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Old 05-13-2021, 01:29 PM   #1
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Convert Dish antenna to Direct

The 2011 Ventana we are thinking about buying has a roof satellite antenna for Dish. Can it be converted to DirectTV?
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Old 05-13-2021, 01:36 PM   #2
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No unless is was set up for DirecTV to begin with.
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Is it a dish specific satellite dish or a Winegard? If the latter, answer is yes you can. Contact Winegard and they will give you the correct switch settings for the satellite to access the direct network. You will have to go on the roof and remove the satellite dome to access the switch
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no way to convert

I have a Dish antenna from Winegard and they told me I would have to change out the whole antenna (not just the LNB).

I have a Winegard Trav'ler for Dish
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If a Winegard Travl'er, unless it was originally for DirecTV and converted to Dish, you cannot convert the antenna from Dish to DirecTV.

The turret and motor are different for a unit that were originally for Dish are not capable of being retrofitted to DirecTV. The dish turret is lacking key components used for DirecTV and they cannot be added. The turret must be replaced, which means a whole new antenna assembly unit.

A turret and motor that were originally for DirecTV can be converted to Dish (and back again).
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If a Winegard Travl'er, unless it was originally for DirecTV and converted to Dish, you cannot convert the antenna from Dish to DirecTV.

The turret and motor are different for a unit that were originally for Dish are not capable of being retrofitted to DirecTV. The dish turret is lacking key components used for DirecTV and they cannot be added. The turret must be replaced, which means a whole new antenna assembly unit.

A turret and motor that were originally for DirecTV can be converted to Dish (and back again).
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