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How to setup 222K using just one TV

Discussion in 'ViP211(411)/211K/222 Support Forum' started by clubjuice, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. clubjuice

    clubjuice New Member

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    Hi to everyone,

    I have a 1.8m dish and a 222k receiver. I want to set it up using just one TV. I connected it using the triplexer that comes with it and it did not work and I also connected it running 2 RG6 from dish to receiver. In both cases when I turn the receiver on it goes to #3 setup out of 7 and after about 10 minutes it gives me a switch installation error. What is the correct way to connect this up and what may be causing the error?

    Thanks for any assistance.
     
  2. boba

    boba Hall Of Fame

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    What are you using for a LNB? Why a 1.8 dish are you trying for 110/119/129 off that dish?
     
  3. Mike.H_DISHNetwork

    Mike.H_DISHNetwork DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    What error message are you getting? There should be a 3 digit number on the top right of the message.
     
  4. clubjuice

    clubjuice New Member

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    There is not an error code just the error message. My only reason for using this dish because it was given to me from a friend. He had Directv service and the LNB is the same one he was using for that service.

    12.2-12.7 GHz output
    950-1450 MHz Conversion
     
  5. clubjuice

    clubjuice New Member

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    The Message error is:

    "switch installation error" without any 3 digit code
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    wrong LNBF !

    find on eBay three(two) dish's LNBF with DP logo, you'll need custom LNBF holder as your reflector is big and focal points far from it, so distance between LNBF will be wider (no standard 3xLNBF block from dish would works for your setup)
    combine three(two) outputs thru DPP44 switch, then one cable to the triplexor and 222 IRD

    two LNBF for 119/110 or 119/129(HD) sats
    three: 119/110/129(HD)
     
  7. clubjuice

    clubjuice New Member

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    Thanks for your assistance. I will purchase a new dish (1000.2w) and a new LNBF. That seems much easier to do.

    Regards
     
  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    that is simple and easy ...

    IMO, I'd like big dishes. If I would have 1.8m (it will give a best signal and shorter outage of signal during many Florida's storms and rainy days) I would make custom holder in a couple hours !
     
  9. clubjuice

    clubjuice New Member

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    Hello P Smith,
    I like your idea. I got my 1000.2w and is working fine but I think I wanna try using my 1.8m like you suggested. Can you supply any information on how to build a custom holder for 119, 110 and 129?

    Thanks
     

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