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Anonymous
June 27, 2005 12:08:24 PM

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What would be the smallest size dish I can use to get the maps/guide from
G1? I'm only interested in X4, but I need to get the maps n stuff before I
can pull it in (unless there's a manual way to map X4 in the 4dtv).

Thanks!
Dave
June 27, 2005 6:31:39 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

For the guide, G1 is the only sat with that info. 10 foot is the recommended
minimum, with care a 7.5 foot can work. The channel maps themselves can be
obtained from other sats that are stronger and have less interference from
adjacent birds, and -possibly- a smaller dish could be used on one of those.

Lee Richardson
Mech-Tech
mechtech@evansville.net


"Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:p PednbdiQrL1i13fRVn-vw@mpowercom.net...
> What would be the smallest size dish I can use to get the maps/guide from
> G1? I'm only interested in X4, but I need to get the maps n stuff before
> I can pull it in (unless there's a manual way to map X4 in the 4dtv).
>
> Thanks!
> Dave
>
>
Anonymous
June 27, 2005 11:23:14 PM

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- wrote:
> For the guide, G1 is the only sat with that info. 10 foot is the recommended
> minimum, with care a 7.5 foot can work. The channel maps themselves can be
> obtained from other sats that are stronger and have less interference from
> adjacent birds, and -possibly- a smaller dish could be used on one of those.
>
> Lee Richardson
> Mech-Tech
> mechtech@evansville.net
>
>
> "Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:p PednbdiQrL1i13fRVn-vw@mpowercom.net...
>
>>What would be the smallest size dish I can use to get the maps/guide from
>>G1? I'm only interested in X4, but I need to get the maps n stuff before
>>I can pull it in (unless there's a manual way to map X4 in the 4dtv).
>>
>>Thanks!
>>Dave
>>
I'm getting the program guide about 90% of the time on G1 with a 6'
dish. But I pretty much dead center in the country so I'm probably
pretty close to the middle of the footprint.

Question for Lee...can you cite a source for being able to retrieve the
guide from another satellite? I'd like to read more about that.

Take care,
Rich

God bless the USA

--
I just had one of those "what the hell am I doing?" moments.

-Adam Savage, Mythbuster
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June 28, 2005 2:21:51 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

Good evening.
As far as I know, the US guide can only be obtained from G1. It is the
channel maps that can be found on other sats.

Lee Richardson
Mech-Tech



"Rich Piehl" <rpiehl5REMOVETHIS@FORNOSPAMcharter.net> wrote in message
news:UL0we.6369$2S.1192@fe03.lga...
>- wrote:
>> For the guide, G1 is the only sat with that info. 10 foot is the
>> recommended minimum, with care a 7.5 foot can work. The channel maps
>> themselves can be obtained from other sats that are stronger and have
>> less interference from adjacent birds, and -possibly- a smaller dish
>> could be used on one of those.
>>
>> Lee Richardson
>> Mech-Tech
>> mechtech@evansville.net
>>
>>
>> "Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:p PednbdiQrL1i13fRVn-vw@mpowercom.net...
>>
>>>What would be the smallest size dish I can use to get the maps/guide from
>>>G1? I'm only interested in X4, but I need to get the maps n stuff before
>>>I can pull it in (unless there's a manual way to map X4 in the 4dtv).
>>>
>>>Thanks!
>>>Dave
>>>
> I'm getting the program guide about 90% of the time on G1 with a 6' dish.
> But I pretty much dead center in the country so I'm probably pretty close
> to the middle of the footprint.
>
> Question for Lee...can you cite a source for being able to retrieve the
> guide from another satellite? I'd like to read more about that.
>
> Take care,
> Rich
>
> God bless the USA
>
> --
> I just had one of those "what the hell am I doing?" moments.
>
> -Adam Savage, Mythbuster
Anonymous
June 28, 2005 2:21:52 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

Do you know what other birds the channel maps are on? Any Ku by chance?
All I need is to download the map for X4 so I can get this one channel I'm
interested in... (Goodlife, American something or other, or whatever their
name is this month :) 

