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That's right. I just spoke to a 1-888 agent and she assured me I would need two dishes for H.D. reception. "One receives the basic channels and the other pulls in the high definition".

If it wasn't for this forum, I might have assumed that this DirecTV employee knew what she was talking about.
 

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Granted there is one dish (the 5LNB), that gets most of the SAT signals...
depending though on where you get your SD-Locals from... you could need a 2nd dish.
 

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Earl Bonovich said:
Granted there is one dish (the 5LNB), that gets most of the SAT signals...
depending though on where you get your SD-Locals from... you could need a 2nd dish.
Maybe she is confused on that issue; even though, she had already checked my zip code and said locals would be through DirecTV. Maybe, maybe......I don't know, I just thought it was wierd.
 

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Maybe she is an ex-Dish employee? I know that my uncle had 2 Dish Network dishes before he switched to DirecTV.
 

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Maybe she is an ex-Dish employee? I know that my uncle had 2 Dish Network dishes before he switched to DirecTV.
I have Dish and TWO dishes ONLY cuase I already had a D500 running 4 receivers so when I added 2 more that were HD I asked them to leave the SD boxes and dish alone and they put up a second dish 1000 to run the 2 HD boxes that said with a Switch I could have combined All 6 receivers (4SD- 2HD) to ONE dish..MY choice
 

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I have Dish and TWO dishes ONLY cuase I already had a D500 running 4 receivers so when I added 2 more that were HD I asked them to leave the SD boxes and dish alone and they put up a second dish 1000 to run the 2 HD boxes that said with a Switch I could have combined All 6 receivers (4SD- 2HD) to ONE dish..MY choice
Um... Why?
 

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Is there a web page someplace where you can tell by zip code if your locals require two dishes or a single multi-dish etc?
 

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frank29 said:
Maybe she is confused on that issue; even though, she had already checked my zip code and said locals would be through DirecTV. Maybe, maybe......I don't know, I just thought it was wierd.
Sure, locals are available thru DirecTV. But there are a few smaller markets that are on a "side satellite" at 72 which means if that's where your locals are then you'd need a 2nd dish. So just all depends where you are at.
 

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bobnielsen said:
I think the DTV web page for locals used to have that information, but it isn't there now. Only those people who need two dishes for SD will need two after going to HD (the second one is only for SD locals at 72.5 deg.) You can check the list of these at http://www.lyngsat.com/packages/directvusa72.html.
Thanks Bob... I did a search for "Boston" on that sat and there is nothing, so I assume that in my case at least all I need is the new slimline multi-sat dish.

Bainbridge Island, Nice :)
 

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Blitz68 said:
Um... Why?
1.Quicker install
2.NO Pro adaptors Needed
3. Both Dishes are out of sight
4.Dish 500 and older receivers we MINE (never leased) and nothing was wrong so why mess with it...JUst added 1000 to new hd boxes.
 

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Thanks Bob... I did a search for "Boston" on that sat and there is nothing, so I assume that in my case at least all I need is the new slimline multi-sat dish.

Bainbridge Island, Nice :)
The second dish is for SD locals only for some DMAs, all HD locals are either on the 99 or 103. If you are a current SD subscriber and you are in one of these DMA's, you'd already have two dishes to begin with.
 
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