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Eastern arc channels?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by keithl, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. keithl

    keithl New Member

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    So after 10 years with dish I now have a tree problem. I can spend a few hundred to get the trees topped or I can look at eastern arc. I called dish on two separate occasions to inquire about ea. Once I was told they are phasing it out and my locals (Atlanta) were not on ea, the second time I was told no problem I can be moved. How can I confirm what channels are on the ea birds? I have googled and can't find any current listings. Thanks!
     
  2. garys

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    American National Channels are on both arcs, International channels will end up one WA arc only. Local channels are on one or the other for the most part with rare exceptions on both. You may also be able to add a single dish for the sat that has your locals and add them to the other arc setup.
     
  3. scooper

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    No problem with Atlanta on Eastern Arc.
     
  4. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    Internationals will be on 118, won't they?
     
  5. gtal98

    gtal98 Godfather

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    Correct. Internationals are slowly being moved off of 61.5 and will be 118 only in the future.
     
  6. garys

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    Yes, I stated International channels on WA.
     
  7. tampa8

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

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    I don't think most consider 118 as part of the WA. 119/110/129 is what I would say is the WA. 118 is the International Sat, not associated with either ARC, as it would be added to anyone wanting international channels regardless of the ARC they are on.
     
  8. garys

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    1000+ dish = 110/118/119/129, pretty much WA, no EA sat on it.
     
  9. keithl

    keithl New Member

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    Thanks!

    Is there a channel list for some of the other channels such as the adult channels?

    I currently have 2 dishes, one that points to 110/119 and another for 129. Since both masts are already there is there an ideal 2 dish setup that woudl get me best signals. My current Tree problem is with 119. I get only abou 20 signal strength on 119, but do 50+ on 129 and 70+ on 110.
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Follow James Long's site and uplink reports ...
     
  11. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    WA is, as previously stated, 110/119/129. EA is 61.5/72.7/77. 118 is for Internationals.
     
  12. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    and 61.5W (for now)
     
  13. keithl

    keithl New Member

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    Awesome Thanks!!
     
  14. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    Right. But I wouldn't call 118 WA.
     
  15. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    me too, perhaps Central Arc :)
     
  16. tampa8

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

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    Except it isn't. In the area of Florida where I have friends many are greek, and have the Eastern Arc with 118 for Greek programming. No WA sat on it! 118 is a separate sat for specific programming, not part of either arc unless that programming is wanted.
     
  17. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I don't count 118.7 as part of western arc proper either... BUT if they move internationals off of 61.5, it sure makes getting internationals to eastern arc customers more difficult than it has to be.

    I'm only aware of one LNB for 118.7... and that is a combo LNB that gets 119 and 118.7. I could be wrong, but I don't know that you can disable 119 in that LNB... so if you are on eastern arc and wanted 118.7 for internationals, then you'd get 119 as well and have a 5-sat configuration.

    Unless Dish makes a new LNB and dish that is optimized for 118.7 only... eastern arc customers who want internationals will have two monster dishes on their roof (or wherever)... while a western arc customer could get by with a single dish solution. That just seems weird to me.
     
  18. James Long

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    The outputs on the plus LNB are separate ... one for 119, one for 118.7. It is easy to connect JUST the 118.7 feed to a 1000.4 EA dish and not worry about 119.

    DISH wants to do other things with the space on 61.5 ... things that are more important in the big picture than international channels. DISH can offer them at 118.7 and via VOIP (which includes customers with no view of either arc) and save the satellite space for other content.
     
  19. samhevener

    samhevener Godfather

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    I had 2 dishes, one pointed at 110/119 and the other at 61.5. Trees became a problem so dish installed a single 1000.4 eastern arc dish for all three. My signal strength had been, like yours, at 60-80 but after the 1000.4 install most transponders were 40-50 and can not be peaked higher. Now every time we get a light rain out goes the system. I'm very unhappy with the lower signal strength because of E* using one dish instead of 2. I signed a new 2 year contract without knowing the new system would fail during just a light rain, something I never had on the older 2 dish system. I would pay more for the signal strength I was used to.
     
  20. scooper

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    Sam - are you SURE there aren't other issues going on (like exposed wiring) that cause your Satellite to go out on a light rain ?
     

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