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Do I need a BBC with H20 and 3 LNB Dish?


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#1 OFFLINE   reverett1522

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 01:38 PM

Hey Guys, as I'm finalizing my tailgate set up I've decided to go with a 3 LNB dish, so I can get the National HD's, and an antenna to get the locals HD (I can see the towers a few miles away unobstructed, shouldn't be a problem). Will I need a B Band Converter with the H20 and the 3 LNB dish? Not like it's a big PITA to bring along but lesser is better I think.

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#2 OFFLINE   Michael D'Angelo

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 01:39 PM

Hey Guys, as I'm finalizing my tailgate set up I've decided to go with a 3 LNB dish, so I can get the National HD's, and an antenna to get the locals HD (I can see the towers a few miles away unobstructed, shouldn't be a problem). Will I need a B Band Converter with the H20 and the 3 LNB dish? Not like it's a big PITA to bring along but lesser is better I think.

Rob


No you will not need a BBC. The BBC's are only for when the new MPEG4 KA lo HD channels start.

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 03:00 PM

Hey Guys, as I'm finalizing my tailgate set up I've decided to go with a 3 LNB dish, so I can get the National HD's, and an antenna to get the locals HD (I can see the towers a few miles away unobstructed, shouldn't be a problem). Will I need a B Band Converter with the H20 and the 3 LNB dish? Not like it's a big PITA to bring along but lesser is better I think.

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Unless I miss my guess you will need a 5 LNB to get the 2 new sat. They will be carrying all the HD programing

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 03:48 PM

Right. The BBCs only apply to the HR20 and H20 when used with the 5-LNB dish to receive signals from the Ka-band satellites at 99 and 103-deg W.
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#5 OFFLINE   reverett1522

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 05:32 PM

Thanks guys, that's what I figured. My understanding is the the ESPN's and other MPEG 2 content will still be carried on 110 and 119 for some time, at least thru this season. I can't imagine trying to set up a 5 LNB at a tailgate, maybe next year I'll buy the pro-style meter and a 5 lnb...

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 05:37 PM

Unless I miss my guess you will need a 5 LNB to get the 2 new sat. They will be carrying all the HD programing


The first sentence is true--you need a 5lnb + HR20/H20 + BBCs to get the 2 new satellites.

The second sentence is partially true--they will carry the HD programming coming this fall on the 2 new sats, but the old MPEG 2 stuff will still be on the 110/119 for a little while (ESPN, ESPN2, etc)
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Posted 30 July 2007 - 06:09 PM

I can't imagine trying to set up a 5 LNB at a tailgate, maybe next year I'll buy the pro-style meter and a 5 lnb...

It isn't that big a deal. If you can do a Phase III, then you can do the 5LNB. You'll need the receiver and tune to the 99 or 103 after you've got the 101 done. Same old same old.
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