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can I use dish 1000.2

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by pls49902, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. pls49902

    pls49902 New Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    I live in Florida but spend the summers in upstate New York. I brought my receiver with me to use here. I bought a 1000.2 dish online but was later told I need dish 1000.4 . I had the 1000.2 dish hooked up by a dealer here in New York but can only get some of the channels and no HD channels. What can I do?
  2. boba

    boba Hall Of Fame

    May 23, 2003
    To correctly use the 1000.2 you would need to aim at the satellites at 110/119/129. 129 is the satellite that has most of the HD channels, it is also the lowest on the horizon and from the East coast can be hard to get.

    The 1000.4 looks at the Eastern Arc 61.5/72.7/77, 61.5 & 72.7 have most of the channels for the eastern arc. The 1000.2 can be aimed for 61.5 & 72.7 using the LNBs for 110 &119 it won't get the highest possible signals but it can work.:):):)
  3. garys

    garys Hall Of Fame

    Nov 4, 2005
    NY has a low los for 129. You may be able to get it given the right circumstance, but it is very iffy. Also, if you changed your service address, your HD locals in NY are on EA not the WA that 129 is a part of.
  4. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    Get the right dish for where you are ... the 1000.4.
    DISH allows snowbird accounts, changing your address between Florida and New York as you change homes is possible. But you have to be able to pick up the right satellites for the location you're in.
  5. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

    Dec 28, 2010
    As the others have said, the 1000.4 is needed for the Eastern Arc installation. 1000.2 is used for the Western Arc. I suggest contacting the retailer to see if they will exchange the 1000.2 for the 1000.4 dish. Thanks.

  6. njk986

    njk986 Cool Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    If your locals don't come in on 77, you can use the 1000.2 dish with a 1000.2 EA LNBF.

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