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Installation question

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by pete_5959, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. pete_5959

    pete_5959 Cool Member

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    I have a 1000.4 eastern arc and a 500 plus dish installed. I currently have a 44 switch with the 1000.4(61.5//72.7//77) connected and the 118.7 feed off of the 500 plus. Prior to dish shifting international channels I was using the 500 plus 119 feed for distant networks. The installer just shifted the cable from 119 to 118 to allow continued viewing of TV Japan. I have disconnected 72.7 and connected 119 in its place. I have ran check switch and it does not find 119? I have swapped out cables on the 500+ to ensure that is not the issue. Am I missing something here? Thank you for any advice.


    Pete
     
  2. pete_5959

    pete_5959 Cool Member

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    Is there a sequence that needs to be followed as far as port inputs used on the 44 switch for the two dishes?
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    119W is a core sat of WA, you went to uncharted territory of mixing main sats from both arcs.

    Reading the site for almost ten years I don't recall such working config.

    You could try the sequence 61.5W/72.7W/118.75W/119W, but I feel you will got a conflict again ...

    If you can/have it - combine a line after DPP44(61.5+72.7+77+118.75) with DP21 (DPP44+119W), but be careful with PI coax - it must go directly to DPP44 port#1.
     
  4. pete_5959

    pete_5959 Cool Member

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    PSmith Thank you for the reply.
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Don't forget to post all your attempts with results.
     
  6. James Long

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

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    I've had all sorts of mixed arcs for different reasons over the years. 61.5+72.7+118+119 was one of the ways I had it set up for a while. No real problem with conflicts although BOTH dishes needed to be working. Which feed was used seemed to be random ... usually the one with the worse signal.

    It is one of those "off book" installs, especially now. A complete arc + 118 is normal. Mixing arcs can be done but results can vary.
     
  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    See, Pete
    definitely you could get something, not solid, but living by own life configuration :)
     
  8. richandgood

    richandgood New Member

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    When I combine 72.7W with 119W, I lose some HD channels of 72.7W, even though 72.7W is stronger. If I remove 119W I receive all HD channels from 72.7W. When I combine both satellites with a DPP44, I lose HD on USA, TNT, ESPN and Golf Channel. The receiver goes to non HD from 119. Why? How can I avoid this? Can you help?
    Thank you
     
  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    no one will help you, see the answer in a post two posts above
     
  10. shadough

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    I think that's cuz those HD channels are on 110. Allthough your right, it doesnt make sense why it wouldn't just pull them off 72. If you integrated 110, I think those HD channels would come back.

    As for the original OP's question, I think the best scenario would be to use the DPP-44 w/ 4 SAT's connected to it, then get a DP21 switch, connect it to one of the receiver outputs and 'link' in the 5th orbital. At least that 1 location would have 5 Sats. You'd get your TV Japan, and your AAD channels. I can't think of a way to get multiple receivers w/ 5 birds, as most assuredly your dish500+ has only 1 output per bird and you can't 'split' em. Unless you installed more dishes :) OR just 1 more dish, say an ordinary dish500 but w/ 2 individual dual output DP Lnb's...........yea that would give you 2 additionaly links to both 110 an 119, allthough you probably don't need 110, so just the 1.. Never seen a 500+ LNB so can't say if you can change it to 2 single DUal output DP Lnbs (and still keep the 118)......I'm guessing, not.
     
  11. gtal98

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    I'm assuming that your locals are on EA? Otherwise why not just go full WA?
     

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