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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by bhigh8, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Aug 4, 2009 #1 of 12
    bhigh8

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    the roofers broke my dish went it fell off the roof. the old dish was a slim line with 3 little white "beams". the new one only has one. is one better than the other?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Aug 4, 2009 #2 of 12
    Stuart Sweet

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    I'm thinking, you mean that the head of the satellite dish had three white visible circles and the new one has only one... right?

    If that's the case the new dish is a slimline3, which is probably all you need in your market. The older slimline was designed to look at 5 satellites, the other two only being used in certain cases.

    Again, if that's the case, the installer should have redone the satellite setup on your receivers to make sure you don't receive false "searching for signal" messages on channels you didn't get anyway.
     
  3. Aug 4, 2009 #3 of 12
    bhigh8

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    yeah the three white circles. is one better than the other. i dont need the smaller dish for locals so i had that taken down.

    poor installer was on the roof when a huge storm just hit. i had to help him get down. the dish wasnt attached yet and there was lightning everywhere.
     
  4. Aug 4, 2009 #4 of 12
    Stuart Sweet

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    Both dishes should perform the same for you.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2009 #5 of 12
    bhigh8

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    sounds great. what do the other two beams point at? i have always had the other dish. i hope i still get everything i need.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2009 #6 of 12
    bobnielsen

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    The two "missing" LNBs were for the 110 and 119 satellites, which had the MPEG2 HD channels. These channels now are on 99 and 103. 119 is still required for local SD channels in some areas and some international channels, so both dish types are still being produced.
     
  7. Aug 4, 2009 #7 of 12
    bhigh8

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    well i still need my locals in hd and everything. wont i need the 5 lnb over the 3 lnb. i just had and installer put the 5 lnb on a couple months ago and now they are switching again.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2009 #8 of 12
    Mertzen

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    For al your needs there are no signals on 110 or 119.
    All your content is from 99/101/103. You didn't loose anything.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2009 #9 of 12
    bhigh8

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    okay. i just want to make sure i dont have to have another installer out to put on the 5 lnb dish later. arent they moving towards getting everyone the 5 lnb dish?
     
  10. CCarncross

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    No, all the new dishes are 3LNB unless your specific area needs to see something on 110 or 119, your HD locals for instance, but yours are on either 99 or 103, so you have no need to see 110 and 119.
     
  11. Mertzen

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    No, the 5 LNB is uses for far less installs then before.


    That would be SD locals.
     
  12. bhigh8

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    sounds good everyone. thanks for the help.
     

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