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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by kcolg30, Nov 22, 2010.
I live in FL. Can I use the bigger 1000.4 dish instead of the 1000.2 to increase my signal past 70?
The 1000.4 is the designated dish for most parts of Florida.
70 is pretty high as it is; what makes you think you need higher?
You're getting the Western Arc - you don't need a 1000.4 - anything that would allow that wouldn't buy you that much anyway.
When the Dish Network installer came out to put in my new Dish Network 1K.2 dish he told me to to watch the picture,not the signal level.If you see pixilation during good weather you have a problem.
Understand that Dish recalibrated the signal meters by chopping off about 35 points, in order to make the receiver's meter match the levels reported by the Super Sat Buddy satellite meter that the in-house techs use. So, 70 on the meter today is equal to 105 on the old meter (which read up to 125). At that point, there really isn't much room for improvement.
Heavy, thick, moisture-laden clouds that you get in storms can still drop the signal strength to the point of signal loss even with a larger dish, but a larger dish can over-drive the LNB on a clear day, so you can never totally prevent rain fade.
I guess I'll leave it as-is. My 1000.2 with 110,119,129 LNBF
With the 1K.4 dish being basically 2 inches larger than the 1K.2 it's not much of a change.Now if you can afford to get 3-30 inch dishes(one for each satellite) that would give some relief from fading or have a 10 or 12 foot dish installed.:eek2: