61.5 using a Direct tv dish?

tankerman

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I've been a Dish Network customer for about 7 years. I've always used legecy equipment. I have 119,110,61.5 and a SW64. Receivers:510,508,and 501.

I'm building a new house, and wanted new equipment (dishes are rusting and faded). I can't use dish mover. I "moved" years ago.

Today I purchased a new dish 500 with dish pro twin lnb, a new DP34 switch, and a KTI Direct tv 18" dish with dual lnb.

The sales guy said the direct tv dish is ok to use for 61.5. The instructions for the DP34 said it would only work with Dish Pro equipment.

undefined Does any one know if this will actually work? Or should I return the Direct tv dish tomorrow?
 
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You can use a DirecTV dish, if it is the KTI dish with the "D" tube lnb mount and a DishPro "single" lnb. If the DirecTV dish is a rectangular tube, you have to either get a Dish 300 or a KTI "D" tube mount. If you can't find them. Send me a private message. I am a professional installer, and I have both.
 
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The know-it-all salesman sold me the one with the rectangular tube. It's being returned.
I knew it wasn't going to work.
Thanks for the responses.
 
tankerman

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Boy! New 18" dish network dishes are very hard to come by.

I finally found one with a dish pro dual lnb.

My new question is if this will work. I was looking for one with a Dish pro single lnb.

My set up is dish 500 with dish pro twin lnb, and a DP34 switch. Can I use just one side of the dual lnb on the 18' dish, and just leave the other side empty.
 
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Can I Use A Sw64 With A 18 X 24 Directv Dish .

Thanks:chepe
 
dlsnyder

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tankerman said:
Boy! New 18" dish network dishes are very hard to come by.

I finally found one with a dish pro dual lnb.

My new question is if this will work. I was looking for one with a Dish pro single lnb.

My set up is dish 500 with dish pro twin lnb, and a DP34 switch. Can I use just one side of the dual lnb on the 18' dish, and just leave the other side empty.

I don't think they make DishPro single LNBs. That dual LNB will work just fine with your DP34 even if you leave one side of it disconnected.

If you can't find a suitable 18" Dish Network dish you could also use a 24" Dish 500 dish with one dual LNB. That's exactly what you get when you request the free second dish for locals.
 
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chepe said:
Can I Use A Sw64 With A 18 X 24 Directv Dish .

Thanks:chepe

Sure you can. Just make sure that you only use standard LNBs with it. The "sat C" LNB that is used for the 110 position is no good with Dish Network equipment. You can take the LNB off of the 101 position and move it over to the 110 position and it should work perfectly with an SW64.
 
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Thanks For The Information To Be Sincerely I Don't Know So Much About Voom Systems,but I Am Going To Find All The Information I Can To Help You.

Chepe
 
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Thanks For The Information,to Be Sincerely I Don't Know So Much About Voom Systems,but I Am Going To Find All Information I Can To Help You
 
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From what I have read from other posters here Voom is very picky about the equipment you use with their service. Technically the dish you use for Dish Network at 61.5 degrees should work with Voom as well. In reality if you ask a Voom installer to take a feed from an existing dish he won't do it. What you will end up with is two dishes pointing at 61.5, one for E* and one for V*. Apparently the Voom installers are also required to install a stealth-tenna on the same mast with their dish and use a diplexer to combine the two signals. They do not allow self-installs but once the installer is gone you are free to do whatever you wish.
 

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