Thanks!
Dave


<-> wrote in message news:yvidnbTUX6EQX13fRVn-sQ@sigecom.net...
> Good evening.
> As far as I know, the US guide can only be obtained from G1. It is the
> channel maps that can be found on other sats.
>
> Lee Richardson
> Mech-Tech
>
>
>
> "Rich Piehl" <rpiehl5REMOVETHIS@FORNOSPAMcharter.net> wrote in message
> news:UL0we.6369$2S.1192@fe03.lga...
>>- wrote:
>>> For the guide, G1 is the only sat with that info. 10 foot is the
>>> recommended minimum, with care a 7.5 foot can work. The channel maps
>>> themselves can be obtained from other sats that are stronger and have
>>> less interference from adjacent birds, and -possibly- a smaller dish
>>> could be used on one of those.
>>>
>>> Lee Richardson
>>> Mech-Tech
>>> mechtech@evansville.net
>>>
>>>
>>> "Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:p PednbdiQrL1i13fRVn-vw@mpowercom.net...
>>>
>>>>What would be the smallest size dish I can use to get the maps/guide
>>>>from G1? I'm only interested in X4, but I need to get the maps n stuff
>>>>before I can pull it in (unless there's a manual way to map X4 in the
>>>>4dtv).
>>>>
>>>>Thanks!
>>>>Dave
>>>>
>> I'm getting the program guide about 90% of the time on G1 with a 6' dish.
>> But I pretty much dead center in the country so I'm probably pretty close
>> to the middle of the footprint.
>>
>> Question for Lee...can you cite a source for being able to retrieve the
>> guide from another satellite? I'd like to read more about that.
>>
>> Take care,
>> Rich
>>
>> God bless the USA
>>
>> --
>> I just had one of those "what the hell am I doing?" moments.
>>
>> -Adam Savage, Mythbuster
>
>
June 28, 2005 11:20:41 AM

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No maps on Ku that I am aware of, except of course the Canadian ones.

Lee Richardson
Mech-Tech


"Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:CuWdnXoy2LkRVl3fRVn-uA@mpowercom.net...
> Do you know what other birds the channel maps are on? Any Ku by chance?
> All I need is to download the map for X4 so I can get this one channel I'm
> interested in... (Goodlife, American something or other, or whatever their
> name is this month :) 
>
> Thanks!
> Dave
>
>
> <-> wrote in message news:yvidnbTUX6EQX13fRVn-sQ@sigecom.net...
>> Good evening.
>> As far as I know, the US guide can only be obtained from G1. It is the
>> channel maps that can be found on other sats.
>>
>> Lee Richardson
>> Mech-Tech
>>
>>
>>
>> "Rich Piehl" <rpiehl5REMOVETHIS@FORNOSPAMcharter.net> wrote in message
>> news:UL0we.6369$2S.1192@fe03.lga...
>>>- wrote:
>>>> For the guide, G1 is the only sat with that info. 10 foot is the
>>>> recommended minimum, with care a 7.5 foot can work. The channel maps
>>>> themselves can be obtained from other sats that are stronger and have
>>>> less interference from adjacent birds, and -possibly- a smaller dish
>>>> could be used on one of those.
>>>>
>>>> Lee Richardson
>>>> Mech-Tech
>>>> mechtech@evansville.net
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in
>>>> message news:p PednbdiQrL1i13fRVn-vw@mpowercom.net...
>>>>
>>>>>What would be the smallest size dish I can use to get the maps/guide
>>>>>from G1? I'm only interested in X4, but I need to get the maps n stuff
>>>>>before I can pull it in (unless there's a manual way to map X4 in the
>>>>>4dtv).
>>>>>
>>>>>Thanks!
>>>>>Dave
>>>>>
>>> I'm getting the program guide about 90% of the time on G1 with a 6'
>>> dish. But I pretty much dead center in the country so I'm probably
>>> pretty close to the middle of the footprint.
>>>
>>> Question for Lee...can you cite a source for being able to retrieve the
>>> guide from another satellite? I'd like to read more about that.
>>>
>>> Take care,
>>> Rich
>>>
>>> God bless the USA
>>>
>>> --
>>> I just had one of those "what the hell am I doing?" moments.
>>>
>>> -Adam Savage, Mythbuster
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
June 28, 2005 11:20:42 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

Do you know how we can find out which birds have maps available?

