Which DISH Satellite Dish do I have?

Most DISH (formerly DISH Network) satellite antennas made since 2009 can easily be upgraded to the latest technology.  If you want to upgrade your DISH equipment, it helps to know which satellite dish you already have.  Follow the visual guide below to find the DISH product that looks like the one you own.  If you have any questions or need some help, call the Solid Signal team at 888-233-7563.  We’re happy to help you find the right DISH satellite antenna for your home or business.

The Latest DISH Satellite Antennas

As a DISH Authorized Dealer, we carry all the latest DISH satellite antennas and equipment.  If the satellite dish you’re using doesn’t look like the ones listed here, then it’s time to upgrade.  You can read the descriptions to find the dish you need or just give us a call at 888-233-7563.  Let our team of experts answer your questions and make a DISH satellite antenna recommendation that’s best suited to your viewing and installation needs.

Western ArcThe DISH Triple LNB HD Western Arc dish antenna provides reception from the 110°, 119° and 129° DBS orbital locations using a dish antenna size similar to a DISH 1000.  This satellite dish lets you connect up to three receivers and a second dish for a fourth orbital location.


Slimline-5 dishes

The DISH Network DPH Dish Pro Hybrid Western Arc triple LNB supports western arc installations. It receives programming from the 110-, 119- and 129-degree orbitals.  For use with Hopper or Wally installs only.


Western ArcThe DISH Eastern Arc satellite dish provides reception from the 61.5, 72.7, and 77 DBS orbital locations using a satellite dish size similar to a DISH 1000.2.  This lets you to connect up to three receivers and a second dish for a fourth orbital location.


Slimline-5 dishes

The Dish DPH Eastern Arc twin LNB hybrid supports eastern arc installations.  It receives programming from the 72.7- and 61.5-degree orbitals and is designed for Hopper or Wally installs only.


Obsolete Dishes

If you have a different dish, it’s time to upgrade! DISH is agressively moving to the Hopper/Joey system and HD will be a requirement at some time.

Multiswitches for DISH

While upgrading your DISH satellite equipment, you might need to add a DISH multiswitch, but only if you’re distributing your satellite TV to multiple receivers.  If this is the case, the only multiswitch you need – or are able to use – is the DPP44, also known as the DISH VideoPath Dish Pro Plus 4 x 4 cascadable multiswitch.  You won’t need the DPP44 if you have a Hopper system with only one DVR.  Viewers who have the Hopper use a DISH Solo Node to send the signal to Hopper DVRs and Joey clients.

We Can Help!

If you’re ready to upgrade your DISH satellite antenna and equipment, we have all the information you need right here.  But maybe you don’t consider yourself an expect in satellite TV installation, or perhaps you have a few more questions.  If this sounds like you, we recommend you call us at 888-233-7563 before you make an order.  As a DISH Authorized Dealer, we can answer any questions you have, and even recommend the right DISH satellite antenna and associated equipment.  To enjoy the latest equipment DISH has to offer, call Solid Signal today.

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Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.