I also believe you cannot use the multiswitch provided with most oval DirecTV dishes. This might not be a issue if you are only running 1 line out from the lnb. I thought I would give a heads up anyways.
I just bought a Dish5000 receiver and HD modulator for timeshifting HBO-HD & Showtime-HD. I'm a current subscriber of DirecTV with an elliptical dish dual-LNB pointing to 101 and 119. I will only use Dish5000 for recording HD. I understand that if I add a separate round dish (any existing DirecTV dish would work?) pointing to 148 bird then I'm done, but my question is: Can I use the "middle LNB" that's normally pointing to 110 bird on my existing DirecTv oval dish to point to the 148 bird? This would be more convenient as I don't have to add another dish, and I want to keep my DirecTV stuffs unchanged.
If I understand your question correctly than the answer is no you can't. You must put up another dish. The distance between satellites is too great to be able to hit the 101, 119 and the 148 with one single dish.
Now...if you are asking can you use the single LNB that comes with the DTV 110 sat kit the answer is yes but again you have to mount it on a 18" dish.
This is the problem with DISH. you need two satellite dishes to be able to get regular programming AND HDTV either through the 61.5 or the 148 sat's.
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