Legacy 500 LNB work for FTA?

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Tim Godsil

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Will anyone tell me if a lnb off a dish 500 legacy, (the one with two eyes in one box) will work with a fta box?
 

kymics

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They're typically referred to as a 'monoblock' and as was mentioned, they don't offer much in the realm of FTA. Considering your signature shows that you have a Dish500 pointing at 110/119 then must be using one already. 110/119 are the only satellites worth pointing at with a monoblock for the few channels you'll get.

....just remembered that the Dish500 is a Y-adapter not a monoblock. Doesn't change much in my answer though.
 
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Mr Tony

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can i point to 101 with an 18" dish and get kuil?

havent searched for the answer again, huh?

http://www.satelliteguys.us/free-air-fta-discussion/115444-why-wont-18-inch-dish-work-fta.html
http://www.satelliteguys.us/free-air-fta-discussion/97078-another-18-inch-dish-thread.html
http://www.satelliteguys.us/free-air-fta-discussion/94189-retrofitting-phase-iii-ku-maybe.html

also, please try and label the topics better...qucik, help, will this arent the best way to start a thread. I renamed the thread
 
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Tim Godsil

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ok i can get bot sats now but all the vidoe channels say no video signal yet the chaneel is there and the transpoinder is ocked.
 

Tron

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If I recall correctly, the older monoblock "twins" will NOT work with FTA receivers, but the DPs will (provided you have blind scan to deal with the stacked frequencies, or a lot of patience and a calculator to edit each transponder manually :eek: )
 

Tim Godsil

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What i did

was take two old lnbs from a dish 500 put them in there and used 1 4x1 swithc on them that works.
 
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