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Single lnb dish

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by trent741, Mar 26, 2008.

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  1. trent741

    trent741 AllStar

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    Which satellite will a single lnb work on? Where can I find what channels come from each satellite?
     
  2. Draconis

    Draconis New Member

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    A single LNB will get you the 101, which is the primary satellite for DirecTV's SD programming.

    You would be able to get everything but the HD & International feeds and may loose your locals (depending on which satellite they are broadcasting from).

    If you need help aiming the dish try this link

    http://www.emantechnology.com/store/pc/lookangle.asp
     
  3. curt8403

    curt8403 Hall Of Fame

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    IT is designed for the 101 sat (Directv's main satellite) but if you had 3 of them, you could aim one at 101, one at 110, and one at 119, but that is what a triple is for
     
  4. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    The 110 LNB is different, and you would need to use a Sat C combiner also. But the round dish would still work.

    Carl
     
  5. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

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    Pretty much all the standard-definition channels come from the 101 orbital location, although not necessarily the same satellite. I could still get by with my old single LNB dish, but I would not get a few channels sent on the 119 satellite that I enjoy every now and then, like the CCTV (chinese) channel that broadcasts in English. There are also a number of Spanish channels available in every package that require reception of the 119 satellite. The 110 is for HD channels only, and if you don't have an HD receiver (like me) it's only purpose is to amuse one's self looking at the signal strength on it's three transponders. ;)

    Originally, a number of channels were only available on the 119, like RFD and NASA. But DirecTV moved almost all the English-language channels over to the 101 so it's the real deal if you don't have HDTV.
     
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