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#1 OFFLINE   jkane

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:16 AM

I have an old 501 with a single 1996 lnb dish looking at 119. If I point it east to one of the newer sattelites, can it receive them? Is there another sattelite like 119 that has most programming in it?
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#2 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:20 PM

there are more dish sats; for your SD PVR, it's matter of second sat at 110W; use twin LNBF for that
check http://www.lyngsat.c...es/dish110.html for channels on each sat

#3 OFFLINE   jkane

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:12 AM

So nothing further east like 61.5 or 77 like my other receivers use? I guess I'll have to stay with 119 then. I am always concerned that dish will retire that location.
- Jeff
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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:46 AM

So nothing further east like 61.5 or 77 like my other receivers use? I guess I'll have to stay with 119 then. I am always concerned that dish will retire that location.


DISH will be retiring your 501 long before they retire the 119w slot.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:29 AM

So nothing further east like 61.5 or 77 like my other receivers use? I guess I'll have to stay with 119 then. I am always concerned that dish will retire that location.

The 501 is not useful for the Eastern Arc satellites. There may be a few channels left, but they aren't likely to be compatible for long.

Any particular reason you feel compelled to go with a 17 year old setup pointed at the slot with the lowest number of channels?

I'm dubious that DISH would allow activation of a 501 anymore.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:55 AM

Because I own it. No fees. I only use it 5-6 times a year. I find it convenient to use, but would find another kind of entertainment if it were retired.

I started looking around since it has started having issues. I am almost ready to admit it's the lnb. The reciever seems fine. I cut down a tree that was growing close to too high last year. Now it's starting to have signal drop problems again.

Since I may need a new lnb, I may end up using a different dish too. Was looking at what else to point at. I have an old superdish 500 on the shelf, but the idiot installer who removed it from my roof twisted the mount. Grrrr. I may try it anyhow. It can do 119 and 110, so might even be better. Except, I think there is another tree in the way of 110.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 05:15 PM

Get a 211 receiver and aim at 72.7 for a $40 fee you can convert it to a DVR so it would be about the equivalent of the 501.  211 W/DVR does not have monthly fees for DVR.






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