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setting up a vip612 to a single dish need help

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by rjphillips, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. rjphillips

    rjphillips Cool Member

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    I have no clue on where to find sat 119 or how to set anything up on my receiver. Can anyone help me with this?:(
     
  2. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Moving to the 612 forum where people who might be able to help can see your post.
     
  3. gtal98

    gtal98 Godfather

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    www.dishpointer.com is your friend. So is the receiver manual if you have one. If not, download it here.

    Or just call Dish and have a tech come set it up for you.
     
  4. MattG@DISH Network

    MattG@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    ^ I agree with dishpointer.com, it's very helpful.

    To the OP: I know you said single dish, so I'm assuming you mean a Dish300 (only picks up one satellite). If you post your zip code, I can get the angles for you as well. Do you know what kind of LNB you have?
     
  5. rjphillips

    rjphillips Cool Member

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    I have an oval dish. Is that a dish 300? On my vip 612 what do I set the dish type at? My zip is 56586
     
  6. MattG@DISH Network

    MattG@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    Dish 300's are normally round. You probably have a 1000.X (.2 or .4)

    How many "eyes" does the dish have
     
  7. rjphillips

    rjphillips Cool Member

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    What are eyes?
     
  8. MattG@DISH Network

    MattG@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    1000.2 lnb
    View attachment 25876


    1000.4 lnb
    View attachment 25875


    Does the LNB look anything like these? When I say "eyes" I mean the LNB's white plastic covered part (e.g., the 1000.2 has 3 "eyes")

    What shows up under "Switch" in menu-6-1-1-check switch after you run the test on that screen?
     
  9. rjphillips

    rjphillips Cool Member

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    no it has 1 lnb
     
  10. MattG@DISH Network

    MattG@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    Probably a dish 300 then. dishpointer.com shows the following for zip 56586

    Elevation: 32.1°
    Azimuth (true): 210.6°
    Azimuth (magn.): 208.0°

    Keep in mind that only having 1 sat installed will not get you all of your channels
     
  11. rjphillips

    rjphillips Cool Member

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    it shows the sat i am on and the signal. Which is not very much.
     
  12. rjphillips

    rjphillips Cool Member

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    I was only wanting 119.
     
  13. MattG@DISH Network

    MattG@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    Select check switch on the right, then test.
     
  14. rjphillips

    rjphillips Cool Member

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    I do an get about 11 on the meter. Maybe 18 but that is the best.
     
  15. MattG@DISH Network

    MattG@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    You should be should be shooting for 60-70 (Fargo, ND DMA averages are in the 70's)
     
  16. rjphillips

    rjphillips Cool Member

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    i know but I can't get an thing better than 18. That is why I figured I had something on the receiver set wrong.
     
  17. rjphillips

    rjphillips Cool Member

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    ]This is the dish I have It has 2 hook ups on the lnb
     

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  18. gtal98

    gtal98 Godfather

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    OK, obviously that is a DirecTV dish, but one that old I believe works like Dish Legacy equipment, so I think it should technically work. Someone else correct me if I'm wrong.

    That being said, there are no settings on the receiver that will affect your signal strength. Either your dish is not aimed correctly or there is something blocking it's Line-Of-Sight (LOS).

    Start by making sure the mast is plumb (level) in two directions. If it's not level than the dish settings are useless. Do you have a compass to confirm the direction it needs to aim? Are there any trees or other obstructions in that direction?
     
  19. rjphillips

    rjphillips Cool Member

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    I put my compass on the dish this morning and at 208-210 I picked up sat 110?
    I will check the post.
     
  20. rjphillips

    rjphillips Cool Member

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    checked the post is looks great. I can put a meter on it and it shows a sat but when I check it inside I get no more than 18.
     

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