Trees a Problem 4 Dish 500

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For my uncle's house on my property behind me, the posibility for a Dish 500 is not possible because I can line up 119 but can't get 110 because of a tree, and there are a lot of trees. If I use two 300 dishes, one where it is right now sucessfully picking up 119 and use another dish 300 maybe 15 feet away, do I use a 21 switch out there at the the two dishes close to an 80 foot run coming in his house for his 1000 receiver, Legacy I think. Mind you the dishes are not mounted on the house, that would not be possible because of trees, so they are about 80 feet down a fence row to where there is a break in the trees. I know someone will say why don't I tie his receiver into my Dish 500, but since he's behind me, it would take about 200-250+ feet of wire and I don't think that's prudent, or is it?????? I'm open for all suggestions.
 
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yes, you can use seperate dishes, and depending on wether his lnbs are DishPro or Legacy, you can use either a SW21 switch, or a DP21 switch.
 
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If he has a 1000 receiver it is a Legacy system. That would mean using a SW-21 switch to connect the 2 dishes..
Seeing the 1000 dosen't have any buttons on the receiver I would recommend an upgrade to a 301 or a 311 receiver for more features and the ability to use all types of DISH electronics Dish Pro Plus/Dish Pro and even old Legacy where the 1000 is Legacy only.
 
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Yes it would work with two dishes with what he has using the sw21 switch. I would also recommend upgrading to a 301 or 311 which would work with that set-up or anything newer.
 
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I know someone will say why don't I tie his receiver into my Dish 500, but since he's behind me, it would take about 200-250+ feet of wire and I don't think that's prudent, or is it?????? I'm open for all suggestions.

No I would not recommend that. I have personally tried that before with my relatives and I can tell you it would more of a pain in the Butt than you want to deal with and I am an installer for a living.
 

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