DISH Config for 921 & HD

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odubman

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I'm looking to get a DISH 921 receiver in the future, but wanted to understand what configuration of dish, LNBs, switches, coax runs, etc. would be required to provide HD programming to a dual tuner 921 receiver and regular programming to another non-HD single tuner receiver.

I believe my current configuration is a DISH 500 with two dual LNBs (one for 110 / one for 119) and two 21 switches to support two receivers.

From what I understand, DISH HD programming along with regular programming is coming off of Sats 110 and 119. Therefore, I don't think I need second dish, but I'm not sure. Or do I need to replace the DISH 500 with a SuperDish?

Also, to get the three outputs to support three tuners (2 for 921 receiver / 1 for single tuner receiver), I believe the best configuration is to replace my current config with a Quad DishPro LNB with three coax runs or use a Twin DishPro LNB with some type of switch to support three tuner inputs. Is this correct?
 
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If you do not need SuperDish or 61.5 or 148 for your locals (or CBS-HD), the easiest thing to do is get a Quad LNBF. Or, get an SW34 (3-in, 4-out) for your legacy LNBFs - but not all receivers support that config. Sorry, I don't remember for the 921 - it's late. As for DishPro, I don't remember when the DP34 is supposed to come out.
 
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odubman said:
I'm looking to get a DISH 921 receiver in the future, but wanted to understand what configuration of dish, LNBs, switches, coax runs, etc. would be required to provide HD programming to a dual tuner 921 receiver and regular programming to another non-HD single tuner receiver.

I believe my current configuration is a DISH 500 with two dual LNBs (one for 110 / one for 119) and two 21 switches to support two receivers.

From what I understand, DISH HD programming along with regular programming is coming off of Sats 110 and 119. Therefore, I don't think I need second dish, but I'm not sure. Or do I need to replace the DISH 500 with a SuperDish?

Also, to get the three outputs to support three tuners (2 for 921 receiver / 1 for single tuner receiver), I believe the best configuration is to replace my current config with a Quad DishPro LNB with three coax runs or use a Twin DishPro LNB with some type of switch to support three tuner inputs. Is this correct?

The easy solution would be to get a SW-64 switch. It would allow you to keep all your existing dual LNBs and if you needed to add a second dish in the future, this switch will support it. The DP-34 switch will only work with Dish Pro LNBs.
 

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