Using 118/119 special lnb with Dsih Receiver (1 Viewer)

mithoo

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I am considering seting up the subbed dishnetwork receiver using 118/119 special lnb and 110 DSS lnb on a 33 inch dish. I read in other thread that the DN receiver using SW21 only picks/shows the 110 and 118 and not 119 when 118/119 special lnb is connected on one port of SW21. So how I can go about this? I am thinking to use SW31 and use dual output 118/119 lnb. Would this work? or would I need to get Dish 500+ lnb and switch, which I do not want to. How about if I only go with 118/119 sats and drop the 110, can I use SW21 and connect two ports with dual output 118/119 special lnb? Has anyone successfully set up 118, 119, 110 on DN receiver using 118/119 special lnb and 110 DSS lnb and switch. Thanks.
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MattG@DISH

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SW21 combines only 2 satellites into 1 cable, and there's no such thing as a SW31.

You can use a DP34 (or DPP33 if it's not a DPP LNB), run a cable from the 119, 118.7 (I believe it says 1F on the LNB), and 110 LNB to the switch, and then a cable (or 2 if it's a dual tuner) to the receiver
 

Iceberg

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actually Matt there is an after market SW31...mainly used where the "Stock" dishes dont work signal wise (Puerto Rico/USVI and "other" spots) and works with legacy LNB's

as for the OP what LNB do you have for 118? Is it the Dish approved LNB or a crappy aftermarket one on Ebay that they used to mainly try and steal Dish Network? If its the aftermarket one it wont work. Dish Network receivers are set up to lock on designated frequencies and those "other" LNB's wont work due to the way they are designed.

Get the D500+ dish and solve a lot of headaches (or the 1000+ if you want HD)
 

mithoo

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Thanks folks. My lnb is not a Dishpro or Dish lnb it is a genric or as Iceberg says after market lnb -- GT-SCIR40. This lnb is mentioned in first thread Iceberg mentioned and I had read that thread already. My question is if I only go with 118 and 119 sats, use dual output GT-SCIR40 lnb and connect the two outputs with two ports of SW21, would then the reciever see both 118 and 119? Thanks

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m3repair

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nope.

For the same reason I gave above

One thing that could work is if thats a dual legacy LNBF you could get another 2 LNBS and separate everything out with a SW64, As a temp install before I got a dish 500+, I used a SW64 with 119 on Ports 1A and 1B, 110 on Port 2A and 2B, and 118 on Port 3A and 3B work great using a 30" dish hitting 118 and the other two on a Dish 500. Just an idea if you have an SW64 lying around and a Dish 500
 

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