Can I get 105 without a super dish????

Jan 8, 2004
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I have a dish pro 500 right now picking up 110 and 119. Dish just added Savannah Ga on 105. Is it possible to add a second dish just to pick up 105 and use a DP34 to switch the 3 incoming signals.

Or is getting the huge superdish the only way to get locals here.

Thanks
 

Stargazer

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You cannot add a second dish that is the same size that is needed for DBS. You will need a larger dish such as a PrimeStar dish or the SuperDish itself and an FSS lnbf in order to receive the signal. A switch is needed to switch between the lnbf's then split them out to the receivers.
 

James Long

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Plus you may have trouble activating locals. Right now SuperDish is pro-install only - not as easy as D500 to buy one in WalMart or eBay and slap it up. They would know you didn't have a SuperDish.

In any case, the second dish would be as "huge" (as you put it) as a SuperDish. No real gain over having a proper SuperDish as your only dish unless you went even bigger than 1m to get a better signal.

JL
 

bryan92

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riverbendgeorgia said:
I have a dish pro 500 right now picking up 110 and 119. Dish just added Savannah Ga on 105. Is it possible to add a second dish just to pick up 105 and use a DP34 to switch the 3 incoming signals.

Or is getting the huge superdish the only way to get locals here.

Thanks

You can't get one either huh?
 
Jan 8, 2004
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THanks for the replys, I was afraid of that. Looks like the super dish is the only way to go. Not sure I want to tie myself down for another year just to get the Savannah locals. I may hold out and see what D* has to offer when they start locals in Savannah in March. Also in Savannah, Comcast is supposed to start having HDTV, so I will see what they have on that too
 

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