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Satellite Expert
10-08-2011, 09:00 AM
Telesat has released the map for N6 which will replace N1 @91 in 2012.

As expected it is the same as N4 presently @ 82

So if you cannot receive signals now from 82, you will lose all Bell channels after N6 becomes operational

10-08-2011, 05:09 PM
So please explain this to me like I am a 5 year old lol. I am in North Fort Myers Florida with my brand new Bell 9241 reciever, dish and LNB and have a 100% signal SD. So when the new bird is launched and operational, I will have NO Bell service? is this correct?

Thank you

10-08-2011, 05:11 PM
yep pretty much

There are 2 satellites with Bell...91W & 82W

91W as of right now covers the whole US & Canada
82W covers a little bit into US

When the new sat is put at 91W it will have the same footpriont as 82W. If you live near the Canadian border you'll be OK...anything south of that...no way

10-09-2011, 07:04 PM
Im assuming that I will still be ok as im using a Dish 500 now and it works for both.

10-10-2011, 09:16 AM
You assume correctly, you should be fine.

RoddyCharles, you will not see Bell TV in Florida when Nimiq6 is fully functional. Your signal will be 0% intstead of 100%, sorry.

10-10-2011, 06:25 PM
Im assuming that I will still be ok as im using a Dish 500 now and it works for both.

what kind of signals do you get especially on 82W. I havent tried in a while but when I tired a 18" I had bad results. The 30" worked fine (and I'm just down the road from ya) ;)

10-11-2011, 02:35 AM
Im getting as low as 62 on some tp's and as high as 78 on others. Where as on 91 in getting 92-96

10-11-2011, 07:12 AM
This is all just my luck. I just bought a place down in mesa and heading down there in December. I sent a 20" dish down there, and was going to take my Expressvu reciever. Now everything will change next year. I have been an expressve subscriber for 15 years.


10-13-2011, 04:26 PM
Does Bell have a mental problem or are they trying to go bankrupt,imagine the customers that will switch to Rodgers next year if this happens.

10-13-2011, 04:31 PM
I think you mean Shaw Direct. Thats a helluva of a lot of cable to run for Rogers. ;)

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