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Dish Network Different types of dishes...
Posted 11 September 2008 - 09:14 PM
Posted 11 September 2008 - 09:34 PM
The Dish 1000.2 for 119, 110, and 129.
The Dish 1000.4 for 61.5, 72.7, and 77.
The Dish 500+ for 119, 110, and 118.7.
And the Dish 1000+ for 119, 110, 129, and 118.7.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 10:10 PM
Dish 300 for 61.5, 148, 129 or any other single satellite except 118.75 and a couple of others.
Then there's the mostly discontinued superdish for 105, 110, 119 or 110, 119, 121 or some such.
Dish 1000.2 @ 110, 119, 129; dish 500 @ 61.5
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 11:29 AM
Posted 12 September 2008 - 11:57 AM
i would add lots of folks use dish 500 for 61.5 and other single satellite uses.
Absolutely. It is used as a wing dish for 129 or 61.5 for HD, and for 148 for a few of the International packages that haven't been migrated solely to 118.7 yet.
I don't know if using a 300 instead would give better signal strength than using a 500 (for example, the 61.5 case).
A 300 gives you about the same signal strength as a 500 with a Y-adapter. Using the 500 with an I-adapter gets you a few more percentage points, but not a whole lot, due to the fact that the 500 is "defocused" a bit to spread the signal to 2 LNBs. And, AFAIK, the Dish 300 has been out of production for a long time.
Posted 12 September 2008 - 12:02 PM
110, 118.7, 119, 129.. he would not let me also keep 148 since he did not know how to combine the signals together for all five locations.
Posted 12 September 2008 - 06:07 PM
Dish is reportedly developing a DPP64, but with the demise of SuperDISH and Sky Angel, it's hard to imagine a need for 6 satellites.
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Posted 13 September 2008 - 05:41 AM