Need DirecTV Local Channel Advice..

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  1. Shawn C

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    Ok, so I want to start getting local channels through my DirecTV receiver. Here is my current setup:

    Location: Las Vegas
    Receiver: RCA UltimateTV w/2 inputs
    Current Dish: RCA 18" with single LNB (two connections for UTV)

    Apparently, I need the 24" elliptical dish for local channels, according to the DirecTV site. Am I going to need 2 LNB's or just the one? If I do need 2 LNB's, how do I hook it up with my receiver that only has two satellite inputs?

    Thanks in advance for any advice.

    Oh, forgot: I am NOT receiving any HDTV signals and do not plan on for now.
     
  2. Larry Schneider

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    The 24 inch dish comes with 2 LNBs - one for Sat A at 101 degrees and one for Sat B at 119, where your locals will be. The newer oval dishes come with a multiswitch installed, so your receiver won't have any problems with it. When you do decide to go to HDTV you'll have the dish already - just insert a third LNB into the hole in the middle.
     
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  4. Shawn C

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    Thanks for the advice...
     

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