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More HD than just on 129?

How many birds transmit HD?

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#1 OFFLINE   mraroid



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 10:32 AM

Over 5 years ago, when I bought my 622 at Costco (it has just come out) and did a self install,  the only HD from DishNetwork came from the 129 bird.  So, because I live close to the canada border, I decied the leave the two SD LNBs in the 1000 dish, and move the 129 HD LNB to a DishNetwork 500 dish.  Unlike my DishNetwork neighbors, I have had really high gain on both my two SD LNBs on the dish 1000, and my single HD LNB on my dish 500 which is pointed directly at the 129 bird. 


Because my system has worked so well, I have not bothered to keep up with the technology.  I hear people saying that HD is now coming from the two SD birds - 119 and 110.


Is this true?  And if this is true, do I need to switch out what I have been calling the SD LNBs that came with the original 1000 dish? Or are they capable of recieveing HD as well?


I am so confused.  So I thought I would ask here.






(been out of the loop for a while, sorry)





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Posted 27 December 2013 - 12:25 PM

More HD then just on 129?



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 12:31 PM

The LNBs are the same no such thing as HD/SD LNBs.

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:27 PM

If you have 110, 119 and 129, you have all the HD TPs covered unless Dish sticks tour HD locals on 61.5.


HD LNBs are just like HDTV antennas - no different from the SD ones, they all capture certain frequencies of radiation.

Edited by Jim5506, 27 December 2013 - 03:28 PM.

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 08:11 PM

To answer your question, yes there a few, not many, HD channels on 110 that are not on 129. USA comes to mind. 119 has SyFi. There may be a very few more on each. Most all the HD channels  are not CONUS they are meant for places that can not get 129 or the Eastern Arc satellites.

Edited by tampa8, 31 December 2013 - 08:17 PM.

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 08:54 PM

Just watch James  Long sticky  thread Uplink changes and you'll know when and what HD or SD channels come and go on all satellites... happy NY !

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