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I have had Dish for a long time at 6 different homes. We will be moving to a new home with many tall trees and a few windows to the sky in Washington state.
I was wondering if I can aim a dish at the 129 Sat and receive the HD and local channels while the other sats. might be blocked.
I have available a dish that is about 10 years old and a dish 500 for use with the Hopper 1.
Or if nothing else, what are my options with slow Century internet?
 
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Hi
I have had Dish for a long time at 6 different homes. We will be moving to a new home with many tall trees and a few windows to the sky in Washington state.
I was wondering if I can aim a dish at the 129 Sat and receive the HD and local channels while the other sats. might be blocked.
I have available a dish that is about 10 years old and a dish 500 for use with the Hopper 1.
Or if nothing else, what are my options with slow Century internet?
I don't think you would get guide data with just 129 since it is sent via 110 or 119. Can't remember which.
 
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I don't think you would get guide data with just 129 since it is sent via 110 or 119. Can't remember which.
Is it possible to use multiple dishes a number of feet apart to aim at specific satellites?
 
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You most probably would not receive local channels looking at 129 alone. You could receive many HD channels but not all of them.
 
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Is it possible to use multiple dishes a number of feet apart to aim at specific satellites?
Yes that is possible. You need a switch ie DPP SW44 to connect the lnbfs/dishes and in your setup menu you select a dish supported by the switch you are using
 
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Thanks
Any other input would be appreciated.
One other question - How far can a receiver be from a dish max?
 
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We will be moving to a new home with many tall trees and a few windows to the sky in Washington state.
I was wondering if I can aim a dish at the 129 Sat and receive the HD and local channels while the other sats. might be blocked.
Which local market are you in? All of the Yakima local HD feeds are on the 129 satellite, so that might work for you.
 
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Once again, the problem with having only 129 is that guide data comes from other sats (either 110 or 119).
 

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