Dish 1000.4 without using a switch?

tankerman

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I know how to install a 1000.4 to a DPP44 switch for multiple receivers.

But today I am installing a 1000.4 to only one receiver in my summer house.
Am I correct in thinking that I do not need any switch. Do I run only one wire from the LNB directly to the splitter on my 722? If so, which port do I use on the LNB?

Or am I totally wrong in my thinking here? Do I have to actually run 3 wires from the LNB? If so, what switch do I need for just one receiver?

Feeling kinda dumb here. Thanks guys!
 

Dishman1978

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Only one cable is needed as the 1000.4 has an integrated switch. Just make sure it has the seperator at the reciever.

In fact for all future applications all DPP lnb's only need one cable to the recievers.
 

Jim5506

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The D1000.4 has an internal switch with 4 F-connectors on it.

Three of the f-connectors are outputs from the switch and the fourth is for input from a wing dish.

If an external switch is connected to the 3 outputs on the D1000.4, it disables the switch and each of the 3 lnbs on the lnb head feed directly out of the unit to the external switch.

If no external switch is attached, the internal switch is enable and the 3 outputs can each support a Dish dual tuner receiver.
 

vash1090

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I'm glad it went well since all those answers had inconsistencies. To correct them: Most meters (excluding SuperBuddy) require pointing with port 2 for sat 77 for EA, port 1 for 119 for WA. Use port one to feed your receiver since it powers the switch consistently.
 

tankerman

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I didn't use a meter. I turned the volume way up on the tv. Opened the window. And started pointing.
I used #2 port. And pointed at 72.7
61.5 and 77 also came in great.
I left the wire connected to #2 port on the LNB.
 

DishTechPA

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vash1090 said:
I'm glad it went well since all those answers had inconsistencies. To correct them: Most meters (excluding SuperBuddy) require pointing with port 2 for sat 77 for EA, port 1 for 119 for WA. Use port one to feed your receiver since it powers the switch consistently.

+1, been told it doesn't matter, but still always try to power port 1 with receiver.
 

excalibur

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tankerman,

What is the cable that you left connected to port 2 on the LNB, is it the cable leading to your receiver?
 

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