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I already posted this in the HDTV recording section but got no responses. So maybe someone will know here: Can I pick up Dish Networks sat.148 with my Directv Oval dish?

I'm thinking of switching to Dish Network for recording purposes. Thanks
 

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NOpe. The two Dish Network HDTV locations are at 148 & 61.5. Neither are easily available from the DirecTV Plus (oval) dish.


Here is a great link for what you can do with a oval dish & other valuable dish info:
http://www.geocities.com/dbs_tech/index.htm



Many thanks to Kevin Timmerman for his help.



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With that being said, you can use the oval dish to pick up 148, just not at the same time you are using it to pick up 101, 110 or 119 which is probably what you and Ken are referring to.
 

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I just wanted to pick up 148 using the oval dish. (I have a extra oval dish). I know I wont be able to pick up other signals at the same time. Thanks for your help!
 

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Sorry, didn't understand what you were asking.


In a broader context, any DirecTV dish/lnb can be used to get any single Dish Network location.


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To make aiming of the dish easier, make sure you set the rotation or skew to 0 degrees.
 

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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.



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Are you using an oval Direct TV dish or an oval Direct PC dish? I had no luck with the Direct PC dish. Maybe because of the LNB type or the skew wasn't set to 0?
 

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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.

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Phil,


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.


Lee
 
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