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EchoStar 5 is alive.

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by JohnH, Aug 4, 2005.

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  1. BobaBird

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    It's bigger than my balcony and my ($%W(*&! HOA won't let me put it in one of the visitor parking spaces. Now what??? :)
     
  2. derwin0

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    could use your assigned parking space, doesn't that count as an exclusive use area? :lol:
     
  3. JohnH

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    It's Baaack. :)
     
  4. alebowgm

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    Any changes on it now that it is back?
     
  5. JohnH

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    Seems to be the same as before.
     
  6. logray

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    coming in loud and clear here in CA. now if only they would take the channels out of eng mode. :)
     
  7. Darkman

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    Scott at Satelliteguys said:

    "9901 is not scheduled to be made available to all until Mid September."

    And when asked if it was an inside source.. He answered:

    "Yup. In some areas DNS is hiring installers to go in an replace SuperDishes and wing dishes in some areas with Dish 1000's around the first week of October.

    I expect as soon as they turn it on Dish will make a announcement about offering all locals on just one Dish."
     
  8. logray

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    Well if that is true then shouldn't all of the channels on 129 except 9901 be made available as soon as the first 1000 goes in, or maybe even shortly before that. I.e. within the next couple weeks?
     
  9. Darkman

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    Not always..

    According to Scott anyhow, lol - will NOT be available until Mid-September...
     
  10. logray

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    So you're trying to tell me that in early October someone is going to have their superdish & wingdish removed and replaced with a 1000 and they won't be able to watch the programming off of 129? Or are you trying to say that only the people with 1000's will be able to watch programming off of 129...
     
  11. Darkman

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    I am not trying to tell you anything, lol ;)

    It's Scott from Satelliteguys.us saying..

    So.. Go ask him :D
     
  12. logray

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    So in other words you decided to write "not always.." just for the heck of it?
     
  13. Darkman

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    Well, "not always..." was a reference to kinda ONLY this part: "Well if that is true then shouldn't... (IT) .. be..."

    Cuz with DISH - you NEVER know what "should or shouldn't" be, - as the history shows they tend to do things their OWN unique way.. - and specifically - "When they want to.." and "How they want to.." rather then "what should and shouldn't be", lol :p
     
  14. P Smith

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    I collect in one table what I gathered from all my gadgets about E*5 at 129W.
    I can't lock on some of powered transponder , perhaps they're using weird SR/FEC combinations ?
    Spectrum analyzer show same picture as I posted before.
    A few other transponders have mux, but it's almost impossible to identify those channels without PMT.
     
  15. SummitAdvantageRetailer

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    I guess more and more it looks like 129 will be used for one dish locals solution. I guess that leaves around 8 months for E* to put all locals on one dish according to the deadline of that law they passed.
     
  16. James Long

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    I don't believe you are following the logic.

    According to "Scott" 9901 is scheduled to be turned on in mid-September. Normally the test slate is one of the first made public. (If they turned it on tomorrow Scott wouldn't be wrong - E* would have just done it "ahead of schedule". There is always wiggle room - even if 9901 doesn't turn on until October it is just a "change of schedule".)

    But according to Scott's report the installers are going out in early October. That's several weeks AFTER mid-September. Plenty of time to activate any market's channels on 129 as needed. But there is nothing stopping E* from activating those locals at 129 whenever they want. Regardless of the rumored wave of installers.

    E* has until NEXT MAY to solve the one dish problem. There is no need to rush through it. They do need to start selling D1000's instead of D500's in the affected markets. Less people to change later.

    JL
     
  17. JohnH

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    Can't sell any without signals turned on.

    I sure could use a single bounce Toroid which is big enough to support Ku 2 degree spacing for a bunch of satellites. :D
     
  18. logray

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    My eyes apparently failed to connect to my brain properly. I thought I read 9901 wouldn't be active til' mid-October. So I was thinking to myself, now why would they install these things without activating the channels. All clear now. Thanks JL :grin:
     
  19. P Smith

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    Some technical info from 129W muxes for curious satDX mans. :sure:
     
  20. JohnH

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    Yep, Mpeg4 on one of them.

    Only missing number 21 which is QPSK.

    Thanks.
     
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