Jan 24, 2003, 11:29 AM
Post #8 of 27
Hank: This is Pete again. I've got 4 different type satellite receivers all working in Ajijic. I have both digital C and Ku band (4DTV-922) Ku Star Choice receiver, an anolog GI for both C and Ku and an Mpeg2 receiver. I gave up DirecTV here in Ajijic for the same reason most everyone else has.
After reading your entry several days ago, I became very excited thinking maybe there had been a change. I've talked to several Sat dealers and they all say the same thing. Your DirecTV dish although pointing at one spot in the sky, is really pointing at three satellites DirecTV 1R, 2,& 4S One of these satellites has a footprint that reaches this far south, the second is marginal and the 3rd doesn't even come close.
So they say when you set up your system, you're going to be real happy when some of the channels come in loud and clear. But when you begin to search for the other channels, you are not going to be a happy camper. That is the way it was several years ago. Therefore no one is using US DirecTV this far south. Closer to the border it works fine.
I hope things have changed since I last checked. I hope that the satellite dealers are wrong and that you are correct. I hope you are getting good reception on all of the channels. I'm hoping you will be responding to tell us that with your very large dish (how big is your dish?) you are able to get all of the channels