Satellite Transponders for Hawaii

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  1. Jun 7, 2020 #1 of 15
    comizzou573

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    I am looking at dumping dish. I currently have a Dish 1000.2 setup in Hawaii working excellent for 7 years without any issues. I would like to setup a Directv Slimline Dish 4 with Kaku5 lnb, what is the transponders for Hawaii? Thank you
     
  2. Jun 7, 2020 #2 of 15
    SuperTech2131

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    Hawaii doesnt use the Slimline, different dish. With different lnbs. From my understanding (and it could be incorrect)

    But to grab all 5 sat locations you would need 2 reflectors and 2 lnbs.

    One for the 99,101,103

    And another for the 110 and 119


    Hawaii uses the 1.2 meter dish.



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  3. Jun 7, 2020 #3 of 15
    techguy88

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    Well 119 is on life support. All of HI's locals are on the 99 satellite and AT&T has already activated the 103 duplicates of the Spanish channels in the 400s, the few Music Choice channels in the 800s (like Sounds of the Seasons and K-Pop), and the Chinese/Cantonese channels on 2102 - 2119. There are slides in testing that will launch soon alerting Spanish and Chinese Direct customers using SD only equipment they will need to upgrade to MPEG4 equipment (essentially the SD to HD upgrade) to continue receiving these channels.

    I'm not aware of 110 there is a 95 satellite for international channels. (However AT&T has duplicates of the non-Chinese international channels on the reverse band of the 99 satellite.)
     
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    slice1900

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    I don't believe that's true any longer. Pretty sure Hawaii now uses the same reverse band 3 dish the mainland uses. The reason Hawaii needed the big dish was because the signal from 101 was rather weak, but T16 took over last year and it has a dedicated full power beam to Hawaii. The only place that needs the 1.2 meter dish now is Alaska.

    You certainly don't need to pick up 119 from anywhere anymore unless you still have SD equipment. Everything on 119 (and everything on 95) can be received with a reverse band 3 dish picking up only 99/101/103.
     
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    inkahauts

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    You do not need a 5lnb. You’ll want the 3lnbr. There is nothing from 110 and nothing will be on 119 in short order.

    Not sure about a different dish. Used to be but I thought with the new satelites they now use the sadist as everywhere else. Solid signal would know that answer.

    And what are you saying when you say the dish 4?

    Are you asking for four receivers or something else?
     
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    comizzou573

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    slice1900

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    inkahauts

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    Yep, get the one slice posted. Much much better and easier to install and deal with and gets you all the same things. Zero reason for a 5lnb dish anymore.

    You never said how many receivers you are going to have though. What’s your plans on that front?
     
  9. Jun 7, 2020 #9 of 15
    comizzou573

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    What is the latest satellite receiver, just one tv.
     
  10. inkahauts

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    Unless you need over the air I’d get the genie 2 model hs17 and a c61k if you have a 4K tv. The genie 2 is just the DVR no video output which is why you also need the c61k client. It’s the only one that does 4K. That’s why you also get the client. Has seven tuners for regular Hi Definition and can record two 4K at once.

    Otherwise you could get a genie 1 gen 3 model hr54. No 4K on its own though and five tuners one only 1 4K at a time. Also half the hard drive size of the hs17.
     
  11. MikeP

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    I talked to an authorized reseller in Waipahu a few years ago and he claimed they were going to start using the Slimline, but I didn't see how that was possible.
     
  12. slice1900

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    The 101 satellite was always the only holdup. Hawaii received all the Ka (and now reverse band) content at full power, it was only 101 and 119 that were at lower power. Since they replaced the 101 sat and Hawaii receives it at full power, and 119 is no longer needed, the Slimline works just as well in Hawaii as it does on the mainland.
     
  13. MikeP

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    Interesting, thanks for confirming that. I'm making the move back early next year, but I just cancelled my account last Monday. Too hard to find a place that had a dish friendly view on a lanai. I actually remember I did get service only on 101 back in 2004 with a 30" dish camouflaged with plants in a Waikiki high rise facing Diamond Head. HOA would never have allowed the 1 meter to get all the satellites. As it was, I had to hide my dish for 101.
     
  14. slice1900

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    The difference in signal strength received between the 1.2 meter dish and Slimline is only 6db or so, so a Slimline probably would have worked even before the new satellite on a nice day. The problem would have been very little margin for weather attenuating the signal. You wouldn't want to lose your TV with the regular afternoon shower.
     
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    And when you get the Slimline dish setup, can you post your signal level readings, especially for 101°?

    While it's a virtual certainty that it is, I've never actually seen any full confirmation that the new T16 satellite at 101°, which has dedicated spotbeam mirrors to Hawaii and PR for CONUS tps., was now providing all the 26 tps. there.

    As you need a subscriber located there with a Slimline dish to see for sure.

    Was hoping to hear from a PR subscriber or perhaps one in the USVI by now to help confirm this, but don't recall ever seeing any ...

    Thanks .. .

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