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61.5 low signal? eastern arc?

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#1 OFFLINE   timhk



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Posted 14 February 2009 - 02:46 PM

I just had a DISH installed for 61.5 to get the Greenville, NC locals. The installer disabled by 129 feed. I'm guessing all is mirrored on 61.5. What should my signals strengths be on 61.5? I thought they would be better than 129, but are 50 at most. Not much difference than my 129 was. My biggest question though is why didn't they just install a eastern arc dish? Would have gotten the same results without multiple Dishes

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#2 OFFLINE   BattleZone


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Posted 14 February 2009 - 04:57 PM

50 is about right; 61.5 is an older satellite. Keep in mind that the signal level meter was modified, reducing signal strengths by about 35 points. Really, your 50 is about an 85.

Existing customers are not supposed to be upgraded to Eastern Arc at this time, and most customers don't have qualifying equipment anyway. To use EA, you must have only MPEG4 (ViP-series) receivers, and they must have the new purple access cards. But existing installs are supposed to be left as they are for now. There may be a conversion program in the future.

#3 OFFLINE   timhk



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Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:41 PM

Have Vip 722(2) and 612, but I think only 1 has the purple card

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