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DirecTv Old Satellite

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Chapper, Aug 21, 2007.

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  1. Chapper

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    Hi to everyone! Does anyone know what satellite or satellites was receiving the old Directv sistem?
    The antenna is the small one compared to the slimline, and it only had 1 LNB (I don´t know if its a double LNB, but physically I can only see one ---see picture---). The equipment is an RCA DRD222RD.

    I think is the 101 sat, but I don´t know if it could be 119 sat or both.

    Thank you!

    Regards
     

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  2. Michael D'Angelo

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    That dish is for SAT 101.
     
  3. boba

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    Your thumbnail is the 18" "round" dish aimed normally at the 101 degree satellite, I don't know if that answers your question. I am not sure what you are really asking.
     
  4. Chapper

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    Yes, that was the answer I was looking for. I thought that for that antenna and that receiver, the satellite that was aiming was the 101, but I wasn´t really sure.

    Thank you for your answers :) :hi:
     
  5. jdspencer

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    Don't be confused with the fact that there is only one "LNB". It is a dual output LNB in one housing. And it is/was pointed at the 101 satellite, DirecTV's main core sat.
     
  6. 1948GG

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    Here is a link (no mistakes as far as I can tell) detailing the actual satellites used throughout DirecTV's years of operation, starting with the first 16-transponder/~100W sat DirecTV1 in 1993 through today. Basically, the sats transition to full power (~230W), more transponders (up to the 32 max for the Ku/DBS band), and of course lately, the transition from Ku/DBS-band (12Ghz) to Ka-band (20Ghz).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirecTV

    It's been an interesting ride!
     
  7. HDTVsportsfan

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    I don't necessarily think those older dishes always had two outputs. My original 18" dish only had one output. I remember specifically having to order a dual output LNB from a company in FL for 100 bucks back in 1995.
     
  8. morgantown

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    My first dish (even in 1997) was also a single output. Everything I have seen after that are duals.

    The 18's are great for staying at a cabin, hunting, tailgates, etc. So easy to aim and set up.
     
  9. bwaldron

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    Yep, there were definitely single-LNB (single output) systems sold early on.
     
  10. Tom Robertson

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    Even at the cabin or just camping, I can't do without the HD, so I'm getting closer to setting up the 5lnb as needed.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  11. techntrek

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    Really roughing it there, Tom! :D Temporary setup of a slimline... you must really miss your HD. As much as I love my HD at home, when we are camping I can't justify all the adjustment. 101-only for me!
     
  12. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    I remember going to H.H. Gregg back in early '97 and "splurging" on a dual-LNB/dual-receiver setup - it was something like about $700, plus about another $50 for the self-install kit, IIRC. Ah, good times, good times . . . :)
     
  13. HDTVsportsfan

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    Yea, that sounds about right. The kit I purchased was in 95 for around 900.00 and extra for the kit. The kit had the cable, ground blocks, phone line, lag bolts for chimney attachment, cheesy compass etc. I think my original modle was a SATB2 fron Sony. I also learned splitters didn't cut it.
     
  14. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I have a friend who had a single-lnb until about two years ago. Never had a problem with it.
     
  15. Tom Robertson

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    Yes, I really miss my HD. :) And the 5lnb isn't that hard to adjust for a temp situation if you are close to your normal home.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
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