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Anyone seen the new DirecTV dish?
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Post 1 made on Saturday November 12, 2005 at 11:49
avslave
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Here is a picture of the new A3 dish by DirecTV.
Oh well, I have a picture of it, but I am not sure how to post it. Any help out there? I got it from [Link: cabl.com] in the products section.
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Post 2 made on Sunday November 13, 2005 at 00:19
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How's that?
Post 3 made on Sunday November 13, 2005 at 00:44
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Kind of reminds me of MST3K. : )
Post 4 made on Sunday November 13, 2005 at 04:13
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Odd that all three LNBs are different designs.
Post 5 made on Sunday November 13, 2005 at 12:31
Ernie Bornn-Gilman
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Where are these three LNBs pointing?

Larry -- I went and registered at cabl.com (if that is its name -- I have only been there once and don't remember) -- do they have a SEARCH engine? I didn't see it !
A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
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OP | Post 6 made on Sunday November 13, 2005 at 13:18
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Once you are in the bar section, click on navigate. There you will find the search option. I think these two sites complement one another.

You can look up contractors/ installation companies, to see all their information. How you do it is click on "companies" under the discussion section. Post a topic addressed to "cable spy". Needless to say he is a very respected member.

This message was edited by avslave on 11/13/05 13:27 ET.
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Post 7 made on Monday November 14, 2005 at 10:16
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The big one points to 99, 101, 103. The middle one points to 110 and the last one points to 119.
Post 8 made on Wednesday November 16, 2005 at 00:24
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Ahhh... Another few years... it will only get worse!
Post 9 made on Wednesday November 16, 2005 at 10:37
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My God! That things only a couple LNB's short of being a doctored up dish photo that the cable company would be putting in it's print advertisements...

"You don't really want this hanging off the front of your house do you?"

Cable... we're better looking than satellite ... Now more than ever.

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How am I supposed to aim that thing!?
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OP | Post 10 made on Thursday November 17, 2005 at 10:42
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Keep in mind this is the first generation 5 satellite recieving dish DirecTV has put out. It will get better.

As far as the looks of it scaring customers, the ugliest, scariest dish I have seen is the Dishnetwork S(t)uperdish. This this is like 3' wide, just to recieve 3 satellites. Dishnetwork should have taken WNC's offer to engineer a dish like DirecTV's 3 sat dish at 20"X18". That's Charlie Ergen for you, though.
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Post 11 made on Thursday November 17, 2005 at 12:20
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Here's an interesting bit of info to explain, I wonder if the technology claims are accurate? I wouldn't know.
[Link: dishplace.com]

Anyhoo, I'm still reasonably sure that your average BUD makes them all look like toys. Would you like the 8' or 10' dish, sir?
Post 12 made on Thursday November 24, 2005 at 20:49
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Is this new dish going to be required to recieve Directv? I just got the HD dish a year or so ago. I hate going on the roof changing these things!
OP | Post 13 made on Sunday December 4, 2005 at 10:03
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Yes indeed, this dish will be used for HD programming in 2006.
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Post 14 made on Tuesday December 6, 2005 at 14:13
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Does anyone have a pic of this new dishnetwork super dish?

-Don B
Post 15 made on Wednesday December 7, 2005 at 12:17
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I put one of these in yesterday, it was tough at first, but after messing with it enough and figuring the best way to use the fine tuning I was able to get a good signal out of everything except the 99 sat, another guy in the biz told me the sat was not up yet, anyone know if this is true?

Also I used the little dodad that attatches to the h20 to translate the low band stuff, it made my signal worse by about 10 points on all of the other sats, is this normal?

I'm in Chicago and most of the locals are live, 2,5,7,32, all the important ones except WGN. Does anyone know where to find a channel map for these new sats?


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