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what to do when 72/77 sats not available?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by fred416, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. fred416

    fred416 Mentor

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    I will be taking my vip 722 receiver to my parents house, they have 110/119, at my house i have 72/77, will i be able to receive SD programming on a 119 pointed sat? will a check switch fix the problem?
     
  2. coldsteel

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    Yes, then do one when you're home.
     
  3. scooper

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    And when you get home - after you hook up to your dish setup - do another Check Switch.

    There isn't much HD on 110/119.... a little, but not much.

    Edit - one possible complication - hopefully your parents have a DishProPlus LNB, that way you just have to hookup. If they don't have a "Plus", then you will need to run a cable for each tuner to the LNB.
     
  4. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    HD Channels on 110
    9420 TNT - TNT (138)
    9422 HDNET - HD Net (362)
    9424 ESPN - ESPN (140)
    9465 MAVHD - Dallas Mavericks
    9531 DNFYI - DISH FYI (101)
    9432 SYFY - SyFy Channel (122)
    9446 WGN - WGN Chicago (239)
    9457 GREEN - Planet Green (194)
    9495 CBS C - College Sports TV (152)

    Platinum HD
    368 CI - Crime & Investigation
    9421 HDTHR - HD Theater (364)
    9423 HDNMV - HD Net Movies (383)

    Movie Channels
    9456 HBO-E - HBO East (300)
    9460 SHO-E - Showtime East (318)
    9481 TMC-E - The Movie Channel East (327) (HD 250 or Premium)
    9496 SEDGE - Starz! Edge (352)
    9498 STRZW - Starz! West (351)
    9505 ENCOR - Encore East (340) (HD 250 or Premium)

    PPV
    454 SPORT - PPV Sports
    502 MOVIE - DISH Cinema
    503 MOVIE - DISH Cinema
    504 MOVIE - DISH Cinema
    507 MOVIE - DISH Cinema

    HD Channels on 119
    516 MOVIE - DISH Cinema
    517 MOVIE - DISH Cinema
    518 MOVIE - DISH Cinema
    519 MOVIE - DISH Cinema
    520 MOVIE - DISH Cinema
    521 MOVIE - DISH Cinema
    522 MOVIE - DISH Cinema

    Anything on the hard drive already recorded would also remain available.
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  5. BobS

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    Does "arc jumping" really work? When I switched from WA to EA, only the currently authorized satellites could be loaded. It didn't matter that I could see the others.
     
  6. Jim5506

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    VIP equipment can see programming from either arc.

    Signals from EA and WA are the same as far as VIP receivers are concerned.

    Older MPEG2 equipment cannot use MPEG4 SD signals from EA.
     
  7. daheath

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    "VIP equipment can see programming from either arc.
    Signals from EA and WA are the same as far as VIP receivers are concerned."


    Can anyone tell me if you can use both eastern and western arcs for diversity reception to counteract rain fade? If a VIP-722 can see duplicate channels on two satellites and the one you are watching drops out but the other is still there is the receiver smart enough to automatically switch to the satellite that still has a signal?
     
  8. James Long

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    Unfortunately not. The receiver will pick one of the channels and if it works it works, if not there is no fall back.
     
  9. scooper

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    About the best you could do would be to have both setups, and if one rains out, put the receiver on the other and run a check switch.

    Of course, given the time it takes to check switch and download the EPG - most events that would want you to change are over....

    So to make that work - you really would want receiver A on one arc and reciever B on the other and just switch sources on your tv... and no - a Dual receiver would not work for this - it needs to be two physically seperate receivers.
     

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