1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

3-LNB MPEG-2 HD Channels?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Steve, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Jan 3, 2010 #1 of 20
    Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    23,054
    152
    Aug 22, 2006
    Lower...
    Since I was moved to a 3-LNB dish, I wonder if I still receive any sat MPEG-2 HD at all?

    Or am I 100% MPEG-4 HD, except for what I receive OTA? TIA.
     
  2. Jan 3, 2010 #2 of 20
    ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

    1,915
    6
    Aug 26, 2009
    I was confused there for a second, when you said 3-LNB I thought you meant that somebody took your Slim5 and replaced it with an 18x20! :lol:
    I take it you meant Slimline3? And no, I'm pretty sure any MPEG2 HD's that are left are located on the 110, which the Slimline3 doesn't have an LNB for.
     
  3. Jan 3, 2010 #3 of 20
    Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    23,054
    152
    Aug 22, 2006
    Lower...
    Ya. Slimline 3. :) So no MPEG-2 HD at all on 101?
     
  4. Jan 3, 2010 #4 of 20
    ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

    1,915
    6
    Aug 26, 2009
    I don't think so. Maybe someone with a little more knowledge on the subject will chime in?
     
  5. Jan 3, 2010 #5 of 20
    Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    12,224
    95
    Nov 18, 2005
    The 6 remaining MPEG-2 HD are at 110°:HDN (79) 110° TP8
    TNTH (75) 110° TP8

    ES2H (72) 110° TP10
    HBOH (70) 110° TP10

    ESPH (73) 110° TP12
    HDTH (76) 110° TP12
     
  6. Jan 3, 2010 #6 of 20
    Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    23,054
    152
    Aug 22, 2006
    Lower...
    Thanks, Sixto! Appreciate the info. :)
     
  7. Jan 3, 2010 #7 of 20
    Grentz

    Grentz New Member

    5,916
    1
    Jan 10, 2007
    Yup, no MPEG2 for you!
     
  8. Jan 3, 2010 #8 of 20
    litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    12,233
    68
    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    And these probably won't be around much longer anyway.
     
  9. Jan 3, 2010 #9 of 20
    Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    12,224
    95
    Nov 18, 2005
    been sitting there for a looong time. thinking it's just to keep the slot useful until whatever is next.
     
  10. Indiana627

    Indiana627 Hall Of Fame

    3,266
    4
    Nov 18, 2005
    Just try tuning to the HD channels in the 70s range and see if they come in.
     
  11. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    4,317
    10
    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    So what IS DirecTV going to do with the bandwidth they have on the 110 which I still have an LNB aimed at?? Abandon it?
     
  12. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    23,054
    152
    Aug 22, 2006
    Lower...
    Good question! And 119? Maybe use them for non-English language programming?
     
  13. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    12,233
    68
    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    I would guess that 119º will be used for more international channels. Perhaps allowing them to dump the 95ºW satellite eventually. Less clear what might happen with 110º (international channels, maybe?).
     
  14. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

    8,024
    0
    Jun 9, 2006
    Strong speculation is expanded Mas and Jade world programming. I haven't done the number crunching, so I'm not sure if all the current programming on 95 could fit on the available transponders on 110/119. I think it should, but not sure.
     
  15. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    22,145
    192
    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    A couple years ago I saw HD channels pop up at 101W a few times. Perhaps Dr.J could shed some info for last year. Or Sixto ;).
     
  16. Tim Godsil

    Tim Godsil Legend

    142
    0
    Dec 3, 2007
    is there any mpeg-2 hd on 99 or 103?
     
  17. dishrich

    dishrich Hall Of Fame

    1,552
    1
    Apr 23, 2002
    No
     
  18. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    22,145
    192
    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    We don't have direct evidence, if you'll record some and see size more then 4 GB/h ...

    Try HDNet or HDmovie ( seen on Dish those channels compressed as MPEG-2 while system tables describe as MPEG-4).
     
  19. Mertzen

    Mertzen Hall Of Fame

    3,682
    0
    Dec 8, 2006
    Yes there were some there, saw them on a job where previous moron tech put in 18" dish together with a H20. People were wondering why they had almost no HD.
    I'd say Discovery HD ( HD Theater these days ) and CBS NY local, but I could be wrong.
     
  20. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    12,224
    95
    Nov 18, 2005
    DNS for a while.
     

Share This Page