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Transponder Strength Survey

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Apr 8, 2008.

Did you take the survey?

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  2. No; And I don't plan too

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  1. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    If they don't show, you don't have/need them. 72.5 is only for locals in selected markets, and 95 is for non-Spanish international channels.

    Carl
     
  2. Indiana627

    Indiana627 Hall Of Fame

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    Go to the first post in this thread.
     
  3. mitchelljd

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    Finally took the Test, just didn't know which type of dish i have, but i think its sidecar - i have new model dish for HDTV / mpeg 4 sats.

    hope this helps the geeks in El Segundo!
     
  4. betterdan

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    Mitch if your dish doesn't say "slimline" on it then you have the sidecar.
     
  5. eaddict

    eaddict Cool Member

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    Thanks-I will do it tonight and post the results here and the survey,

    Vince
     
  6. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

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    Earl, you don't mention whether we should post our strength from night or day as that would be two different outcomes?

    ~Alan
     
  7. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

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    They shouldn't be different
     
  8. SubSlr08

    SubSlr08 AllStar

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    Great survey, Earl.

    On my newly installed (4/9) Slimline with HR20-100 results:

    101 -- 8 -- 100
    101 -- 9 -- 95
    110 -- 10 -- 93
    119 -- 27 -- 100
    119 -- 32 -- 100
    103c -- 2 -- 97
    103c -- 11 -- 96
    72.5 - NA
    95 - NA

    Location is about 60 mi. north of Tampa on Gulf Coast. Bright sunny day.
     
  9. Sackett

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    Done.
     
  10. Rakul

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    Finally back home and completed this!
     
  11. mazter

    mazter AllStar

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    Better late then never!
     
  12. 4barrell

    4barrell Cool Member

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    My 103b even transponder numbers drop 15 to 20 points at night. The 103b odd transponder numbers stay the same during both days and nights as do all 101, 110, 119, 99b & 103a numbers. I show mid 90s to 100 on all transponders on all birds except out of market spot beams during the day.
     
  13. kowerski

    kowerski New Member

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    done!
     
  14. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    Finally done. In between thunderstorms.

    HR20-700 with self installed Slimline.

    101 -- 8 -- 97
    101 -- 9 -- 92
    110 -- 10 -- 95
    119 -- 27 -- 96
    119 -- 32 -- 98
    103c -- 2 -- 95
    103c -- 11 -- 95
    72.5 - NA
    95 - NA
     
  15. Grotto

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    I finally remembered to do it. The slimline has been rock solid, even with all the storms and high winds we've had recently.
     
  16. betterdan

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    Ok the Directv installer came out and realigned my dish. In fact he just left. That was about the best installer I have ever gotten. He seemed really knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his job. He realigned my dish and now the lowest signal I get on 103C is 89. He also told me the last installers that came out had used a taller pole for the new dish then he liked to use. He showed me how wobbly it was and I agreed that it wasn't good so he said he was going to put a brace on it and now it is rock stable unlike before. So now here are my results...

    101 -- 8 -- 99
    101 -- 9 -- 96
    110 -- 10 -- 95
    119 -- 27 -- 98
    119 -- 32 -- 98
    103c -- 2 -- 95
    103c -- 11 -- 89
    72.5 - NA
    95 - NA

    :icon_bb: :joy:

    Now the only thing is I am still getting very brief audio dropouts on Starz West HD almost exactly every 2 minutes. I posted about it before but no one said they were getting the same thing so I assumed it was low signal strength but now I know that's not the case.
     
  17. TMatt

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    Your's are definitely better than mine - should I be concerned with these readings?

    Tony M

    101 -- 8 -- 98
    101 -- 9 -- 94
    110 -- 10 -- 87
    119 -- 27 -- 97
    119 -- 32 -- 88
    103c -- 2 -- 77
    103c -- 11 -- 86
    72.5 - NA
    95 - NA


     
  18. betterdan

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    Those don't look too bad Matt but like anything you could probably have it tweaked a little bit more especially the 103 sat.
     
  19. flexoffset

    flexoffset Godfather

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    My 103c-2 was 74
    My 103c-11 was 83
    Virtually everything else was between 98 and 100
     
  20. tp0d

    tp0d New Member

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    betterdan: If you liked your installer, call his shop and let them know. I had the first installer tell me they couldnt install my HD slimline on my roof, but the 2nd guy did it in under an hour, cabling included. He was also way better dressed and well spoken, compared to the two losers that showed up beforehand in a beat conversion van. Right after he left I called and left a long message of praise at his shop, which he well deserved.

    As for the audio dropouts, have you tried rebooting to fix that?

    -j
     

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