Eastern Arch and DPP 44 Switches

goaliebob99

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I had an installer at my house the other day troubleshooting a signal issue. I had an DPP 44 switch in conjunction with my EA dish. He took the 44 switch out of line and barreled the connections saying that the switch in the LNB and the 44 switch was working against each other. I had never heard of this (the guy was a DNS tech) but ok, Ill go with it. I asked him about upgrading to another 211 and he said that he would have to change me to WA in order to upgrade saying I was at my limit for EA.

I currently have a 722K w/ 2 211's. Now I want to stay on EA and get upgraded to another 211 (moms moving in with me) Im assuming that they would have to use a 44 switch or a dpp 33 swich. So I ask was the installer wrong? And what switches in conjunction with an EA dish can work and work well for 5+ tuners.. Thanks
 
Scott Greczkowski

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I use a DPP44 switch with EA with no issues.
 
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That was my initial thought, I think I have a bad LNB that goes out when ever it gets really cold outside. Now that its been warm the LNB is fine. The issue returned when the 44 switch was out of line. That tells me that the switch is good. I think Ill be fine, if I put it back into the system.
 
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Yup you will be fine, just make sure to use the power inserter. :)
 
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I just upgraded to ea using 2 44s running to 2 622s, 2 222ks, and a 211.. No problem. Power inserter on each switch was necessary. Yes, 9 total tuners running off the 1000.4 dish with no issues. Love it.
 
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standard training in dns is not to use an integrated switch with an external one, and this is generally very good advice, otherwise you get techs screwing up all over the place with dpp twin+dp34 or dpp twin+dpp33 or other combinations that will not work. if you read the manual for the EA lnb it clearly states that it will work with a 44 switch. besides there is no other choice as there is no bracket to use duals with that dish (that i know of). dpp 44 works with just fine with dp dual, dpp twin, dpp 1k2, and dpp 1k4.
 

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