Going away on vaca. and want to bring my dish. Only problem is it's going to be hard pulling in just one bird let alone 3 (trees!) So I'm wondering if there's a way I can go about tuning in only 61.5 with a single LNB dish?
Pick up a D500 with a DishPro dual LNB and an I adapter. If the receiver can only see 61.5 when you do a Check Switch, that's all it needs for 3-day EPG, and it won't display channels that aren't on that bird.
I haven't been around long enough to know what you just asked, but I do know that the LNB has to be at least DishPro vintage to work without an additional switch and a receiver that is certified to work with Eastern Arc.
I gave it a shot last evening here at home before I head up to the mountains. After an initial hiccup (forgot to make a coax connection in the house), I was able to use my old Dave dish to point to 61.5. Ran a check switch once I had a decent signal and went back out to tweak it once again. Got a signal strength in the upper 30's-low 40's. Good enough for me.
Surprisingly, the only HD channel I notice missing from my list of regulars is ESPN (still get ESPN News HD). So looks like I won't be missing much of anything. Just really hoping NESN isn't a spot beam, or if it is I can still pull it in in the White Mountains of western Maine.
Thanks for everyone's help. I'm sure to be the crown pleaser with an HD receiver and 720p projector.