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Dish Network Different types of dishes...

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by SebastianBlack, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. SebastianBlack

    SebastianBlack AllStar

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    Please help!!!!!!!!!!! I need to know the different types of dishes Dish uses. I also need the sat's they are aimming at. I knew I could come here because the pros here at DBSTalk.com are my internet Satellite Resource!!!:eek2: :hurah:
     
  2. BattleZone

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    There is the Dish 500 for 119 and 110.

    The Dish 1000.2 for 119, 110, and 129.

    The Dish 1000.4 for 61.5, 72.7, and 77.

    The Dish 500+ for 119, 110, and 118.7.

    And the Dish 1000+ for 119, 110, 129, and 118.7.
     
  3. Jim5506

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    Dish 1000 for 110, 119, 129

    Dish 300 for 61.5, 148, 129 or any other single satellite except 118.75 and a couple of others.

    Then there's the mostly discontinued superdish for 105, 110, 119 or 110, 119, 121 or some such.
     
  4. mikeinaustin

    mikeinaustin AllStar

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    i would add lots of folks use dish 500 for 61.5 and other single satellite uses. i don't know if using a 300 instead would give better signal strength than using a 500 (for example, the 61.5 case).
     
  5. BattleZone

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    Absolutely. It is used as a wing dish for 129 or 61.5 for HD, and for 148 for a few of the International packages that haven't been migrated solely to 118.7 yet.

    A 300 gives you about the same signal strength as a 500 with a Y-adapter. Using the 500 with an I-adapter gets you a few more percentage points, but not a whole lot, due to the fact that the 500 is "defocused" a bit to spread the signal to 2 LNBs. And, AFAIK, the Dish 300 has been out of production for a long time.
     
  6. rasheed

    rasheed Godfather

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    Is the max number of satellite positions a box can handle 4? I thought the menus seem it could support more, but the installer would only allow support for four..meaning:

    110, 118.7, 119, 129.. he would not let me also keep 148 since he did not know how to combine the signals together for all five locations.

    Rasheed
     
  7. citico

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  8. BobaBird

    BobaBird EKB Editor

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    DishPro receivers can handle up to 5 satellites. Add a DP21 to an output of a DPP44 switch, dual-tuners will need 2 DP21s, 2 DPP44 outputs and 2 lines (can't use the Separator). See http://www.dishuser.org/swconfig.php

    Dish is reportedly developing a DPP64, but with the demise of SuperDISH and Sky Angel, it's hard to imagine a need for 6 satellites.
     
  9. SebastianBlack

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    Thanks dudes! You all are a wealth of great information!
     

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