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Adding Local Channels


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#1 OFFLINE   jal1975

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 01:46 PM

I am considering adding local channels to my dtv package. I am in the champaign IL area. Locals are available, but the ** note on DTV website states I will need a second 18 inch dish. I do have a spare 18 inch dish available to use, and after researching futher, I have found my local channels are on DTV sat 1 at 72.5W. Assuming I aim my second 18 correctly, Would I then combine the coaxes with a multiswitch? I am currently using a 2 x4 multisw that has a addinanal input for ant on it. Do I go do a 5 x 8? or combine the signals some other way. I only need 3 out at this point, two go to my r15 the other one goes to my standard bedroom receiver.

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#2 OFFLINE   or270

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 01:57 PM

I am considering adding local channels to my dtv package. I am in the champaign IL area. Locals are available, but the ** note on DTV website states I will need a second 18 inch dish. I do have a spare 18 inch dish available to use, I am guessing it would have to be aimed at another sat besides the 101. Is there a list of what's on which bird somewhere? Would I then combine the coaxes with a multiswitch? I am currently using a 2 x4 multisw that has a addinanal input for ant on it. Two go to my r15 the other one goes to my standard bedroom receiver.


Try calling Directv they may install the 2nd dish for free.

#3 OFFLINE   Crystal Pepsi Ball

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 05:12 PM

D* will add a new dish, and replace all standard receivers that are not compatible with the new satellite. Which means that if you have a receiver that was made prior to 2002, it may need to be replaced.

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