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New Dish Software Coming! (Moves Locals!)

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Scott Greczkowski, Jun 7, 2002.

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  1. Geronimo

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    In a recent Charley Cat Charley said thsi would come to all of us. Maybe if we wish really hard.
     
  2. SParker

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    it surely wouldn't take much code to do it.
     
  3. psecic

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    REALLY!
     
  4. Craig Fogus

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    If I understand this correctly, coming June 11th, Dish will move locals to a different satellite? I will need a second dish??

    Someone mentioned a second dish for free offer? Installed?

    Assuming I need a second dish, how is this going to affect my plans for buying a 701? I currently have a twin lnb with two receivers (501 and a 5000) I was going to buy a quad lnb and a 701 to replace the 501. Sorry for so many questions! TIA
     
  5. HTguy

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    No, they're not moving ch's on 6/11, they are starting to "remap" them on rcvrs w/ Open TV like your 501 (not your 5000.)

    I don't know what DMA you are in but if you currently get any locals from DishNW there may be a few you are not currently seeing on the 61.5 satellite. If so, you qualify for the free 2nd dish if you want them. However, they may all be on a spot beam you would get on the Dish500 soon.

    If you don't need or want the 2nd dish you will want to swap the TWIN for a QUAD, like you said, when you get the 721. You can cascade either your TWIN or the QUAD you get later to a 2nd dish with SW-21 switches but only 2 "drops" will see the 2nd dish (both feeds of the 721 or one feed to both rcvrs w/only one feed to the 721 seeing the ch's on 61.5)

    The only way to get feeds from all 3 sats (61.5, 110 & 119) to all inputs would be to swap the TWIN on the D500 for 2 dual LNBs and use a SW-64 switch to combine them with the dual LNB on the 2nd dish.
     
  6. Geronimo

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    Sometimes things get twisted around in here.


    The topic of the thread is not moving locals from one satellite to another. It is a software change that will allow to see your locals on a different channel number. In this case your local ch 4 would be at Ch 4 not at 8xxx.


    I don't know where you live but if any of your locals happen to be at 61.5 you can get them by calling 1 800-3474 and asking for a free dish.


    If that is required in your case you will need a SW64 to get a 721 (I am not aware of a 701).


    Happy viewing.
     
  7. Craig Fogus

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    OK. That makes sense. I did mean 721. Sorry about that! Thanks!
     
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