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New 5 Sat. Location DTV Dish (unoficial until seen as wel all know)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by dnsc_installer, Sep 15, 2005.

What do you think of DirecTV's New 5 Satellite Dish?

  1. I Like It!

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  2. It's all Right...

  3. Don't Like It!

  4. Who cares as long as I get more channels.

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  1. dnsc_installer

    dnsc_installer Legend

    Sep 11, 2004
    Well these are the images sent to me by a source I have on what the new 5 satellite location dish is going to look like, and the way I am understanding it, so all the installers know, you will have to have a bird dog or sat 9250 meter to properly align it. Yes, I know it is an eye sore, but hey what are you going to do........................ :D :nono2:

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  2. nightrider

    nightrider Legend

    Jan 6, 2005
    it looks like this dish will need switches to combine all the sats ,, what they call them sw21 switch ,, hope i;m wrong
  3. dnsc_installer

    dnsc_installer Legend

    Sep 11, 2004

    the way i understand it, it is not suppose to, i am under the impression it is suppose to work like the triple sat lnbf, but i am not 100% for sure.
  4. SummitAdvantageRetailer

    SummitAdvantageRetailer Godfather

    Feb 20, 2005
    I don't see a switch built into those LNBF's. But only 3 LNBF's capturing all 5 slots?
  5. DJSix

    DJSix AllStar

    Jan 19, 2004
    I assume the numbers on the lnb's are orbital slots, but what's with the numbers of 97 and 103? D* has sat's at 101, 110, and 119, but 97 and 103?

    I have a feeling the pictures may be the work of Photoshop.

  6. Smthkd

    Smthkd Icon

    Sep 1, 2004
    97 and 103 are supposed to be the location of the new KA band sats SW1 and SW2. However the true slot location for these sats are 99 and 102.8! So the inacurracy of this photo is minimal! If you look closely you will see that the writting acutally say 99 and not 97! The top of the nine seems to be faded and somone tried to draw back over it, probably in MSPaint but screwd the number up!I just read elsewhere that this picture is a photo of a prototype and "NOT" the actual dish D* going to use! :nono2:
  7. dnsc_installer

    dnsc_installer Legend

    Sep 11, 2004
    actually, no photoshop involved, i hand wrote the numbers before i scanned it
    and yes it may be the prototype, as i said in my original post (unnoficial until seen)
  8. fluffybear

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jun 19, 2004
    Something doesn't look right!

    The labeling appears to be backwards. 99/101/103 should be on the left (right side if you are facing the dish) and not where it is..

    Think about it!
  9. dnsc_installer

    dnsc_installer Legend

    Sep 11, 2004
    damn, you try to just share some possible information that you had access to and suddenly everyone is a critic trying to pick it appart. ...........

    yes the numbers are handwritten, nothing is photoshopped, and yes the sat locations might be in the wrong place, they were actually written in while I was driving down the road..............

    anything else? :confused:
  10. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    No sir, it looks good, thanks for the pictures. Interesting that theres only 3 LNB's verses 5. Pretty neat that one LNB can pick up 2 satellite locations. :D
  11. Jacob S

    Jacob S Hall Of Fame

    Apr 14, 2002
    Why on earth does it have to be so complex on the back? What are all of those things and what is their purpose? Are those used to fine tune the dish at very small increments since there are five orbital slots to locate? I wonder if Dish Network will end up coming out with a similar dish in the future. They are already coming out with a Dish1000. Maybe DirecTv is wanting to come out wth their new 5 sat dish to get it over with instead of coming out with several versions.
  12. dnsc_installer

    dnsc_installer Legend

    Sep 11, 2004
    as far as the actual adjustments on the back, I would guess it is for fine tuning, similar to the international dish. that is just specualtion though as I have not even seen it in person, these pics were passed on to me by a senior technician at the site I work at that handles all this stuff.

  13. k2ue

    k2ue AllStar

    Mar 8, 2004
    I don't recognize the reference to the "9250" meter -- whose product is that?
  14. Richard King

    Richard King Hall Of Fame

    Mar 25, 2002
    Just out of curiousity, could the real system be 3 locations (97/101/103) off the one feed horn and one each off the other two feed horns (110 & 119)? From the layout it just looks more logical spacing wise.
  15. dnsc_installer

    dnsc_installer Legend

    Sep 11, 2004
    k2ue----I inverted my numbers, it is here at this link the other meter http://www.tequipment.net/AppliedInstrumentsSAT9520.html

    richard king---I am not sure on the actual locations on the lnbf's, that is just what I was told, that is why it is hand written on the images, if anyone finds out before I, please post it, mine is just what was passed along, but as far as not having seen or set up one myself yet, I am not 100% accurate.
  16. Budget_HT

    Budget_HT Mentor

    Jun 4, 2003
    Renton, WA
    The positions of the numbers seem okay to me when you consider reflecting the signals off the dish. In the sky, behind your back (when viewing the picture), 97 and 101 would be to your right, meaning the LNB for 97 and 101 would be on your left to pickup the reflected signal.
  17. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz Day Sleeper DBSTalk Club

    Mar 23, 2002
    Sacramento, CA
    Hmmmmm... this is a stupid question, but if I don't ask it....

    I have a Phase III Triple LNB dish. One of the nice features is that it includes a self-powered switch. Will this new dish also include a self-powered switch, or will we need a power inserter a-la Dish's DP-44/DP-64 switches?

    Also, will my DirecTiVo Series II and my two HBH-SAs be compatible with this new dish setup?
  18. dnsc_installer

    dnsc_installer Legend

    Sep 11, 2004
    The way I understand it it certain markets, they will start upgrading the HD customers first. It will be similar to when most communities got the local upgrade. They will swap out the Dish and the recievers, and that is suppose to be all that is required. Then supposedly, they will move into DVR customers and finally Standard receivers.

  19. greatwhitenorth

    greatwhitenorth Godfather

    Jul 18, 2005

    I'm guessing that where you see only 1 LNB for 2 locations, there are actually 2 LNB's under one cover, like the E* SuperDish. For 5 locations, yeah, there better be an integrated switch....5 downleads from the roof? Nasty!
  20. DB Cooper

    DB Cooper Mentor

    Jul 17, 2005
    So, our current multi switches will work with this? I have a 5x8 and am putting in another 5x8 for more DVR's. Hate to do it and then have to swap them out again.

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