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kb2kir

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May 18, 2007
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Norwich, NY
Hey Folks,
Several months ago I asked if it were possible to use a DTV Hd receiver with a single LNB to get standard tv. The answer was yes. I borrowed an old 18" single LNB Dishnet dish and went out with the trailer . It worked great. My next question is can I use the Dishnet D/P twin LNB that I have lying in the garage with the DTV receiver?
Joe
 
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Mr Tony

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Nov 17, 2003
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moved to DirecTV area

to answer the question...no. DishPro is for a Dish Network setup only (well that and ExpressVu but they use Dish equipment). DirecTV uses different setups for LNB's...if it isnt the slimline and the triple (Phase III) they use legacy LNB's and a 22k switch to switch between 101 & 110/119
 

boba

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Dec 12, 2003
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Dorchester, TX.
Hey Folks,
Several months ago I asked if it were possible to use a DTV Hd receiver with a single LNB to get standard tv. The answer was yes. I borrowed an old 18" single LNB Dishnet dish and went out with the trailer . It worked great. My next question is can I use the Dishnet D/P twin LNB that I have lying in the garage with the DTV receiver?
Joe

You can use the dish 500 but not the DP Twin. If you wanted to replace the Twin with a Legacy single or dual on one side of the 500 you could make it work. Directv sells a Disaster Recovery Kit that includes a dish and tripod.
 
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kb2kir

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May 18, 2007
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Norwich, NY
Thanks Ice!
I wasn't sure where to post this, Sorry you had move it. I live in the FTA forum.
I'll go the 2 legacy singles and 22khz switch route....
I have all but 1 LNB in my junk box.
Joe
 

boba

SatelliteGuys Master
Dec 12, 2003
11,350
1,033
Dorchester, TX.
Thanks Ice!
I wasn't sure where to post this, Sorry you had move it. I live in the FTA forum.
I'll go the 2 legacy singles and 22khz switch route....
I have all but 1 LNB in my junk box.
Joe
You only need 1 LNB and no switch with a dish 500. The dish 500 is designed to see two satellite locations 9 degrees apart. If you look at 101 where most of D* broadcasting is there isn't a satellite at 110 that you can see. 119 and 110 are combined with a Sat"C" kit but you would need to see the third satellie location at 119 and the dish 500 only sees 2 locations.:)
 
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