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Superdish and Poor man Superdish

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by alebowgm, Jun 13, 2004.

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  1. Jun 22, 2004 #41 of 126
    dishsystems

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    customers may choose to pay dish for a superdish outright for $199 and it comes with a dp 34 switch in the box.If you have legacy equipment you could probably get a retailer to trade you out for a couple of sw-21's.By the way Spaun has a new 44 switch coming out soon as well.
     
  2. Jun 22, 2004 #42 of 126
    Sonnie Parker

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    I can't see paying Dish $199 if I can get it for about $150-160 on ebay and those include the DP-34 also. I'll probably just take the DIY route at even less for now.
     
  3. Jun 22, 2004 #43 of 126
    Jacob S

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    If someone was to pay Dish full price for the dish you might as well take the SuperDish upgrade promotion which would cost about the same over a year's time as what the AT60 package would cost and you would have all those extra channels to boot and a free basic installation which includes your wire and pole if needed (depending on if the installer charges extra for that or not).
     
  4. Jun 23, 2004 #44 of 126
    Sonnie Parker

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    Yeah... it would be close. $300/yr. for AT60 vs. $200 for the Superdish and install.

    I'm not sure the install would be worth $100 for me though since everything is pretty much already set up. Now if I was to ever decide to switch back to E* it might be worth it but then again I'd already have the 500 for 110/119 and would still have my DIY for the 105.

    I just think for my situation it's gonna be hard to beat either the Direcway dish for free + a $21 Ku LNBF or $100 for a new 36" dish and Ku LNBF and me do the install myself.
     
  5. Jul 24, 2004 #45 of 126
    blakejames3000

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    hey I'm in new Orleans and i put up a 30 inch dish at 121 today getting ready for the new Orleans locals and I'm getting a 122 signal on transponder 29 where the locals are suppose to be and about 110 - 118 on the rest.
    but the signals on this sat fluctuate more than on the 119 and 110 like up to 3 or 4 points is this normal ? (the dish is tightened down) and i will wanna upgrade to superdish anyway (i will be with them a year and its free so i might as well) but i got a question i will active the locals the day they become available.....i will tell them i got a superdish equivalent but i also wanna schedule a superdish upgrade for free anyway will they let me do this and activate my locals on the setup i get until they install the superdish ???
     
  6. Aug 3, 2004 #46 of 126
    esteg

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    What About a 6' C/ku Band solid dish for locals? Is the ku -band LNBF the one needed for the locals?
    thanks
     
  7. Aug 3, 2004 #47 of 126
    jlhugh

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    Would an old gray Directpc dish work to bring in 121?
     
  8. Aug 3, 2004 #48 of 126
    SimpleSimon

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    esteg: It might work. Only one way to find out. :)

    jlhugh: I think that's big enough - ya gotta get the right LNBF.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2004 #49 of 126
    TonyM

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    Depends on which locals you need to get...some are on 110 & 119 (or even 148)

    If they are on 121 or 105, then you would need a KU Band LNBF.
     
  10. Aug 4, 2004 #50 of 126
    TonyM

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    yes. The LNBF will work too :D
     
  11. Aug 4, 2004 #51 of 126
    esteg

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    thanks for the info
     
  12. Aug 6, 2004 #52 of 126
    blakejames3000

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    i got a homemade super dish set up for 121 and i use a DP34 and on all receivers i got the odd transponders with no problem and it shows those channels in the guide but it will not do even is their anyway i can get it to do both any special switch that i might need .... i have the lnb on the tilt and i get the signal in strong it just wont pick up the even transponders
     
  13. Aug 7, 2004 #53 of 126
    SimpleSimon

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    Sounds like your 121 LNBF isn't DishPro. If that's the case, there's no way it'll work with a DPxx switch.
     
  14. Aug 7, 2004 #54 of 126
    esteg

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    i have a six foot solid dish , what lnb is needed to get dish locals off 121?
     
  15. Aug 7, 2004 #55 of 126
    SimpleSimon

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    Unfortunately, there is no DishPro LNBF available for FSS - except the ones that come with the SuperDish. I do NOT know how easy or hard it would be to make one of those work with a non-SuperDish setup.
     
  16. Aug 7, 2004 #56 of 126
    Mike123abc

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    Well I can say that the two superdishes I have (type 1 and type 2) both have the KU-FSS DP LNB built into the mounting bracket. It does not look like it would be too easy to get the LNB out of the bracket. But, I am not brave enough to try to take it all apart (don't want to give up my working versions for experiments).

    If you do not want the commitment for the free SD from Dish, Ebay has them a lot of times for about $75 if you do not get a switch with it.
     
  17. Aug 7, 2004 #57 of 126
    blakejames3000

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    well i was trying to poor mans superdish and it works on every receiver i have on the switch it picks up the odd all i need is transponder 29 for new Orleans locals but i got a 522 activated and it ain't accept the 121 because its only showing the odd it would have to show even/odd ..............so i guess ill have to commit for the free superdish i just didn't like the fact that sometimes you have to wait for months to get an install ...............anyway thanks for all your help
     
  18. Aug 7, 2004 #58 of 126
    Mike123abc

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    I think you will find that they have a ton of superdishes now and you will not have to wait very long at all for an install, they are no longer in short supply.
     
  19. Aug 7, 2004 #59 of 126
    larrystotler

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    I'm suprised that he is even getting the odds if he has run a legacy lnb into a DP34. Since the DP34 sends out 20V I would have assumed that this would push the evens back down the line since they are 18V. What type of LNB are you using? The evens on a DP system are stacked to the 1650-2150Mhz range, and legacy won't push them to that band. I guess an adapter could be created along the lines of a multiswitch to convert a legacy LNB into a DP, but I have yet to see one.............
     
  20. Aug 8, 2004 #60 of 126
    James Long

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    There is a third party stacking combiner that can take the separate horizontal and vertical feeds of an LNB and stack them. The trick would be to find an LNB with two outputs, the stacker, and make sure it stacked to the right frequencies.

    JL
     
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