Feb 23, 2012, 6:04 PM
Post #10 of 26
When the signal is not strong enough, simply get a larger Ku band dish. Most folks only have a 2.4 meter or 8 foot dish, lakeside. Why not go to a 12 footer. The signal strength is more than twice that of an 8 footer. The problem I have with Dish is that the satellites are not very close to each other, you know 110 degrees West, 119, 129 and at 61.5. And you can not use multiple LNBs on the same satellite dish.
DirecTV has three very close satellites, so close to each other that you can use one satellite dish with three LNBs. How can they do this? By using both Ku and K or Ka frequencies very close to each other. The satellite dishes are located at 99.2 101, and 102.8 degrees West.
Yes the central satellite is at 101 W and the other two are 1.8 degrees less and 1.8 degrees more. How can these satellites be so close? Because the center one is at Ku frequencies and the other two are at much higher frequencies. See http://www.lyngsat.com/packages/america.html for more information.
Those using DirecTV here lakeside are much more satisfied than those using DISH USA.
Me, I like Shaw Direct best, because it gives me my home town stations from Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria, and all I need is the larger elliptical Shaw sat dish which measures only 36.5 by 26.5 inches and has almost no signal loss during the rainy season.
What is really nice about it is, it gives me TV coverage, when I'm up north and here in Mexico