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Anonymous
July 31, 2004 8:45:19 PM

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I have a DigicipherII analog with a DSR905 attached. I believe I
only have a C=band lnb and feedhorn. In order to maximize my viewing I
think I need to update the equipment, but I don't know exactly what to
get. My 7.5 ft. dish has 1/8 inch mesh so I suspect that will be ok.
What feedhorn/lnb setup would I need? My cable from dish to house has a
line for ku-band, so that will work.
Can I use any of my old DISH NETWORK equipment with my BUD system?
Or should I just leave it in the attic? (Under the baby clothes). Thanks
for suggestions.

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Anonymous
July 31, 2004 8:45:20 PM

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On Sat, 31 Jul 2004 16:45:19 GMT, Ed Mc <namvtn@whatdayaknow.com>
wrote:

> I have a DigicipherII analog with a DSR905 attached. I believe I
>only have a C=band lnb and feedhorn. In order to maximize my viewing I
>think I need to update the equipment, but I don't know exactly what to
>get. My 7.5 ft. dish has 1/8 inch mesh so I suspect that will be ok.
>What feedhorn/lnb setup would I need? My cable from dish to house has a
>line for ku-band, so that will work.
> Can I use any of my old DISH NETWORK equipment with my BUD system?
>Or should I just leave it in the attic? (Under the baby clothes). Thanks
>for suggestions.

All you need is a C/Ku feenhorn and LNB, and maybe a DVB-FTA receiver.
Anonymous
July 31, 2004 11:17:32 PM

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Ed Mc wrote:

> I have a DigicipherII analog with a DSR905 attached. I believe I
> only have a C=band lnb and feedhorn. In order to maximize my viewing I
> think I need to update the equipment, but I don't know exactly what to
> get. My 7.5 ft. dish has 1/8 inch mesh so I suspect that will be ok.
> What feedhorn/lnb setup would I need? My cable from dish to house has a
> line for ku-band, so that will work.
> Can I use any of my old DISH NETWORK equipment with my BUD system?
> Or should I just leave it in the attic? (Under the baby clothes). Thanks
> for suggestions.

If you want to add Ku, you could use something like a Chaparral Corotor
feed, along with an appropriate LNB.

If you want to get DVB programming, you'd need a DVB receiver.

If you want to do both of the above, you may need to add some kind of
LNB/servo switching arrangement. There's a variety of ways to do this.

You can take a Dish LNBF and jury-rig a way to attach it beside your
C-band feed (needs to be attached along the big dish's east-west axis).
You can use a DiSEqC switch at the feed in order to share the Ku cable
with a Ku FSS feed.

You can then pull in DBS feeds with this arrangement, although since
the LNBF is off-axis, the dish position will be "off" a bit for the
DBS satellites.

That's all in order to get free-to-air DVB feeds with a DVB receiver.
If you want to receive any Dish encrypted feeds, you should just set
up the little dish to use with their receiver.
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