why cant 3 lnb pick up HD locals?

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Howdy Gang -

Why do I have to have the big 5lnb to get my local channels in HD? why cant the smaller 3 lnb pick up my locals in HD - I looked at the offerings from that other (dish network) and it seems they offer my locals in HD from a smaller dish.

I am not going to switch I love Directv - I am just asking to learn.

thanks,
T
 
Local HD channels are Ka band and broadcast from the 99 and 103 locations. The PhaseIII dish is not Ka LNB equipped and can't see the 99 or 103 sats.
 
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thanks -

I have another question?

If I get a HD dvr from directtv can I hook 1 cable from my 5lnb and 1 cable from my 3 lnb?

Would this hook up work?

thanks
T
 
mots-a said:
thanks -

I have another question?

If I get a HD dvr from directtv can I hook 1 cable from my 5lnb and 1 cable from my 3 lnb?

Would this hook up work?

thanks
T

Why would you want to do this? the 5LNB (AT-9 dish) picks up all the same satellites that the phase 3 does in addition to the two Ka band satellites.

Also, to get HD channels on Dish you might need a second dish pointing to 61.5 or 129 to get all of them.
 
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rad said:
Why would you want to do this? the 5LNB (AT-9 dish) picks up all the same satellites that the phase 3 does in addition to the two Ka band satellites.

After having 2 LNBs replaced on my 5lnb dish I dont want to mess with it. I only have one cable run to my 5lnb dish this cable runs to my H20 that is on top of my DVR,

I already have 2 cable drops run from my 3 lnb to old DVR and 1 from my 5lmb to H20 in the same room - one box under the other - From what I am seeing i dont think it would work my 3 lnb seems to be 10 seconds faster than my 5 lnb, or could it be that my samsung dvr is faster then my H20.?

thnx
t
 
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mots-a said:
rad said:
Why would you want to do this? the 5LNB (AT-9 dish) picks up all the same satellites that the phase 3 does in addition to the two Ka band satellites.

After having 3 LNBs replaced on my 5lnb dish I dont want to mess with it.

Also I already have 2 cable drops run from my 3 lnb to old DVR and 1 from my 5lmb to H20 in the same room - one box under the other - From what I am seeing i dont think it would work my 3 lnb seems to be 10 seconds faster than my 5 lnb, or could it be that my samsung dvr is faster then my H20.?

thnx
t

Well first of all there is something wrong is it takes longer then 10 seconds to change channels on your H20/AT-9 configuration, you need D* to check it out. Especially since you've said you've had 3 LNB's replaced on your AT-9, it might be time to get D* to send out a different installation company to check it out.

I don't think what you want to do with the HR20 will work since you can't tell the set up that one connection is to a 5LNB and the other is to a 3LNB. It would also prevent you from recording/watching two programs from the Ka satellites.
 
doh - I forgot about having to set up the Dish config - cant do both 3 lnb and 5 lnb on one box - my mistake.

Its not channle changing that gives the 10 second delay - here is my set up I have the new 5 lnb dish with 1 cable drop to a h20 in my tv room I also have a 3 lnb dish that has a 4 drops 2 of these cables go to a older samsung dvr in my tv room. this dvr is in the same location as my H20. I have 2 tvs in the tv room one shows the H20 HD and the other shows the DVR. I have noticed that the H20 has a great picture is about 10 seconds behind the Dvr. so when watching the same channle my dvr shows up faster then the h20.

thanks for your response
 
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