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only get 119 on a Phase 3 directv dish

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by dankurk, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Apr 2, 2013 #1 of 19
    dankurk

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    I only can get the 119 on a phase 3 directv dish, does anyone have a fix for this?
     
  2. Apr 2, 2013 #2 of 19
    veryoldschool

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    Is this a new or old install?
    If it's old and used to work, that's one thing, but if this is a new install, then the dish is pointed too far east and is seeing the 101, but with the 119 LNB.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2013 #3 of 19
    CCarncross

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    Wasnt the old Phase III centered at 110 and not 101, correct? Any acct, you're not aimed correctly. If it was working correctly and hasnt been re-aimed, then you probably have a bad LNB.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2013 #4 of 19
    dankurk

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    This is a new install, do i just set the elevation and find the 101, or should i set elevation and tilt?
     
  5. Apr 2, 2013 #5 of 19
    peds48

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    Y0u need to set the elevation and tilt per your zip code. use www.dishpointer.com
     
  6. Apr 2, 2013 #6 of 19
    veryoldschool

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    You need to start with the EL & Tilt set, then look at the 110 SAT as the PHASE III is centered on the 110. If you get the three TPs on 110, then you should also see 101 & 119. You may need to adjust the EL to get 110, and after that tweak the tilt so 101 & 119 are good.
     
  7. Apr 2, 2013 #7 of 19
    CCarncross

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    Who uses a old Phase III on a new install? Do they still do that?
     
  8. Apr 2, 2013 #8 of 19
    carl6

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    To ask the obvious, what dish are you trying to align and find 119 with? Phase III? Slimline? If it is a slimline, make sure it's a 5 LNB dish (the 3LNB version won't see 119). The five LNB Slimline has 3 LNB housings. The 3 LNB has one LNB housing.
     
  9. Apr 2, 2013 #9 of 19
    dankurk

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    I am setting it up for a tail gating dish, and i think your rite about the 110.
     
  10. dankurk

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    I will try this, thank you. it is a 3 LNB single housing. I am setting it up as a portable dish because we travel alot.
     
  11. cwtech

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    what model receiver are you trying to use, the receiver you are trying to use what system was it hooked up to previously, was it hooked to a 18x20 dish or a slimline (legacy or swm), but like mentioned it sounds like ur dish isnt aligned properly
     
  12. studechip

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    If you have one housing with 3 lnbs in it, it's a Slimline lnb and can't get 119.
     
  13. HoTat2

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    Unless by "housing" the TS refers to the entire LNB assembly, and by "LNB" the number of feed horn prongs extending out from it. I've heard this description of the LNB a number of times before as well.

    Probably better to ask how many prongs with the white or clear colored caps do you see extending out from the LNB toward the dish to help narrow it down.
     
  14. jeffgbailey

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    if you want Spanish channels and SD yes they do a Phase III install
    My uncle signed up a couple months ago and they put in a 18" dish (he didnt want HD)
     
  15. litzdog911

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    Can you post a photo of your dish? Then we'll know for sure what it is.
     
  16. HoTat2

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    That's the way it is around here;

    Lots of P.III installs due to Spanish SD subs.

    But what surprises me is also the large number of Slimline installs in Spanish HD households I see, but with the SL-3 LNB.

    Its as though they're not really interested in the Spanish programming on 119 when they go HD.
     
  17. dankurk

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    Thanks for all the input I received, It is a Phase III 18" x 20" dish with 3LNB's on one housing and has a built in multiswitch. I was replacing a single LNB round dish, once I went to www.dishpointer.com (wish is a well put together site) it gave a visual of the path the dish needed, then I realized that veryoldschool said I was pointed at the 101 but it was coming in throu the 119. once I set my elevation and tilt and went 18 degrees to the east, I had all 3 (101, 110, 119) then I adjusted my elevation to tweek in the 110 then the tilt to tweek in 101 and 119. Thanks to everyone for your help my issue is solved and I learned a few thing on the way. and here is a pic of the dish..... http://www.ebay.com/itm/DirecTV-Pha...825?pt=US_Antennas_Dishes&hash=item27c6b48109
     
  18. HoTat2

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    Glad you got it adjusted properly;

    But just to note;

    If the dish was aimed too far east to where 101 was coming in on the 119 LNBF as VOS suggested, don't you mean you had to come 18 degrees "west" to correctly receive all three satellite positions?
     
  19. veryoldschool

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    Yeah, I was going to mention that too.

    "I think" what happened was the phase III was tried to be pointed where the old single LNB dish was, "but" it was a bit too far east. Between a bit too much east and not realizing it should have been pointed at 110 and not 101, it turned into a "two for".
     

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