DP 34 with legacy LNB's (1 Viewer)

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Kb Cool

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I currently have 2 vip 211 receivers connected to a Legacy Dish 500 and Dish 300 through 2 SW 21's. I'm planning to add a VIP 222 to have a 4 room setup. I was thinking of just getting rid of my SW 21 switch's. And using a DP34 instead and running 2 additional lines into the house to the VIP 222. Will my legacy LNB's work with a DP 34 or will i need to get Dishpro LNB's also.
Thanks
 
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Kb Cool

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Ok Thanks, I figured it wouldn't but thought i would ask anyway. Before i junked my Legacy LNB's.:)
One more question. Will the VIP 222 output downconverted HD programming through RF for TV 2. I would rather run RG 6 to the second tv instead of RCA's?
 
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BobaBird

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Yes, it will do that.

As long as you're having to replace LNBs (the legacy Twin is maxed at 2 tuners), you might consider replacing both dishes with a Dish 1000.2, no external switch needed.
 

scoobyxj

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Yes, it will do that.

As long as you're having to replace LNBs (the legacy Twin is maxed at 2 tuners), you might consider replacing both dishes with a Dish 1000.2, no external switch needed.
That may, or may not be a viable option. If he needs the 61.5 for his locals then the .2 isn't the answer. To the OP I would replace the legacy LNB with DP, and use a Dish Pro + 33 Switch instead of the DP34. That would allow you to run just one SAT line to the 222.
 
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Kb Cool

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Phoenix HD locals are on 110. The 1000.2 is fine for AZ unless there's a LOS issue.

No LOS issue. Just wanted to use what i already have up on the roof. My locals come from OTA. Does the 222 have a built in ATSC tuner for TV 1 and a OTA module must be installed for TV 2? Or do i need the module for both?
Thanks again everyone.
 

BobaBird

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The 222 has 1 built-in OTA tuner for use only by the TV1 viewer.

The optional 2-tuner OTA module is only for use with the 222k, 722k, and future 922, giving the TV2 viewers their own OTA tuner.
 
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