Thanks
Dave


<-> wrote in message news:p 4KdnSEaCLhT3VzfRVn-rw@sigecom.net...
> No maps on Ku that I am aware of, except of course the Canadian ones.
>
> Lee Richardson
> Mech-Tech
>
>
> "Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:CuWdnXoy2LkRVl3fRVn-uA@mpowercom.net...
>> Do you know what other birds the channel maps are on? Any Ku by chance?
>> All I need is to download the map for X4 so I can get this one channel
>> I'm interested in... (Goodlife, American something or other, or whatever
>> their name is this month :) 
>>
>> Thanks!
>> Dave
>>
>>
>> <-> wrote in message news:yvidnbTUX6EQX13fRVn-sQ@sigecom.net...
>>> Good evening.
>>> As far as I know, the US guide can only be obtained from G1. It is the
>>> channel maps that can be found on other sats.
>>>
>>> Lee Richardson
>>> Mech-Tech
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Rich Piehl" <rpiehl5REMOVETHIS@FORNOSPAMcharter.net> wrote in message
>>> news:UL0we.6369$2S.1192@fe03.lga...
>>>>- wrote:
>>>>> For the guide, G1 is the only sat with that info. 10 foot is the
>>>>> recommended minimum, with care a 7.5 foot can work. The channel maps
>>>>> themselves can be obtained from other sats that are stronger and have
>>>>> less interference from adjacent birds, and -possibly- a smaller dish
>>>>> could be used on one of those.
>>>>>
>>>>> Lee Richardson
>>>>> Mech-Tech
>>>>> mechtech@evansville.net
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in
>>>>> message news:p PednbdiQrL1i13fRVn-vw@mpowercom.net...
>>>>>
>>>>>>What would be the smallest size dish I can use to get the maps/guide
>>>>>>from G1? I'm only interested in X4, but I need to get the maps n
>>>>>>stuff before I can pull it in (unless there's a manual way to map X4
>>>>>>in the 4dtv).
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Thanks!
>>>>>>Dave
>>>>>>
>>>> I'm getting the program guide about 90% of the time on G1 with a 6'
>>>> dish. But I pretty much dead center in the country so I'm probably
>>>> pretty close to the middle of the footprint.
>>>>
>>>> Question for Lee...can you cite a source for being able to retrieve the
>>>> guide from another satellite? I'd like to read more about that.
>>>>
>>>> Take care,
>>>> Rich
>>>>
>>>> God bless the USA
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> I just had one of those "what the hell am I doing?" moments.
>>>>
>>>> -Adam Savage, Mythbuster
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
June 28, 2005 6:31:09 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

http://broadband.motorola.com/4DTV/4DTVChannelUpdates_0...

Purple background with "Download Digicipher" means that maps are sent,
or maps were sent when that list was created or updated.


"Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:Y5KdnVMrC-MHwVzfRVn-qA@mpowercom.net...
| Do you know how we can find out which birds have maps available?
|
| Thanks
| Dave
|
|
| <-> wrote in message news:p 4KdnSEaCLhT3VzfRVn-rw@sigecom.net...
| > No maps on Ku that I am aware of, except of course the Canadian ones.
| >
| > Lee Richardson
| > Mech-Tech
| >
| >
| > "Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in message
| > news:CuWdnXoy2LkRVl3fRVn-uA@mpowercom.net...
| >> Do you know what other birds the channel maps are on? Any Ku by chance?
| >> All I need is to download the map for X4 so I can get this one channel
| >> I'm interested in... (Goodlife, American something or other, or whatever
| >> their name is this month :) 
| >>
| >> Thanks!
| >> Dave
| >>
| >>
| >> <-> wrote in message news:yvidnbTUX6EQX13fRVn-sQ@sigecom.net...
| >>> Good evening.
| >>> As far as I know, the US guide can only be obtained from G1. It is the
| >>> channel maps that can be found on other sats.
| >>>
| >>> Lee Richardson
| >>> Mech-Tech
| >>>
| >>>
| >>>
| >>> "Rich Piehl" <rpiehl5REMOVETHIS@FORNOSPAMcharter.net> wrote in message
| >>> news:UL0we.6369$2S.1192@fe03.lga...
| >>>>- wrote:
| >>>>> For the guide, G1 is the only sat with that info. 10 foot is the
| >>>>> recommended minimum, with care a 7.5 foot can work. The channel maps
| >>>>> themselves can be obtained from other sats that are stronger and have
| >>>>> less interference from adjacent birds, and -possibly- a smaller dish
| >>>>> could be used on one of those.
| >>>>>
| >>>>> Lee Richardson
| >>>>> Mech-Tech
| >>>>> mechtech@evansville.net
| >>>>>
| >>>>>
| >>>>> "Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in
| >>>>> message news:p PednbdiQrL1i13fRVn-vw@mpowercom.net...
| >>>>>
| >>>>>>What would be the smallest size dish I can use to get the maps/guide
| >>>>>>from G1? I'm only interested in X4, but I need to get the maps n
| >>>>>>stuff before I can pull it in (unless there's a manual way to map X4
| >>>>>>in the 4dtv).
| >>>>>>
| >>>>>>Thanks!
| >>>>>>Dave
| >>>>>>
| >>>> I'm getting the program guide about 90% of the time on G1 with a 6'
| >>>> dish. But I pretty much dead center in the country so I'm probably
| >>>> pretty close to the middle of the footprint.
| >>>>
| >>>> Question for Lee...can you cite a source for being able to retrieve the
| >>>> guide from another satellite? I'd like to read more about that.
| >>>>
| >>>> Take care,
| >>>> Rich
| >>>>
| >>>> God bless the USA
| >>>>
| >>>> --
| >>>> I just had one of those "what the hell am I doing?" moments.
| >>>>
| >>>> -Adam Savage, Mythbuster
| >>>
| >>>
| >>
| >>
| >
| >
|
|
Anonymous
July 2, 2005 4:47:25 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

