Using Dish Network Receiver with 6ft dishes

SantiagoDR

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Anyone using Dish Network receivers with 6ft dishes here in the D.R.?

If so, what is the "Switch" setup?
What are the name and type of switches used to connect the LNB's on the 6ft dishes(Multiple Satellite Reception) to the Dish Network receiver.

Normally with FTA boxes, one uses DiSEqC switches, I don't know if that will work using an actual Dish Network receiver on 6ft dishes (Multiple Satellite Reception).
 

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Anyone using Dish Network receivers with 6ft dishes here in the D.R.?

If so, what is the "Switch" setup?
What are the name and type of switches used to connect the LNB's on the 6ft dishes(Multiple Satellite Reception) to the Dish Network receiver.

Normally with FTA boxes, one uses DiSEqC switches, I don't know if that will work using an actual Dish Network receiver on 6ft dishes (Multiple Satellite Reception).
Santiagodr, Do you currently have an avtive account in the U.S. ? It is very easy to set up with a 6 ft antenna. You will need diseqc switch. I have mine via nfusion with internet. Let me know what kind of setup you want and I will try and help.
 

SantiagoDR

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Santiagodr, Do you currently have an avtive account in the U.S. ? It is very easy to set up with a 6 ft antenna. You will need diseqc switch. I have mine via nfusion with internet. Let me know what kind of setup you want and I will try and help.
Dish Network receivers will not work with Diseqc switches.

I need to check out the link from Eddy's post above yours.

Trying to find someone actually using a Dish Network subscription and large satellite dishes, as the multi-LNB's that Dish Network normally uses on their small dishes will not work on the larger dishes due to the need to separate the LNB's to get the signals.

Post Script: The link shows switches, but what I need is someone with hands on experience to advise on the switches needed and how to connect them. I'm thinking a 3x4 zinwell multi-switch going to a Dish SW21 switch may be what I need. It's expensive doing it by trial and error from here.
 
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Dish Network receivers will not work with Diseqc switches.

I need to check out the link from Eddy's post above yours.

Trying to find someone actually using a Dish Network subscription and large satellite dishes, as the multi-LNB's that Dish Network normally uses on their small dishes will not work on the larger dishes due to the need to separate the LNB's to get the signals.

Post Script: The link shows switches, but what I need is someone with hands on experience to advise on the switches needed and how to connect them. I'm thinking a 3x4 zinwell multi-switch going to a Dish SW21 switch may be what I need. It's expensive doing it by trial and error from here.
When I had the bar I had 3 maybe 4 Dish satellite 6' dishes working for me. I can't see the problem unless things have changed in the past 3 or 4 years.
 

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When I had the bar I had 3 maybe 4 Dish satellite 6' dishes working for me. I can't see the problem unless things have changed in the past 3 or 4 years.
Eddy, were you using a Dish Network subscription and associated receiver, and if so, the answer I'm looking for is how the dishes were connected to the Dish Network receiver, what switch combination was used?

If it was an FTA box, then that setup will not be what I need, I already know how to do that.

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The problem is not the number of dishes, but knowing what "switches" are needed that are compatible with Dish Network receivers. Most switches referred to in the link of switches specifically refer to DirecTV compatibility, not Dish Network compatibility.

If I wanted to use FTA receivers, there would be no issue either as methods of connection between the dish and FTA receivers are well documented. Not so with using Dish Network receivers.

I have received the phone number of a local installer, but will he be willing to part with the information to a non-customer? I was hoping for first hand information from someone that actually is using a Dish Network receiver and not just guess work.

Thanks to everyone for your responses, when I get it working I will post the solution on this thread, even though it seems I may be just about the only one that needs the answer.

Thanks,

Don
 

Eddy

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Eddy, were you using a Dish Network subscription and associated receiver, and if so, the answer I'm looking for is how the dishes were connected to the Dish Network receiver, what switch combination was used?

If it was an FTA box, then that setup will not be what I need, I already know how to do that.

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The problem is not the number of dishes, but knowing what "switches" are needed that are compatible with Dish Network receivers. Most switches referred to in the link of switches specifically refer to DirecTV compatibility, not Dish Network compatibility.

If I wanted to use FTA receivers, there would be no issue either as methods of connection between the dish and FTA receivers are well documented. Not so with using Dish Network receivers.

I have received the phone number of a local installer, but will he be willing to part with the information to a non-customer? I was hoping for first hand information from someone that actually is using a Dish Network receiver and not just guess work.

Thanks to everyone for your responses, when I get it working I will post the solution on this thread, even though it seems I may be just about the only one that needs the answer.

Thanks,

Don
As many dishes as you want. 4 if you want all Dish programming. All of them equipped with dual feed horns. (2 cables running from each dish) to your multi switch and then to your receiver. If you want to use more than 1 receiver you will need a modulator. Actually very simple. The hard part will be aligning them. Do that individually before hooking them up to your switch.
 
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SantiagoDR, I know cable companies use multiswitch e.g. 2x8, 4x8 with DishNet receivers.

Edited: I will check on brand name(s) for you.
 

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SantiagoDR, I know cable companies use multiswitch e.g. 2x8, 4x8 with DishNet receivers.

Edited: I will check on brand name(s) for you.
Thanks Rubio,

I will be in the States shortly and wanted to make sure I brought back any switches I needed on my return.

As many dishes as you want. 4 if you want all Dish programming. All of them equipped with dual feed horns. (2 cables running from each dish) to your multi switch and then to your receiver. If you want to use more than 1 receiver you will need a modulator. Actually very simple. The hard part will be aligning them. Do that individually before hooking them up to your switch.
Thanks Eddy,

Aligning the dishes is the easy part as I have a "Perfect 10 - Digisat III LCD Pro" satellite meter.
Very handy for moving the dishes around to get true FTA reception when other choices are down.

"Dishpointer" on the web zooms in where I actually see my dishes on the map and know exactly which direction to point them.