Does Dish still require 2 dishes? (1 Viewer)

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SatelliteGuys Pro
Dec 5, 2005
Thinking of getting Dish but I was wondering if Dish still require 2 Dishes (antenna)?
I can't find it on their web page under equipment.
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Apr 13, 2010
Florida US
I'm in north Florida and have had the two dish set-up for quite a while, but when I moved Dish set up the new single dish that does the same as what the previous two dish system did, and with this changed the local channels to HD instead of the SD. They used the exact same DVR as before (vip612). Of course you can use an antenna for the local channels, but I just keep it simple and subscribe to them through Dish. It does look better than the multi-dish system.
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SatelliteGuys Pro
Aug 25, 2007
It depends on your DMA. Burlington, VT has been 110/119/61.5 which requires two dishes, but effective April 21, we are supposed to work with 61.5/72 and can get those with a single 1000.4 dish.


SatelliteGuys Family
Feb 22, 2006
According to the tech that moved my wing dish last week, West Palm gets Eastern Arc, but the Miami DMA gets 110/119 and 129. Our locals are on 110/119. Most of the other HD is on 129.
Seemed weird to me.

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