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Dish 500 vs. 1000

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by baudo219, Feb 1, 2007.

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  1. Feb 1, 2007 #1 of 18
    baudo219

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    I just received a confirmation email from DISH regarding my installation appointment and indicates that I will be receiving the following equipment. I have read some previous threads, but can't seem to find them, about a DISH 1000 versus a DISH 500. This is what was in the email:

    Equipment:
    Dish 1000.2 KIT
    DISH 1000.2 KIT
    DISH 500
    Leased VIP622 System

    Is there any difference between the DISH 500 and 1000 and if so, what are the differences? Is there any way to request one over the other, or does it matter at this point? Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Feb 1, 2007 #2 of 18
    BobaBird

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  3. Feb 1, 2007 #3 of 18
    chainblu

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    Just out of curiousity, when you run a switch check on a 1000.2 Dish, what does it call the 'switch' or LNB?
     
  4. Feb 2, 2007 #4 of 18
    baudo219

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    I noticed on the second link there, to the 1000 pictures that there was a list of channels on 110, 119, 129, etc... One thing I did notice was that on 129, all of the VOOM channels were listed with some others. On 110, there was only about hafl of the available HD channels that DISH advertises. Does this mean that with the DISH 500 I will be unable to receive all of the HD channels available? Do I need to call DISH and request the DISH 1000? Or am I getting worked up over nothing. Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  5. Feb 2, 2007 #5 of 18
    Dish VIP

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    A Dish 500 gets only 110 and 119. A Dish 1000 gets 110, 119, and 129. Thats the difference. They will be installing a 1000, as the 129 is needed to get all your HD programming.

    Hopefully for you they will install a Dish 1000.2. This is simply a larger, better version of the original Dish 1000. Larger is better, it gets stronger signal strength and overcomes the issues with the 129 bird. A Dish 1000.2 is also better than the older Dish 1000 because it can support 3 dual tuner receivers right out of the box with no external switch vs. 2 w/ the 1000.
     
  6. Feb 2, 2007 #6 of 18
    obermi

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    Dish 500 also gets 61.5 and 148, I think!
     
  7. Feb 2, 2007 #7 of 18
    Dish VIP

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    Not exactly. You can use a 500 with an "I" bracket and a Dual (one "eye") or Single (also one "eye") LNBF and use it as a wing dish for 61.5 OR 148. (or any other single DBS slot for that matter)

    It is designed for two orbital locations with a 9 degree spread using a Twin LNBF. Specifically, for 110 and 119.
     
  8. Feb 2, 2007 #8 of 18
    obermi

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    I have a 1000! I was told by Dish that I would have to have a Dish 500 to get those channels from 61.5 and 149.
     
  9. Feb 2, 2007 #9 of 18
    Dish VIP

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    Yes. That would be a two dish installation. A Dish 500 is designed for two slots, but works most excellent as a single slot dish.
     
  10. obermi

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    Is it worth it?
     
  11. obermi

    obermi Mentor

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    Is it worth it for paying for a 500 dish and paying to have it installed?
     
  12. obermi

    obermi Mentor

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    Are there others out there that has both Dish (1000 & 500)?
     
  13. Dish VIP

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    Would depend on if you have a need for it. Some folks require 61.5 and two dishes, others simply want to get 61.5 instead of 129. Some need both 61.5 and 129. Still others may prefer a seperate dish for 129 to improve signal strength. Almost no one needs 148 except in a very few markets, or for some internationals and a couple of other unique feeds such as Pentagon Channel.
     
  14. dave4100

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    I just subscribed and they gave me two 500s. Maybe because of my location. I'm not sure if location makes a difference or not. It probably does.
     
  15. Dish VIP

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    Absolutely it matters.
     
  16. BobaBird

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    I would ask in that thread I couldn't find.:)
     
  17. harsh

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    What channels? The Dish 1000 should work fine for the currently available programming in your area (which doesn't yet include HD locals).

    For clarification, 61.5W, 110W, 119W, 121W, 129W and 148W are known as "orbital slots" where satellites reside at the West latitude lines above the Equator. They should not be called "channels". Another term that is commonly used is "bird" in reference to the satellites. It makes it easier to distinguish if you suffix the position with W to signify the number as an orbital location.
     
  18. harsh

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    The information I have says that the Dish 1000.2 is the same size as the Dish 1000. The major advantage is the built-in 4x3 switch versus the 3x2 switch in the DPP Twin. The Dish 1000.2 is not suitable for markets requiring 118.75W.
     
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