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I've received an old Star Choice dish and a LNB forked with 2 LNB's on one arm with a switch that has Sat A and Sat B on it and 2 outlets. I'm wondering if it will work with my new Shaw receiver or do I have to change the LNB?
 

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I've received an old Star Choice dish and a LNB forked with 2 LNB's on one arm with a switch that has Sat A and Sat B on it and 2 outlets. I'm wondering if it will work with my new Shaw receiver or do I have to change the LNB?
My understanding is SD will have to set your reciever to match the type of LNBs you are using. The kind you describe is an older type (stacked) but still in use. I expect you are using a 6XX (630 or 605) reciever if it's "new" and HD capable.

New accounts now typically ship with a 60e Eliptical Dish and the Quad (4 output) LNB like in the photo below:

 

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Thanks for the replies. The receiver has no numbers on it. It's a Motorola model on a sticker on the back there are numbers. DSR209 is on one of the stickers.
 

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You therefore have a Standard Definition Receiver, Model DSR 209.
 

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Yes it will work. You will same yourself some headaches if you tell the technical service rep doing the activation that you have a stacked dish though.
 

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In the scheme of things, a DSR-209 is not old, and will be able to get all the Standard Def channels (it has an 8PSK tuner).

A DSR411 or 421 is old (1998 vintage) , and they even work fine on a stacked system (although are supposedly not specced for it).

Any Navigo (launched 2000 or so) or newer is specced for stacked and dual sat.
 
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