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OK I am a complete newbie to HDTV so forgive me if this question comes out stupid. I have recently moved into a new townhome where the dish is already on the roof. The odd thing is that from the backyard and deck, I can not tell if its an elliptical dish (as it is at an angle and even circles look elliptical at an angle!), however I did notice it had a 4x4 switch on the back. I have been trying to get a hold of the previuos homeowner the past few days but haven't heard back.


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1. Does the 4x4 multiswitch attached to the back of the dish guarantee that its an elliptical dish?


2. Right now I have my old DirecTV (non-HD receiver). Is there any way I can tell if a Sat-C LNB is already on the dish? Right now I have no way to get up on the roof and see the front of the dish.


3. From reading others posts, I noticed something about signal strengths and transponders, can I tell from my DirecTV (Sony) receiver menu system if Sat-C is installed and receiving signals? Which transponder #'s to look at?


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Just read a little more on transponders in the forum. Quick question, is Sat C (110) only for SHO-HD as of yet? The other HD channels are coming off 119? As long as I have an elliptical dish with the Sat B 119 LNB I would just need an HD DirecTV receiver to at least view HDNet correct?


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As long as I have an elliptical dish with the Sat B 119 LNB I would just need an HD DirecTV receiver to at least view HDNet correct?
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