Registered: Jan 2004
Originally posted by Solitarysoviet
you were told you needed that dish because your locals are comming in on sat 119 (dual lnbs point to 101 and 119), if you needed another dish you would have to get another multi LNB dish becasue the 1 lnb dish isnt being distributed now(well in the near future its not going to be)...
besides sat 110 is almost not in use so if anything your if there wernt enough room on 119 or 101 it would be placed on that...
so what your saying is that DTV will require you to have at 5 or 6 lnbs (two 3lnb dishes) (or 4 if have a single round then later add a 3 lnb) to get what programming you are now and your very few locals??? thats not very cost efective to make people get another dish to get just their locals.... especially at only 3 dollars more a month than your current bill.... the free equipment alone would negate that price unless you went into a contract
we are doing a free dish upgrade right now that will let you upgrade to the 3 lnb dish so you can get locals..that might be what your talking about.
whats your zipcode? Ill check up on it at work tomorrow...
and Im a TSR not CSR...I work...
Hey I hope you're right I would love to only need a phase III dish, however you aren't. Did you even read the press release I linked to? Here's a quote from it just incase you don't believe me:
Charleston, S.C., Greenville-New Bern, N.C., and Toledo and Youngstown, Ohio, will be among the 24 new markets that will receive local channels from DIRECTV following the relocation -- pending FCC approval -- of the DIRECTV 5 satellite to the Telesat-controlled orbital slot at 72.5 degrees West longitude (WL). Customers in those markets will require a second 18-inch dish to receive their local channels. The dish and installation will be provided at no charge.
As far as the use of 110 that won't work either. You do realize that Dish Network uses both 110 and 119 as well correct? Well Direct only has the use of 3 transponders at 110, which would be 28 30, & 32. That isn't a whole lot of space. They have a little more space at 119 ~ 11 transponders. Granted they've gotten creative with the use of these transponders, by launching a spot beam satellite.
So ask around at work, as to what's where and how much capacity there is at each orbital location. They don't have enough room to launch these lower markets from 101, 110, or 119:
Boise, Idaho Johnson City, Tenn.-Bristol, Va.
/Tenn.- Kingsport, Tenn.
Burlington, Vt. - Plattsburgh, N.Y. Johnstown-Altoona, Pa.
Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, Iowa Lincoln-Hastings, Neb.
Champaign-Springfield-Decatur, Ill. Peoria, Ill.
Chattanooga, Tenn. Sioux Falls, S.D.
Charleston, S.C. Springfield, Mo.
Columbia-Jefferson City, Mo. Syracuse, N.Y.
Davenport, Iowa Toledo, Ohio
Evansville, Ind. Traverse City, Mich.
Fort Smith, Ark. Waco-Temple-Bryan, Texas
Fort Wayne, Ind. Wausau, Wis.
Greenville-New Bern, N.C. Youngstown, Ohio
Check out any of the above markets. You will receive something along the lines of "equipment to be determined soon." That's not the message you get when you put in a zip for of of the 119 markets. It would say "You can receive these local channels using a DIRECTV® Multi-Satellite System."
Just to show you what I mean. Put in the zip code 25301, that is Charleston, WV which goes up Thursday and will be on 119. Then put in 15901, which is Johstown, PA and one of the 72.5 markets.
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