How can one DirecTV dish cover 101 wl and 119 wl everywhere? - AVS Forum
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post #1 of 4 Old 02-18-2000, 04:28 PM - Thread Starter
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According to DirecTV, regular channels go through the bird at 101 west longitude whereas the HDTV channels go through the bird at 119 west longitude. Ahh...am I missing something here? How come they are selling a single eliptical antenna for the whole country? Where I live, one is sse from me and the other due s. But, say, in Virginia both will be ssw. The angle between the two birds should change with location. Can someone explain this to me?



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The eliptical dish comes with two dual LNBs. One points to the 101 bird, the other to the 119 bird. With the new 5th gen receivers from RCA, the firmware supports the two signal from each satellite. Using the eliptical dish should produce a strong enough signal from both satellites. If you put two 18" dishes, one pointed at 101 and one pointed at 119, you would probably get a stronger signal from each satellite (depends on your location).

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The elliptical dishes have a third dimension of adjustment - tilt (or skew) - in addition to elevation and azimuth adjustments to compensate for your geographical position.
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Ahh...RCA actually is "with it". They put the whole installation manual for the 8900E oval dish on their webpage in .pdf format. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif www.rca.com/documents/TestDishInstall_1863_25.pdf

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