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Thread: help with 118 dish setup
02-14-2008 12:59 AM #1
help with 118 dish setup
Hi! I have what it seems to be a real pain in the ... for all of us here, when tryig to point a Dish, a bunch of trees right in front of me, my apartment is on the west side of the building, and my dishes (300's) are pointed separalety, since i can't get anything with a Dish 500 for more than one bird, but i need to get the international channels on 118.7, for which a Dish 500 plus is recommended, just like this one
Dish Network Dish 500 Plus Dish500Plus 110 118.7 119
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Can i do this with only one dish? and if so, what will be the size? can i use the dish 500 plus with just one LNB? type of LNB is it Universal? or ust one low freq circular lnb?
02-14-2008 06:06 AM #2
you'll need the 500+ dish and LNB. The 118.7 is just off of 119 so it can not be picked up without the special LNB that the 500+ uses.
02-14-2008 08:21 AM #3
You can get an old super dish and use it for 118/119
02-14-2008 08:39 AM #4
Doesn't the 118 use circular polarity? I think I remember it being the only FSS sat that uses that. So a 121 lnb might see the sat, but not process it. Not really sure, but it seems like thats what would happen.
02-14-2008 12:26 PM #5
If you can see 119 you can see 118 with the same dish. You may not be able to get 110 on that dish depending on your trees. As for the polarity, I don't know that answer but I do know that I have seen more than a few PLUS dishes picking up 121 when they were supposed to be pointed at 118. Never checked to see if the channels were working though.
02-14-2008 12:27 PM #6