What do I need for a 921? (1 Viewer)

ErinKG

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I currently have a 501 and a Dish 500 (with the capability of two lines coming out) with one line cabled into my house. I don't know anything about LNBs? or any other hardware and I'm hoping someone can help me figure out what I will need to add a 921 to my setup. I plan on keeping the 501. I will do all of my own cabling (unless the purchase of a 921 comes with free installation, which I don't think it does).

Thanks!
Erin
 

Tahoerob

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ErinKG said:
I currently have a 501 and a Dish 500 (with the capability of two lines coming out) with one line cabled into my house. I don't know anything about LNBs? or any other hardware and I'm hoping someone can help me figure out what I will need to add a 921 to my setup. I plan on keeping the 501. I will do all of my own cabling (unless the purchase of a 921 comes with free installation, which I don't think it does).

Thanks!
Erin

All you really need is $1000 :)
 

BarryO

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No, that won't do. She wants to keep the 501.

Erin, you'll need 3 cables run inside the house. One ot the 501, and two to the 921.

Assuming you just have the Dish 500, and have no need for the wing satellites (e.g., some locals or internationals on 61.5 or 148), then you'll just need to replace your LNBF with a DishPro Quad. no need to additional switches, if all you have is the Dish 500
 

tlturbo

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I have a similar question.

I currently have a 501 and our development supplies cableTV as part of the homeowners fees. The DISH guy hooked up the Sat signal so it comes in on the original cableTV cable. It is then split at the TV, Sat to the 501 and cableTV out to another TV input. It's handy because I can watch ED on Friday nights on cable and record JAG on the 501 off Sat at the same time.

There are also cable outlets in all the bedrooms. If the Dish guy merged the 2 signals (cableTV and SAT) together before the lines are split to go around the house, I assume there is also a SAT signal on the other cables? Sounds logical.

So if I take the 501 into any room with a cable, I should be able to get both Sat and Cablevision just like at the main TV, right? Therefore, when I put the 921 (it's here and will be installed the end of the month) on the main High Def TV (I know I have to run another satellite cable to it), can't I take the 501 into any other room and hook it up to the original cable that has both Sat and cableTV on it and it should work fine?

Thanks - Terry
 

TheForce

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What do I need for a 921?

In addition to the hardware requirements already posted- you should have on hand plenty of patience and understanding. :)
 

hannonpi

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Do you **need** to run two cables or can you split the existing cable? I currently have an 811 and am getting HDNet etc using that.

thanks
Paddy
 

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