No. 2 - designed especially for the latest model of the Slimline dish.
Slimline Dish Folding LNB Arm Kit - No. 2
This kit replaces all the adjustment hex nuts on your DirecTV Slimline satellite dish with wing nuts, eliminating the need for a wrench to loosen the hex nuts when making adjustments to the dish settings. It also adds hardware to allow the LNBF arm to be raised to a compact storage position and lock into position without allowing the LNBF heads to contact the face of the dish, preventing damage to the heads.
Conversion requires drilling 6 holes with a ¼" drill bit to replace the existing LNB bracket with the replacement bracket from the kit. Download the instructions below for further installation details.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ - This kit will ONLY work on the latest model of the Slimline dish. The Slimline dish is made in at least four different model. Your LNB arm MUST LOOK EXACTLY like the one pictured in Fig. 1 below. If it does not, this kit will not fit your dish.
Complete detailed instructions included.