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

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by reverett1522, Jul 30, 2007.

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  1. reverett1522

    reverett1522 Cool Member

    Jul 19, 2007
    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.

  2. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

    Oct 20, 2006
    No you will not need a BBC. The BBC's are only for when the new MPEG4 KA lo HD channels start.
  3. wilmot3

    wilmot3 Legend

    Jul 24, 2007
    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
  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    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.
  5. reverett1522

    reverett1522 Cool Member

    Jul 19, 2007
    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...
  6. TriggerDeems

    TriggerDeems Godfather

    Mar 1, 2007
    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)
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    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.
    It's not rocket science & if it's on your tailgate it's easy to re-peak. :lol:
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