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Echostar 11 - 1:21am ET July 16th Launch / August 26th LIVE Discussion


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#301 OFFLINE   JohnH

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 10:19 PM

why does 8PSK lower the transponder strength reading?


Takes more power to do 8PSK modulation. Plus, the levels are a quality indicator.

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#302 OFFLINE   kstuart

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 12:39 AM

Takes more power to do 8PSK modulation. Plus, the levels are a quality indicator.


Are you saying that for 8PSK transponders, the Dish singal strength screen is actually indicating what in an FTA receiver would be called the "quality" reading, rather than what an FTA receiver calls a "signal" reading ?
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 02:01 AM

So when does HI/AK start getting more HD channels?

#304 OFFLINE   JohnH

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 03:37 AM

Are you saying that for 8PSK transponders, the Dish singal strength screen is actually indicating what in an FTA receiver would be called the "quality" reading, rather than what an FTA receiver calls a "signal" reading ?

Seems to be somewhat that way.

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 03:57 AM

So when does HI/AK start getting more HD channels?


Part One-E11 goes online at 110w....check
Part Two-Dish converts HD at 110w to Mpeg4....due Sept. 17
Part Three-We'll see come Oct. :)

#306 OFFLINE   yihaa75

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 08:16 AM

Mpeg4 on 110, I dont think so, not for a huge while.

Mpeg4 = Eastern Arc (61.5, 72.7, and 77)
Mpeg2 = Western Arc (110, 119, and 129)

Until they change all the old receivers only EA will be Mpeg4

But who knows ;)

#307 OFFLINE   JohnH

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 08:33 AM

HD at 110 is going MPEG4 very soon. Perhaps Sept. 17th as Charles states.
SD at 110 will be MPEG2 for quite some time.

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 08:40 AM

true!!! thanks for the clarification...

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:57 PM

From Puerto Rico:
4.5 ft. Dish (just installed, could be better tweaked, haven't got the time to do it yet)
new signal meter

Order is TP -- Signal before (last weeks) -- Signal after (today)

01--34--77
02--25--84
03--14--87
05--35--77
06--25--82
07--0--0 (Receiver's not HD)
08--24--80
09--36--75
10--00--83
11--30--82
13--00-00 (Receiver's not HD)
14--22--82
15--24--80
16--26--80
17--00--00 (Receiver's not HD)
19--34--86
21--41--89
22--23--80
24--26--56

In my HD receiver, with a 6 footer, everythings around the 80s and 90s, except tps 7, 13 and 17 which are around 70's.


Are you getting any HD channels from 61.5?

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 07:06 PM

Yes. Just this weekend changed one of the six footers to get 61.5. I get all 17 premium movie channels that were recently introduced. Plus some Internationals SDs and some of the 9400's that are not included in 110/119. I am not (or have not tried yet to) subscribed to any of the HD national packages available in 61.5. They are not available to PR, although there are some that have been able to get them...

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 05:00 PM

The Turbo HD Banner says 150 HD Channels by the end of the year.

Are they even that many HD Channels exist as of today, and how many channels
will Echostar 11 be able to deliver us?

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 08:13 PM

Yes. Just this weekend changed one of the six footers to get 61.5. I get all 17 premium movie channels that were recently introduced. Plus some Internationals SDs and some of the 9400's that are not included in 110/119. I am not (or have not tried yet to) subscribed to any of the HD national packages available in 61.5. They are not available to PR, although there are some that have been able to get them...


There are 2 satellites at 61.5 - E3 and E12. Do you get both in PR? Here in St. Croix, we only get E3...

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 08:44 PM

Echostar 8 discussion: http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=139416

It looks like we've reached the end of Echostar 11 discussion in this thread. :)




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