Dish has more than 3 satellites, they are just located in different directions. Apparently the tree branch wasnt in the way of the DirecTv satellites.
72.7º 32 tpsHobbyTalk said:Dish also has sats at 72.7, 118.7 & 129.
Yes, with Dish you have an eastern arc and a western arc. Typically a Dish customer only gets service from one of the arcs.HobbyTalk said:Dish also has sats at 72.7 (32 tps), 118.7 & 129 (32 tps).
For the common Dish customer they will use either 61, 72.7 & 77 or 110, 119 & 129 to get all of their programming. 118.7 is used for international programming.
HoTat2 said:DIRECTV currently has 11 satellites in operation, 5 Ka band and 6 Ku.
Though the status of 1 Ku one, old DIRECTV 1R at 110w, is not active and was initially headed for disposal, but is now in the process of being transfered to another service.
Not sure about dish, but according to the EKB they own or lease space on some 14 satellites divided among two (Eastern and Western) orbital arcs.
To clarify;veryoldschool said:Couple of things:
110 is still broadcasting, but who knows what.
The SAT count isn't as important as the transponder count.
Could you translate this into channel count.veryoldschool said:Using Lynsat for echostar:
61.5º 17 tps
72.7º 32 tps
77º 7 tps
110º 29 tps
119º 21 tps
121º 6 tps
129º 32 tps
Using my DirecTV receiver:
99º 30 tps
101º 32 tps
103º 46 tps
119º 11 tps
Feel free to add more to this.
That gets much harder.yosoyellobo said:Could you translate this into channel count.
Right, not much of this is "perfect".Christopher Gould said:Transponder counting isn't prefect either if the Ka are wider bandwidth than the Ku. Am I correct.
It's like saying.... "Dish has 7 buses and DirecTV has 5 buses". But, Dish may have 7 buses that can carry 30 passengers, where DirecTV has 5 buses that can carry 45, giving DirecTV the ability to carry 15 more passengers.yosoyellobo said:Could you translate this into channel count.
...and 80% (or more) are not worth watching, so it makes the whole numbers game downright silly, if not irrelevant.maartena said:It's like saying.... "Dish has 7 buses and DirecTV has 5 buses". But, Dish may have 7 buses that can carry 30 passengers, where DirecTV has 5 buses that can carry 45, giving DirecTV the ability to carry 15 more passengers.
What the load is on each satellite, and what its capacity is, is a whole different ballgame. There are a few topics in both the Dish and DirecTV forums that try to analyze what is happening with all the satellites.
Both companies can carry thousands of HD channels, but 80% of those are configured on local spot beams for local market channels.
To note:evan_s said:... Also as has been pointed out DirecTV's KA tps are wider then the standard KU tp and actually have 2 different widths in use. The spaceway tp's are 68mhz if memory serves and the d10/11/12 tps are 40mhz while ku tps are 32mhz. ...