Since the IV protocol is proprietary to DirecTV® only the AIM can do that and that is a HUGE plus.
DirecTV® made a dumb move by not including this on new revived new AIM
There's probably no reason they felt they had to keep the IV protocol proprietary, but if they told everyone "here's how IV works so you can program it into other meters" then it would be essentially impossible to update it in the future if they wanted to change how it works. Including it in the AIM they can tell installers they need to upgrade their firmware if they want to push out a change to IV.
Does the new AIM not do IV? Or did your last comment mean something else?
If DirecTV® was nice enough to publish a “metric” of dBs of what is good and what is bad, this would make a lot of sense. But given that a lot of DirecTV® installer base have no clue what a dBm is, this is why the included the “guided mode”
So what happens if they say that transponder 9 on 103ca has to be at least x dbm, someone programs that into their meter software, and Directv changes things around with their satellite fleet and 103ca transponder 9 becomes a spot beam?
If they could rely on meters having an internet connection it wouldn't matter. They could upload their readings to a Directv web site and be told whether they pass IV or not.
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