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    Why do the transponders show different signal strengths??

    Reading wikipedia I see that transponders are basically signal repeaters. I can understand why the spotbeam signals differ in signal strength, but why do the others vary? After all, they're mounted on the same satellite...
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    Best DVR option for 3 tv's

    "Sorry, as of February 15, 2016, Dish Network is no longer allowing us to display this function on line. We apologize for any inconvenience."
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    Need help selecting new dish 500 location

    Thanks TonyS, I do understand you, and I hope someone can confirm how the actual signal path differs from the way the face of the dish points. G00gl3 found a blogger saying it is actually 22 degrees higher and I hope they are correct... but I'm about to find out. Wish me luck! >>> Bob - That's...
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    Need help selecting new dish 500 location

    Thanks Jim but no smart phone. I'm a security guard and you probably can't imagine how poor I am... if I smoked, drank or had a girlfriend I'd have to rob banks to make ends meet! lol Bobvick - 61.5/72 would 100% work except for budget reasons - I have a DP322 and DP311 and don't want to pay...
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    Need help selecting new dish 500 location

    I'm a long-time Dish customer living in NY state. A few years ago I had to move my Dish 500 due to the rapid growth of a silver maple, and then everything was as good as new. However, now my 119 signal strength is dropping and I will need to trim that big maple tree. To find out which huge limb...
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    Gratitude! TY sca, the mack, and KKlare, for sharing your wisdom! Now I'm also looking forward to your advice to kgaspari's 30" dish info request. Thanks again, best regards - DD
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    Newbie question here: I have a Dish 500 and my signal on the 110 satellite varies wildly from day to day... do I need to set which transponders to use in the "Point Dish" menu? If so, where do I look for that info? I live in Western NY.
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    Where can I learn about transponders & spotbeams?

    oops, just found this link (AT LAST! lol) www.satelliteone.com/support-files/Spot_Beam_Short.pdf
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    Where can I learn about transponders & spotbeams?

    Can someone recommend a URL where I can learn about what transponders and spot beams are? I only ask because my Dish network signal strength varies wildly on the 110 satellite, and I'm trying to understand why. (I've spent the last two hours of googling my brains out but I'm just as ignorant as...
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