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Dish Network 61.5 TP 21 Lost Channels

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by ateet, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    Press MENU-6-1-3 on your remota and it will tell you which sats you use.

    61.5/72.7/77 are Eastern Arc.
    110/119/129 are Western Arc.

    If you have 110/119/61.5 you are mixed arc and ARE missing some channels - CALL DISH.
  2. dilchahtahai

    dilchahtahai Legend

    Jan 14, 2009
    Thanx a lot Stewart for explanation. I have Dish since last 10 years, but mainly for International Channels. I used to have Comcast for American channels and then DirectTV for American channels. Later on since last 8 month or so, I switched to Dish Completely since most channels (international) were available on 61.5 and american channels as well. So I cancelled DirectTV and kept only Dish Network. I am trying to use my balcony for some other purpose and it would help me a lot to just keep one dish.

    Dish Installation guy was also very helpful and he explained me the situation. He switched my location to western arc and now, I get all International channels and most american channels, but I do not get LOCAL CHANNELS IN HD. I was pretty much unhappy with it (specially alabama vs florida game tonight). Well, I have Comcast guy coming over on tuesday and I am not liking the fact that 4 Local Channels that I watch almost everyday, are not available in HD. I dont understand the complexity but those 4 channels (CBS, FOX, NBC and ABC) are mostly viewed by all people, Would it be so difficult for Dish folks to keep those 4 channels in HD in both arc? I would just switch to Comcast for that reason and Dish might loose out 500$ a year from customers like me.
  3. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Youngsville NC
    You would be defeating the whole purpose for having 2 arcs in the first place, if every local was available on both arcs. If you made the choice to use Western Arc even though you do not have locals in HD there - then that is what you're going to have to live with. The alternative is to have the Eastern Arc, with the wing dish for your internationals on 118.7 .

    The other option you have is to put up an OTA antenna for those HD locals (and more, that Dish doesn't even carry).
  4. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
    They're available in HD, you just chose to not receive them; you put the artificial limit on your installation that you only want one dish.

    What you don't seem to realize is that Dish doesn't deliver only one set of networks to all, they deliver 210 sets of them, one for each DMA. They cannot provide 210 copies of each DMA in HD on both sets of satellites. You chose the non-HD installation.
  5. dilchahtahai

    dilchahtahai Legend

    Jan 14, 2009
    Well, Alternative is, Comcast is coming on Tuesday, I will sign up American Channels with Comcast so I do not have to worry about keeping second Dish in my balcony and receive almost same channels with less money. I feel sad for Dish Network to loose money out of me, because they are nice, its just some idiot who decided to keep only one set of HD channel in EASTERN ARC and not in WESTERN ARC needs to be blamed. I dont care about any technical limitation, because I am not technical, I am a customer and he wanted 4 channels in HD that Dish cant provide without extra Dish, Its as simple as that. Why should I as Customer need to baby seat second dish, which can change its direction in high wind, get some extra heavy stuff from home depot to make sure it doesnt change its direction in heavy wind etc. 2 DISH is not a good solution by any means.
  6. ateet

    ateet Cool Member

    Mar 11, 2010
    Can you use Dish 500 left most LNB to receive 118.7 ? It seems I cannot get to 129 in my balcony and 110 is within a good reach. So it's pointless trying to get 129 on right most LNB.

    Can azimuth be tweaked little bit with difficult LOS to achieve satellite on different LNB ? With 1000.4 when I was fine tuning, I was able to get 61.5 on middle LNB.
  7. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
    Eastern Arc. New Jersey. Eastern state. Eastern. Eastern, Eastern.

    Never mind. Bye. Enjoy Comcast and their hefty macroblocking.
  8. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    There is only one supported LNB that gets 118.7, and also you need a different kind of dish than the normal dish 500 dish to focus properly.

    The LNB is actually a dual-purpose LNB that receives both 119 and 118.7... The 118.7 is a different type of signal, there are lots of threads on here that discuss the technical aspects if you want to know more... but the easy answer is that you can't use just any LNB and dish to get it.
  9. BobaBird

    BobaBird EKB Editor

    Mar 30, 2002
    You have to have the Dish 500+/1000+.

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