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Using Dish 500 with new 222k receiver

ouraydog
12-02-2009, 12:11 AM
Is it possible to use an old Dish 500 antenna with a new 222K receiver? The 500 antenna has two two coax cables coming from it and they go into what looks like a switch box, then a single coax runs into the house. On my old receiver there was a single connection for the coax. The new receiver has connections for two coax cables.

For the purpose of this question, I do not need HD. The real destination for the 222k is my motorhome. I would just like to use the receiver in my mountain cabin when I am here.

Thanks, Bill

Loves2Watch
12-02-2009, 04:37 AM
The 222 receiver requires 2 coax connections be active in order to work properly. That means 2 cables must be connected to the box. You could use a Dish diplexer but I am not sure that would work using a 222 as it is intended to be used with the Dish 1000.x series of dishes or two Dish 500's, that is 3 LNB feeds.

jscudder
12-02-2009, 06:22 AM
The answer is yes. I have a VIP222 connected to a Dish 500 and Dish 300 side dish. The VIP222k is essentially the same receiver minus the OTA module.

ouraydog
12-02-2009, 11:35 AM
This stuff is black art to me, so my question might be really dumb. Since the D500 has two coax cables coming from it, could I just run both cables into the house and connect one to each terminal of the 222K?

Thanks, Bill

machux
12-02-2009, 11:53 AM
if the lnb is a dish pro PLUS you can use with a single wire using a diplexer behind the receiver.

fredinva
12-06-2009, 07:56 AM
if the lnb is a dish pro PLUS you can use with a single wire using a diplexer behind the receiver.

do you mean a 'seperator'

machux
12-09-2009, 12:10 PM
oops sorry i meant seperator

clkp
02-10-2010, 05:55 PM
The 222 receiver requires 2 coax connections be active in order to work properly. That means 2 cables must be connected to the box. You could use a Dish diplexer but I am not sure that would work using a 222 as it is intended to be used with the Dish 1000.x series of dishes or two Dish 500's, that is 3 LNB feeds.

do I need 3LNB line to run a222 in SD, or can I just hook up my 2 lines to the reciever I have a 500 dish