This is why I recommended using the dual-tuner receiver to find the signal, since it will work with that old LNBF. You would simply need two cables coming into the receiver, instead of one cable. Also, the signal strength meter menu screen on the older receivers is a lot easier to use than the signal meter menu on Hopper-interface receivers. So, this way, you could at least get the dish properly aimed, while you are waiting to get the new LNBF.I might have to take you up on that as well, I just need to find an LNBF ...
That and the 42 switch should do the trickI’ll give some things a try and see if I can’t get the dish pointed in the right direction before I leave for rotation. Anything else recommended in parts ??
sounds like I just need a DP LNB and everything should be in line to work as long as I have the dish pointed correctly.
The OP is intending to "hit" only 119. The only reason he needs a DPH42 is to allow the H3 to tune up to 16 channels on any of the transponders on 119. He doesn't actually need a switch to do that, but that is all Dish has to make such a configuration work.Little late to the party here but I have a couple dpp 33 switches laying around somewhere. Sounds like you won't need it but if you do I'd happily send one your way for the cost of shipping.
Yes. Just buy a dish pro dual lnb (the single is hard to find). Run a single cable to the 42 switch . You don't need to connect the second port on the lnb.Alright so I only need the one satellite signal though to be able to use the 42 switch and the hopper 3 ???!
The advantage of the dual LNB is that it would provide an additional port if the OP ever wants to add any non-Hopper receivers, though, such as a Wally or ViP211k.Yes. Just buy a dish pro dual lnb (the single is hard to find). Run a single cable to the 42 switch . You don't need to connect the second port on the lnb.
Of course, you would have to do a Check Switch on the receiver each time you re-aim the dish, which may be a hassle. In that case, it may be better to have two receivers. Run the Check Switch on one receiver with the dish aimed at 119. Run the Check Switch on the other receiver with the dish aimed at 110. Then, each time you re-aim the dish, switch the input on the TV to the other receiver.I wonder if, once you get the 119, how hard it would be to become proficient at going to the 110 and back, depending on what channels you're looking for.
To my memory DTV used/went with Channel Stacking while Dish went with Band Stacking, and the switches used in those systems were designed to support EITHER Band or Channel Stacking, not both. Agreed. No those are NOT compatable.That is either a 301 or a 311. In either case it's a standard definition single-tuner receiver and cannot use that separator. I don't know what that was doing in the mix. To confuse us?
No we are not. I think they are interchangeable with Dish's legacy dual LNBs. "Legacy" in DIsh parliance means the LNB used two different voltages to switch from left to right circular polarization. But I don't think DirecTV ever used bandstacking like the DP line of LNBs, which is what is required for that DPH42.
You will just have to buy a DishPro dual or single LNB to make that DPH42 switch work at all. If you want to get really fancy, you could get a hybrid LNB/switch assembly and try to hit 3 birds at once. I don't see how to do that with your big dish.
Yeah, but he stated that soon after getting a signal, he was going to deal with supporting additional TV's. So, there may be a use for 16 tuners, after all.The OP is intending to "hit" only 119. The only reason he needs a DPH42 is to allow the H3 to tune up to 16 channels on any of the transponders on 119. He doesn't actually need a switch to do that, but that is all Dish has to make such a configuration work.