Two Dishes?

mixman

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Would it make sense to just pick up a Legacy twin or quad? It looks like they're well under $100. This is for a weekend place of ours, so nothing super-fancy is needed.
 

Liquidforce88

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Would it make sense to just pick up a Legacy twin or quad? It looks like they're well under $100. This is for a weekend place of ours, so nothing super-fancy is needed.


You could probably pick up a DPP Twin and a DP Dual for less. I would rather have the new tech than some old remaned stuff.
 

mixman

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So a DP Twin and a DP Dual. What switch will I need with that?

What about going with a Dish 1000.2, getting a DP Twin for my Dish 300 and hooking that to the LNB in of the 1000.2? It seems like that might work? What's the output from a 1000.2? Is yet another switch needed here as well?

Thanks!
 

Liquidforce88

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So a DP Twin and a DP Dual. What switch will I need with that?

What about going with a Dish 1000.2, getting a DP Twin for my Dish 300 and hooking that to the LNB in of the 1000.2? It seems like that might work? What's the output from a 1000.2? Is yet another switch needed here as well?

Thanks!

You want a DPP Twin (DishPro Plus). That is the one with the input for a third satellite location.
 

SmityWhity

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Too cool, thank you guys so much! I should have done this before the World Series, didn't know it would be over so quick :(
I'm near E-470 & Smoky Hill (Aurora) and usually don't have any problems with 129; including the last several months using a Dish 1000+.

However, I think it was Game 3 that Fox 31 had so much pixelation on the HD channel from 129, I had to switch to the SD channel from 110. The other 3 HD channels on 129 looked okay, it was just Fox.
 

jtrout

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You will set the scew on the dish at 90. Then all we have to do is find out what elevation and azimuth to point your old dish at.


I just got all my stuff together today, and I'm setting up my 500 to point at 129. How do I get the elevation and azimuth numbers? And I see the adjustments on the Dish for Elevation and Skew - what is the Azimuth? Finally, I downloaded a Satellite Finder program to try and get this figured out on my own, but they report the following numbers:

Satellite Lng Az(t) Az(m) El Skew
--------------------------------------------------------
Echostar 5 129.0W 214.5 205.0 37.4 25.6

I thought I wanted the skew at 90? I'm all sorts of confused :( My zip is 80501, if it helps anyone help me.

Thanks everyone!
 

mdonnelly

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I just got all my stuff together today, and I'm setting up my 500 to point at 129. How do I get the elevation and azimuth numbers? And I see the adjustments on the Dish for Elevation and Skew - what is the Azimuth? Finally, I downloaded a Satellite Finder program to try and get this figured out on my own, but they report the following numbers:

Satellite Lng Az(t) Az(m) El Skew
--------------------------------------------------------
Echostar 5 129.0W 214.5 205.0 37.4 25.6

I thought I wanted the skew at 90? I'm all sorts of confused :( My zip is 80501, if it helps anyone help me.

Thanks everyone!
Don't know why you'd need a skew for only one LNB centered on the dish, but you can get the elevation numbers from the receiver. Go to Setup->Installation->Point Dish, enter your zipcode, select Dish 300 and satellite 129. The numbers will be above the signal strength bar.
 

jtrout

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Go to Setup->Installation->Point Dish, enter your zipcode, select Dish 300 and satellite 129. The numbers will be above the signal strength bar.

If I set it to 129, my ViP622 just says "N/A" for Azimuth and Elevation. Guess I'm on my own then.

Thanks as always!
 

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