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Best Answer michaelhillhouse, 08 January 2014 - 02:11 PM

I just found out that the current sat antenna is not compatible with the new D12 Receiver > Thanks for the replies specially Mr Thompson . :(  

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#1 michaelhillhouse

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:32 PM

Directv changed my receiver for a later version with a new card. The problem is my ant. won't point correctly. The only thing I noticed is the new receiver is a 2 prong where the old one was 3 prong. Is the ground on a 3 prong grounded to the case? I did find that running a ground from chassis ground turned the search on for the ant. but I can't get the receiver to download the signal. 


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 10:34 PM

2 prong, 3 prong?  What are you referring to?  The wall plug?

What is the model number of the new receiver?


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:20 PM

Your 120V supply being a 2 prong or a 3 prong has  absolutely NOTHING to do with your dish pointing in the correct direction nor any bearing on the operation of the receiver.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:04 AM

You didn't indicate how old your satelite is. I had a 2003 sat and when I upgraded the receiver it would not lock in the sat. The old receiver used a seperate data line to comunicate with the sat. The new one did not. Had to upgrade the sat in order to get it to work.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 02:11 PM   Best Answer

I just found out that the current sat antenna is not compatible with the new D12 Receiver > Thanks for the replies specially Mr Thompson . :(  


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 04:59 PM

You will probably need a AM-21 from DTV, & they are a bit "Problematic .


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 06:57 PM

An AM-21 has nothing to do with the reception of satellite TV or the operation of any satellite antenna.  The AM-21 is just an add-on available for some DirecTV receivers allowing the reception of the OTA programming on that box.


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:08 PM

Hi Bill.  What receivers does the AM-21 work with? 


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:33 AM

Google AM-21 and it will show you the compatibility.  I have never had a need for one.


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