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Just got all this Dish stuff!

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  1. Jun 2, 2005 #1 of 19
    ehren

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    My brother just moved into his new place and the people just left all this Dish stuff in the house,

    1 Dish 300 with everything except the LNB
    3000 and 4700 receiver, 3000 was junk anyways
    SW-64 switch was in the basement

    Now Dish says they have a $99 61.5 Dish install going on correct? If I have all this stuff would me offering 50 bucks to a local installer be a deal for both sides? I really don't want to put it in myself I don't have the time. I want those Voom channels on my 6000! All my equipment is legacy hell i've been with Dish for almost 5 years.
     
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    KingLoop

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    Do you have a Quad LNBF?... You need that and a Legacy Dual for the 64switch to work. As far as $50 for the work. You'd have to call around and ask.
     
  3. Jun 2, 2005 #3 of 19
    ehren

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    I have a Twin LNB I believe. I have 2 receivers currently. Why do I need a Quad?
     
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    KingLoop

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    With the Legacy setup you need as many inputs as the switch has. An SW64 needs a Quad and a Dual. An SW44 is what you need for a Twin and a Dual.
     
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    Darkman

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    ask JohnH maybe to come over.. maybe he can help install it..
    He is not too far from you i think ;)
    (just kiddin') :D
     
  6. Jun 2, 2005 #6 of 19
    boba

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    Forget about SW-44 the Twin already does the job of a SW-44 and uses the same switching software. If the Sw-64 is complete and works you can possibly trade it out for a SW-21 switch which you can use with a Legacy system for three satellites with a Twin. :)
     
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    larrystotler

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    Actually, an SW64 needs 3 duals. You cannot run a 500Twin into an SW64. It's kind of a waste of a 500Quad to use it with an SW64.
     
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    KingLoop

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    Well... he would need 2 SW21s though right?

    You guys are the experts, but why would it be a waste? Cost of quad vs cost of alternatives?
     
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    A 500Quad is able to run 4 seperate receivers(tuners). 2 duals can only run 2 receivers with 2 SW21s. The duals are very plentiful. Retail for a 500Quad is around $100-170 new.
     
  10. Bob Haller

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    If you have a LIL channel thats on 61.5 while the other channels in you DMA are on a core slot E will do the 61.5 install for FREE!
     
  11. ehren

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    The twin lnb already has the switch imbedded I thought? How am I not able to run the 2 lines that are coming in the house thru the basement and connect it to the switch and then connect 3 receivers? I can only max out at three. But I don't wanna add any more than that anyways. ahhh I am confusing myself

    Bob all my locals are on Superdish 121.
     
  12. ehren

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    I found a sw-21 switch, but only 1
     
  13. Bob Haller

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    Sw64 REQUIRES 2 feeds / cables from EACH slot. So a twin with just 2 ouputs can not support it sorry.

    Dishpro twins and 3 to 4 dishpro switches are pretty cheap on e bay

    If you want to stick with just 2 cables entering the house thats a option
     
  14. ehren

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    Well how much is this switch worth? I feel like a star player on a last place team being traded to a contender for a bunch of prospects.

    Do I need the power inserter? I see sw64 switches being sold on Ebay with that included. Some want $45 just for the power inserter itself!
     
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    The power inserter is REQUIRED for the SW64. If you don't have it, you are SOL. If your locals are on the 121, and you have a SuperDish already, then none of the legacy stuff is of any use to you. If you don't have a Superdish, you can use the SW64 and a PrimeStar dish to get the 121/110/119, and use an SW21 to connect the 61.5(DON'T use port 1 because of the inserter if you find 1).
     
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    There is no way to connect 3 receivers with a Twin.

    If you just want to add the 61.5 to your existing 6000, use the SW21 and a single or dual on the 61.5 dish in a cascade configuration.
     
  17. ehren

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    Well I am gonna sell the sw-64 with a 4900 and if I can't I will probably keep the switch and use the 4900 as a 3rd receiver. I found the power inserter which looks like I had to be plugged in. So all I need is to switch the Twin LNB I have into a quad lnb? I also need a dual LNB for the 300 Dish. Really pisses me off I feel like I have this really great switch but now i'm still gonna have to spend more money?!?!?!
     
  18. boba

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    Don't feel too bad the SW-64 was never a really great switch, it had way to high a failure rate. It just gave you the ability to feed three satellites to 4 receivers when you needed that capability. :)
     
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    Yes, you would have to replace the 500Twin with the 500Quad to make use of the SW64. The 500Twin does not have the ability to feed more than 2 receivers. IT may be possible to use it as 1 connection to the SW21, say as in the 61.5 case, but I doubt it would work properly.
     
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