DirecTV-to-DISH Travler Conversions
So you have DirecTV satellite TV and you want to change to DISH. Good for you.
However, you have a rooftop DirecTV Winegard Travler that you bought for a lot of $$$. What to do? Spend another couple of thousand to buy the DISH version of the Winegard Travler? There’s no need to do this.
You can convert almost any DirectTV Travler to its DISH counterpart for just a few hundred dollars. Here’s how . . .
First, determine what type of DirecTV Travler you own . . . there are 3 versions: SK-3003, SK-3005, SK-SWM3.
Note that all DirecTV Travler versions require two Winegard kits — RP SK-11 and the RP SK-21 (see Winegard web site):
In addition, if you own a DirecTV SK-3005 (Slimline dish), then you must check both the IDU and ODU software versions (see Winegard Travler Documentation):
DIRECTV TRAVLER (Slimline SK-3005) CONVERSION PHOTOS
DISH HOPPER EXAMPLES
If you have a DISH Winegard Travler, you should connect it to a DISH Hopper with maybe a Joey or two. The Hopper is DISH’s version of the DirecTV Genie — a whole home DVR system.
NOTE: The diagrams below only apply to the Hopper 1 (original) and the Hopper 2 (Hopper with Sling), but not the 16-tuner Hopper 3. If you want to use a Hopper 3, you’ll have to upgrade your Travler one more time (see DISH Pro Hybrid Winegard Travler Upgrade).