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Converting to HD

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by thopki2, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Jun 7, 2016 #1 of 11
    thopki2

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    I am planning to add HD service to my account in the near future. I have just recently received and installed a new receiver VIP 211K to replace my obsolete 311 receiver, so, I guess I am already all set with the receiver, although I realize my existing Dish 500 will need to be replaced.
    Also, I am considering re-routing my outside cabling to the house and reinforcing or changing my pole mount. I have a local service in mind to do the installation and upgrade, so, can I contact them directly, who then in return, will communicate with Dish, or will I need to coordinate everything with Dish directly which would also include an installer, not necessarily my local service?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jun 7, 2016 #2 of 11
    RBA

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    It depends on your contractor if they are an approved DISH dealer they will do everything.
     
  3. Jun 7, 2016 #3 of 11
    thopki2

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    Thanks, Yes, they are an approved Dish dealer, so I will go ahead and give them a call.
    Thanks for our reply.
     
  4. Jul 8, 2016 #4 of 11
    thopki2

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    Well, I had my local guy stop by to check out my line of sight for sat #129. It looks like I will need to cut back a few trees if I want to convert over to HD, so, being on lakefront, I have to check with my local authorities, but doesn't look promising.

    Also, he mentioned tat there was some talk about moving some stations from 110 / 119 to another location, then I would really be hurting. Anybody up to date on this news?
    Thanks
     
  5. Jul 8, 2016 #5 of 11
    RBA

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    DISH is always moving things depending on their needs, 129 is the only alternative to 110 & 119. The Western Arc is 110/119 & 129 satellites. With DISH it usually happens before the news release so keep checking the forums.
     
  6. Jul 8, 2016 #6 of 11
    thopki2

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    Thanks for the update.
     
  7. Jul 8, 2016 #7 of 11
    Jim5506

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    Depending on your location, your high definition locals may be on the eastern arc (EA) of satellites 61.5 and 72.7 instead of western arc (WA) 110, 119 and 129.

    The EA sats may or may not be better located for you to receive them, from which city do you get your locals?

    Talk to your installer about it.
     
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  8. thopki2

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    Hello, I receive my locals from Bangor, Maine.
     
  9. scooper

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    In that case - Eastern Arc.. Check jameslong.name and that site can tell you EXACTLY where your HD locals will be coming from. transponder 32
     
  10. Jim5506

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    Your EA sats are almost due south of you, that's where you need open sky
     
  11. thopki2

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    Thanks, I am working on it.
     

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