Dish Network "any" receiver question.

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  1. Shawn Shultzaberger

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    I have a Dual LNB Dish 500 system but only have one receiver. I was wondering if I can hook up "any" older receiver to my system (i.e. 2700, 301, 3800 and etc.)? My wife is wanting to watch TV in the bedroom.

    I figure I would get an older receiver for less than $90.00. I also believe it will be an extra $5.00 per month for the extra receiver? What kind of coax cable should I use for the long run over 50ft.? Any gotha's to look out for when purchasing a used receiver?


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    You can probably get a receiver for free right now from DISH. They are having a deal on the DVR units. There is an extra $5 charge for the recording features however.
     
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    If that is what you have, then it's called a Twin LNB. It's really two dual LNBs and an SW42 switch all in a single housing. It already has an empty output that you can connect a second receiver to. If you want more than two receivers though, you will have to upgrade your dish.

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