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havenx

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I was thinking about buying Direct TV and I see several satellites with Direct TV stuff on them, DirecTV USA on DirecTV 1 at 72.5°W, DirecTV USA on Galaxy 3C at 95.0°W, DirecTV USA on Spaceway 2 at 99.2°W, DirecTV USA on DirecTV 1R/4S/8 at 101.0°W, DirecTV USA on Spaceway 1 at 102.8°W, DirecTV USA on DirecTV 5 at 109.8°W, and DirecTV USA on DirecTV 7S at 119.0°W. With the basic service am I able to pull channels of all of them or just the channels that the card allows me to pull off of.
 

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"Basic" programming and receivers will only need to "see" the 101°W satellite depending on your LIL situation. The PhaseIII "sees" locations 101°W, 110°W and 119°W. The AT9 dish adds the 99.2°W and 102.8W locations to that. Here is how it should break out.


72.5°W DirecTV 1: Carries locals from smaller market towns and would be a 2nd dish in addition to the main dish for core programming. It would be of no concern depending on your area zip code.

95.0°W Galaxy 3C: DirecTV international programming, will also be an additional dish outside of the core programming.

99.2°W Spaceway 2: HD LIL and RSN depending on your metro area (zip code) and requires the AT9 dish and MPEG4 receiver.

101.0°W DirecTV 1R/4S/8: This is the main satellite / all the core programming, some HD and some LIL. Can be seen with a standard dish, PhaseIII or AT9 dish.

102.8°W Spaceway 1: HD LIL and RSN depending on your metro area (zip code) and requires the AT9 dish and MPEG4 receiver.

109.8°W DirecTV 5: HD programming. Can be seen with the PhaseIII or the AT9 dish.

119.0°W DirecTV 7S: Some LIL, some HD, some international. Can be seen with a PhaseIII or AT9 dish.
 
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havenx

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Okay the service is TOTAL CHOICE® PLUS and my location is 61455 Macomb IL if that helps any. What do I need to point at? Would be nice if I could find something on the direct TV website that has this stuff listed.
 

havenx

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I was also considering this receiver. Any known issues with it?

DIRECTV Philips Dsx 5540 Satellite Receiver
 

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havenx said:
Okay the service is TOTAL CHOICE(R) PLUS and my location is 61455 Macomb IL if that helps any. What do I need to point at? Would be nice if I could find something on the direct TV website that has this stuff listed.

The 101. Put your zip into the Setup and it will tell you lat/long/tilt (if applicable).
 

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havenx said:
I was also considering this receiver. Any known issues with it?

DIRECTV Philips Dsx 5540 Satellite Receiver
Yes it's used you can't start a new account with used equipment. After you have an account you can add used equipment. What is wrong with getting the FREE equipment and install as a new customer?:)
 
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