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SuperDish and Receivers (How many Dishes?)

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Joe236, Jan 22, 2004.

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  1. Joe236

    Joe236 Cool Member

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    I have 6 receivers on and wondering if the new Superdish will require two dishes as well for the 2 dishes? If 2 SuperDish's are required will DISH only provide me with 1 or 2? Any helpful information would be appreciated. Thanks for the read.
     
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    SuperDish has three outputs, one for each satellite. (119, 110, and EITHER 105 or 121). Those three are run into a DP34 switch which provides four outputs to receivers. A second DP34 can be added to the first DP34 to give you eight receiver outputs (and a third will give you 12!)

    You only need one SuperDish. The switches will do the rest (although the SuperDish only comes with one DP34).

    JL
     
  3. Joe236

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    Thanks for the good input. I was just wondering since DISH is going to provide me with the SuperDish since I must have it for locals. They said they will provide 2 DP34 switches since I am using Dishmover and moving into an area where the Super is required. I was just hoping my new home wouldn't have 2 big freaking SuperDish's on it.
     
  4. Joe236

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    DISH wants me to put the DISH500 in my new location and then install a SuperDish when they get them instock. Its been stated that the Superdish will give me only 1 dish for my 6 receiver. Can it work that way now with the DISH500? When I signed up back 3 years ago I had to have two Dish500 installed for the receivers. Can the DP34 switch work with the DISH500 to get the 6 receivers on one dish like the SuperDish? Thanks a lot for the info.
     
  5. jgoggan

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    Yes, you will be fine if they install a Dish500 DishPro setup now -- and then change that to a SuperDish later. Either is compatible with the DP34 switch (with four outputs) and then a second DP34 will be connected to it to give you up to 8 receivers.

    Basically, the DP34 has inputs for three satellites. With the Dish500, they will just connect the wires from 110 and 119 (from the Dish500) into 2 of the 3 ports on the DP34. Then, when they change it to SuperDish, they'll just run one more wire from the dish to the DP34 -- and connect it to that third input. So, in the end, there will be very little changes needed -- just a dish swap and the one extra run.

    If they know they are doing the SuperDish soon, they might even run all three cables when they install the Dish500 -- just so it'll just be a dish swap only later.

    - John...
     
  6. Joe236

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    Talked to DISH and got setup for the DISHMOVERS program. The lady told me to just bring my receivers and remotes and the installer will do everything else. I asked her what equipment the installer provides and she told me that they would bring a Dish, LNB's, and a SW64(said it was a 6-1 switch or somthing like that.) Do I need to call back and ask for more info, because I checked and a SW64 only controls 4 receivers and I have 6 recievers(7 total tuners.) When I called to check on the DISHMOVERS program the CSR told me the installer should supply 2 DP34, but that is not what they told me this time. Confused on wether I should call to check for sure what equpiment they are bringing. Also who should I talk to???Tech Support? Thanks
     
  7. jgoggan

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    I'm not sure who to talk to -- but I would keep pushing that you need two DP34s...

    - John...
     
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