Dish Pro v. Legacy LNBs and Switches

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My first post here. I currently have two Dish 500s with Legacy LNBs (one dish is for 61.5 (HD) and the other is for 110/119) hooked up to two SW21 switches. I currently have two receivers (a 4900 and a 6000). I want to add a third receiver (probably an 811) and replace my 4900 with a 510 (that Dish $99 deal looks pretty good). I realize that I will have to replace the SW-21s with a SW-64 in order to add an additional receiver. Here's my problem:

I WAS going to upgrade my dishes to SUPERDISH, but, alas, I live in Washington State so, I am SOL on SUPERDISH.

Is there any advantage to upgrading my LNBs to DishPro and going with a SW-34 switch (and getting the adapter for my 6000), OR, should I just get the SW-64 and wait and see what happens with Dish's new satellite next year? (The latter is the certainly the cheaper solution). I don't have long cable runs, and I doubt that I will ever have more than four receivers total (including two tuner DVRs).

If legacy LNBs and switches will work with DishPro receivers (which I THINK is the case) then perhaps the SW-64 is the way to go for now.

Any comments or suggestions would be helpful. Thanks!
 
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Dishnet is clear on leaving the old Diseqc 1.0 stuff, all the legacy heads and switches. Therefore I would seriously lean towards upgrading the switch to a DP34 and dishpro adapter for that 6000. If you'd like to wait, you could hold out for the nice DP+44 and do away with the dish pro adapter altogether.
 

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