Search results

  1. bcsman

    Buying Second Receiver, Need Advise

    I own all my Dish equipment and have purchased a second VIP-211K. I want to use it, unless my other 211K goes wonky, to use outdoors retuning my west arc antenna. It's been 5 years or more since installing and would like to see if I can get a better signal. I don't want to activate the second...
  2. bcsman

    Dish 500 Plus antenna questions

    So I found this Dish 500 Plus antenna out in my garage, think a neighbor gave it to me when he upgraded, complete except for the LNB. Was curious if I can use this with my west arc 110, 119, 129 LNB setup? It is around 23" X 30" and would increase my signal compared to my 1000.2 setup. I...
  3. bcsman

    Needing to transfer to East Arc, couple questions..

    Hi, right now I am receiving the western arc sats 110, 119, 129 but since I put up a pole and installed the dish trees have grown. So most channels on 129 come in very weak and any moisture it's over to SD channels. I am in the thumb of Michigan and have a better view of the eastern arc so...
  4. bcsman

    Dish 1000.2 Signal Issues

    Two days ago we started having signal loss issues on our 1000.2 setup with 110, 119, and 129. We started getting the complete signal loss screen off and on, then last night it went out completely. I did a self install a year ago and everything has worked fine until lately. I thought maybe the...
  5. bcsman

    Possibly relocating my Dish pan, 1 question

    To get a better look at the 129 sat I am looking at relocating my Dish 1000.2 pan. Where I am thinking would require mounting to a pole driven in the ground. How far down do I need to bury it, I live in the thumb of Michigan? Thanks for any info or any other way to secure it.
  6. bcsman

    Can't view forum posts

    For some reason the last few days I can't view any of the sub forum posts. I can see all the forums and sub forums but when I click on any of them none of the posts are visable. Is there something that has changed lately?? Is there something I can do to view the posts?? If I click on view...
  7. bcsman

    Buzzing sound from my 10' mesh LNB area

    Thought maybe at first it was bees buzzing inside the LNB cone, but too cold today. Noticed it a few weeks ago and forgot about it. It makes a buzzing sound for a couple seconds, waits then makes it again, then repeats over and over. Is this the servo control going?? Get a picture on my 4DTV...
  8. bcsman

    Battery swap complete--and she still works...

    Been wanting to do this for quite some time, swap the battery on my 920. Well we've had a couple power outages lately and the old girl has still rebooted successfully. But she must be close to 15 years old and really pushing my luck. So ordered the battery and followed the instructions on...
  9. bcsman

    OK I'll be the scapegoat, need help with my 4DTV and X4

    I'm sure I'm not the only one, but I'll take the punishment for the others!! I didn't do the 4DTV conversion to X4 earlier as I was concerned about the "hit" from Motorola if I kept my LNB's connected. I am pretty much planning on using it as a dish mover, but would like to be setup for HITS...
  10. bcsman

    Freezing on USA Network channel

    Was watching Burn Notice on the USA network last night and was getting a few times where the picture would freeze up for a second or two. It would always pop back in. My receiver I was watching is a 211K. I didn't have it on any other channel so not sure if it was just USA. Did anyone else see...
  11. bcsman

    How to Combine 3 Legacy LNB's

    Have a Dish 500 with dual legacy LNB's pointed at 110 & 119. I want to add 61.5 and have another Dish 500 with dual legacy LNB's. I have pointed one of the LNB's to 61.5 and read somewhere years ago how to combine 3 legacy's to one output for my 211K. I know it's easy if I switch to DP LNB's...
  12. bcsman

    Phone Line Clarification

    I presently have a 301 that I had bought which is activated with Dish service. I have purchased a VIP 211K to activate as a second receiver. I do not have a local network in my house to hook the receivers up and also do not have cable or DSL internet, only dialup. I have a phone line in the...
  13. bcsman

    Questions about adding a second receiver VIP211K

    I have an account with only one receiver 301. I am thinking of adding a second receiver a VIP211K. Have a couple questions first please: 1) I understand according to the new pricing scheme the second receiver would cost me $7 per month correct?? 2) I currently have a Dish 500 setup with the...
  14. bcsman

    Adding a Second Receiver

    If I want to add a second receiver to my account what will it cost me?? I plan on purchasing the receiver on my own, and plan on getting a second SD IRD. 1) What is the charge to activate the second SD receiver?? 2) What is the charge for the second receivers programming?? America's 250...
  15. bcsman

    Dish 301-13 Prepaid Software Question

    I've got a legal 301-13 with N3 card that I purchased and used for the Dish Now prepaid programming until it phased over to FlexTV last fall. I've decided to activate it again but when I called the prepaid number they said I only had until the end of January to change it over and could not...
  16. bcsman

    New Actuator Time

    Had no reception on my BUD yesterday and went out to investigate. My dish was leaning all the way west as the tube from the actuator that extends in and out had stripped from the ball screw. SO new actuator time. I had a Von Weise V76-5 and would like to get something in that category. With all...
  17. bcsman

    New Dish Prepaid with Update Question

    First of all, have read the LONG Dish Prepaid post here and decided to give the prepaid a shot even tho it may be coming to an end soon. Was able to find a prepaid 301 with G3 card but had to search a little as stocks are running tight. This place only had two left and obviously no one is...
Top