LNB and Receiver in two locations

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Drlee

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Hi,
I have a Shaw 75e dish with the two satellite LNB. I have a home in PA and we just bought a home in Rhode Island. We will go back and forth between the two locations - spending at least a few months in one location. I have a second 75e dish but no separate LNB for it. If I set up the second dish in RI can I remove the LNB and 630 receiver and once I have the dish pointed correctly use this setup in the second location? Then in the spring take the setup back to PA and restore service there?
Thanks!
 
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There are several problems with doing this. First you need to understand some are actually sharing an account. In order to prevent this Dish uses several ways to detect the unauthorized use. I would highly recommend you opening a vacation account and going through the proper channels. Dish will set you up with dish and equipment and you can turn it on and off as needed. I feel it would be wrong of me to offer ideas on how to circumvent the system.

P.S. Your locals are on a narrow spot beam, and you are possibly not able to receive them.
 
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Hi,
I have a Shaw 75e dish with the two satellite LNB. I have a home in PA and we just bought a home in Rhode Island. We will go back and forth between the two locations - spending at least a few months in one location. I have a second 75e dish but no separate LNB for it. If I set up the second dish in RI can I remove the LNB and 630 receiver and once I have the dish pointed correctly use this setup in the second location? Then in the spring take the setup back to PA and restore service there?
Thanks!
Yes it will work fine. I would research how far the Satellite footprints reach before doing anything.
 
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Thanks for your reply. However, I am using Shaw - not Dish. Does this change your response?
I do not know that company well enough. One additional suggestion is moving a DVR is not a good idea. Eventually it will cause the hard drive to fail prematurely.
 
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I do not know that company well enough. One additional suggestion is moving a DVR is not a good idea. Eventually it will cause the hard drive to fail prematurely.
Huh? It's not like he's playing football with it.
 
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No but the hard drive is not the same as in a laptop. the laptop hard drives have extra protection to prevent the needle and platters from moving during your moving
The Dish Hopper w/Sling installed in our motorhome has been in use since 2014 and has about 50,000 miles behind it with zero problems. The hard drive retracts the heads on the HD platter at power down.
 
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Thanks for your reply. However, I am using Shaw - not Dish. Does this change your response?
According to the sat maps, you should be able to pickup G1 sat OK. You will need a new PVR (830). The F2 sat is dying quickly and all channels are going to be moved to the G1 sat with new coding that only the 830 has. Good luck.
 
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It is likely to be a sub-optimal solution to tote the LNB back and forth. The unconnected cable probably won't fare all that well if you don't protect the exposed end (slather it with dielectric grease and/or terminate it with a coupler and a cap).
 
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