Welcome HOME to SatelliteGuys! We are America's Most Popular Satellite Forum!
- JOIN US AS A MEMBER TO GET RID OF MANY OF THESE ADS INCLUDING THIS BIG AD BOX!!!
- This message (and many of these ads) will appear on every screen until you register! CLICK HERE to Register for FREE!
Will Directv Receiver work with Dish Network dish?
I had to move to a friends house for 2 months and he has a Dish Network Dish. I have been using Direct for years now and would like to keep the service active for this 2 month period before my townhouse becomes available. We looked at the Dish Network dish and moved the 2 LNB's to 101 and 119 degree positions. The cables from the LNB's go to what I believe to be a multi switch 2x1. From there, 1 cable to the receiver to Sat 1 in. When I go thru the satellite setup on my R16-300 receiver it makes it thru with signals in the 90 to 98 range on most transponders a few in the 50's and some at 0 on both satellites 101 and 119. The receiver also says the tuner 2 is ok even though there is no cable hooked to it. When I look at live channels, some come in and some do not. Most of them are ok though. I also discovered that if I channel down and then back up to the channel that did not come it, it will be ok. When you go to the channels that are not working it will say searching for satellite signal or the 771 error. I think maybe that I need to replace the multi switch with a directv one but I am not sure. I know that Directv has a single wire solution now that will work with my receiver and allow both tuners to work as well but it looks to be a little costly and I want to make sure it will work before I spend the money. I would like to keep both tunners working if at all possible. Any help on this set up would be greatly appreciated.
05-13-2009 12:28 PM