129 & HD Dish Install Help! (1 Viewer)

grouper

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I currently have 3 seperate dishes set up on my roof pointing at: 61.5, 119, & 110. I am not sure what the switch is, I would have to look. I am trying to upgrade a receiver with Dish to a new HD DVR. With the upgrade, they are supposed to send somebody out to install a new dish to point at 129 to get all of the HD content.

Well, this started 2 months ago, & each time anyone comes out they will not install it because of the steepness of my roof. Actually, they have sent the same person each time even though I have explained the situation. The installer offered to do it on the side for $250 or put one in front for an extra $200. That is not an option & right now I would just like to install it myself & get it done.

I will have 4 receivers hooked up. Can anyone tell me what type of switch i would need to hook up all 4 dishes? I thought I could dump 61.5 but now I hear the ATL locals are going back to there. Also, will a standard dish work to point at 129 or do you need something bigger?

Do I actually need 129 for HD programming or do they have that on 61.5?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

thatmrb

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61.5 is just as good as 129. as long as the 110,119 & 61.5 are tide in together you don't need the 129. to find out if they are tide together run a check switch test. ( Press menu, 6,1,1) run that test and that will tell you witch orbit is connected.
 

levibluewa

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61.5...

has to be a better option than the 129, if your regional sports network isn't on 129. I believe everything else HD is mirrored on both sats.
 

grouper

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thx

Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it. It sounds like I do not even need the 129. I can live without the local sports channel.

I just got off the phone with an account specialist who is much more friendly & knowledgeable than the regular support. She said the 129 is hard to get good signal strength in atlanta.

I will also need a new switch & they still need to send an installer to install the new switch (sw-44). I would be very happy if they would just send the dvr's and let me do it but I guess that will not work.

Right now, I have an old JVC receiver, a 510 DVR, an 811 HD, and a 5000. The 811 HD is being replaced with a 612 & I am adding a 622. I am killing the JVC & the 5000.

My basement was flooded & seeled off (long story) so I have not been down there to watch any tv lately which is where my HD receiver & projector is. I will go down there & check the switch.
 

thatmrb

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Basically since you are upgrading receivers to 612,622 and having a Switch installed it's just better for them to send out a tech and have them start fresh. No headache for you just an upgrade fee
 

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