Would I be able to use a 6' Fortec FS6D (the non penetrating roof mount for
a 6 footer is pretty cheap) to get the maps from any of those birds?
Or should I just bite it and get the 8 footer? Or perhaps a 7.5 ?

Thanks
Dave




"DRLev" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
news:Nadwe.83486$6g3.31337@tornado.texas.rr.com...
> http://broadband.motorola.com/4DTV/4DTVChannelUpdates_0...
>
> Purple background with "Download Digicipher" means that maps are sent,
> or maps were sent when that list was created or updated.
>
>
> "Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:Y5KdnVMrC-MHwVzfRVn-qA@mpowercom.net...
> | Do you know how we can find out which birds have maps available?
> |
> | Thanks
> | Dave
> |
> |
> | <-> wrote in message news:p 4KdnSEaCLhT3VzfRVn-rw@sigecom.net...
> | > No maps on Ku that I am aware of, except of course the Canadian ones.
> | >
> | > Lee Richardson
> | > Mech-Tech
> | >
> | >
> | > "Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in
> message
> | > news:CuWdnXoy2LkRVl3fRVn-uA@mpowercom.net...
> | >> Do you know what other birds the channel maps are on? Any Ku by
> chance?
> | >> All I need is to download the map for X4 so I can get this one
> channel
> | >> I'm interested in... (Goodlife, American something or other, or
> whatever
> | >> their name is this month :) 
> | >>
> | >> Thanks!
> | >> Dave
> | >>
> | >>
> | >> <-> wrote in message news:yvidnbTUX6EQX13fRVn-sQ@sigecom.net...
> | >>> Good evening.
> | >>> As far as I know, the US guide can only be obtained from G1. It is
> the
> | >>> channel maps that can be found on other sats.
> | >>>
> | >>> Lee Richardson
> | >>> Mech-Tech
> | >>>
> | >>>
> | >>>
> | >>> "Rich Piehl" <rpiehl5REMOVETHIS@FORNOSPAMcharter.net> wrote in
> message
> | >>> news:UL0we.6369$2S.1192@fe03.lga...
> | >>>>- wrote:
> | >>>>> For the guide, G1 is the only sat with that info. 10 foot is the
> | >>>>> recommended minimum, with care a 7.5 foot can work. The channel
> maps
> | >>>>> themselves can be obtained from other sats that are stronger and
> have
> | >>>>> less interference from adjacent birds, and -possibly- a smaller
> dish
> | >>>>> could be used on one of those.
> | >>>>>
> | >>>>> Lee Richardson
> | >>>>> Mech-Tech
> | >>>>> mechtech@evansville.net
> | >>>>>
> | >>>>>
> | >>>>> "Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in
> | >>>>> message news:p PednbdiQrL1i13fRVn-vw@mpowercom.net...
> | >>>>>
> | >>>>>>What would be the smallest size dish I can use to get the
> maps/guide
> | >>>>>>from G1? I'm only interested in X4, but I need to get the maps n
> | >>>>>>stuff before I can pull it in (unless there's a manual way to map
> X4
> | >>>>>>in the 4dtv).
> | >>>>>>
> | >>>>>>Thanks!
> | >>>>>>Dave
> | >>>>>>
> | >>>> I'm getting the program guide about 90% of the time on G1 with a 6'
> | >>>> dish. But I pretty much dead center in the country so I'm probably
> | >>>> pretty close to the middle of the footprint.
> | >>>>
> | >>>> Question for Lee...can you cite a source for being able to retrieve
> the
> | >>>> guide from another satellite? I'd like to read more about that.
> | >>>>
> | >>>> Take care,
> | >>>> Rich
> | >>>>
> | >>>> God bless the USA
> | >>>>
> | >>>> --
> | >>>> I just had one of those "what the hell am I doing?" moments.
> | >>>>
> | >>>> -Adam Savage, Mythbuster
> | >>>
> | >>>
> | >>
> | >>
> | >
> | >
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
July 2, 2005 12:42:37 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

