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I'm getting a free SW-64 from Dish
Posted 11 July 2002 - 12:24 PM
The only problem is they need 1 month lead time. That's not bad considering the SW-64 are sold out on Dishdepot and they cost $149.
Is anyone else getting this deal anywhere?
Posted 11 July 2002 - 12:43 PM
Yours is going to be a special install.... they will actually have to use a starband dish to bring in the 129 satellite - E* had to rent transponder space on a third-party satellite to get Philly up.
Unless they have recently changed Philly over to E7.....?
neil dot derryberry at gmail dot com
Posted 11 July 2002 - 01:31 PM
Posted 11 July 2002 - 06:01 PM
Posted 12 July 2002 - 07:15 AM
I have a 501 and two older receivers. Are you saying that they'll also be giving me two 301's?
My other dish is attached to the top of my chimney and was installed by Dish last year as part of the Dish Mover program so I don't see why they couldn't do the same thing. Also my yard is quite large and the nearest trees over 10 ft tall are probably over 400 ft away. I don't imagine that they would have a problem getting a clear line of sight especially if they put the Dish by the old one.
Posted 12 July 2002 - 07:45 AM
Also, i can get you a SW64 switch for $130.00 shipping included.
Posted 12 July 2002 - 08:32 AM
All the Philly installs have been using the Starband dish with 3 LNB's installed. People are also being given new receivers free of charge to replace old receivers which can not pick up the 129 satellite due to software issues.
Posted 12 July 2002 - 09:01 AM
Wow. I apoligize Neil:)
Posted 12 July 2002 - 05:25 PM
I don't see why not... As long as the two older ones are activated. The way the installer told me, he doesn't care what receiver you give him, as long as it matches the amount on the service order. All receivers are being replaced by 301's. Although, i did see 501's in the van... I had also asked about the the amount of outputs on the back, he told me that "if i wanted an older receiver, I would have to go to a dealer, In-house it goes 301, 501, 721". I don't know about the chimney, the dish is large and heavy though (I have a chimney as well, and the installer didn't mention anything).
Yes, but the dish doesn't actually say "Starband" on it instead its a Channel-Master 3041221 dish. The tripod that they gave me actually said "Starband" on the box and on the instructions.
If i can I'll post pictures of the Dish tomorrow.
Posted 13 July 2002 - 03:51 PM
Originally posted by Pro-Com
Ok i am a little confused. So they are using the starband dish and pointing the main LNB at 129 and using the other 2 as usual pointing at 110 and 119?
That's right. The Phillie LILs are on a lower-powered satellite so they require a bigger antenna. Doesn't matter what name is on it (Starband or whatever.)
It works like PrimeStar and AlphaStar used to work.