I currently have the dish pointing to satellites 61.5, 118, 119, 110.
When I called Dish CSR and asked about the missing channels I was told it was because the Dish is directed at the Eastern Arc and the channels are only available in the Western arc therefore I wouldn't be able to get those channels.
Is this correct? Dave
I have a 1000.4. I feed one coax each to a separator on two ViP722 HD DVRs, and a third coax to a (now removed) 508. Might put in another ViP there some day. Three cables out from dish. Simple...
Will those in the Eastern arc eventually be able to get all the Platinum HD channels?
Eastern arc already gets all the HD channels. Eastern arc looks at the 61.5, 72.7 and 77 satellites. The HD is on 72.7. Western arc looks at the 110, 119, and 129 satellites. HD is on 129. It looks like your locals for Boston are on the 61.5 satellite so you should be on the eastern arc using a 1000.4 dish which looks at all the proper satellites.
120inna55 said:How many receivers will this accommodate before needing to add an external switch?
Right now, I have 2 Dishes hooked up:A Super Dish, and a Dish Network 500.
Would I need another dish, the 1000.4 dish I've read about in order to get the missing Platinum HD channels(Epix, Retroplex, etc.) or would the exisiting dishes I have now need to be repointed?
it really depends. but you do need a visit from dish.
To recap my problem, I have hybrid setup (110/119 with 61.5 wing). Well a couple months ago, I had techs out on 3 different occasions. All confirmed no LOS for 129, so WA is out. None of them were willing to install a 1000.4 in the current location of my DISH 500 wing which is pointed at 61.5. They confirmed good signal strength with 61.5 and even re-aimed the wing dish to 72.7 with good results. So the only thing missing was 77, but no one was willing to try.
Bottom line, I was told I could do a pole mount 1000.4, and the location is about 130' from the receivers (I was told 200' is the limit). I'll have to cut down 3 small trees but nothing major.
This is scheduled for tomorrow morning. I haven't dug the trench yet. I'm not 100% sure where the pole will be, so I don't want to dig a trench and cut down trees until the tech tells me where. I explained this to the CSR, and she said she'd put a note on the work order indicating the customer was told to wait.
The tree cutting will be simple (10 minutes max), but will the tech likely say, "you need a trench here, when it's done, call us and we'll come back"? Or will he likely just lay the line on the ground trusting I'll complete the burial later?
I also told the CSR to note that I'll need them to bring direct-bury coax. She noted it and confirmed there would be no charge for this work order.