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#1 OFFLINE   dankimjohn

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Posted 27 April 2002 - 12:33 AM

I am recieving a 2nd Dish from Dish for more local channels (L.A.) is it possible to watch one show and record another with a 2nd Dish or do I need a 2nd reciever? And why do I need a 2nd dish for local channels?

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Posted 27 April 2002 - 01:14 AM

Originally posted by dankimjohn
I am recieving a 2nd Dish from Dish for more local channels (L.A.) is it possible to watch one show and record another with a 2nd Dish or do I need a 2nd reciever? And why do I need a 2nd dish for local channels?


You need a second receiver to watch/record two shows.
You need a second dish because Echostar divides local channels in many markets, putting some channels on the main satellites at 110/119 and other channels on side satellites way off to the east or west of the main satellites (61.5/148). The satellites are too far apart for a single dish to "see" the different positions. The receiver combines the signals from the two satellite dishes into one seamless group of channels.
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#3 OFFLINE   dankimjohn

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Posted 27 April 2002 - 01:22 AM

What other channels are on 61.5?

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Posted 27 April 2002 - 01:47 AM

Hi John, Welcome to DBSTalk. :)
Hope this helps. :)

http://echostar.swiki.net/143
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Posted 27 April 2002 - 01:48 AM

See http://echostar.swiki.net/52 and go to the 8000 channels.

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Actually 143 talks about 61.5. It applies mostly to 148. But the "additional locals" refers to this page:
http://echostar.swiki.net/19

For the life of me I will never understand why people will pay hundreds and thousands of dollars on a TV that provides the clearest, sharpest, most realistic picture possible and then, voluntarily, distort the image!

"Dish Channel Chart"
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Posted 27 April 2002 - 01:49 AM

Dish Network at 61.5 -

http://www.lyngsat.com/dig/dish3.shtml

Plus Sky Angel religious programming, available by subscription using Echostar equipment -

http://www.lyngsat.c.../skyangel.shtml
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Posted 27 April 2002 - 01:54 AM

Too slow! :D

remember that the LA and other western cities additional locals are at 148.

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#8 OFFLINE   Adam Richey

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Posted 28 April 2002 - 01:28 PM

Does anybody know how Dish is doing with adding the unadded locals yet? There are a LOT that have qualified and/or Dish has committed to carry that aren't up yet. Like in my Indianapolis market, even excluding the WB (should be added by the end of the year since being bought by Tribune), WIPB and WTIU are good PBS affiliates that I'd like. I saw on the Echostar Knowledge Base that our TBN and PAX affiliate would be added mid to late 2002.
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