Installing ViP222k

Discussion in 'ViP211(411)/211K/222 Support Forum' started by tagman, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. tagman

    tagman New Member

    Jul 6, 2018
    Hi all,

    Someone gave me a ViP222k and a (what I assume) Dish 1000 satellite dish. I want to get this set up with new service, and would like some pointers. This is my first time messing with any Dish equipment. I have been reading about needing a duplexer or triplexer, and I am not sure what I need to order. Also, if anyone has any tips on pointing the dish, I'm open to any help I can get.
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    well, before do anything with the dish and STB, grab a phone and call dish CSR, ask for a status of the receiver - could you use it on your new account ?
  3. tagman

    tagman New Member

    Jul 6, 2018
    Yes, they said it was free and clear to use on a new account.

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  4. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Kansas City KS
    Ok - With a Dish 1000 dish, you should have a multi LNB. In order to get this work correctly, you need to aim at 110, 119, and 129 slots in the sky. At the VIP222K end you need either a DPP separator OR a DPP triplexer. With the DPP separator, one cable goes to each sat Dish input. The single end is connected to the DPP LNB. The triplexer is just a DPP separator with a diplexor, so you would connect the 2 sat inputs to the receiver inputs.

    I also have a VIP222K with an OTA module.
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  5. EdJ

    EdJ Legend

    Jan 9, 2007
    Just to clarify, the satellites mentioned above are the Western satellite arc (1000.2 antenna). If you live on or near the east coast, you might do better with the Eastern satellite arc (61.5, 72.7 and 77) and the 1000.4 antenna. I think I have the antenna id correct, but not sure.....
  6. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Kansas City KS
    Well - if you REALLY want the antenna specifics -

    Eastern arc (this is what I use) - 61.5, 72.7 and 77 on a 1000.4 dish/ LNBF

    Eastern arc dual - 61.5 , 72.7 on a 1000.2 dish / LNBF

    Western Arc - 110, 119, and 129 on a 1000.2 dish / LNBF . There is also supposed to be a 1000.4 Western arc LNBF

    We really need to know what Dish / LNBF the OP has to give him further advice.
    As for aimiing - check out

    I have (in the past) managed to hit 61.5 and 72.7 on a Dish500 (this was originally designed for an SD setup on 119 and 110). Disadvantage for this was the signal strength isn't quite as good
  7. RBA

    RBA Well-Known Member

    Apr 14, 2013
    As a new customer you can get a free professional install for a 2 year contract.
  8. satcrazy

    satcrazy Icon

    Mar 15, 2011

    What is on 77?
  9. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2003

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