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Single lnb help

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by rushrush1, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. rushrush1

    rushrush1 New Member

    Jan 3, 2011
    I recently hooked up a single lnb 18 inch dish for a friend on his boat. He went this route due to cheap dish and I told him the 101 bird got most sd channels but no locals(Louisville ky sd locals on 119). He said that's fine , he didn't want the big slimline like I have, also wanted to spend as little as possible . While hooking it up this weekend him and his wife ask me , how will we watch the Derby? Now he wants locals even if just for the derby. My question is can I go to dishpointer and aim this single lnb and pick up 119.

  2. Wisegoat

    Wisegoat Icon

    Aug 16, 2006
    Not with the 18" dish. Needs 101 for guide data. Have him put up some rabbit ears for OTA if possible.
  3. eakes

    eakes Godfather

    Sep 21, 2007
    Yes, you can re-aim and receive 119, but why not get an old PhaseIII dish which capabilities of 101, 110 and 119. There are a number of those around and you may be able to obtain one for free from someone who has upgraded to Slimline for HD.

    The Phase III fits the same mast as the 18 inch dish and is only slightly larger. It will give him 101 and 119 (110 has almost nothing now) full time.
  4. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    No, as wisegoat posted, you can't do that. All systems need to be pointed at 101 otherwise the receiver won't get the data needed to operate (not just guide data).
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    Booting time each receiver start from 101W;

    so, yeah better then Phase-III dish you'll not find !
  6. rushrush1

    rushrush1 New Member

    Jan 3, 2011
    Thanks guys , I'll see if he wants to spend $ for phase 3.

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