Eastern or Western Arc?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by lusitan, Nov 8, 2012.

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  1. lusitan

    lusitan New Member

    Nov 8, 2012
    I just moved to Wilmington North Carolina from Arizona and plan to upgrade from my old Dish 500 standard definition system to HD. My question is: must I use the Eastern Arc 1000.4 dish, or can I use a 1000.2 dish and point at 110/119/129 locations? :confused:
  2. garys

    garys Hall Of Fame

    Nov 4, 2005
    If you stay with standard definition, WA (110, 119) will do. If you upgrade to HD, then EA with just 61.5, 72 would be needed as the HD locals for Wilmington NC are on 61.5.
  3. lusitan

    lusitan New Member

    Nov 8, 2012
    From what I read in other threads I will not be able to use my 322 SD receiver on the EA, is that correct?
  4. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    Correct. The eastern arc is all MPEG4, even for SD, so many of the older receivers will not work for eastern arc.
  5. boba

    boba Hall Of Fame

    May 23, 2003
    Do you want SD or HD the 322 is SD. You can lease a 222 if you want a dual tuner HD non DVR receiver.
    1000.2EA will get you 61.5 and 72.7 which should be all you programming.
    1000.2 WA will get 110/119 & 129 but in Wilmington you may have problems seeing 129. The look angle will be quite low.
  6. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Kansas City KS
    Wilmington HD locals are not available on 129 - if lusitan wants HD locals - he will have to be on eastern Arc (61.5 / 72.7 and maybe 77). And that means a ViP receiver. As suggested, the 222 would be the replacement for his current 322.
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