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Satellite and transponder

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#1 OFFLINE   renpar61



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Posted 22 July 2007 - 05:45 PM

I read numerous threads where people with reception problems were advised to try a different or specific satellite and transponder. I'm not clear on how this affects reception or picture quality: does this mean that we can pick a different transponder from the "Installation" menu to get the best possible reception?
I am not sure if my question is clear, but I'm a little confused, I don't even know what a transponder is...:confused:

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#2 OFFLINE   FTA Michael

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 06:14 PM

You can pick a different transponder during installation to check signal strength. It's easier to find and maximize a strong signal.

To watch a channel on a particular transponder, check the channel map at the Dish Channel Chart: http://www.dishchannelchart.com/

To learn more about transponders, start here: http://en.wikipedia...._communications
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