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Separate Dishes

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

  1. HoTat2

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    Yes, though something has always bothered me about looking at single LNB mounted to one side of the Y-adapter on a dish 500, and preferred the 300 for that role.

    Totally inconsequential to the 500's performance as a single slot dish I know, but just aesthetics I guess .... :)
     
  2. 34Ford

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    Now that I have been looking for a DPP44 I am at a loss as to wiring this all up. Is this right?

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  3. Grandude

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    Yes. I have two 500,s, one with 110 and 119 LNBs and one pointing at 129. Feeding a DPP44.
    The 500 with 110 and 119 could just as easy be two separate dishes but nothing would be gained by going that route for me now other than more holes in the roof.
    If line of sight were an issue I would go the third dish route.
     
  4. RBA

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    Yes you use an "I" adapter usually under $10 that replaces the "Y" yoke.
     
  5. P Smith

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    • the LNBF has "DP" logo, so it would be easy to pick (at eBay)
    • any size of reflector (3M 'spoon' dishes would be the best !) would works with DP LNBF, just use only one LNBF per dish
    • any DP/DPP switch will works for you [DP34 or DPP44, DPP64, etc]
    • be sure the big dishes: 1M, or 3M ;) fixed tight; at Bay Area we have constant earthquakes what tilting/moving walls/roofs slightly , so bigger dish should be watched and aligned sometimes - keep a spreadsheet of signals on each sat/tpn and use it as reference
     
  6. HoTat2

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    A "DP" switch P. Smith?

    Don't the Hopper tuners require 3 "DPP" blocks?

    I understand its acceptable to use DP LNBFs for the dishes, but the multi-switch must be DPP to feed a Hopper or any other Dish DVR for that matter with a single coax line to it.
     
  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    you're right, I'm missed he has the H

    regarding what Solo or Duo Node require as input ... I'm not sure if a DP switch will not works for TWO satellites...
    technically, it will be enough... yeah, some chances of stubborn FW coding perhaps will ruin my idea ;)
    yes, for three sats DPP switch is must
     
  8. 34Ford

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    Looking at Sadoun and I was wondering if I could use a DPP33? Or is the 44 required because it has the external power?
     
  9. Grandude

    Grandude RichardParker II

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    My guess is that it would work but I would still get the DPP44 switch, just 10 bucks more, and you would then be in a position to expand your system if it ever became necessary or desired.
    BTW, in your picture above, the line to output 1 which requires the power inserter doesn't need to be used for feeding the mono or duonode.
    In my setup it was more advantageous to mount it closer to the switch, in the garage, and AC power was already there for other things.
     

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