I ordered a DirecTv antenna from eBay and the picture they used showed three lnbs on an oblong "holder". The one I received was a single lnb on a square holder. If this is HD then I don't care, but nowhere does it say that it is HD. Does anyone have any idea whether this is HD or simply SD?
Hard to say. It could be SWM (Single Wire Multiswitch) which is what I have. If it references that anywhere, then probably yes, it is HD. If it is SWM, then you're going to need a power inserter and a SWM splitter (for more than one TV) if you don't have one already.
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The one that you see that has 3 items on it is for 5 sats 99, 101, 103, 110, 119.
If it has one coax connector it has the Single Wire Multiplexor (SWM), if it has 4 coax connectors, it is has the Multiswitch. The SWM is superior, but does require a separate power supply and SWM splitter. The Multiswitch requires a separate wire for each Box.
I took a couple pictures but there seems to be no way I can see to post them here. Anyway, it isn't like the picture of the one above in that the single LNB is on a square holder. There is a single coax. The Lnb also looks different than the one pictured above as it is opaque rather than the one you show appears to have some sort of dividers.
The url of the ebay page would be helpful. It may say SWM on that green tag.. also, did it come with a power inserter? I'm not sure what you mean by 'if this is HD then I don't care"
It does not say SWM on the tag, only the serial number. It did not come with anything other than the Lnb, dish, and support to mount it on a wall. No instructions at all. Nada. Nichevo.
What I meant by if it is HD capable was I thought self evident. However, to clarify, if it is a HD antenna then I'll try to figure out a way to hook it up and use it as a portable antenna. I already have a 3005 on my MH and one at home as well.
IF this is HD capable, what else to I need to buy to hook it up? I know I'd have to buy some sort of coax, but what else? I've never heard of a power inserter so any help would be appreciated.