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    Which Satellites does DirecTV use?

    Because of obstructions we're unable to see the right combination of DISH satellites to get all the channels (particularly HD ones) that we're paying for. I need to look at DirecTV as an alternative, and I don't understand which satellites DirecTV uses. TheList only shows three: 101W, 110W, and 119W. Do those three birds carry all of the DirecTV channels for ConUS? What about local channels, which I assume are spotbeams from some satellite. We're in the Houston, TX market. Would appreciate any background or links to other resources with such information.



    I'm asking because I want to use my DishPointer AR Pro app to see if clearance is any better with DirecTV than Dish.

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    DirecTV uses 99,101,& 103(where the national HD channels are) using the SL3 LNB. The SL5 LNB adds 110(which not much if anything is on it) & 119(which carries Spanish programing,various PI programing,& some local programing,depending on what satellite your locals are on) to the before mentioned satellites.

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    and put in your address. It will give you a good idea of where the Directv satellites are.

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    Thanks. That should get me there. What is PI programming? If my locals are available on 99, 101, & 103, and I'm not interested in other languages, do you think it would be a mistake not to try to pick up 110 & 119?

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    110 & 119 are of no consequence depending on your locals. HOU is not on 110 or 119
    PI usually means public interest; you can see what is on by clicking here
    Packages - North & South America - LyngSat



    and selecting the ChNo link next to each SAT location. Such as: 110 =
    DirecTV USA on DirecTV 5 at 109.8W - LyngSat



    and 119 =
    DirecTV USA on DirecTV 7S at 119.0W - LyngSat









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