Install Questions Regarding Using the Proper Switch

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RickCathey

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SatelliteGuys Family
Dec 19, 2003
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Doing a self install on an E* system and have a question.

I am currently trying out the VOOM service and their dish is pointed at the 61.5 satellite. I bought an 811 and installed it to the second connection on the LNB of the VOOM dish and got it activated with a sub for the CBS-HD feed. That works like a champ.

I also have an old D* dish in place that houses a single LNB from a previous install that I am not using anymore. The cable from it is still in place. I want to re-position it to the 110 location so I can receive more programming from E*. Both the VOOM LNB and the old D* LNB's are just the plain jane type - nothing fancy like they using now.

I will only be using the single 811 unit with no plans for needing another receiver so I need to combine the two lines down into the satellite connection on the back of the 811.

What do I need to accomplish this?

Something like this?

http://www.radioshack.com/product.a..._name=CTLG_003_008_003_000&product_id=16-2577

If so, this seems to be a little overkill for me as I don't need the OTA connection or hookups for 4 receivers. Is there anything out there with just the 3 connections I need? 2 lines in > 1 line out

Thanks...
Rick
 
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al

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Montgomery City, MO
No, that switch will not work in your setup. You need a DISH Network Legacy SW21 switch. You can purchase from Claude and Scott here: http://www.dishstore.net/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=SW21&x=6&y=6
You will run the 61.5 feed into one input, and the 110 feed into the other. You will need to go into the menu of the 811, and run a "check switch" test, the receiver will see the switch, and you are ready to go.
 
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RickCathey

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Family
Dec 19, 2003
43
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al said:
No, that switch will not work in your setup. You need a DISH Network Legacy SW21 switch. You can purchase from Claude and Scott here: http://www.dishstore.net/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=SW21&x=6&y=6
You will run the 61.5 feed into one input, and the 110 feed into the other. You will need to go into the menu of the 811, and run a "check switch" test, the receiver will see the switch, and you are ready to go.

Thanks Al..

Much appreciated..

Rick
 

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