DPP Twin with DP Dual setup?

DishBacker

DishBacker

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Has anyone successfully utilized a DPP Twin LNBF with a DP Single/Dual connected to the Sat In input within the DPP Twin LNBF to support either 61.5/148?

I got a DPP Twin for my 921 / 501 setup a couple of weeks ago and installed it without a hitch, now I'm looking to add a second dish to look at 148 and finally get CBS-HD from a second source (can already get it from OTA, but it never hurts since only 1 OTA can be used at a time).

Since DFW has a local still on 148, I can get the free install, but just wanted to see if anyone else has luck with this setup before I go through the install process and/or pain that might come with it.
 
SimpleSimon

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Well, I haven't actually done it yet, but your proposed configuration is EXACTLY 100% what the DPPlus Twin is designed to do.
 
DishBacker

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Installed my 148 Dish today with a DishPro Dual LNB. Worked like a champ with my DPP Twin using the Sat In connection. On a side note, anyone in the DFW area currently utilizing the 148 bird? I peaked out my father in law's satellite strength tester, but I can only get about 85 Max when doing the point dish test. Has been a pretty crappy weather day, rain and all, so could have a little effect on it.

Also, calling dish to get the channels on that bird active, namely CBS-HD, sure is a pain. Took the lady a good 15 minutes to get it worked out.
 
KKlare

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DishBacker said:
Installed my 148 Dish today with a DishPro Dual LNB. Worked like a champ with my DPP Twin using the Sat In connection. On a side note, anyone in the DFW area currently utilizing the 148 bird? I peaked out my father in law's satellite strength tester, but I can only get about 85 Max when doing the point dish test. Has been a pretty crappy weather day, rain and all, so could have a little effect on it.

Also, calling dish to get the channels on that bird active, namely CBS-HD, sure is a pain. Took the lady a good 15 minutes to get it worked out.
Which receiver? 811 0-100 or 921 0-125?
I peaked my 148 to over 105 (921) on transponders 11 and 12. I got like 117 on tuner 1 for one of them, really hot. Not different on 110/119.
I am west of you so that should help me.
I couldn't help 110/119 -- near 100.

Now, OTA-wise, an outside antenna helped a lot. A 10 dB amp gave an additional 10 points except for one already over 120. My big problem is NBC (4/26 in Albuquerque) that fluctuates 20 points in mid-news.
-Ken

921 DVI #2/2 (#1 7/9/04 lightning nearby) 120B/F051/L211HECD-N
811 Component #1/1 (1/04)
501 RF/S-vid #2/4 machine (#1 few months, #2 flakey, #3 1 day, #2 came back, ran #2 + #4 until kept quieter, running for 2 years)
Versions: current software
Monitor: Hitachi 46H83
Dish: 500/500 Legacy SW64. Power inserter on 811.
Orbits: 119, 110, 148
Rim antenna replaced by underdeck old 78" or more antenna. Still in line of sight. It is diplexed at SW64 on 811 line.
 
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