It should help with the compression quite a bit. There are about 16 transponders on 110 that should move to spot beams. There will be 5 transponders on 110 used for spots, so there should be a net gain of 11 transponders.
Right now most of the ATA150 is 10-12 stations per transponder, they can easily go back to 7-8 per transponder. This would give about 4 Mbit per station. About 4mbit/sec is what is needed for what most people consider excellent quality.
I was told by an advanced technician at Dish Network that they were going to eventually move all of the channels that were at 61.5 or some of them at least and put them on 129. I guess this is to save space on 110 and 119 slots.
I REALLY doubt that advanced tech had a clue. Why? Two reasons:
1.) 129 is NOT setup for DBS service, so a different type of LNBF (and likely a larger dish) is needed
2.) Echostar doesn't have any space at 129 (though they were granted permission, I believe, to use it for in-orbit of E*8) - they are leasing everything they got there.
Correct, you could. But that's not what DISH is doing. BTW, DirecTV has had trifocal dishes for a long time now, but most people only use them with two LNBFs (the dish is for 101/110/119 - but there's no reason for 99% of DirecTV subs to see 110)
No, they aren't giving an extra DISH for 129. They ARE using a trifocal dish originally intended for Starband
DISHPro is a stacked LNBF system that eliminates the whole 13/18 Volts Odd/Even transponder thing -all transponders are sent down all the cables all the time. The only thing that has to be switched is satellites. It makes multiswitches much simpliler devices and overall eliminates much of the hassles from a satellite installation.
The Dish 500 can be used for three orbital slots by adding a directv lnbf, correct? I tried this but could not get it to work. I added it next to the 110 lnbf side. (upper side on the left as you look at the dish). I tried it on both sides as a matter of fact.
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