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How to correlate sat/xponder with channel# ?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by cabito, Dec 5, 2007.

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  1. cabito

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    Is there a link somewhere that shows the correspondence between Sat/Xponder and Channel number?
    Thanx.
     
  2. jdspencer

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    That first link is good for chnl to sat/TP correlation. However, the other links only show chnl to sat assignments, no TPs.
     
  3. joe diamond

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    Do channel checks. ..............monitor general signal levels on the transponders. They are more significant to note their changes from day to day. All should be above 70 and 90s is common. DTV shifts stuff. If you find a channel absent check the transponders....look out the window for a sky check.

    Joe
     
  4. chuckg

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  5. newsposter

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    when i had troubles after my hr20 install, not even 2nd level tech could tell me what channels were on which transponders. (i had intermittent 0 readings).

    And the installer told me they only check like 5 channels upon install to make sure things are tuned in right (obviously this wasn't enough in my case)
     
  6. randyk47

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    I've more or less stopped worrying about specific TP's on a given satellite and look more at the overall signal strength for the satellite. My impression, and I may be totally out to lunch on this, is that DirecTV does move signal around to different TP's on a satellite. I've seen TP's showing 90+ one day or week and NA or 0 the next and then back again. During none of this "switching" have I seen a degradation in picture quality or availability of a channel. Another thing I've noticed is occasionally I'll get signal strength out of the 99 satellite. Since that's not the source of my spot beam it always strikes me as curious when all of a sudden I'll see TP 1 light up with a 90+ signal. Of course, it never stays that way and usually within a day or two I'm back to no 99 signal but it does happen.
     
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