The dishnetwork installer came out sunday and could not install service according to him, so i called back and there sending someone else out thursday. Reading around it seems there is a Dish 500 and 100 , and also a superdish.
Apparently these work on different satellites??.
I do have a direct tv dish on my roof that the last home owners had, Could this have worked because they used a different satellite signal than dish?. And would these upgraded dishes receive these signals???
dish have three different dishes 500, 500+, and 1000
500 is for satellites 110, 119 and to use with a must-carry for the 61.5
500+ is for international channels on the 118.7 sat and 110, 119
1000 is pretty much being obsolete and the 500+ is replacing it
A dish 1000 pointed at 110, 119 and 129 will get you all your HD channels if your local HD channels are on the 129 satellite.
If your HD locals are not on the 129 satellite but are on the 61.5 satellite (Primarily the east coast where the 129 does not reach well), then a dish 500 pointed at 110 and 119 plus a dish 300 pointed at 61.5 will get yiou all your HD channels.