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I'm still having 771 problems...I get this on Showtime (71) and ESPN (73) but the channel 200s and 500s for these are OK. For ESPN2(72) is OK. My 101 and 119 signals are in 90s. My 110 is zeros !!!! I just had DirecTV tech here the other day and the dish was loose. He re-aligned and fine....hard rain storm just a little bit ago....now Showtime (71) and ESPN (73) 771. Are these two channels on 110 ? I only show 3 transponders and all zeros. What other channels in Atlanta on 110 to compare ?
 

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All the HD channels on 110 (the ones in the double digits, MPEG2) have been mirrored. Just use the ones from the new satellites (triple digits, MPEG4 from 99 and 103) as the ones in the double digits are going dead soon anyways.

You should not really need 110 for anything now that they have been moved over.

Here is the news post with the new channel numbers:
http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=134436
 

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Michael D'Angelo;1784557 said:
Yes the MPEG2 version of those channels are on SAT 110. The MPEG4 version of them are on SAT 99(c).
These are on 99c for Atlanta ? What is on 119 ? I ask because before the tech came out all three of the above were out and when he re-aligned they came back in....at that time both 110 and 119 were zeros.

What other MPEG2s are on 110 just to check to see if those are out too ?

Is there a listing for channels by sat ?
 

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These are on 99c for Atlanta ? What is on 119 ? I ask because before the tech came out all three of the above were out and when he re-aligned they came back in....at that time both 110 and 119 were zers.

What other MPEG2s are on 110 just to check to see if those are out too ?
99(c) and 103(c) are the national MPEG4 HD SAT's. All of the national MPEG4 HD channels are on those two.

99(s) and 103(s) are spot beam SAT's used to deliver HD locals to certain markets.

All of the channels in the 70's are on SAT's 110 and 119. I don't remember what all ones are on what SAT's. At some point those channels will go away and you will not use those SAT's anymore.
 

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119 has a few locals, 119 and 110 have the old MPEG2 channels in the 70s.

Just use the new channel assignments from this link and you should be fine, dont worry about the ones in the 70s:
http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=134436

Honestly there is no need for either for most right now, except for a few markets that need 119 for their locals, and those that do not have MPEG4 compatible HD receivers yet.
 

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Thanks for all the info.

What is on 101.....they come in high 90s...all transponders

Also, check out my signals on 103c/99c...thoughts ?

103(c) 16 transponders
1-8 98,35,92,76,88,68,NA,NA
9-16 NA-->88,95
17-34 0,34,0,96,0,0,93,0
25-32 NAs

99(c) 14 transponders
1-8 77,85,79,88,74,82,77,86
9-16 75,83,87,75,85,NA
17-32 NAs
 

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SAT 101 is the SD channels.

99(c) and 103(c) you really want to be all in the high 80's to 90's.

BTW what you posted for 103(c) actually looks like 103(s). Since 103(s) is a spot beam SAT you will have low signals or 0's if you don't receive HD locals from that SAT. But you do have a few in the 90's so you may receive your HD locals from that SAT (but I am not sure about that).
 

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Michael D'Angelo;1784592 said:
SAT 101 is the SD channels.

99(c) and 103(c) you really want to be all in the high 80's to 90's.

BTW what you posted for 103(c) actually looks like 103(s). Since 103(s) is a spot beam SAT you will have low signals or 0's if you don't receive HD locals from that SAT. But you do have a few in the 90's so you may receive your HD locals from that SAT (but I am not sure about that).
Ahhh....yes I posted 103s....meant 103c.....here these are..........
1-8 83,85,81,82,82,85,79,85
8-16 85,88,80,86,86,91
all rest NAs

So, couple questions.............
1) Should I have DirecTV come back out to re-align dish for better 99c ?...if not also 103c ?
2) As I stated prior my 110/119 were working then rain storm...total 771s on 70s channels. Another rainstorm and they came back...wierd. Tech thought maybe bad LNB but he got on roof and said dish was loose. He re-aligned and we tried all signals and looked good....70s channels worked fine. Did not recall 103c/99c though....focused on 110/119. New rain storm tonight and 110 at zeros. Do you think it is dish alignment or could a LNB be failing ?...is this a symptom ?
 

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UPDATE:

Well....was checking sat signals and 110 came back up with the three transponders I had before at mid 80s. Yup, Showtime/71 and ESPN/73 now working. So, obviously my dish didn't move back after the rain storm....been quiet evening. So, is this an LNB going bad or perhaps something drying out on the dish like the LNB ? I know these sound stupid questions but I'm concerned the issue is failing LNB or something on dish.

Thanks !!!
 

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Could be the LNB going bad.

Honestly though, you dont need and shouldn't be using the 70s channels as they will be deactivated sometime soon anyways.

Those readings look decent, they are about normal for a Directv install as the installers usually align them using a method where they use 101 and 119 since many of the meters cannot read the new satellites at 99 and 103. Mid-high 80s is usually pretty good IMO. High 80s - low 90s is very good, but usually takes some work to get.
 

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My MPEG4 channels are not coming in. Each 73, 74 etc (MPEG2) are fine...

All of my MPEG4 channels like FXHD, BravoHD etc are fine. The just converted ones are not coming. The signal looks to be corrupt: a bunch of blocks on the screen.

I have already rebooted the receiver.

Ideas????
 

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What's considered a low number, I think I may have to have the cable run to one area re-run after the last install, installer moved the switch and added cabling, which brought numbers down.

Is low signal strength the biggest factor in getting 771 messages? I seemed to be seeing them a little more on my locals over the past month or two, sometimes just either switching to another channel and then coming back is all it'd take to fix it, or letting it sit for a minute.
 

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thumperyz69 said:
My MPEG4 channels are not coming in. Each 73, 74 etc (MPEG2) are fine...

All of my MPEG4 channels like FXHD, BravoHD etc are fine. The just converted ones are not coming. The signal looks to be corrupt: a bunch of blocks on the screen.

I have already rebooted the receiver.

Ideas????
When I got home today the new MPEG4 channels are back....

Weird...:grin:
 

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I don't have 99(c) or 103(c) .. only 99(a) & 99(b), 103(a) & 103(b) - SF Bay Area

99(a) is all very strong - high 80's to mid 90's for all transponders
99(b) is 96, 0, 95, 0, 95, 0 , n/a, n/a (for 1-8)
0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 (for 17-24)

103(a) is 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, n/a, n/a (for 1-8)
n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, 97, 0 (for 9-16)
2, 97, 0, 0, 0, 0, 95, 0 (for 17-24)

103(b) 84, 78, 83, 77, 80, 78, 81, 77 (for 1-8) - these change while I watch them
78, 78, 82, 77, 77, 77, n/a, n/a (for 9-16) - these change while I watch them

101 - is solidly 92 to 100 on all transponders
110 is mostly all "n/a" except 3 transponders which are 89 and higher. Ditto for 119.

Signal Strength meter:

99(a) = 89% solid
99(b) = solid on 96%, then will intermittelntly drops to 0% - (is this the problem?)
101 = solid at 95%
110 = solid at 95%
103(a) = also drops to 0% for a while then goes up to 96% - (or is this the problem?)
103(b) = 86% solid




I am thoroughly confused as to what's going on here, and very frustrated. CNNHD and the HD-LILs are the ones I watch most, so that's where I see this.

Does ANYBODY really understand which Satellites are which and what the Transponders are really supposed to be? I mean a mix of n/a, 0, and 97 ... what''s that all about? I dread the call to DTV that may be in order.
 
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