Is a dish a dish. More specifically, can I use a Dish Network dish with Directv recei

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Ok here it is. I unfortunately have to switch from DN to DTV. When I go camping in my RV I take another DN dish with me to get a signal and don't have to bother the fixed one on my roof. So, now that I am switching providers, I would like to know if I can continue to use the DN dish that I own with a DTV receiver. The way I see it is, a dish is a dish. Besides when I've looked in RV supply catologues in the past they advertise mobile dish 's that are compatible with both providers. Thanks folks.
 

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The answer is "most likely not."

The problem is not the dish, it's the LNB. Definitely if it is a DishPro LNB and above, it won't work. You can tell by looking at the side of the LNB. It will say DP if it is DishPro.

Probably only the oldest LNBs will work. You can swap out the LNB for a DirecTV one if you really wanted to.

If it's a mobile dish it will work but only because they have LNBs designed for both providers.

You may also have to re-aim the dish.
 

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