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Legacy Twin LNB w/ 322 Receiver

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by fletch259, Feb 24, 2004.

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  1. fletch259

    fletch259 New Member

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    Sorry if this has been answered before, but the search function isn't working. Simple question... does a legacy twin LNB work with one of the new 322 dishpro receivers? I tried to get it to work but it kept saying reception failed after I did a check switch test... Thanks for any help...
     
  2. Mainstreet

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    It should work fine. All of the new DishPro and DishPro Plus recievers are backward compatible to the legacy equipment.
     
  3. fletch259

    fletch259 New Member

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    Hmmm.. I figured it would work but its not detecting the legacy twin. Since this is a dual tuner receiver, do I need both inputs connected simultaneously to do a successful check switch or is one sufficient?
     
  4. Slordak

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    You probably need both tuners hooked up simultaneously in order to pass a check switch; this is the way it is on some of the other two tuner receivers (for example, the 921 cannot operate without two tuners).
     
  5. Mainstreet

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    It may need to be downloaded with both inputs hooked to a standard dual lnb (if you have one) before it will detect the twin. I don't think you can download the software before doing a switch test. I haven't tried, though.
     
  6. fletch259

    fletch259 New Member

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    What software does it need to download? Hope thats not the case... All I've got is either the legacy twin or a single lnb. I'll try hooking up both tuners to the twin and see what happens.
     
  7. Mainstreet

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    :eek2: OH!!!! You didn't have both tuners hooked up? You have to do that to get a successful switch test. It also won't function properly without both tuners hooked up. Definitely try that!
     
  8. fletch259

    fletch259 New Member

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    well i hooked up both tuners and only get the 119 bird on the screen. Could the internal switch be bad?
     
  9. Mainstreet

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    It's possible. Did you hit "Test" after you went to the check switch screen after hooking up both tuners? How many tests did it go through?
     
  10. fletch259

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    Yes I hit test. I did it a couple of times and got the same result. I think I have that familiar problem with the wrong sat on the wrong LNB. I am going to try the aluminum foil trick to see if that helps.. Should I adjust the azimuth or elevation first to attain a greater signal?
     
  11. Mainstreet

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    If you have a Twin LNB, you can tell if you are picking up the wrong satellite with the wrong LNB pretty easily. If the switch test says:

    ..1..|..1..|..2..|..2..|
    ..X..|..X..|119|119.|

    or

    ..1..|..1..|..2..|..2..|
    110.|110.|..X..|..X..|

    You have pointed the dish too far in one direction or the other. Otherwise, that's not the case.
     
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