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Dish DP Pro Plus Twin LNB for Sat 129.

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Skeeterman, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Skeeterman

    Skeeterman Legend

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    Here's a good question that may solve a problem. My Sat. 129 went out. All due to a hail storm that made a direct hit on the Single LNB on the Dish 500. I don't have an extra Single LNB to install at this time. So here's the question> Can a Dish Network DPP Twin Pro Plus 110.119 work? I have a extra DPP Twin Pro Plus that came with a Dish 500 I bought several years ago. I'm thinking I could connect the one coax cable to one of the sat's two connectors and adjust the satellite dish to get Sat. 129. Will it work?
     
  2. RBA

    RBA Well-Known Member

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    What switch are you connecting to?
     
  3. Skeeterman

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    Here's my setup. Have a Dish 1000.2 with the 129 LNB block off. The Dish 500 has (had) the DP Single LNB that is coax connected to the "LNB IN" port on the DPP 1000.2 LNBF. From the DPP 1000.2 LNBF there are two coax cables. One goes to the VIP211K downstairs, the other one goes to a VIP211 upstairs. There are no switches anywhere.
     
  4. RBA

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    There are switches built in the 1000.2 and DPP Twin. I don't think the 1000.2 will override the switch in the Twin try it and see. Single (or dual) DP LNBs can't be that expensive off ebay
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I would get special 'spacer' (I did that for my 61.5W) instead of Y holder of two LNBFs and replace your DPP Twin with one DP LNBF; for sure your DPP1k2 input would less confused if you will use it instead of DPP twin :)
     
  6. Skeeterman

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    I made a change on getting Dish 1000.2 Sat 129 LNB. I went up and removed the cover(LNB blocking) on the 129 LNB side so I could get the HD channels. My signal strength on 129 isn't the best....lower 40's or less, and that was the reason I switch to a single LNB on the Dish 500 antenna to get better reception. I've ordered two Dish DP single LNB's. One in reserve just in case another hail storms appears. I've also ordered another Triple 1000.2 DPP Plus LNB to replace the one on the dish.
    It is raining now and I still have signal on all three sats. Must cross my fingers.
     
  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    sorry, what you did ?
    what cover ? that one one what protecting internal components and circuit board from dust, humidity and water ?
    then you made deadly assassination to the LNBF :(
     
  8. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Any particular reason you want multiple dishes?

    A fully functional DISH 1000.2 (one that hasn't been brutally mangled and is correctly pointed) should serve you just fine. You can buy a complete new assembly for under $70 delivered. LNB assemblies alone go for around $50 delivered.

    The DISH 500 with a single is kind of a compromise as the dish was designed around the twin LNB.

    If you aren't sure about the geometric integrity of the existing DISH 1000.2, a new one should remove any doubts. A bent dish will haunt you forever.
     
  9. HoTat2

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    Nah P. Smith, I think what the TS is saying is that since the signal strength from the integrated 129 LNBF of the 1000.2 WA dish was never very good, he covered up it's feedhorn with some type of metal cap to block it out altogether, and used a separate wing dish (a Dish 500 with a single DP LNBF) pointed at 129 instead, and connected that to the available LNB input jack of the 110/119/129 LNBF on the 1000.2 dish.
     
  10. Skeeterman

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    HoHat2, you are so correct on the setup I have. For a minute I thought it might come to making a video on how to explain why I made my Dish system work better. There's nothing wrong with the 1000.2 dish, only thing that made me setup a Dish 500 was the poor signal strength I was getting with the 129 sat. I will go back to the Dish 500 with the single LNB when I receive it. When I do this, I will move the 1000.2 antenna some degrees ("east")to the left to get my 119. 110 signal strength back into the upper 70's and low 80's. The present time, signal strength on both is low 50's to upper 60's. This takes out the signal on 129 sat.
     

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