Advantage of Sl5 over SL3 lnb

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Tritron, Dec 23, 2019.

  1. Tritron

    Tritron Member

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    Is there any advantage of having sl5 over sl3 ? will having more orbital slots allow for more 4K in feature
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    nope
    see Gary Toma's tables ...
    UHD [4k] channels are on Ka band now, perhaps will be at RB [reverse band]
    SL5 is distinctive species
     
  3. minimonster17

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    However' for a legacy setup, the only LNB available that is reverse band is the six output SL5. The use of an external SWM multiswitch would be required with this LNB.
     
  4. Tritron

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    SWM16 and 30 only works with legacy lnbs ? There is not switch that would work with single wire lnb that would multiple tunner support. So I mean if there way is to take single wire swm lnb and connect to swm switch ?
     
  5. slice1900

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    The 110/119 slots that the SL5 picks up are going away, before long the SL5 will be obsolete (but it will still continue to work as an SL3)
     
  6. codespy

    codespy Go Pack Go!!!! DBSTalk Club

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    The 110 bird isn’t even listed anymore when I check signal strengths on my IRD’s. It’s been that way for a couple months now on my SL5.
     
  7. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    Yes they have removed it from their data entirely, and the same thing will happen with the 119 slot in the next year or two (exact timing isn't clear)
     
  8. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Funny. DISH still has 148 in their data tables (including "channels" assigned to transponders at that location) and there hasn't been a working satellite or license at 148 for years.
     
  9. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    I guess they don't bother with cleaning obsolete data out of their system. If it isn't hurting anything, I guess they don't consider it to be worth the effort.
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Most like, due high churn of underpaid workforce new employee doesn't get full grip of the whole picture of SI table's content...
     
  11. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'm sure there is a reason that does not involve derogatory comments toward employees.

    DISH added channels to 148 long after the satellites were moved (distant channels are listed as being on TP 1, 3 and 5).
    The placekeeper "channels" in place when the satellite was active remain. A reminder that just because a channel is in a table doesn't mean the channel exists.

    Recently DISH has been using network "4105" (assigned to 148) for their SVOD services. These are channels streamed over the Internet that appear in the guide as if they were via satellite. The two SVOD transponders do not have location, frequency and other data in the NIT. The other transponders have that information.
     

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