add 61.5 to dish 1000

mattzane227

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I have a dish 1000 that gets 119 110 and 129. I already have an extra dish. What all would I need to connect 61.5 to a dish 1000? I also have a dp34 switch not being used. Thanks
 
MikeD-C05

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IF you have a dishpro plus twin lnb all you need is a coax from the side sat dish for 61.5 and plug it right into the IN port on the twin lnb , run a check switch on your receiver, and then you would have all 4 sats in your matrix. You wouldn't need the dp34 at all if all you need is two runs to your home. I don't think a dp 34 works for more than 3 sats , but I am not sure. Someone else could comment on that.
 
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citico

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I would think he could only get three sats. He would have to disconnect 129 from the IN(Switch) port of the DishProPlus he is currently using on the 1000, thus giving him 110,119 and 61.5. That would be max for two runs to the house. I am going to set mine up this week end to receive my locals from 61.5 also with a spare 500. I would cover the 110 LNB on the Dish Pro while aming the dish 500 for 61.5.
 
J. Allen Head

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If you have the 1000.2 dish you can have all 4 birds, If it's just the 1000 with DPP twin you can only get three without a DPP44 Switch - so you could disconnect 129 from lnb in and run new coax from 61.5 and connect in 129's place if it's the 1000 dish. If it's the 1000.2 dish you can just add 61.5 to the lnb in
 
mattzane227

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Thanks for the help, I was just wondering how much trouble it would be.
 
J. Allen Head

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it's no trouble at all if your dish is easily accessible - you just have to remove the lnb from the dish ( unscrews underneath the lnb arm) and then take a look where your coax cables connect to lnb - there should be a spare location that says lnb in and that's where you connect your wing dish such as 61.5
 
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mikeinaustin

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this is my setup: dish 1000 connected to dpp44 feeding it 110/119/129. if i add a wing dish to get 61.5, should i just run a coax from that dish to the dpp44 and plug in OR should i remove the cable that goes from the dpp44 to the 129 lnb and use that one to connect to my 61.5 wing dish?

does the dpp44 care if 61.5 & 129 are both plugged in? will it give prioirty to 61.5?
 
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You should run 61.5 to the DPP44 then check to see which sat you get preference from. No one has been able to set one over the other. If you get 129 over 61.5, then disconnect the line and run the check switch. I would leave the line to the switch but not hook it up just in case a need ever arrises that you would want or need 129 in the future.
 
gdarwin

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Same setup, DPP44. I leave 129 disconnected for now. Receivers always picked 129 over 61.5.
 
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mikeinaustin

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Same setup, DPP44. I leave 129 disconnected for now. Receivers always picked 129 over 61.5.

ok will leave it disconnected from my dpp44, don't want 129 to have precedence over 61.5!
 
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mikeinaustin

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just to update, i have 129 plugged into port 3 and 61.5 plugged into port 4. i have 3 dish satellite receivers. what happens? well, its random. sometimes 61.5 is picked, sometimes 129. for instance, my 722 is currently selecting 61.5 for espn2 while my other two are picking 129. if i run check switch on, for example, my 622, it seems to shuffle things up and picks 61.5 for more channels, but certainly not all that it could.

as stated above, disconnecting 129 might be the only way to go. but i'm curious, if 129 gets rained out and 61.5 is still good, will the receivers switch over to 61.5?

anyone figure out how to always get 61.5 priority?
 
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mikeinaustin

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rain check switch on three different dish boxes three times a piece - result: random selection of 61.5 or 129 per channel. Now i know my 61.5 is peaked at 75-77 so there is no way 129 has better signal strength or quality than that (my 129 is usually in the 30's). anyway, i gave up and simply disconnected 129.
 

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