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Re-aim Dish 500 and use instead of DTV multi-sat dish?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by mikegold, May 16, 2002.

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  1. mikegold

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    I currently have Dish Network with a Dish 500 dish(119 and 110), a Dish 500 dish with one dual lnb(at 61.5) and an SW64.

    I know I can't use the Dish switch with DTV. I've been told that the LNB's are compatible.

    Is it possible to re-aim the Dish 500 so that instead of picking up 110 and 119 it will see 101 and 110? If not, I will probably just pull the Dish off the mast and put the new DTV dish in its place.

    Thanks
     
  2. spanishannouncetable

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    Don't bother. There is nothing to see at 110 from Directv anyway, unless you want HD Showtime. All HD programming will be moving to 110 from 119, so you want to re-aim both your dishes (1 at 101, 1 at 119) then get a 4x or 5x multiswitch and combine the signals so that it works like a Directv 18x24 dish.
     
  3. Tanic

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    A Dish500 makes a nice reflector to receive D* at 101 and BEV @91. Works great!
     
  4. mikegold

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    What is BEV and is it receivable with a DTV receiver?

     
  5. Steve Mehs

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    BEV or Bell Express Vu is one of 2 canadian DBS providers, BEV uses hardware manufactured by Echostar. The Echostar 2800 and 501 are the same thing as an EV 2800 or 5100, respectivly but the 2 systems use different cards and serial#s so you cant interchange the recievers. To use BEV you have to subscribe via an address broker, if in the US and use a BEV reciever. BTW DirecTVs bird at 110 uses a special LNB and is not compatable with the standard E*/D*/BEV LNBs.
     
  6. Mike500

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    You can't use the switches, but if you have separate lnb's, the one on the "Y" connector, marked 119, must be replaced with a special lnb called the "sat c lnb." You would then connect the 101 and 110 lnbs together with a switch called a 22khz tone switch.

    Because all sat c lnb's are rectangular base, you need to cut out the small boss in the plastic "Y" support of the Dish500, for the lnb to fit.
     
  7. Crazy 1

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    Why has this thread been brought back to life ?
     
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