: 9200 / 9242 / 9241 Installation 101
2008-09-20, 04:51 PM
Easiest or only way? Even though I have both 91 and 82 coming in to the house, there is no way to use these to lines to have both dual into the 9242 and singles into the sd recievers? Sorry grasping here, if I do the dual lnbf, I'm looking at calling in an installer, which equals $$$.
2008-09-20, 06:53 PM
Well I would not say ONLY as there any many options that would involve purchasing Dish pro or Dish pro Plus equipment but given what you have now, then I will say you need a new LNBF on 82.
Did you remove the LNBF from the arm to see if it had 2 outputs.?
If not then I would suggest doing so.
2008-09-21, 08:27 PM
Thanks again Pinza.
Will remove and check. 1 question though (may be a stupid one), how can I tell once removed which LNBF is the 82?
2008-09-21, 08:45 PM
The LNBF's are identical.
The "Y" yolk they are attached to is marked, 91 & 82.
I am hoping that you will find a spare output when you remove the LNBF.
2008-09-22, 01:48 PM
It's all coming back to me know Pinza,
Used to use the dish for DirectTV, so I had a single LNB in to single reciever. When I moved, decided to subsribe to BEV. Installer used existing equipment (stupid move on my part, but was a few years ago) and added a dual LNB. So, what I believe is going on is, the single is 91 and the dual is 91 and 82 (or if possible, any combination thereof). Bottom line.... I don't think there is an extra out for another 82 line.
I guess I will have to purchase another dual LNB (like you said) and an SW44. Unless there is some other miracle way of using existing wires.
Thanks for you help Pinza!
2008-09-22, 06:08 PM
I am looking to update my current system to add a 9242. I currently have a 3100 and a 9200. There are 3 wires coming-in from the dish, which has 2 dual LNBFs (AFAIK). One wire goes to the 3100 and 2 go to the 9200. As far as I can see there are no switches of any kind... just 3 wire couplers that are grounded in the basement. There is also a power inserter near the 3100 because it's way upstairs.
1) Am I correct that no new wires need to be run from the dish?
2) Will I need to get a switch to get two inputs into the 9242?
2008-09-22, 06:12 PM
I think you will find that there is an SW44 at the Dish. Since you mention a Power Inserter at the 3100, this is the most logical thing.
You could run 1 more line and also use the existing line to the 3100 to feed the 9242, or you might have to consider running all 4 lines directly from the LNBF's and creating a distribution hub somewhere in the house, if you need to run the 9200, 9242 and the 3100.
Basically you only have 4 outputs right now, to run all your receivers you will need 5..
2008-09-23, 11:10 AM
I should've looked-up at the roof sooner to see the switch out there. :) I don't need the 3100 if I'm going to dual-mode one to that standard TV, so having 4 outputs should be great. Thanks for the help!
2008-09-25, 12:31 PM
Looking for help/ suggestions/ solution to my installation dilemma.
I am planning on purchasing a 9242 receiver which will be replacing my 3100 in the family room. I also have a 6100 in the basement. I have a 20" dish with 2 dual output LNBs, one SW22 at the dish to feed the 6100 in the basement and the other line hooked up to 91 satellite to feed the 3100 in the family room. The single cable from the SW21 goes to my electrical panel in the basement and then to the back of my television via a wall outlet. The other line for the 3100 goes directly to the wall outlet behind my television in the family room.
My basement is fully finished and I would like to avoid running another cable into the house, if possible.
I want to move the 6100 upstairs to the family room and install the 9242 in the basement and would like to obtain 82 & 91 reception at both locations.
I have been reading on this forum and it appears that if I replace my current LNB with a DishPro Plus (DPP) twin and add a DPP separator this may work for my current situation. However I am confused; the DishPro Plus (DPP) twin LNB has 3 outputs, dose this internally switch/ combine 82 & 91 (each of the three outputs contain both 82 & 91 singnals)? So then I could run a single cable o the 6100 in the family room and the other single cable to the DPP separator behind the television to feed the 9242 dual inputs?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The DPP twin has two inputs which are grouped together. The third connection is actually an input which you wouldn't use.
DPP twin lnb thread (http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=79128) for more info.
2008-09-25, 02:44 PM
So would this set-up work with my equipment? Will swapping out the existing LNB with a DishPro Plus (DPP) alllow me to run the one existing line to my 6100 and the other existing line to the 9242 with a DPP separator just before the input to feed the two inputs on the back of the 9242?
yes this setup would work perfect. remove both lnbs. put in a DPP twin lnb and put in the separator where the 9242 will go and your done.
2008-09-25, 03:31 PM
2008-09-25, 03:33 PM
Will the DishPro Plus (DPP) twin LNB fit on the yoke of the existing Bell dish?
Thanks in advance.
2008-09-30, 11:35 AM
I currently have 1 9200 and 2 4100 hooked up through a sw44 switch. I want to add another 9242 but do not want to add another dish. Can someone draw me apicture please on how to install and what switches do I need??
There is a sticky in the installation forum at the top saying "Index of BEV and DISH Installation Diagram's (Read This and Stickies first) "
I would start there.
2008-10-03, 06:45 PM
Just an update on my issue with missing even channels on 81: bad connector at the input on the switch. All resolved. Thanks for all's input.
Now to wait until TSN actually broadcasts a hockey game in HD....
2008-10-15, 03:57 PM
I'm a first time poster, and I'm somewhat confused by conflicting answers scattered with in this very helpful thread.
So if I have legacy lnbs, will they work on the 9200/9242 or are DP or DPP lnbs required?
Not sure where it is conflicting.
You can use all legacy lnbs with or without switch's
DP and DPP equipment which has its own rules which lnbs works with which switch's.