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Separate Dishes

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Davenlr, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. Sep 7, 2010 #1 of 29
    Davenlr

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    Is it possible to install 3 separate dishes for the 3 eastern arc satellites, and combine them all to a switch to run a DVR and a standard receiver? I have several 30-36" KU dishes I could use. Rainfade avoidance and line of sight issues. This would be for HD service.
     
  2. Sep 7, 2010 #2 of 29
    cj9788

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    I use three dishes one for 110 one aimed at 119 and the last on aimed at 77. I use 2 dp34 switches which feeds 3 510's a 625 and a 301. each dish has a Dish Pro Dual Output LNB and one line from each dish runs to the first DishPRO DP34 switch which is conected to another DP 34 switch since I have so many recievers. Works fine for me. 2 of my dishes are the regular dish network dishes and my third dish is a winegard 1m.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2010 #3 of 29
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    Davenlr - short answer is yes.

    I'd put the largest dish on 61.5, then something in the 18-20 inch class for each of 72.7 and 77. Then you could use any Dishpro compatible switch to join them.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2010 #4 of 29
    Davenlr

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    Thanks. So I could use any standard dual feed circularly polarized FTA LNB to feed the multiswitch or does Dish require a special frequency LNB?
     
  5. Sep 7, 2010 #5 of 29
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    You changing teams buddy?
     
  6. Sep 7, 2010 #6 of 29
    Davenlr

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    Depends if DirecTv adds any channels I want to watch, that Dish is already carrying (or adding Oct 1st) before my contract expires. I dont plan on subbing to Extra Innings next year, and cant afford Sunday Ticket. Im pretty much watching basic "cable" channels now, and see no point in paying extra for nothing. Nothing definite. Just wanted to know my options, since I live in the woods, and would require two or three separate dishes. I got me a 6 footer...that should help the rain fade eh?
     
  7. Sep 7, 2010 #7 of 29
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    You're going to need to use either DishPro LNBs with Dishpro switches

    OR

    legacy dual LNB's with an SW64 (I'm not sure that would be supported).

    To be safe - I'd use the DishPro LNBs / switches.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2010 #8 of 29
    Davenlr

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    With that being a DPP44 switch - you would need DishPro LNBs
     
  10. Davenlr

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    OK. I didnt see any single satellite LNBs that said they were Dishpro, only dual satellite ones. Which one would I use for each dish. Excuse the ignorance, but Im familiar with FTA, and DirecTv systems, about all I know about Dish is where the three satellites are that I would need to receive.
     
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    The dual LNBs according to the website are not currently available.
    A single DP LNB will work just fine if you are going to power just 2 receivers.
    The DPP44 is expensive and requires a power inserter.
    Why not use the DP33? No power supply needed. Will also double as a grounding block if needed. 3 sats in and three outputs.
    Single DP LNBs can be had cheaply on ebay.
    Same for the DP33.
    My current setup:
    24" dish @ 61.5(HD locals)
    D500 @ 72.7 to DP 33.
    Am using dual LNBs and a second DP33 for a total of 6 outputs. Works fine.
     
  13. Davenlr

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    OK, gotcha. I was looking for LNB's that would fit my FTA dishes. Apparently Ill have to buy actual Dishnetwork dishes then, since these LNBs wont fit. I had heard that pirates used to use FTA receivers to get Dish, so I was hoping I could use FTA LNBs to set up the outside stuff, then just order the service and a 922 from Dish after I had them installed.
    Apparently they used FTA receivers with Dishnetwork dishes...duh. Ill do a site survey in a few weeks when the sun outage occurs, and see if I have a location that will see all 3 sats from one location then. I was just hoping to be able to use my spare 36" dishes since we have so much rain fade here.
     
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    Depends on the dish, For example I had to remove the housing of the lnb for it to fit on my winegard 1m dish. The image is similar to my dish ihad to find one in google beacuse I do not have a picture of mine.


    [​IMG]
     
  15. 34Ford

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    I wonder is this is possible to have 3 separate dishes for eastern arc to a Hopper?
     
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    Not an expert with Dish equipment (Always been a DIRECTV sub. :) );

    But from everything I've studied, it should be possible with three Dish 300s or 500s with DP/DPP single LNBFs connected to a DPP44 multi-switch.

    Then two lines from the switch to the Solo node.
     
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    Why are you planning on 77 do you want Spanish programming? 61.5 and 72.7 contain all the programming most are interested in receiving.
     
  18. 34Ford

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    Ok, then all I need is the DPP44.
     
  19. HoTat2

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    From everything I've read about Dish equipment beyond the three 300/500 dishes with DP or DPP LNB singles, yes
     
  20. 34Ford

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    So is it possible to focus a single DP LNB in front of a 500 dish? I have several 500's and 300's. laying around here.
     

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