View Full Version : Bell Express in Arizona
01-16-2012, 02:32 PM
I 'm spending the winter in Phoenix Arizona and would like to be able to watch my Bell satellite service here. Talked to a satellite installer here and he told me i would only be able to get regular programming and not any High definition services. Is anybody else using Bell in the Phoenix area and if so how does it work down here. The installer was going to supply the standard Direct TV dish so I wonder if a larger dish with more gain would work here.
01-16-2012, 02:40 PM
Look at the 1st sticky thread, it shows that the 82 degree satellite will not reach AZ.
01-17-2012, 07:36 PM
Sparkman yes he said he knows he cant get HD he was asking about SD.
Mobile1 if you look at the footprint maps you should be okay in AZ. Im sure I've seen postings from folks there somewhere on this board or another one. If nobody fm AZ answers this post maybe you could search the forum for AZ or NM. Good luck!
Yes Yes it works very good down here in AZ and all you need is any direct dish thats what I use.
01-19-2012, 02:53 PM
as of right now Nimiq1 reaches Arizona fine. But nImiq6 is going up soon and has the same footprint as the 82 sat so after that you'll be outta luck
Lets hope they wait till April to do this they would be flooded with people putting there sat on vacation and I would be one of them.
01-19-2012, 10:16 PM
I think when that happens, I'll put mine on permanent vacation....LOL
01-21-2012, 11:28 AM
Talked to a satellite installer here and he told me i would only be able to get regular programming and not any High definition services.
yes he is correct...HD is on 82w and you can not get that satellite there
very soon you will not get 91w there also....
01-21-2012, 12:42 PM
Make arrangements between now and next winter to switch to Shaw Direct.
When equipped with proper antenna(s) it will work reliably in Arizona, and picture quality is much better than Bell.
Bell has made it perfectly clear that they do not want their signals spilling outside of Canada, and goes to extreme lengths to shut off legitimate Canadian subscribers that want to view their service at their southern winter locations. Shaw has the common sense to encourage paying customers 12 months a year, with its signal covering not only the US and Canada, but Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, and with large enough antennas---slightly beyond.
01-22-2012, 05:29 PM
Is Shaw direct US programming or Canadian programming...??