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Bill.Satellite

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Posted: 12/09/19 05:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here we go again. "IF" what we know is true, once DTV shuts down the SD broadcasts the domes WILL receive HD programming just the same as DISH customers receive HD programming. The 101 satellite broadcasts on the KU band just the same as all of the DISH satellites. Domes can receive programming from the KU band satellites. What will be necessary is to have an HD receiver to receive ANY programming with a dome and DirecTV once the change happens. As has been mentioned, the big fly in the ointment is that DTV has not said when in 2020 the SD service will end (early 2020 expected) or which channels will be broadcast from the 101 satellite.
The 99 and 103 satellites which are KA band currently carry the majority of HD programming so what will be moved where is unknown.


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Posted: 12/10/19 12:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What I'm understanding is in March 2020 DTV will no longer transmit local channels in Standard definition. The king domes don't receive local channels anyway. I am not hearing that they are eliminating all SD programming. I just had my camper receiver replaced with a HD receiver free from DTV. I still receive all the SD channels off of the King dome. I'm not expecting to loose them later.


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Posted: 12/10/19 12:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wait till you hear from AT&T you will hear every day in 2020, but they do not know


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Posted: 12/11/19 05:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The announcement by DTV is that they are ending ALL SD broadcasts. There will still broadcast programs that were originally recorded in SD but they will be broadcast on a frequency only capable of being received by and HD receiver. The channels you currently receive with your dome will most likely change and any channels that were broadcast in SD and HD will not be able to be received by a dome in HD. The question remains, which channels. It will not be the same channel lineup available to DTV dome users today.

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Bill.Satellite wrote:

Here we go again. "IF" what we know is true, once DTV shuts down the SD broadcasts the domes WILL receive HD programming just the same as DISH customers receive HD programming. The 101 satellite broadcasts on the KU band just the same as all of the DISH satellites. Domes can receive programming from the KU band satellites. What will be necessary is to have an HD receiver to receive ANY programming with a dome and DirecTV once the change happens. As has been mentioned, the big fly in the ointment is that DTV has not said when in 2020 the SD service will end (early 2020 expected) or which channels will be broadcast from the 101 satellite.
The 99 and 103 satellites which are KA band currently carry the majority of HD programming so what will be moved where is unknown.


In regards to portable antennas, will the old round 18" antenna (feeding an HD rcvr) be able to receive the HD signals transmitted on 101 satellite?

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dryfly wrote:

Bill.Satellite wrote:

Here we go again. "IF" what we know is true, once DTV shuts down the SD broadcasts the domes WILL receive HD programming just the same as DISH customers receive HD programming. The 101 satellite broadcasts on the KU band just the same as all of the DISH satellites. Domes can receive programming from the KU band satellites. What will be necessary is to have an HD receiver to receive ANY programming with a dome and DirecTV once the change happens. As has been mentioned, the big fly in the ointment is that DTV has not said when in 2020 the SD service will end (early 2020 expected) or which channels will be broadcast from the 101 satellite.
The 99 and 103 satellites which are KA band currently carry the majority of HD programming so what will be moved where is unknown.


In regards to portable antennas, will the old round 18" antenna (feeding an HD rcvr) be able to receive the HD signals transmitted on 101 satellite?


Absolutely! You will even get a better signal. That's all a dome does but with a smaller reflector and a dome to further reduce the signal available.

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Bill.Satellite wrote:

dryfly wrote:

Bill.Satellite wrote:

Here we go again. "IF" what we know is true, once DTV shuts down the SD broadcasts the domes WILL receive HD programming just the same as DISH customers receive HD programming. The 101 satellite broadcasts on the KU band just the same as all of the DISH satellites. Domes can receive programming from the KU band satellites. What will be necessary is to have an HD receiver to receive ANY programming with a dome and DirecTV once the change happens. As has been mentioned, the big fly in the ointment is that DTV has not said when in 2020 the SD service will end (early 2020 expected) or which channels will be broadcast from the 101 satellite.
The 99 and 103 satellites which are KA band currently carry the majority of HD programming so what will be moved where is unknown.


In regards to portable antennas, will the old round 18" antenna (feeding an HD rcvr) be able to receive the HD signals transmitted on 101 satellite?


Absolutely! You will even get a better signal. That's all a dome does but with a smaller reflector and a dome to further reduce the signal available.


Fantastic! I had started another thread a few weeks ago looking for a solution. Now I just have to wait and see what channels they put on 101.

My only other problem will be aiming the antenna. My current HD DVR does not have an "audible" signal strength meter. I use an old SD receiver that does to aim my dish then reconnect to my DVR. Guess I'll have to spring for a meter if I go this route.

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Announcement on the King Satellite Dish web site.

"Bloomington, MN – KING is excited to announce that our current line-up of DIRECTV-compatible satellite antennas and numerous legacy systems will continue to receive DIRECTV programming during and after the DIRECTV transition from Standard-Definition to High-Definition on their Ku Band satellite. DIRECTV will notify subscribers when they can schedule their DIRECTV equipment upgrade. There is no KING equipment upgrade required. For more details, please follow the link below."

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* This post was edited 12/12/19 07:31am by Crodad *

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Posted: 12/20/19 07:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is just great. My Kingdome is in a landfill, somewhere. I installed the Winegard SK-SWM3 TRAVELER.

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