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Why does international programming only come off 118.7.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:08 PM
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:18 PM
Just imagine thousands of installs during the summer for that install instead
*I used to dread having to set up this install for custs over the phone it was simple but when you've done 30 a day for 2 months... it gets old fast*
Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:26 PM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:00 PM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:33 PM
As for why 118.7 is in use... I forget the origins of why they have it.. but they have it...and they have far fewer international customers than they do customers in general... so someone counted beans and decided it was worth it to not have to launch another satellite for internationals and to use what they have.
-- Friday Friday Friday... the 13th!
Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:20 PM
BTW: The Erie market needed satellite delivery of its locals badly. My aunt's OTA reception was so bad that she watched Cleveland locals instead of her own DMA's stations. I bet the local cable had problems (this was in the analog days) she initially did not get cable and was happy watching a near perfect picture from WJW a good 60+ miles away.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:48 AM
105 is no longer used for direct to home ... 121 is still in DISH's system and is used for Business TV feeds (list).
Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:52 PM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:06 PM
I believe 118.7 is circular and 105 and 121 are linear.
I forgot about 105 & 121. Did those 2 satellites use the same type of LNB as what is now used for 118.7?
Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:30 PM