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I am curious about the common pairings of Dish's satellites. For example, my dishes aim at Echo16/Nimiq5. What are other pairings along the geostationary arc that are commonly used?
 
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Parings? Hmm normally DISH Network goes best with Red Wine. (Or so I am told) :D

Not sure if that is the right way to phrase it, but if wine is involved...:thumbup

I know of Echo16/Nimiq5, aka the Eastern "arc". The Western group or "arc" sounds like it is 110W/119W and 129W.

Is mixing satellites from the arcs a bad thing...sorta like "crossing the streams".
 
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I have 110/119/129 and a wing dish with 61.5 for my HD locals. Many of the channels on 61.5 are also on the western arc satellites. I always wondered how the H3 decides which satellite to use for duplicated channels.
 

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Not sure if that is the right way to phrase it, but if wine is involved...:thumbup
I have 110/119/129 and a wing dish with 61.5 for my HD locals. Many of the channels on 61.5 are also on the western arc satellites. I always wondered how the H3 decides which satellite to use for duplicated channels.

That's what I was wondering as well. Sounds like there is some sort of algorithm that picks one out if there is duplication.

Your setup tells me I can mix Eastern and Western Arc satellites if desired.
 

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I'm not sure how it is now but back when I had an H1, it was confused with me having a wing dish on 61.5 added into my 110/119/129 WA setup.

It would not record anything off of 61.5 but occasionally an ABC program,

Dish switched me to full EA and the problem was gone.
 

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My Hopper2 and 1K4 dish is currently "paired" with the 61.5, 72.7, and 77 sats, but sometimes I "pair" it with 110, 119, and 129 depending on where we are.
 
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Gotcha, so keep 61.5/72.7/77 and 110/119/129 separate.
There's different LNBF's for each arc, and typically now, the 77 sat is not used on the eastern arc with 1K2 dishes with a dual LNBF rather than the triple LNBF used with the discontinued 1K4 dish. Those needing the 77 sat now would likely get a separate wing dish installation.
 
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