Dish Network Antenna Compatability

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armstrg3

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I own a DP311DU receiver. My question is will any single LNB dish antenna work with this box?
 
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Ok. I'm a novice when it comes to satellite television, is there a disadvantage to only tuning to one satellite? Will I still be able to view all the programming I subscribe to?
 
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It depends on what you are subscribed to.

Dish has satellites at 61.5, 105, 110, 119, 121, 148, & 157. If your dish only sees 1 satellite, you might not be getting all of your channels.

You can check here to see if you would be missing anything.
http://ekb.dbstalk.com/dishlist.htm
 
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Thanks for the help. Can you recommend a dish compatable with the 311 receiver?
 
ajohnson

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Pretty much everyone has to see 110 and 119. If that has all the channels, then a regular dish500 with any kind of dual lnbfs will work.

If your local channels are on 61.5 or 148 then you need a second dish (300 or 500) with a single lnbf on it pointed at the correct satellite.

If your locals are on 105 or 129, then you need a superdish only (no dish 500 or anything else).

If you want (or ever want) more than one receiver, then you may need specific lnbf's and/or switches (superdish has a switch - dp34).

Without more specific info from you (like what satellite your locals are on, or your zip code) that's about all the info I can give at this time.
 
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ajohnson- Thanks for taking the time to reply so thoughly. I going to buy a 311 setup from Radio Shack.
 

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