18" dish to 119 only with a model 2000 receiver, LNB only had one output to feed one receiver - unless you upgraded to the optional deluxe model that had an rf remote and dual LNB to feed two receivers! iirc the IR blaster to control the VCR didn't come out until the 4000 was released.Got my first DISH setup in 1997. No retailers, no online, of course. Lived in southern CA at the time, only retailer was a store that specialized in baseball cards and pre-paid telephone calling cards (no cell phones either!). Went to the store, guy pulled up a large box with the receiver (DISH 1000??), the "dish" with unattached LNB, and the mount. Minimal instructions, basically had to figure out manually where the satellite (yes, the satellite), roughly point it, then have the wife stand where she could see the telly and yell at me to adjust it. And, no, I didn't have to walk to school, uphill both ways, with snow, or write my homework assignment on the back of a shovel
No DVR's then, when Tivo came out, hooked one up to the DISH, since both had IR controlled remotes, had to put elex. tape over the IR window on the DISH to allow the Tivo the work. Happy daze.....
That was my first Dish system, in 1999. At the store where I bought it, the model 4000 was the one that came bundled with the dish. If you wanted a second receiver, the only stand-alone receiver they had was the model 1000. I was switching from a Directv setup with two receivers, so I bought one complete Dish system and one model 1000. I was so disappointed with the model 1000 (no timers, channel numbers in guide listed in reverse order with no option to change the order) that I bought another complete system to get another model 4000. I kept the model 1000 so my sister could have a receiver in her room (which she didn't have with the Directv two-receiver setup we had previously) which meant that I had to find some place that sold the SW64 switch, so I could connect all three receivers. Also, it was around that time that Dish started requiring the 110 satellite for more and more programming. So, already having two dishes and the SW64 switch saved me the trouble of having to upgrade to a Dish 500, since I could just use the additional Dish 300 instead, and still have room on the switch to add a third satellite location (and a fourth satellite receiver) later.18" dish to 119 only with a model 2000 receiver, LNB only had one output to feed one receiver - unless you upgraded to the optional deluxe model that had an rf remote and dual LNB to feed two receivers! iirc the IR blaster to control the VCR didn't come out until the 4000 was released.
I remember helping my grandfather test tubes when one went bad in his big (20"?) console TV. I could reach a bunch of tubes he could not since I was a young kid with tiny hands. We found the bad one easy enough. The hard part was figuring out where they all went when we went to put them back. Knowing what I know now about reapiring CRTs, it was probably not the wisest thing to do to allow me to stick my hands in there.I can remember going with my dad to test tv tubes at the local store as he for a few years held on to a tv he had when he was younger