friend getting dish wants to know if 100 + or 3 32"

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  1. ibooksrule

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    Got a friend who is switching to dish and he was told that if he wanted to get the dish 1000 + he could subscribe to an international package at start then cancel it right away. He wants to do this for better signal because of the bigger dish. But i was telling him he should get 3 30" dishes pointed at 110, 119 and 129. But he brought up something i had not thought of. Will the LNBs that come with these work with dish or will dish bring lnbs to work? Would there be additional cost involved because of this over them providing the dish?

    I figured 3 dedicated dishes he is going to get great reception over the 1000 +. We are located in kansas city so very central and some people here dont have problems but i have horrible problems with 129. If its clear great if its not i cant watch anything on 129 it cuts out to much. My 110 is good but still not the best. I have a dish 1000 the first one.


    Thanks for any help
    jason
     
  2. RickDee

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    I think they had a lot of problems with the original 1000. Mine started going haywire after about 10 months. I complained to Dish and they put up a 1000.2 for a $49 service charge. The installer peaked it on sat 129 TP 27 and I have very good service out of it for the past 3 months.
     
  3. Jim5506

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    My Dish1000 has satusfactory signal strength on all three lnb's. If properly peaked it is OK. Of course a Dish 500 for 100 and 119 with a seperate Dish 300 for 129 will get you a stronger signla across the board because the more satellites you try to hit with one dish , the worse they all perform. I've heard the 1000.2 is slightly better, but the 1000+ is not necessarily going to be better.
     
  4. ibooksrule

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    i was thinking because its almost 5 inches taller and 5 inches wider that it would be better. But maybe putting up the 32" dish would be best for each one. that sure would help with rain fade
     
  5. boba

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    In KS the dish 500 should be good for 110 & 119. A 24" dish for 129 should get the extra gain to give stable signals. Will DISH charge extra for the install? I would guess yes how much ask them. The dish 1000+ is a compromise to receive 4 satellites so I would be leary of extra size actually giving more gain. Remember KISS don't make it more complicated than necessary 3-30" dishes in the center of the country is foolish.
     
  6. ibooksrule

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    well i can purchase a 30IN dish for $20 from DSI Systems. I dont know where i can get a 20in dish that cheap.
     
  7. P Smith

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    Man, for the price I would take 5 of them for 148/129/119+118.75/110/61.5 !

    And check LOS for each satellite using the tool : http://www.dishpointer.com/
     
  8. Jim5506

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    Gotta link?
     
  9. ibooksrule

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    You have to be a dealer. I use to install Directv and voom and Dish network and that is where i got my generic supplies. You have to have a Tax ID # to buy from them.
    But i can buy it and send any to anyone who wants any. they carry HD Off air antennas and anything you need for satellite installation as well HDTVs and other stuff.

    Just let me know i can send you a catalog over email.
    If you want the catalog or the website i will email it to you. You cant log into prices but i believe you can see some things. You cant download the catalog either without logging in.
     
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