Considering Changing 500+300 to Dish1000 in Dallas: unwise?

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bjersing

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I have a 942 with few if any issues other than the occasional reboot (1-2x per month). I have a Dish 500 pointed to 100/119 and a separate 300 pointing to 61.5 with a DP34. I live in Dallas, and I can see both 129 and 61.5. My homeowners association only allows for 2 satellite units on my roof. I also have a square OTA on the other side of my house that counts as one that I would like to keep. I am getting a 622 installed this weekend (along with a DP44) and was considering asking for a Dish1000 to be put in instead (110/119/129) due to the hoa restriction. There have been a lot of threads complaining about 129. Should I avoid switching to a 1000 or I am overly concerned about nothing?
 
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alleykat26

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I'm in Plano and had the 1000 installed. 129 is running in the 70's and I've had virtually no breakups. My son in Frisco got a 1000 and had to have dish repointed at 129 when the new channels started as his signal was in the 50's with alot of pixelation. I guess the answer is, if it's done properly it works fine just make sure to check 129 signal strength before the installer leaves
 
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wilme2

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I am in Dallas and looking to move from 500/300 to 1000 - But not the regular 1000, but a 1000.2. I really want to reduce rain fade on 110/119, and with the 1000.2 being nearly a 24" Dish, it should go a ways toward eliminating rain fade...

Of course, if rain fade on the Voom channels is the issue, then I ought to keep my 300 for 61.5, where I get over 100 on most TPs... Since I own the 300, I won't throw it out in case I need it later...
 
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MikeD-C05

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You could keep both the dish 1000.2 dish and the dish 300 for 61.5. The new dish 1000.2 has a triple lnb and a port so you can add another side dish without any external switches.
 
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caam1

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I would keep the 61.5 dish. I get 90+ on most of the transponders from 61.5, but only 70's from the 129 sat. I only got the 1000 because at the time all of the CSRs insisted it would be needed for the DFW HD locals. As it turned out they put them on 110. By the way, HOAs cannot regulate satellite dishes smaller than 39 inches or TV antennas that do not extend more than 12 feet above the highest part of your roof, per FCC rules.
 
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drjdan

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Since the Dallas HD locals are on 110 and all the HD nationals are on 61.5, you are set. No need to replace your setup.
 

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