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Been a Dish subscriber for over 12 years, and I'm thinking about upgrading some of my stuff. Last upgrade I did involved adding a new LNB, multiswitch, and second receiver. I did all the work, even made the cables. Bought the hardware from amazon/ebay. It's older stuff, no HD.

So, I have one LNB pointing at 119. (I think that's right.) Anyway, I'm paying for the 200 channel package but I don't get some of the channels, probably because they're on a different satellite.

I'd like to get all the channels I'm paying for. What's it take from where I'm at? Can I just buy some outdoor hardware and make it happen? Can I call Dish and get an upgrade?

Fwiw I don't need DVR. I use an antenna for local terrestrials because of TV market weirdness...I'm in the middle of three markets, plus I do use the alternate channels. (where I live I can get about 40 channels OTA :))
 

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Sorry, I know I was a little vague. I want to get all the channels. HD can come later...I only have HD on a small LCD in the bedroom. Not a bad idea to plan and build for it, but it's not the priority right now.

I also forgot to check which receivers I have. They're old. lol

Dish 500...that's a dish/LNB, right? The Dish 1000.2 is a few bucks more...what's that get me with one more lnb? More channels, or the HD sat?

Part two is the connections. Drawings like the one at amazon for the 1000.2
confuse me. (I can't post a link yet, apparently) Drawing shows one output for each sat? Something tells me that's not right.

I also assume that this 1000.2 at the link only works with certain receivers, such as those newer than mine. Where can I figure that out?

Is there an explanation of what's on the various sats, somewhere?
 
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