Finding satellites with dish box (1 Viewer)

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Sarcoptic

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Jan 7, 2004
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Hey fellas I am currently a subscriber to dish network and have a 301 and a 811. I picked up my first FTA box over the weekend and currently am waiting for my 30" dish to show up. In the mean time I would like to aim for 91W to get the free radio stations and to verify everything is ok....can I use the satellite finder in the 301 to help dial in for 91W? The FTA box I got doesnt seem to have very reliable readings on satellite info. Thanks!
 

PSB

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Nov 5, 2003
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Sure can! I find "Wrong Satellite Bell Ex VU 91w" EVERDAY! In the satellite finder!
 

Rufus_74

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Jan 14, 2005
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I may be wrong, but I would be careful about having the Bell software downloaded on my dish receiver. I remember reading something about this sometime ago, but again I may be wrong

regards
Rufus.
 

PSB

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Nov 5, 2003
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Your right, but I don't wait long enough to download the software, as soon as I see "Wrong Satellite 91w" I motor away....

I have stayed long enough to download the "In The Clear" and barker channels on 91w with no ill effects on the Dishnotwork receiver (Do it everyday).
 

Pepper

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Mar 16, 2004
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If the receiver has current software from the correct provider it won't download from the other. It's a "virgin" box you have to be careful with.
 

Mr Tony

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Nov 17, 2003
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I cant guarantee that it works but that’s what I heard. ExpressVu did an upgrade so their new receivers have the same screen view as the Dish receivers do (it use to have the old screen view) and one of the features was to prevent downloading the wrong software
 

Mr Tony

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Nov 17, 2003
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if your 301 was activated at one point, you'll just get the "wrong satellite" when you aim. It wont download any software :)
 
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