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Any reason to hang onto 148?

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by mklatman, Feb 27, 2006.

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  1. mklatman

    mklatman Cool Member

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    I currently have two dishes. one pointed at 110/119 and the other at 148 (for the distant CBS/HD).

    with the locals coming to Colorado and the $99 upgrade offer (I currently have a 942 among others) I will be able to get my CBSHD locally.

    I could point a 1000 at the 110/119/129 and do that. Other than the CBSHD distant that I would no longer need, is there anything useful -- current or future -- on the 148 to keep it around. How can one tell what programming is actually on a particular satellite?
     
  2. joebird

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    If you get HBO and/or SHO HD, I think the bitrate is better off the 148 satellite. Could be wrong, but I thought I read that somewhere once.
     
  3. TNGTony

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    www.dishchannelchart.com

    See ya
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  4. mklatman

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  5. Fifty Caliber

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    There are public interest channels on 148 that are not on the other satelites.
     
  6. KKlare

    KKlare Godfather

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    The PIs are on 61.5 but that is a long shot from the west coast. It depends on your sky window.

    -Ken
     
  7. Cokeswigga

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    I don't know what your reception will be like with the D1000 on the 129 bird.

    In southern california the d1000 reception is as follows:
    110 high 80's
    119 high 80's
    129 low to mid 50's & 60's


    You may want to point the 148 dish to 129, and leave your other dish peaked for 110/119

    This is what I am considering doing (and maybe getting a 76cm dish for 129)
     
  8. rbyers

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    Tis true, but I couldn't see the difference. Measurements are important, but are sometimes overrated.

    It's what I did, and I'm delighted. Get better 129 signal strength with the D500 than guys are reporting with the D1000.
     
  9. Cokeswigga

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    What kind of reception are you getting with the Dish 500 aimed at 129?

    I was *thinking* about getting a winegard 76cm dish, but if the Dish 500 pointed at 129 is good enough that would be much cheaper
     
  10. rbyers

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    I will check the levels tonight. I know my signal isn't optimized, because I pointed it myself, and quit when it was "good enough". I do know that during the very heavy rains of Jan 1 and Monday, I didn't have any rain fade. Voom channels came in perfectly. Now, I did have a dish pointed to 148, so repointing was "free". All I lost was CBS (which I get OTA) and some foreign language UHF stations.
     
  11. mwgiii

    mwgiii Gaming Guru and Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    With Dish and their moves, you might want to keep 148 to "future-proof" your system.

    You never know when they will change their mind again.
     
  12. rbyers

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    Ok, sorry that I'm a day late, but I did just check my signal strength from 129. Signal strengths ranged from 67 to 83 according to my 921. I stepped through all of the transponders and didn't see anything below 67. My 119 strength was much higher .. the only transponder that I looked at was at 111.

    Don't know if that helps, but I think that the D500 should do you just fine. I'll try to talk them out of giving me a D1000 when I swap the 921 for the 622 in April. The antenna is already there and it seems to work better than the D1000.
     
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