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We have SD DirecTV at the house which we use in the RV when travelling.
The RV has a KVH  TracVision L3/S3 antenna.

We are planning on upgrading to DirecTV HD Genie which includes installing new HD antenna at home.
I asked AT&T/DirecTV if the HD Genie would work with the SD TracVision antenna (I don't expect HD quality TV).
After a week checking with their Tec Support they still don't have an answer.

Is anyone using HD Genie in their RV with SD antenna?


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The very simple answer is that the Genie is a "SWM-only" receiver and the TracVision is not a SWM dish.  However, many non-SWM dishes can be used with SWM receivers if they are properly modified.  If the TracVision has two coax outputs, it is highly likely that it can be used with a Genie by following the instructions in this document.    Although the document addresses Winegard systems it can be used as an outline for how to use MANY non-SWM dishes with SWM receivers.  Basically, all you need to do is connect the two coax outputs to a SWM8 switch (which can be mounted on the roof of the RV).  Then take a single coax from the SWM8 inside the RV and add a PI29 power inserter in line with the coax going to the receiver.  Guide for using non-SWM dishes with DirecTV SWM receivers

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