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JSheridan

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Then help me. How can I tell which transponder is on each 61.5 satellite? I see the transponder info, but don’t see if it’s on E15 or E16.


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I see what you're asking now and no, I don't know of any site that specifies what channels are actually on what physical satellite, they just specify by orbital location.

Just curious, but why does it matter? :)
 
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I see what you're asking now and no, I don't know of any site that specifies what channels are actually on what physical satellite, they just specify by orbital location.

Just curious, but why does it matter? :)
It was available in The List at one time.
 
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I see what you're asking now and no, I don't know of any site that specifies what channels are actually on what physical satellite, they just specify by orbital location.

Just curious, but why does it matter? :)
Honestly, just curious. I do remember you used to be able to see that info, but that was on the List but that’s now defunct.


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What ever happened to 72 or 77? I know dish used to use all 3 satellites on eastern arc and switched to only using 2.

Yet on western arc they got 119/110/129

It would be cool If they did a western western are 148/157/166
77 is really something different. It does not transmit the guide data so you need at least one more slot feeding the dish to obtain the full guide and then you won't see it since it will lock on the full guide satellites.
If you lose reception on the slot with full guide, the receiver will switch to the 77 SD channels.
If you receive it with a single lnb (77 only), you will get a rudimentary guide that is transmitting the DVB-S2 standard guide . It will display maybe the next 1 hour of upcoming programming .
It has most of the major channels transmitting in SD along with a few local HD markets.

It's a down and dirty way to have tv with a real simple, really small dish setup when camping or whatever .
 
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77 is really something different. It does not transmit the guide data so you need at least one more slot feeding the dish to obtain the full guide and then you won't see it since it will lock on the full guide satellites.
If you lose reception on the slot with full guide, the receiver will switch to the 77 SD channels.
If you receive it with a single lnb (77 only), you will get a rudimentary guide that is transmitting the DVB-S2 standard guide . It will display maybe the next 1 hour of upcoming programming .
It has most of the major channels transmitting in SD along with a few local HD markets.

It's a down and dirty way to have tv with a real simple, really small dish setup when camping or whatever .
That just seems like a waste of space honestly. Why don’t they use it like 61.5 and 72.7 and provide more channels.


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That just seems like a waste of space honestly. Why don’t they use it like 61.5 and 72.7 and provide more channels.
61.5 and 72.7 carry all of the same national channels as the three western arc sats with just some variations in the local channels carried. And the current eastern arc LNB's do not pick up 77, so it would be quite expensive to move or add new channels there and upgrade all those that need it to a triple LNB like the one used on the 1000.4 dish or add a wing dish. 77's footprint includes all of Mexico, Central America, and much of the Caribbean. 77 carries a fair amount of Spanish language programming for both the Dish Latino package and Dish México. Dish Network and MVS Comunicaciones jointly own Dish México.
 

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DISH's channel placement is weird to me. I understand the need to have increased signal strength at 61.5, but if they're moving satellites around up there, why not fix some channel locations in the process? For instance, I'm in Roanoke VA, in the eastern US. :imconfused My local channels only exist at 129... on the western arc. Because it totally makes sense to have a WA setup in the eastern US...

Also, the internationals -- I don't understand why they moved them to an exclusively FSS satellite.

Yet on western arc they got 119/110/129

It would be cool If they did a western western are 148/157/166
I agree with Claude. I really think that the loss of 148 threw their distribution off-balance. Here With 61.5 and 148, you could have internationals mirrored on both arcs simultaneously, and locals could be spot-beamed to the satellite on the corresponding arc (east or west). In my opinion, they should have kept intl's on the DBS birds for simplicity's sake. I'm sure they've discussed re-expanding the western arc in the past, but if they wanted to, would there be a way to get a satellite to 148 (and beyond) or is it just not feasible? Just think how convenient it would be to at least have a satellite beyond 129 on the western arc. IDK, just something I thought about.
 

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