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"Wobbling Satellite" Reason Given By Local DISH Rep's

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 03:45 PM

I feel like a fool, and have been at WAR with Dish for months. The local Radio Shack Dish distributor has repeatedly told me my HD reception problem is caused by a "wobbling satellite", as he points to the south sky. I need help!
They have the larger rooftop dish pointing east towards the ground. I wish I was kidding. Anyway, I'm at $ 140/mo plus for Dish and can't take it anymore up the rear.

I have a 622 connected to an HDTV and a reg TV. I have a 612 connected to another HDTV. Lastly I have a 510 in the office/exercise room that I'd like to upgrade to link to my large HDTV computer screen and TV equipped new desktop but not lose the feed to the exercise bike. Both in same room. Sling is interesting as well but this latest software talk leaves me feeling stupid.

Outside I have two disc's, one is a 500 and the other larger with no visable
model number. Both are wired into what looks like a huge splitter with coaxial
connectors coming out all four sides with many still available. We live directly on Ocean so these things get rusted out and sloppy regularly because of weather, salt and high winds. Should I demand the 1000 Dish? I'm basically
at the beginning of my Dish education and hopefully at the end of my taking Dish up the ass. Lastly, a $ 5.99/monthly charge for insurance we pay. What's it for? We think we get ALL the channels offered but local ABC is history as are all the NBA Blazer games wih the NBA package purchase. Thanks for the patience my friends. I'm all ears!!

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#2 OFFLINE   Todd Nicholson

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 04:01 PM

There was a wobbling satellite (E5) that affected us up here greatly. It's since been replaced as of a few weeks ago. I no longer have any issues with losing signal from the new satellite. I have two Dish 500s (one pointing to 110/119 and the other to 129).

As far as ABC, that's a contract dispute that's also affecting our local KOMO station. I see no resolution in the near future. I am currently subscribing to AAD for SD San Fransisco ABC channel. I'm far enough outside of Seattle to allow this.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 04:05 PM

The "wobbling satellite" is in the process of being replaced. A 1000.2 dish may very soon be the dish of choice there.

The dish is not really pointing at the ground even though it appears that way. It is pointing at a satellite at 61,5w.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 04:52 PM

As already mentioned the Echostar 5 bird had a defective gyro which caused it to wobble with the same effect in signal output. It had been replace by Ciel-2 so that issues hould be resolved.
If you keep having issues ask dish for upgrade to get a 1000.2 which will be one single dish, no external switches and hence less equipment to fail.
No longer doing DBS work, but missing every moment of it.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 07:59 PM

The "wobbling satellite" is in the process of being replaced.

Indeed, Ciel-2 at 129W just came online at the beginning of this week, and has improved signal strengths greatly compared to the failing Echostar-5 which it is replacing.

The dish rep was telling the truth, but after a long wait, those problems are finally over.

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