Can someone clear this up for me?

jerzstyle00

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I would like to install a dish 500+ or 1000+(110/119/118.7) using a dishnetwork Duo 222k reciever. I would like to know which DP switch to use for this DPP set-up.From what I read, a DPP33 does not work with DPP LNB's which I think this set-up is ? But then I was told by others that this set-up needs either a dpp33 or dpp44. Can someone tell me which type of switches are compatible with this set-up?
Also can I use a DP34 or will that not work?
 

gadgetguru63

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You can use a 34 switch, but you would have to run 2 cables from the switch to the receiver and it will only work for 3 satellites. Use a 44 switch. It supports 4 satellites and will use 1 cable to the receiver using a separator. Install the power inserter in the line behind the receiver and make sure the cable going from receiver to switch is on port 1 output of switch. The power inserter provides power to the switch.
 

jerzstyle00

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Oct 30, 2008
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You can use a 34 switch, but you would have to run 2 cables from the switch to the receiver and it will only work for 3 satellites. Use a 44 switch. It supports 4 satellites and will use 1 cable to the receiver using a separator. Install the power inserter in the line behind the receiver and make sure the cable going from receiver to switch is on port 1 output of switch. The power inserter provides power to the switch.

Do DPP33 and DPP44 need a power inserter as well?
 

TheKrell

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Neither the 500+ nor the 1000+ have internal DPP switches. So you can go with a DP34 as well as a DPP33 or the pricey DPP44. Obviously (from the 1st digit) if you get the 1000+, you will need a DPP44 since the 1000+ has 4 DP LNBs (for 110/118/119/129). No power inserter is needed for a DP34 nor for a DPP33. As noted above, each tuner would need it's own cable run from a DP34.
 

dish5150

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a 44 switch does NOT require a power inverter if used with a vip reciever (ex 222k), i always take them out when i see them because they're an added point of failure. with a 500 plus set up you're not getting high def, you can use a 34 switch but as pointed out you'll have to run 2 lines. remember the 119 goes to port one (2d) and the 118.7 goes to port four or the bottom port.
 

gadgetguru63

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Actually, the satellite inputs of the 44 switch should be 119, 110, 129, 118 on ports 1,2,3,4 respectively. The 44 switch should have the power inserter even if used with a ViP receiver. If the receiver fails that is on port one (power output of the receiver), the whole system will go down. I have seen very few failures of inserters compared to receivers. I always include the inserter in my installs with the 44 switch.
 

jerzstyle00

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Oct 30, 2008
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Neither the 500+ nor the 1000+ have internal DPP switches. So you can go with a DP34 as well as a DPP33 or the pricey DPP44. Obviously (from the 1st digit) if you get the 1000+, you will need a DPP44 since the 1000+ has 4 DP LNBs (for 110/118/119/129). No power inserter is needed for a DP34 nor for a DPP33. As noted above, each tuner would need it's own cable run from a DP34.

Can I combine a sw21 switch near the DP34 inorder to have only 1 cable go to the reciever and use a seperator on the 2 tuners or will that not work?
 
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Matt9876

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Can I combine a sw21 switch near the DP34 inorder to have only 1 cable go to the reciever and use a seperator on the 2 tuners or will that not work?

No you can do a 34 switch and two lines to the receiver or use the powered 44 switch and use only one line to the receiver.
 

bobvick

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Check on Ebay for a good deal on a DPP-44 if you just want one wire coming in. With FTA going bye bye you may find some good deals.
 
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