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smokey982

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Here's my dilemma. I currently have a Dish 1000 (not sure exactly on the name, it gets 110,119,& 129). And I also have a Dish 500 (61.5). But the problem I'm having is with my DPP44 switch. It appears the #4 input port on the switch is defective. I discovered this problem a while back when my locals became available in HD on 61.5. My 61.5 sat was connected to the #4 port at that time but I was not getting my HD locals and when I ran a check switch it was only detecting the first 3 ports (110,119,&129). So I swaped the cables on ports 3 and 4, which moved my 61.5 to the 3rd port and 129 to the 4th port (that does not work). I ran another check switch and sure enough, I could now get 61.5 (locals in HD), but I lost 129.

Which up until this point it has not mattered because except for my locals, all the remaining HD was on both sats. But now I need access to both sats because my HD locals are on 61.5 and the new HD channels are on 129. Now the only option I'm aware of is buying a new DPP44 switch. Which the last time I checked they were outrageously expensive. But I'm wondering if there's another option I'm not aware of? Maybe piggy backing another switch (DP21 or DP33) with the DPP44 switch I currently have. Any suggestions?
 
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tigerfan33

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If your hd locals are Nashville, you can get them on 129 also.

6340
WKRN (ABC 2)
MPEG4 HD
129°W
14
8PSK (2/3)
Spotbeam 38
Nashville, TN
*
Available
6341
WTVF (CBS 5)
MPEG4 HD
129°W
14
8PSK (2/3)
Spotbeam 38
Nashville, TN
*
Available
6342
WSMV (NBC 4)
MPEG4 HD
129°W
14
8PSK (2/3)
Spotbeam 38
Nashville, TN
*
Available
6343
WZTV (FOX 17)
MPEG4 HD
129°W
14
8PSK (2/3)
Spotbeam 38
Nashville, TN
*
Available
 
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msf676

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I had a DPP44 switch that I purchase on Ebay go bad last year. After a call to Dish service, the Dish tech came out, figured out what the problem was and replaced the switch. I did not have to pay anything. Try calling Dish and tell them your not getting your locals in HD. Just a suggestion. Of course I have the service plan.
 

ds1234

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If you have service plan then DISH will send tech to your house only for $15 and replace DP 44 switch for free. Rite now they send tech next day.
 

RandallA

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How many receivers are you feeding with that DPP44? If you have a 1000.2 dish, you could add 61.5 to the LNB on the 1000.2 and you could have 4 satellite locations on 3 duo receivers.

For this to work, you will need a 1000.2 dish and a max of 3 receivers. The lnb has 3 eyes in one lnb. The dish 1000 has a DPP Twin and a DP Dual so 3 eyes but 2 lnbs.
 

smokey982

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How many receivers are you feeding with that DPP44? If you have a 1000.2 dish, you could add 61.5 to the LNB on the 1000.2 and you could have 4 satellite locations on 3 duo receivers.

For this to work, you will need a 1000.2 dish and a max of 3 receivers. The lnb has 3 eyes in one lnb. The dish 1000 has a DPP Twin and a DP Dual so 3 eyes but 2 lnbs.

I'm only feeding (2) 622 receivers. But I'm not sure which dish I have. I know I get 110, 119, and 129 from it. I think it may be the Dish 1000.
 

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Believe me I don't know what I am talking about, but I thought for some reason you could not have 129 and 61.5 at the same time. Maybe this is the issue, but I don't know.
 

RandallA

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Well I guess I have a dish 1000. I did what you said I didn't see 1.2K anywhere.

That's too bad. You probably saw DPP Twin and DP Dual in your setup then. A DPP44 switch is needed if you want 61.5. Oh well.

Believe me I don't know what I am talking about, but I thought for some reason you could not have 129 and 61.5 at the same time

Yes, you can and it works fine. We don't really know what satellite the receiver will choose if you have a channel that is on both (HD channels) but it works fine.
 
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