Dish and Voom questions

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softwiz

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I'll have one Dish 942 receiver and that's it.
I get my digital locals off-air on my own antenna in the attic.
I want to receive all HD (including the Voom channels).

There are orbital locations 110, 119, and 105. It looks like locals and some HD comes from 105.

1.

Do I need the SD locals from Dish Network so that the digitals show up in the guide? Should I go ahead and get the SD locals even though I get all the local digitals?

2.

I already have a Voom dish and I only have two cables coming into the house and want to keep it that way.

The DP34 switch appears to take 3 inputs. With a SuperDish, there's already 3 inputs so there nothing left for the Voom input.

What would be my outside configuration be in the following senarios

a. SD locals required
b. SD locals not required
 
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1. Yes, you'll be paying for the locals with the leasing of the 942 anyways, so they;ll be included. (I take it you figured out that your locals are on 105?) because that's all that would be on there, it's not a standard dish orbital

2. In order to add the voom dish to the super dish. The switch they'd have to use would be a DPP44, and your voom lnb would have to be replace with a DP Dual/Single, and they'd also have to have the bracket for the DP lnb so that it fits on the voom dish's arm
 
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Actually I was assuming that Indianapolis was on 105. Are all locals at 105 or is there a place where you can find out?

This sounds like a lot of work at least out by the dish.

So you see no problem with the existing two cables with one 942?

Thanks.
 
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Oh, perfect you're in luck.

The indianapolis locals are on 119 as Well as 1 channel in 61.5 :)

So you'd be setup with a dish 500 and a dish 300 to get your 1 local at 61.5 and you'll be perfectly set up to receive the voom channels.

You don't need a superdish.

Just when you call to order, if they don;t ask make it clear that you want the second dish installed to get all your local channels, and they are required to do it for free.
 
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Excellent!!! That simplifies things. Thanks for the info. I'll be sure to let them know.
 
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BFG said:
Oh, perfect you're in luck.

The indianapolis locals are on 119 as Well as 1 channel in 61.5 :)

So you'd be setup with a dish 500 and a dish 300 to get your 1 local at 61.5 and you'll be perfectly set up to receive the voom channels.

You don't need a superdish.

Just when you call to order, if they don;t ask make it clear that you want the second dish installed to get all your local channels, and they are required to do it for free.

Is there a site to go and check where my locals are? I am in NW Chicago suburbs.

Thanks.

-k
 
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BFG said:
You can use this page: http://ekb.dbstalk.com/143

If you're city is listed there then you qualify for a free second dish.

Chicago is on there :)


Thanks for the info. After some thought, I am not sure if I want 2 dishes. I will need to see how I can make them look inconspicuous.

-k
 

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