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Sat 129-L.A. Area

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by aszulc, Apr 25, 2006.

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  1. aszulc

    aszulc Cool Member

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    My 622 was installed on 04/13. Local channels on HD 600+ and other channels using Sat 129 shows low signals causing pixlating and freezing the 622. I called support and reported the problem. They sent a teck out. He said that the dish on my roof could not be adjusted and that the problem was caused by Sat 129 and the 622. Supposedly Dish network is working on fixing the 622 and the satelite and that the problem of low signal would be fixed within a week. Should I believe this story? Does anyone else have the same problem?
     
  2. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

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    Yes.. Tough to get a good signal out of 129. I was doing ok until tonight. My strength on 129 trans 08 was in the low 60s tonight. I got the no signal warning a few times and got some pixelization on Apprentice. I am in North Orange county.

    What are you getting on your 129?

    As for fixing the strength on 129, I am not sure. As for fixing the 622, Dish is continuing to work on improving the 622 with software updates.
     
  3. aszulc

    aszulc Cool Member

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    The strenth on that trans varies below 50 to 58. I am in Woodland hills which is in the San Fernando Valley
     
  4. Red Dwarf

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    One fix is to get a sperate dish for 129 instead of using the Dish 1000. Buy a "I" adapter and a Dish 500. I went with a 32" Dish and I'm getting about 90. I'm in the Pasadena area.
     
  5. aszulc

    aszulc Cool Member

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    Red Dwarf

    They did not install the dish 1000. I have 2 500. I am assuming the installer used a "I" adapter.
     
  6. Cokeswigga

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    I installed a 2nd D500, I used the 3-way adapter with the DP Dual on the center horn on the D1000 Dish to pull in 129

    and the D500 as installed for 110/119
    and the D500 as installed for 148

    I still want to move the D1000 to 110/119
    and use the 500's for 129 and 148, I've just been too lazy to do it.

    But when I was using the D1000 for 110/119/129 I was loosing 129 too much
     
  7. Rick_R

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    Here in Simi Valley I get between 60 and 62 on 129 using a Dish 1000. I get an ocassional glitch maybe once an hour for 1/2 second. When E10 is fullly operational I think they said they would move satellites around putting a better one at 129.

    Rick R
     
  8. aszulc

    aszulc Cool Member

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    Rick-R

    Any ideas as to when E10 will be fully operational? I get between 48 and 59 on TR 3-8-18. They are coming again Friday to check my system. The main office said that it should'nt be that low bur the teck that came last Monday said it was ok and normal because of the 129 Sat. I dont think he wanted to go on the roof to make an adjustment.
     
  9. Red Dwarf

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    E10 isn't going to help. You need a bigger dish to improve those numbers.
     
  10. Rick_R

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    E10 will not help but it will free up a satellite that is currently at the 110 spot. I believe it was E6 that they said they will move from 110 to 129. They are currently moving channels onto E10. Then they will take about a month or so to move it to the 129 spot.

    Rick R
     
  11. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

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    So when E6 moves over, can one expect the signal strength to improve?
     
  12. acnownzu

    acnownzu Cool Member

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    If I'm in Calabasas/Woodland Hills area, do you guys recommend a Dish 1000 for 100/119/129 or 2 Dish 500s?
     
  13. David_Levin

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    I haven't herd this (beyond general speculation). Where did you hear this?
     
  14. Red Dwarf

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    Two 500s
     
  15. leefarber

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    I too have been having huge problems with 129. I'm in Hollywood in a large apartment complex. The installer put in a Dish 1000 for 110 and 119 and a separate Dish 500 for 129. He had a lot of trouble getting 129 to lock, and finally couldn't do any better than around 50. But now the HD locals that come in through 129 are horrible. Break-ups, pixellation, the works. It even ruined the last minute of this week's "Lost"!

    So I've got the installer coming back out tomorrow to see what else can be done. Any idea when they'll make 129 stronger? I understand there was a problem with the alignment of the satellite.
     
  16. acnownzu

    acnownzu Cool Member

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    What HD channels, besides the locals, are on 129?
     
  17. Rob Glasser

    Rob Glasser Hall Of Fame Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    All the MPEG4 National channels, which at the moment is some of the Voom channels, ESPN2HD, and Universal HD. Others will follow. You can check out The Echostar Knowledge Base, http://ekb.dbstalk.com/ for a detailed list of sats and the channels on them.
     
  18. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

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    Last minute of lost was not sat specific. The break up just at the time Michael fired the last shot was stream related. I got it on both my sats also.
     
  19. lujan

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    I thought people were only having this problem with the 1000 alone (pointing to three or more satellites)? I didn't think they were having the problem when you have a dish dedicated to the 129 satellite alone?
     
  20. Jim Alan

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    Ron, can you elaborate on what you mean by "steam related"? I am in Anaheim, with a D1000 and VIP622 and I also had the picture breakup when Michael fired the last shot.
     
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