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How does a Dish Network receiver get 37 DishHD channels?

by TVBlogEditor

Posted on August 8, 2007

Many customers ask how does a Dish Network receiver get 37 DishHD channels plus 500 other channels of Dish Network programming? I can understand the confusion when digital cable only delivers a max of 10 HDTV channels or the other satellite company uses a large 5 LNB antenna that was 32 pounds! Well leave it up the Dish Network engineers to come out with the DISH 1000 and DISH 1000.2 antennas. The Dish Network DISH 1000 and DISH 1000.2 antennas receives signals from the 110°, 119°, and 129° orbital locations. The DISH 1000.2 antenna reflector size is slightly larger than a DISH 1000, but about the same surface area as the 20” DISH 500. As for as standard professional installation, the DISH 1000 uses a DISH Pro Plus 1000.2 LNBF and an Integrated Adapter Bracket. The DISH Pro Plus LNB has three receiver output ports and one LNB input port for a fourth orbital location. This would be ideal if you wanted to receive DishHD content and Dish International or SkyAngel programming. The DISH 1000 is compatible with DISH Pro single-orbital LNBFs or DISH Network bandstacked LNBFs, and the awesome and versatile Dish Network DISH Pro Plus 44 switch. Another great thing about this satellite antenna is its installation options. You can also install three Dual (or Single) LNBFs with Three-LNBF Bracket and a switch. Now, with the outputs, the Dish Network DISH 1000.2 can support connections of up to three satellite receivers in any combination; such as: • Single-cable connection to DISH Pro Plus¹ (dual-tuner) receivers, when each is used with a DP Plus Separator. • Single-cable connection to DISH Pro receivers. • Single-cable connection to Legacy receivers², without a DISH Pro Adapter. • Supports a two-cable connection to one DISH Pro Plus (dual-tuner) receiver, when not used with a DP Plus Separator. If you own older Dish equipment, which Dish Network calls “Legacy Receivers”, you must be connected with at least one powered DISH Pro or DISH Pro Plus receiver. A few receivers that are considered legacy are the models 1000, 3000, 4000, 5000, JVC-DVHS and DishPlayer 7100/7200.   Keep in mind that DISH Pro Plus (dual-tuner) receivers include: • DISH 322 • DISH Player-DVR 522 • DISH Player-DVR 625 • DISH 721 • DISH Player-DVR 921 • DISH Player-DVR 942 • ViP222 • ViP612 DVR • ViP622 DVR • ViP722 DVRAs opposed to the “other guys” 32 pound beast, the DISH 1000.2 is pretty easy to install. The mounting and installation requirements are similar to DISH 1000. There are additional skew holes are provided on the mounting bracket for extreme skew angles (greater than 110 or less than 70). The DISH 1000.2 mast uses a heavier gauge steel and is slightly longer than DISH 1000. Only the DISH 1000.2 mast/foot assembly should be used with the DISH 1000.2 reflector.For those of you with big houses, there are cable length restrictions. The DISH Pro (DP) and DISH Pro Plus (DPP) receivers shouldn’t be installed more than 200 feet from the furthest LNBF and Legacy Dish Network receivers shouldn’t be no more than 100 feet away from the DISH 1000.2. Have more than three receivers, the DISH 1000.2 can connect to a DISH Pro Plus 44 Switch allowing you to install 4 receivers. Keep in mind that the DP Plus 1000.2 LNBF is not compatible with Legacy LNBFs or switches. This small little Dish Antenna with its ease of installation will provide you 40 plus channels of HD and over 500 channels of digital standard definition programming for up to 3 receivers out of the box.  Dish Network is always on the cutting-edge of technology and making free standard professional installation easy!