If the 300's arm is shorter than the 500's it's for a reason - the arm positions the LNB @ the focus of the dish. change the arm or the dish and change the focus, diminishing the signal strength.GreenScrew said:Currently have Dish500 w/ DishProPlus lnb pointing at 110/119 with Dish300 DishPro lnb fed to the 3rd dish port of the Dish500 DPP for 61.5. Running over single line to a vip622 with separator for both tuners.
Been struggling to re-aim my dish from 61.5 to 129 to get local HD and have a couple questions. First, I replaced the reflector on my dish 300 with a dish 500 reflector hoping to get better signal strength. The arm on the 300 is shorter than the 500 and I'm wondering how much of a problem this might be - ideally do I need to use the 500 arm with the single lnb adapter to get the proper focal length for the lnb?
Secondly, since I have 61.5 locked and working, am I correct to believe that I should be able to set the point dish screen to 61.5 sat and use this screen to find 129? Or is it possible that the switching gets in the way of finding 129 and I need to connect it directly to the 622 in order to locate?
Try getting anything out of the 300 when pointed @ 129 -- get it aimed, then play w/ changing the dish.