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Installing Dish 500 plus+

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by pete_5959, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. pete_5959

    pete_5959 Cool Member

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    Good evening all,
    I recently purhased a Dish 500 plus + dish to be used with our RV. We had been using a standard 500 but would like to view HiDef and international channels. I have a Super Buddy for alignment. For the life of me I cannot seem to find 118.7 or 129( I purchased the single LNB to add to this dish systemfor 129). The instructions say to align to 119, check 110 and then align 118.7 by using the signal strength bar on TV. During check switch it sees the 4 LNB's but only shows 119 and 110 as valid? Any insight/education you may provide greatly appreciated.

    Pete in NC.
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    is you LNBF block has three LNBF and internal switch ? could you post a picture of the LNBF from front and rear (connectors area) ?
     
  3. pete_5959

    pete_5959 Cool Member

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    Yes,
    It is the new style with built in switch. Has three outputs and a input for the 129. It came with 129 bracket and I purchased the single LNB for 129.

    Pete
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    is that LNBF for 129W DP type ?

    I would get signal screen, select 118W and SLOW will move the dish up-down/left-right to get blimp of its signal, then will get max for the 118W as 119W is much more powerful and little off would be unimportant
     
  5. pete_5959

    pete_5959 Cool Member

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    It is a single DP that had been used on a 300 dish. I will follow your advice and see if I can't get 118.7 to register. Will a single DP LNB work for the 129 or is there a requirement for a specific one. Thank you for responding.

    Pete
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    sinle DP will works for 129W (or any East Arc sat if you will use separate dish for it) with the DPP500+
     

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