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3lnb Dish and HR21 - Should I get all my HD programning?


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#1 OFFLINE   flogduh

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 06:33 PM

Guys - I'm located in Los Gatos, Ca and have the 5lnb slimline dish for my house set up. I have an older 18 Inch x 20 Inch Triple LNB DIRECTV Multi-Satellite Dish Antenna (OD1820-BX) hanging around and was given an HR21 (owned box) that I want to activate on my account and put the receiver in the garage. Since I'd prefer to save a little cash and use this dish (I can't get to my house set up to hook in there), will this set up work or do I need a more recent dish type to support the MPEG4 HD transmissions?

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 06:36 PM

Guys - I'm located in Los Gatos, Ca and have the 5lnb slimline dish for my house set up. I have an older 18 Inch x 20 Inch Triple LNB DIRECTV Multi-Satellite Dish Antenna (OD1820-BX) hanging around and was given an HR21 (owned box) that I want to activate on my account and put the receiver in the garage. Since I'd prefer to save a little cash and use this dish (I can't get to my house set up to hook in there), will this set up work or do I need a more recent dish type to support the MPEG4 HD transmissions?

Dan


Correct. You need KaKu dish in order to receive any MPEG4 programming.
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#3 OFFLINE   harsh

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 06:39 PM

Unless the distances are great or the route represents a serious hardship, it would probably be easiest to run a cable (or two) from the house.

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#4 OFFLINE   flogduh

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:10 PM

Thanks guys, trust me when I say running a cable isn't an option. Hardscape all teh way from garage to the house and the dish is on the other side of the house... I'll look for a used KU Dish

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 09:41 PM

I'll look for a used KU Dish


If you go on e-bay, you might be surprised by how cheap even new slimline Ka dishes are... ;) ;)

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 10:06 PM

Check your local craigslist. If you have a ladder, wrench, and a caulking gun full of roof tar there are always landlords and those lost to E* that love to have that huge slimline taken off the roof. I have gotten 3 this way, and two of them were already off the roof! :D
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:11 AM

Thanks guys, trust me when I say running a cable isn't an option. Hardscape all teh way from garage to the house and the dish is on the other side of the house... I'll look for a used KU Dish

You have a used Ku dish. You need a Ka/Ku dish.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 06:56 PM

You have a used Ku dish. You need a Ka/Ku dish.


When mentioned a used Ku dish, I really meant the slimline dish rather than the oval 18x20 HD dish I have.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 06:57 PM

When mentioned a used Ku dish, I really meant the slimline dish rather than the oval 18x20 HD dish I have.


No worries. The rest of the world got it. :rolleyes:
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 06:58 PM

Check your local craigslist. If you have a ladder, wrench, and a caulking gun full of roof tar there are always landlords and those lost to E* that love to have that huge slimline taken off the roof. I have gotten 3 this way, and two of them were already off the roof! :D


Great idea - the guy who gave me the receiver has two KA/U dishes on his house he no longer uses. I'll check there first..

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:20 PM

No worries. The rest of the world got it. :rolleyes:


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