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08-24-2012 10:56 PM #1
so 6 months ago we moved out to the country, where we had to get dish, as cable was not an option. The installer told me I could take a receiver 50 miles north to my cabin to use, if I wanted, when I asked him, well he told me I would have to do a check switch, and so on. Well here's issue at home I have a HD dish satellite, with 2 boxes, that each feed 2 tv's, but the house I bought had a dish 500 satellite. What steps do I need to take step by step in order to get cable at my cabin? Now understand I go to my cabin maybe once a month, for a day, so I'm not trying to get over on dish. Please and thank you for the help
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08-24-2012 11:12 PM #2
Take your receiver to the cabin, plug in wire from Dish to back of receiver where it says Sat in. Plug receiver into tv, power on receiver, select menu button and press 6,1,1 on Dish remote, then select check switch. Let it run the check and select save and then back your way out of the menus. The receiver will download a new guide for the different Dish setup. Be aware you will not get the HD channels on 129, since you are using a Dish 500.
When you return to your main home, repeat the above steps for the Dish 1000.
08-24-2012 11:42 PM #3
After the check switch a big box will appear.. Its says you have fewer satellites are you sure you want to save press yes and it will ask you again and still say yes.. The only thing you will be missing are some HD channels.. But you should still have all channels..2=Hoppers 2= EHD AND Google TV
08-25-2012 01:14 AM #4
The home receivers are dual tuners and probably have separators, the dish 500 will probably need 2 lines run from the dish unless he is lucky enough to have a DPP Twin.
08-25-2012 02:05 AM #5Insane in the Membrane
OP, if SD is all you need at the cabin, the 500 will be just fine.
As boba said if it's not a DPP LNB (will have DP Plus logo on LNB if it is) then you will need a line for each tuner.2 Hoppers w/Sling / 2 Hopper 2000s / 1 Joey
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08-25-2012 08:04 AM #6SatelliteGuys Newbie
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More help please
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God please help, it is very appreciated