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Switched from Dish: what Signal Strenghts should I have?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by BobJ2004, Mar 22, 2004.

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  1. BobJ2004

    BobJ2004 AllStar

    Feb 7, 2004
    Before on Dish Network they would go up to 110%

    On my new Triple LNB 18x20 install I can hardly get it past 87%

    Some transponders are only 60%

    What should I tweak towards?

    What do you guys get?


  2. PSB

    PSB New Member

    Oct 4, 2002
    Where are you? Signals sound good to me, is your picture cutting out? Some transponders are weaker than others, call your installer and ask them.
  3. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz Day Sleeper

    Mar 23, 2002
    Sacramento, CA
    Dish Network has a scale of 0-125, while DirecTV has a scale of 100. Generally, I've been getting 88 or above on my DirecTV with perhaps a transponder or two in the 70's on 119. There are, however, two transponders which I'm zero or weak signal on 101. I suspect that these are spot beam transponders that are not being used in my area.

    This, BTW, was on a clear day during a March heat wave (we've been getting temperatures in the low 80s, breaking records for 11 days) using a phase III dish.
  4. BobJ2004

    BobJ2004 AllStar

    Feb 7, 2004
    I am in Nebraska, so it sounds like the number are right on then.

    I did a self install. No where in the instructures did it list suggested ranges.

    Good thing this forum is here.

  5. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    Those strengths look good to me too! FYI, the spot beam transponders are 4, 12, 18, 20, 26, and 28. Depending on locations, these can be zero, very low, or very high. And, 30 and 32 may show a bit low as they are running with reduced power. This should be fixed after the 7s satellite is deployed.
  6. Neutron

    Neutron Banned User

    Oct 2, 2003
    My 101 shows 88-93% and 110/119 show 90-95%. I'm in Southern Indiana (near Louisville, KY) and I have a good clear view of the southwest.
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