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    Default Ahhh - Satellite TV is Back !

    The latest fix for 61.0W, Telefonica came out today.

    We have about 150 channels from South America.
    (Playboy Channel Included)


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    May I ask what box you use?

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    How tall a dish (ft) do you have? Do you get all Telefonica channels with that dish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantiagoDR View Post
    The latest fix for 61.0W, Telefonica came out today.

    We have about 150 channels from South America.
    (Playboy Channel Included)

    Don
    I would think it would beat a whole load of the threads you can read on DR1 these days!! ~ Grahame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luperon View Post
    May I ask what box you use?
    I am using the Viewsat 9000HD

    Quote Originally Posted by rubio_higuey View Post
    How tall a dish (ft) do you have? Do you get all Telefonica channels with that dish?
    I am using a 6 foot Channel Master dish.
    The Signal / Quality level is just above the point of good reception.
    Thus I imagine will be very subject to rain fade.

    I have roughly 155 channels that I can watch., I do not know if that is the total or not as I have not gone to LyngSat to count them. But it appears to be most if not all. LyngSat's listing shows multiple packages with many of the channels repeatd in the packages for the different providers.

    NOTE: My Channel Master dish is within a few feet of a 7 foot high concrete block wall and the dish is pointing right at it. It may or may not have a partially blocked view of 61.0W. When I installed it, I had no idea I would be pointing the dish in that direction.

    61.5W (DishNetwork has a very high reception level Even with the linear LNB needed for 61.0W). Do not use the CB2008 LNB as it has a limited linear frequency range designed for Dish 118 sat (What a shame, it would be perfect otherwise). When I get a chance I might try it anyway, perhaps it has a better freq spread then the listed specs.

    I used Satellite Finder / Dish Pointing Calculator with Google Maps | DishPointer.com to see my actual house to align the dish in the direction of the sat (that was a great help).

    Quote Originally Posted by BushBaby View Post
    I would think it would beat a whole load of the threads you can read on DR1 these days!! ~ Grahame.
    Many of the movies are in English with Spanish closed caption.
    It was interesting to note that on Movie City, the Spanish closed caption left out all the bad words, thus changing the intent of the English a lot. lol



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    Last edited by SantiagoDR; 07-07-2009 at 06:35 AM.

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    duhhh!

    Just had a senior moment!

    Do not use the CB2008 LNB as it has a limited linear frequency range designed for Dish 118 sat (What a shame, it would be perfect otherwise). When I get a chance I might try it anyway, perhaps it has a better freq spread then the listed specs.
    The CB2008 is a CIRCULAR LNB only ............

    DishNetwork went against the Band Plan and used circular in the linear frequency range of the satellite.


    Don (Hiding my embarrassed face)

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    Do you get colombian channels, such as CARACOL, RCN, City TV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubio_higuey View Post
    Do you get colombian channels, such as CARACOL, RCN, City TV?
    Yes!

    ... and also RCN Noticias

    Plus many, many more......

    Columbian, Peru and also Chile channels.

    There are a number of channels that I get that are identified only as "Satellite 001 through Satellite 033" as the name. So I do not know exactly what they are, but the programming is great.

    Looks like I may be getting most of the packages as noted on Lyngsat
    Amazonas - 61.0W

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantiagoDR View Post
    The latest fix for 61.0W, Telefonica came out today.
    How long was it down before the fix came in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubio_higuey View Post
    How long was it down before the fix came in?
    I am not sure of that answer.
    This is my first experience with Amazonas 61.0W.

    There was a release dated June 28, that was not working.
    The release I was on was dated July 6th and they came out with an improvement on July 8th.

    I had no problems with the July 6th release, but went with the July 8th bin as it stated it was for improved stability.

    Looking at the Sat Forums, seems like Viewsat and SonicView perhaps are the only ones with bins for Amazonas 61.0W.


    Don

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