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· AllStar
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I've been mulling the idea of replacing my dish 1000 with a 30 or 31" dish to gain signal strength on 129, among others. I've read that several folks here have done that, but what about the skew? The 30/31" dishes I've seen don't have any skew, and that won't work with the 3 sats? Or am I missing something?
 

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The Dish 1000 is designed for use with 3 LNB's, larger dishes are generally designed to be used with only one LNB, your signal might actuallly be worse on the two LNB's outside the correct focal point.
 

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Other users have experienced better signal by using a larger dish for 129.

I too have ordered a 30" dish for 129, I should receive it next week week sometime.

I will report signals on D1000 vs. d500 vs. winegard30"
 

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With the Dish 1000 I had at best a signal of 55. I have placed the 30 inch Winegard Dish at 129 only and receive about 75 on the lowest transponder. Works great! I did not have any skew problems using the larger dish. I use a Dish 500 for the 110 and 119.
 

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Jim5506 said:
The Dish 1000 is designed for use with 3 LNB's, larger dishes are generally designed to be used with only one LNB, your signal might actuallly be worse on the two LNB's outside the correct focal point.
right -- so the best solution is to use a dish 500 for 110/119 and then the 30" dish at 129.
 

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Well, I don't want another antenna, I already have a 36" at AMC4, and a dish at 61.5 plus the Dish 1000.
 

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HarryS said:
Well, I don't want another antenna, I already have a 36" at AMC4, and a dish at 61.5 plus the Dish 1000.
If you don't want an additional dish I guess you will have to live with the poor signal off the 1000. There is no larger replacement for the 1000(designed to pick up 3 locations).:)
 
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