Antenna and Receiver Compatibility

Discussion in 'ViP211(411)/211K/222 Support Forum' started by duckhunter, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. duckhunter

    duckhunter New Member

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    I have a 211k receiver at my home and I'm wanting to use it in my workshop, so I purchased a used 1000.4 eastern arc satellite dish off of ebay. I know that is has 3 coax connections for the 3 satellites, but I am not sure what I need to do get the dish signal to the receiver. I assume I will have 3 coax cables coming from the dish, but the receiver obviously only has 1 coax input. Do I need to hook up to all 3 different satellites on the LNB? Or is there a piece of hardware I need in between the dish and the receiver? Looking for any help. Thanks
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    just use one cable, the LNBF has the switch inside, run Install wizard(or check switch)
     
  3. duckhunter

    duckhunter New Member

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    So just use any of the 3 coax attachments on the LNB?
     
  4. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Assuming all the ports work, yes, I don't think it should matter... but I typically would start from one end and work my way to the other as I added receivers.
     
  5. RBA

    RBA Well-Known Member

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    I also suggest calling DISH and scheduling for DISH to install your dish 1000.4. Your question suggests you do not have the knowledge to accomplish this.
     
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  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    assuming the dish installed/aimed properly by you (read posts here for DIY - plenty of info), connect one cable, run tests and come back here
     

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