Question about Dishpro+ 3:4 switch vs. 4:4

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I don't have any experience with either of these switches, but I keep hearing concerns that the 4:4 switch is not available yet, and how many people will need it to be able to add 105 to their system.

Is the 3:4 not cascadable? Could you not get the same configuration using two 3:4 switches (albeit at a higher parts count and cost)?
 
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From my understanding is that you will only need the 4:4 switch if you need one of the side birds 61 or 148. All current HD channels on 61 will be mirrored on and then moved to 105.
 
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Yup that is correct, or if you want to add another superdish for both 121 / 105 (along with 119 / 110)
 
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Then what does it mean that the 3:4 switch is cascadable?
 
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It means that it has 4 outputs that can be then split to hook it up to more than 4 recievers. I am not sure of the limit.
 
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So "cascadable" with the DishPro switches means more outputs, where with the legacy switches it meant both more inputs and outputs (possible)?

So what happens to the poor subscriber who is a All-everything + HD + Internationals + locals on 148 + Sky Angel viewer? Seems to me he needs a 6x switch (110+119, 105, 121, 148, 61.5)....

It sounds like Dish has no plans for those people. Are there any third party products to support such large configurations?
 
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fv3 said:
So "cascadable" with the DishPro switches means more outputs, where with the legacy switches it meant both more inputs and outputs (possible)?

So what happens to the poor subscriber who is a All-everything + HD + Internationals + locals on 148 + Sky Angel viewer? Seems to me he needs a 6x switch (110+119, 105, 121, 148, 61.5)....

It sounds like Dish has no plans for those people. Are there any third party products to support such large configurations?

hmm... Wonder how confused a 721/921 would get if you put (110+119+105) + 148 on one input and (110+119+121) + 61.5 on the other?
 
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Seeing there is a very small proportion of the subscriber base that is going to have more than four orbital slots needed for their systems they probably chose to not release such a product or, more than likely, wait to release that product once they perfect it more doing testing with it.
 
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fv3 said:
So what happens to the poor subscriber who is a All-everything + HD + Internationals + locals on 148 + Sky Angel viewer? Seems to me he needs a 6x switch (110+119, 105, 121, 148, 61.5)

DISH doesn't have any plans to support six satellites, so I guess you have to choose the five you want most or split your system between receivers. The DP+44 switch is supposed to eventually be cascadable with one DP21 switch for a fifth satellite location.

--- WCS
 
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That will more than likely be the solution then, cascade for sw-21. I doubt they wil make a switch that will handle more than four orbital slots.
 

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