would this work for a temp dp+44 switch?

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DP34 port 1 -> 119
DP34 Port 2 -> 110
DP34 Port 3 -> 61.5
DP34 Output -> DP21 port 1
DP21 Port 2 -> 105
DP21 Output -> IRD

Found this on another site
 
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In a word NO. The DP software is not setup to allow a pd34/dp21 cascade. Its been tried and it doesn't work. (they even told the truth on a tech chat and said it won't work)
 
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hey it was worth a shot...lol..I've seen somewhere that it did work in a sense cause when they did a check switch it showed up as a dp44 switch installed but one of the sats was missing
 
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Might work on the Dishpro Plus recievers.. the 311, 522, 322, 811.. since they are built to be compatable with the new tech, but the software isn't out yet.
 
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Well i tried adding a dp21 switch.I connected the dp34 to the dp21 and the 61.5 to the dp21..When i did i check switch on my 811 it does show i have a dp+44 connected.It shows the 110,119,105 as being connected but the fourth slot doesn't show a sat just says connected..Oh well it was worth a shot...I guess i'll have to throw up a dish 500 and connect it to the dp21 along with the 61.5 for the time being then just use my other ird for my locals
 
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lime4x4 said:
...but the fourth slot doesn't show a sat just says connected..

Even tho it just says connected, did you check to see if your getting any channels from 61.5?
 
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yes i tried watching cbs-hd which doesn't show up not even in the guide
 
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Why you all ppl waiting for the DP44 ? You could use NOW Spaun DMK55x2, at least model 5582 included in newest FW of DP receivers (111,311,510,811 for sure ). You could connect one OTA and up to 4 DishPro dishes and have up to 8 receives. http://www.spaun.com/dmk5582f.htm
 
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lime4x4 said:
yes i tried watching cbs-hd which doesn't show up not even in the guide

Have you contacted Dish to turn on CBS-HD NY? If not, it isn't automatically there.
 
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yes i do get cbs-hd..I was was watching it before cause i had the 61.5 hooked directly to the 811
 
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Great alternative!

Smith said:
Why you all ppl waiting for the DP44 ? You could use NOW Spaun DMK55x2, at least model 5582 included in newest FW of DP receivers (111,311,510,811 for sure ). You could connect one OTA and up to 4 DishPro dishes and have up to 8 receives. http://www.spaun.com/dmk5582f.htm
Good point, Smith, P.
I've checked Spaun products and the DMK5582F seems to be a perfect fit.
I plan to replace my two DP34 with it shortly.
Do you know, whether it can support legacy receivers without DP adapters as the DP+44 does?
 
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Have u seen the price of that thing!!!!! 277.00 bucks for the 8 receiver one or 216.00 for the 4 receiver one plus shipping yet..Plus it also seems u have to buy another device for it to work properly which is another 159.00 bucks..
OUCH!!!!!!!!!
I'm hoping dish will give me a dp+44 for free or a very small fee...
 
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What's Dish's price for a DP34? Around $130? Expect the DP44 to be close to 150-190ish. Unless they drop the DP34 price to fit the 44 in more reasonably.
 
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That would still be cheaper then buying the "aftermarket" setup..And i honestly due beleive that dish will help out there cust who require a 4 sat solution.
 
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mikhigor said:
Good point, Smith, P.
I've checked Spaun products and the DMK5582F seems to be a perfect fit.
I plan to replace my two DP34 with it shortly.
Do you know, whether it can support legacy receivers without DP adapters as the DP+44 does?

When you'll install it, please post your report here. Oh yeah, and a picture from TV after switch check !
 
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lime4x4 said:
That would still be cheaper then buying the "aftermarket" setup..And i honestly due beleive that dish will help out there cust who require a 4 sat solution.

I know they will, they'll set up a 4 sat workorder and throw in the switch as part of the installation, standard procedure.

Well, not standard, standard is they build it with 4 sat solution, forget the switch on the workorder and expect us to catch that it needs a DP44 before we get there.
 

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