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Eastern Arc Question

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Oldcoot, May 31, 2010.

  1. Oldcoot

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    I am currently using a Dish500 at 110 & 119 with a 300 at 61.5.
    I can't get 129 due to a tree line. I am considering installing the Eastern Arc setup but when the Dish guy call me a few days ago about repointing my 61.5 dish he indicated that 61.5 will be terminated late this summer.
    Anyone have info on this. Will it be replaced with a new sat ?

    Thanks,
     
  2. scooper

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    Guy that called you was full of ****.

    Can you be more specific about where in Alabama you are (more specifically, what locals you receive / should receive from Dish) ? It DOES make a difference on whether you need an Eastern Arc or Western Arc setup.

    Assuming you get the Birmingham locals (and have all VIP receivers) - you can go full Eastern Arc (61.5, 72.7 and 77) with no problems.
     
  3. boba

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    61.5 is scheduled to be replaced, but as with any launch it has to happen succesfully and then testing must be completed succesfully. So yes sometime this year there will be a new satellite.
     
  4. Oldcoot

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    Thanks for the info.
    I get my locals off air. (Montgomery) They are currently on 110 but I don't need them anyway.
     
  5. scooper

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    If you decide to go Eastern arc and want your Montgomery locals (the 110 dish) - you could still do that. Just get 110 on your Dish300 with a Dishpro single or Dual LNB and connect it to the LNB input port on the 1000.4 LNB.
    Dish may throw a hissy fit about doing it this way..
     
  6. tkrandall

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    So, is Montgomery not on the EA yet?
     
  7. Oldcoot

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    From doing a channel search on the satellites it says that SD is on 110 and HD on 129 for the Montgomery locals.
     
  8. tkrandall

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  9. Bigg

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    The OP has OTA- but will Dish let him go EA even though their locals are WA?
     

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