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can a receiver be moved to a different dish

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by bajabill, Aug 30, 2010.

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  1. bajabill

    bajabill Cool Member

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    I no longer have dishnet service, but my external equipment is still installed. My brother has current service. Would his receiver be able to work if plugged into my dish? I have dish 500 on my house and he has dish pro (I think) on his house. Just curious.
     
  2. garys

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    Yes, he would need to do a check switch once it is wired into your setup.
     
  3. scooper

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    Your statement about "I have Dish 500 and he has Dish pro" really doesn't make any sense.

    You can have a Dish500 with DishPro LNBs - in fact - that is the normal now.
     
  4. bajabill

    bajabill Cool Member

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    my setup is old, maybe 8 years old. So it is a dish 500 saucer with the electronics typical of that era.


    Naturally, I already tried this and the receiver could not connect, I did try the check switch and it completed that. It tried connecting to sats and ended up looking for transponder X - never got thru. I am going to try again and check to see if a tree is cutting my line of sight too much but wanted to see if it was obviously not going to work.
     
  5. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You will also need to get your own account. Using a receiver from your brother's account at your house is against the rules. He would need to take the receiver off of his account and you would need to subscribe for your own address if you want to use his receiver at your house.
     
  6. RasputinAXP

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    I was going to mention that but I figured someone with a badge would be better for it :)

    edit: hey, when did i become an Icon? :)
     
  7. James Long

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    With your 500th post. Not paying attention?
     
  8. bajabill

    bajabill Cool Member

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    he wants to use my dish for when he goes camping
     
  9. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Then your line of sight won't matter. Give him the dish and let him mount it to a tripod and put it to use.

    It is possible that the LNBs have been fried on it. Does it have a single wide LNB with two eyes or two separate LNBs with one eye each? If it is the wider "twin" two eye LNB it should work with any receiver DISH has - as long as the LNB works at all.
     
  10. bajabill

    bajabill Cool Member

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    I honestly have no good knowledge of what is up on my house. I was hoping to try it out before I get up on the ladder and take it down. If I cant get it working I dont think I am going thru the trouble of taking it off of the house. I was using it up until about Jan of this year.
     
  11. RasputinAXP

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    Nope. Not at all.
     
  12. bajabill

    bajabill Cool Member

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    It is the single wide unit, with 2 eyes


    I tried again and it can not make the complete connection to the sat. It does try to download the guide info in the process. I may just take it down and let him try it in an area without a tree.
     
  13. cj9788

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    You should be able identify a Dish Pro lnb because it would have a black DP logo on it. If it is a legacy LNB it will work with a dish pro reciver the check switch just takes a little longer. Assuming the switches and LNB still work. A legacy reciver will not work on a DP LNB with out a converter.
     
  14. dynomonkey

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    After you take it down, you can sell on craigslist. not much money though.
     

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