5710-Test Channel (1 Viewer)

sA :: Shaggy

SatelliteGuys Pro
Sep 18, 2005
5701 S Santa Fe Dr
no it is for installers. Before a receiver is activated it can get channels like 101, but it can also get the test channel.

This comes in very handy when you want to make sure the hd settings are right for the tv. also it gives the cust something pretty to look at while the receiver is being activated.

aka makes them shut up.


SatelliteGuys Family
Jun 14, 2009
Denver, co
there are like four hd theathers. but since a
hd channels are on diffrent frequencies i don't see how that can be done without waste. there are 4xxx that mirror xxx channels but are in hd also 9xxx and 5xxx


SatelliteGuys Master
Jun 8, 2005
Channel numbers are not frequencies. Dish could send up one video stream of a channel and map 50 channel numbers to it. It would only be the bandwidth of one video stream.


SatelliteGuys Master
Apr 9, 2006
OP: You are thinking of it as if it were in an analog world; digital has been around for a very long time. One digital stream; as many map-downs to as many channels as need be. Or, to explain it in a analog sense: all the mapped-down channels "tune" the very same--the one and only--transponder with the digital stream (for that arc) that is HD Theater.

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