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same channels from 129 also on 61.5

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by packerfan31, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. Nov 8, 2008 #1 of 12
    packerfan31

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    Why is it that the same channels from satellite 129 are also on 61.5? I just had a 61.5 dish installed and the channels I used to get off of 129 I am getting off of 61.5.
     
  2. Nov 8, 2008 #2 of 12
    garys

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    1. Not everyone can see 129.
    2. Not everyone can see 61.5.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2008 #3 of 12
    Sat Monkey

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    The 129 is the high def sat for the western arch, and the 61.5 is the high def sat for the eastern arch.

    They carry the same programing with the exception of the Wausau area local channels.


    Some folks can get a clear shot at the western arch, but for those who cant can use the eastern arch provided all they want is high def programming and no Wausau area locals.

    However this makes no difference for you being in the Madison area as your locals are on a spot beam carried by either the 110 or the 119 for the western.


    I guess to make it simple you could say it gives people a choice when they have a line of sight issue.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2008 #4 of 12
    James Long

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    Please don't add confusion ...
    "Eastern Arc" is more than just the 61.5° satellite. Your post is essentially correct for choosing between having a single dish aimed at 110°-119°-129° or a pair of dishes aimed at 110°-119° and 61.5° but falls off when you use the "Eastern" and "Western" labels that are intended for single dish arcs. An "Eastern Arc" customer isn't getting anything from 110°-119° ... they get that content (except locals) from 72°.
     
  5. Nov 8, 2008 #5 of 12
    BattleZone

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    Also, there are different sets of local channels on 129 vs 61.5, so folks in one area of the country MUST point to the right one or they won't get their locals (or RSN).

    The national HD network content is mirrored on both, though.
     
  6. Nov 9, 2008 #6 of 12
    Sat Monkey

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    Hair splitting aside, everyone is correct with the minor details being the exception.

    129 is PART of the western arch, and 61.5 is PART of the eastern arch.

    As it was not my intention to add confusion all I can say is My Bad...oops.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2008 #7 of 12
    Bill R

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    I think that your use of the word "arch" is confusing people too. A FYI, arches touch the ground (like the St. Louis Arch or the McDonald's Arch). You should use the term "arc" like everyone else is using when describing where the satellites are.
     
  8. Nov 9, 2008 #8 of 12
    James Long

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    It doesn't matter what satellites are "part" of an arc -- don't use the labels unless the system is exclusively using signals from only one arc. The only true "Eastern Arc" subscribers are ones aimed at 72.7°/77°/61.5° exclusively and not 110°.

    An "Eastern Arc" customer gets NOTHING from 110° or 119°.
     
  9. Nov 9, 2008 #9 of 12
    Sat Monkey

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    Wow.


    Way to much "Knowitallizum".

    Forget I said ANYTHING.

    I think ill go back to playing with my Tinker Toys, and leave this to the Uber Pros.
     
  10. garys

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    I have 61.5 but do not have an eastern arch.
     
  11. PTown

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    It's not "Knowitallizum", it's just what you're saying falls into the "IdontknowenoughaboutwhatImtalkingaboutizum" category and it's more confusing than helpful to some.
     
  12. James Long

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    I'm just trying to stay away from confusing statements ... no need to get huffy about it.
     

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