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DPP 44 and legacy

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by shadough, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. shadough

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    I have a legacy reciever (4900) connected to my DPP 44. Sopposedly it *should* work since the DPP44 has the built in adapter, but the only bird that it sees is 119 and only the odd transponders (i think). What am I doing wrong?? I have a dish 500, I believe its a DP twin.
     
  2. James Long

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    Do you have other receivers connected to the DP44?
    Are you using the power inserter on the port 1 receiver feed?
     
  3. shadough

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    power inserter on port 1. ports 1 an 2 connected to my 522. port 4 connected to the 4900.
     
  4. James Long

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

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    Have you tried moving the 4900 to port 3 ? I'm assuming the 522 is getting everything on both tuners.
     
  5. BattleZone

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    It is *supposed* to work IF:

    - There is a DPP44 power inserter feeding receiver port 1.
    - There is a DP or DPP receiver connected to the power inserter, and thus to receiver port 1.
    - The legacy receiver is connected to receiver port 2, 3, or 4.
    - You run a Check Switch with "All" checked.

    However, in the real world, this configuration only seems to work about half the time.

    The real question is: why in the world are you still using a legacy receiver? Do you drive a horse and wagon to work? It's 2010, man! Dish It Up and get a 211 at least!
     
  6. shadough

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    I havent connected my 510 yet, been lazy. And I will be dishing it up to a 922 an then finally be rid of the 4900. (well sort of rid of it, I'll use it for AAD only). Its just right now, the only dish on my roof w/ an LNB in it is the DP twin, for now, UNTIL the installer comes to 'upgrade' to HD and the 922. After he leaves I'll go back up there an put a legacy lnb on 1 of the other dishes an all will be right again. I was just hoping to get it working in the interim.

    and yes the 522 is working flawlessly. I was having trouble before w/ the 522 using a dp34 switch: Every 24 hours i'd hafta re-check-switch to get it see all birds, it kept losing birds overnight. So I finally added the elec. outlet in the attic an installed the dpp44. Hmmm is there a DP44? Or are all 44's DPP?
     
  7. BobaBird

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    There's no such thing as a DP44. The DPP44 is a DishPro Plus switch, so you could be using the Separator with the 522 to run it off just one line.
     
  8. shadough

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    i moved to port 3. rechecked switch selecting "alt" and at least now it sees all of 110 and half of 119.
     

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