1000 Plus Satellite Dish
While hardly a popular dish, the 1000 Plus (or 1000+) satellite dish is necessary if you want to receive DISH’s International programming.
The 1000+ is a 4 LNB Western Arc dish that can receive satellites 110°, 118.7°, 119°, and 129°. The International channels are on 118.7°.
There are two versions of the 1000+ . . .
- DISH Pro 1000+ — the original version of the 1000+.
- DISH ProPlus 1000+ — the newer version that has a built in switch similar to the 1000.2 and 1000.4 dishes.
I’ve tried both versions and I give a thumbs up to the newer DISH Pro Plus 1000+ version.
I bought the DISH Pro 1000+ from eBay and was never able to get satellite 118.7° to work so I sent it back.
However, the DISH Pro Plus 1000+ version (which I bought from Dish Depot — highly recommended) is working fine.
Though the 1000+ is one of the largest dishes, I found no dramatic signal strength compared to my 1000.4 Western Arc dish.
Nevertheless, the 1000+ tuning controls are exceptional — similar to the 1000.4, but with SKEW single-degree tuning.
The big disadvantage of the 1000+ is you’ll have to run 4 RG6 cables from a 1000+ if you want to pick up all 4 satellites (110°, 118.7°, 119°, and 129°).
Nevertheless, using a DPP44 switch, a Hopper can acquire all 4 sats: