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If anyone can shead some light I wuld appriciate it. I was told that since I already have the RCA dish and since I want to get the HD receiver I can add an addtional (regualr) dish to receive an HD signal. I was told this was a better way rather than to purchase a HD dish? If this is so then can anyone also tell me in order to save a little what coordinates I should set the second dish at? I'm In the NY, Long Island area. Is there a formula I should use for the HD.


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Johnboy, 2 dishes will work, point one at 101 and one at 119, you just need a 22k switch to allow the receiver to switch dishes. As for aiming the dish, I have wondered why I keep seeing messages like this one asking for alignment help. Every D* and E* receiver that I have helped to install has had a handy dandy built in setup for aligning your dish or dishes, punch in a zip code and it tells you where to point the dish. Try it you might like it. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif


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you need to be about 7 degrees lower in elevation, then start rotating your dish further westward than your old one.

youll find it.


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johnboy,

I use two dishes and it is easier and better then the single dish. I would do it even if it cost the same to do the job. Here is how you do it.


Aim this dish as follows:


City: SHALIMAR

State: FL

Zip: 32579

Latitude: 30.4456°N

Longitude: 86.5717°W


Satellite: 119.0°W

Azimuth: 231.4°

Elevation: 40.0°


If you need a switch I would recommend this one, because you may want more receivers at some time in the future. Please see the following URL.
http://www.hometech.com/video/dssmulti.html#6904IFD


The Azimuth and elevation given in the receiver is only for the elliptical dish.


I would also recommend a slightly larger dish as the signal from the 119 degree satellite is weaker then the 101 degree sat in comparison and can lead to rain fade problems. The dish can be found for about 50 dollars and LNB for about the same to add the second dish. Here is a URL were you can get the dish parts.
http://www.starkelectronic.com/index.htm


Use the 60 cm dish it will improve the signal.

I use the 76 cm dish here in Mass.
http://www.starkelectronic.com/wing2.htm


If you have any questions please e-mail.





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johnboy,

Some additional info if I got your location wrong.

Use this site to get your exact look angles.
http://www.dbsforums.com/azel.html


Good luck


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If you can do it, definitely use two dishes. They will provide a much better signal than you will get with one oval dish.


I recently went to HD and replaced my dish with the oval (I live in an apt., so I couldn't have 2 dishes) and the signal quality isn't as good as I had before. Now, I frequently lose the signal in heavy weather or when the gods decide to glitch it. Where I used to have very high strength on one satellite (mid 90s), I know get mediocre strength on two satellites (low to mid 80s). The oval dish is definitely a compromise.


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A little more info on dish pointing if you need it....


The 101 is easy. You should be able to receive the proper coordinates through the direct-tv receiver's setup program with your zip code. At first, tell the receiver you only have one non-oval dish.


The 119 is a little tougher. You need to tell the receiver that you have an oval dish or it won't look for 119. But the coordinates it gives you are for the oval dish so the coordinates will not be correct. I got around this by going to the dish network site and downloading their dish pointing program. It will give you the correct coordinates for a single dish pointed at 119. Give it a try...it quite easy.
 
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