Dish Types

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The Dish Network User's Resource


Updated 8-29-11, added Tailgater dimensions and link to its own page.

Dish 300
Single slot 18" x 19.5" DBS dish that can pick up programming from one DBS satellite location at a time. DBS locations for Dish are 61.5, 110, 119, 129, 148 and (not used) 157.
Dish 500
A two slot 18" x 20" DBS dish designed to pick up 110 and 119 simultaneously. However it can be used to pick up 119 and 129 or just one satellite location like 61.5 or 148.
Dish 500AK
Designed for use in Alaska. (more info needed here)
Dish 500H
A two slot 32" x 31" DBS dish designed to pick up 110 and 119 simultaneously. Cannot use the Twin or Quad because the LNBs must be spaced farther apart for the look angle from Hawaii compared to the mainland.  Uses the same reinforcement struts as the SuperDISH.
Dish 500HW
A two slot 31.5" x 34.3" DBS dish designed to pick up 119 and 129 simultaneously. Cannot use the Twin or Quad because the LNBs must be spaced farther apart for the look angle from Hawaii compared to the mainland.  Uses reinforcement struts. For HD customers. First use 11-11-09. (source and pictures, DBSTalk)
Dish 500 PR
A 30" dish for 110 only for Puerto Rico.
Dish 1000
A three slot DBS dish designed to pick up 110, 119 and 129 simultaneously. This dish can be used to pick up 129 and 148 simultaneously.
Dish 1000.2
Slightly larger than a Dish 1000, its integrated head unit has 3 LNBs (110, 119 and 129), an input for a 4th LNB, and DP Plus switching to 3 receiver outputs.
Dish 1000.4 for Eastern Arc
Similar in concept to the 1000.2, the EA dish is a bit larger yet. The 3-LNB head unit (with 4th LNB input and DPP switching for 3 receivers) for 61.5, 72.7 and 77 is unique to the EA dish due to LNB spacing and a different mounting bracket. The 1000.4 is also being used in the WA with a 110/119/129 3-LNB head that has different spacing and mountng bracket from the 1000.2's.
Dish 1000.5 for Eastern Arc
Uses the larger Plus Dish with EA Repoint kit for improved reception in some EA markets.
Plus Dish 500+/1000+
Same as the Dish 1000 in function but about 5" larger and can pick up the 118.75 FSS location. As a 500+ it picks up 110, 118.75 and 119.  Adding an LNB for 129 makes it a 1000+. The original version required an external switch; a 500+ LNB assembly with integrated switch became available 2/11.
SuperDISH
Tailgater
Released Aug 2011. Portable enclosed dish that automatically aims to 110, 119 and 129. Requires a 211k receiver with at least L499 software.
TurboHD
Logo appears on the Dish 1000.2 and the Dish 1000.4.

Measurements may vary depending on method (face only, including the flange) and possibly production runs.

Dish Size Mast Use Alternate
Dish 300 18"w x 19.5"h 1-5/8" One DBS slot  
Dish 300H 24"w x 26"h 1.5" One DBS slot  
Dish 500 20"w x 22.5"h 1-5/8" 110 & 119 One DBS slot,
119 & 129
Dish 500H 32"w x 31"h 2" 110 & 119  
Dish 500HW 31.5"w x 34.3"h 2" 119 & 129  
Dish 1000 23"w x 18"h 1-5/8" 110, 119, 129  
Dish 1000.2 25.9"w x 20.7"h 1-5/8" 110, 119, 129 Input for 4th slot
Dish 1000.4 27.8"w x 22.3"h 1-5/8" 61.5, 72.7, 77 (EA)
110, 119, 129 (WA)
Input for 4th slot
Dish 1000.5 (EA) Plus Dish with EA Repoint kit 1-5/8" 61.5, 72.7, 77 Input for 4th slot (?)
Plus Dish 30.9"w x 23.8"h 1-5/8" 110, 118.75, 119 Add 129,
EA Repoint
SuperDISH 33.3"w x 24"h I: 2"
II: 2-3/8"
105, 110, 119
110, 119, 121
 
Tailgater 16"w x 17.5"h x 16"d n/a 110, 119, 129  

What programming is on what satellite location?
See Dish Channel Chart for the monster list of channels on Dish and where they are.
See Echostar Satellites and Orbital Slots for a synopsis of satellite locations and what they do.


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