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Hi guys..


I know this has been discussed before, but I want to

make sure I'm not missing something here..


I plugged my DTC100 to my Dish Network round dish

pointed at 119 degrees. Nothing pointed at 101.


All I get is I think channel 400, which is a spanish

language demo loop. No channel 199, no channel 509,

nothing.


I tried setting the DTC100 for an oval dish, a round

dish, nothing. I am showing good signal at 119 on

the built-in signal meter.


With all this said, what am I missing?? Am I supposed

to have a subscription with Directv in order to get

the HD demo loop??


Thanks,

Steve
 

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If you can get 400, you are pointed correctly. You said Dish and I think you meant DirecTV. Also, try 376 Nasa, if you get that then you are pointed correctly. And, finally, you have to subscribe to HBO to get 509 and you have to subscribe to DirecTV to get 199.


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That is correct (I'm currently subscribing to Dish's regular

Top100 service although I'm getting ready to dump Dish and

go back to Directv)..


Sorry, I wasn't specific enough on that (I keep forgetting!)..


OK, so I have to be subscribed to Directv to get the HD

demo loop at 119 on ch 199.. That's why I get nothing!!


Oh well....


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That is correct (I'm currently subscribing to Dish's regular

Top100 service although I'm getting ready to dump Dish and

go back to Directv)..


Sorry, I wasn't specific enough on that (I keep forgetting!)..


OK, so I have to be subscribed to Directv to get the HD

demo loop at 119 on ch 199.. That's why I get nothing!!


Oh well....


Thanks,

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Skoone1,

I don't think you need to be registered with DirecTv to get the HDTV demo loop at 119 sat (I could be wrong). The problem may be that all the HD STB for DirecTv expects that you have an "oval" PLUS dish running through a multiswitch. This configuration requires that that you have dual LNB(two outputs) to toggle through the multiswitch (13v and 18v (odd/even transponders)). HD loop is on an odd transponder (13v). Make sure that on the DTC-100 you choose Oval 2 sat for your DISH setup. Hook up the coax from the box to the Round DISH and try channel 199 on the STB. It should work, assuming you've got a strong signal from 119.
 

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OK, I tried the oval-2 dish selection, and I have a signal

on 119 in the low 90's. The only channel I get is 400.

I punch 199 on my remote and all I have is a black

screen.


I honestly think I'm going to have to subscribe to get

the HD demo loop. And that's a shame too! You'd think

it would be worthwhile for Directv to have it open in the

free and clear to help push their HD programming..


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Steve
 

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I belive that Dish also uses the 119 satellite

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I know with 100% certainty that you don't have to subscribe to HBO to get the demo loop.

It's just silly, though, to have to subscribe to Directv to get the demo channel, maybe because it's a HD PPV channel as well? FYI, I used a dual LNB 18" dish pointed at 119 and connected to the RCA and was able to get the loop (of course the box was subscribed to Directv already). Maybe you need to point at 101 first to get some updates?


All well, I was gonna try to get the demo channel with an unsubscribed toshiba DST 3000. The DST 3000 requires that you point to 101 to download the proper Directv "guide" and 199 was not an available channel, but neither was 400 or the NASA channel, who knows. I'll play around with it and see what comes of it. Maybe this is more time than it's worth for a demo channel, but it is HD!
 
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