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Super dish connected to 61.5?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by kdwebsol, Jun 16, 2006.

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  1. kdwebsol

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    I have a super dish that it connected to 110, 119 and 121 for my Providence locals. I have read in other posts that Providence locals might move to 110 or 61.5. I have also scheduled an HD upgrade and was told that I will need a 2nd dish to point to 61.5 because I am out of the footprint of 129.

    I was looking around the menu of my 625 and went to System Setup | Installation | Point Dish and selected Satellite 119 and 110 and received a good single, but when I selected 121 I did not get any single strength. I was then selected 61.5 and I was showing a signal. I was surprised to get a signal on 61.5 because I was told that I would need a 2nd dish pointed a different direction to connect to 61.5.

    Now today I tried it again to get the readings and 121 is at about 75% and 61.5 shows no signal.

    Was this just something weird that happened? Or is Dish getting ready for my upgrade next week.
     
  2. JohnH

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    When you selected 61.5 did the signal bar show green or red?
     
  3. Slamminc11

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    as of June 7, Providence DMA was moved to 61.5, and thus will no longer be available though superdish. To receive the Providence DMA as of June 7, customer will need a Dish500 ( for 110 and 119) as well as a wing dish pointed at 61.5.
     
  4. kdwebsol

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    I just checked again and 121 is red and says: Not Locked – Name Not Acquired! Signal Strength 0

    61.5 is green for a second or two then is red and says Wrong Sat – EchoStar 119 West Signal Strength 109
     
  5. alebowgm

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    So you dont actually have a 61, 121 or 129 signal, only a 110/119 signal. You need to have a 2nd dish pointed for Providence locals on 61 and then if you want 121, you need your Superdish fixed...
     
  6. JohnH

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    You need to do a Check Switch and look again. Your SuperDiSH did not move to 61.5. You do not need 61.5 immediately. Providence is still on 121 and 61.5. You will need 61.5 when you do the HD thing.

    Funny how those statements make it seem the channels left the old location when they added them to the new location. Statements like that are for new customers. There is a transition time for existing customers as yourself.
     
  7. kdwebsol

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    The installer is coming for the HD upgrade on the 20th, I will ask him what is going on.

    I just found it funny that I have signal strength in 61.5 if it is in a different direction.

    Thank you all for the info,
    Ken
     
  8. Geronimo

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    You do not have signal there. It just takes ita moment to switch to 61.5.
     
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