A 10 foot dish is best for 4dtv because of the signal/noise threshold.A
smaller dish can barely hold some signals.
"Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:S4WdncXu57IT21vfRVn-2w@mpowercom.net...
> Would I be able to use a 6' Fortec FS6D (the non penetrating roof mount
> for a 6 footer is pretty cheap) to get the maps from any of those birds?
> Or should I just bite it and get the 8 footer? Or perhaps a 7.5 ?
>
> Thanks
> Dave
>
>
>
>
> "DRLev" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
> news:Nadwe.83486$6g3.31337@tornado.texas.rr.com...
>> http://broadband.motorola.com/4DTV/4DTVChannelUpdates_0...
>>
>> Purple background with "Download Digicipher" means that maps are sent,
>> or maps were sent when that list was created or updated.
>>
>>
>> "Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:Y5KdnVMrC-MHwVzfRVn-qA@mpowercom.net...
>> | Do you know how we can find out which birds have maps available?
>> |
>> | Thanks
>> | Dave
>> |
>> |
>> | <-> wrote in message news:p 4KdnSEaCLhT3VzfRVn-rw@sigecom.net...
>> | > No maps on Ku that I am aware of, except of course the Canadian ones.
>> | >
>> | > Lee Richardson
>> | > Mech-Tech
>> | >
>> | >
>> | > "Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in
>> message
>> | > news:CuWdnXoy2LkRVl3fRVn-uA@mpowercom.net...
>> | >> Do you know what other birds the channel maps are on? Any Ku by
>> chance?
>> | >> All I need is to download the map for X4 so I can get this one
>> channel
>> | >> I'm interested in... (Goodlife, American something or other, or
>> whatever
>> | >> their name is this month :) 
>> | >>
>> | >> Thanks!
>> | >> Dave
>> | >>
>> | >>
>> | >> <-> wrote in message news:yvidnbTUX6EQX13fRVn-sQ@sigecom.net...
>> | >>> Good evening.
>> | >>> As far as I know, the US guide can only be obtained from G1. It
>> is the
>> | >>> channel maps that can be found on other sats.
>> | >>>
>> | >>> Lee Richardson
>> | >>> Mech-Tech
>> | >>>
>> | >>>
>> | >>>
>> | >>> "Rich Piehl" <rpiehl5REMOVETHIS@FORNOSPAMcharter.net> wrote in
>> message
>> | >>> news:UL0we.6369$2S.1192@fe03.lga...
>> | >>>>- wrote:
>> | >>>>> For the guide, G1 is the only sat with that info. 10 foot is the
>> | >>>>> recommended minimum, with care a 7.5 foot can work. The channel
>> maps
>> | >>>>> themselves can be obtained from other sats that are stronger and
>> have
>> | >>>>> less interference from adjacent birds, and -possibly- a smaller
>> dish
>> | >>>>> could be used on one of those.
>> | >>>>>
>> | >>>>> Lee Richardson
>> | >>>>> Mech-Tech
>> | >>>>> mechtech@evansville.net
>> | >>>>>
>> | >>>>>
>> | >>>>> "Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in
>> | >>>>> message news:p PednbdiQrL1i13fRVn-vw@mpowercom.net...
>> | >>>>>
>> | >>>>>>What would be the smallest size dish I can use to get the
>> maps/guide
>> | >>>>>>from G1? I'm only interested in X4, but I need to get the maps n
>> | >>>>>>stuff before I can pull it in (unless there's a manual way to
>> map X4
>> | >>>>>>in the 4dtv).
>> | >>>>>>
>> | >>>>>>Thanks!
>> | >>>>>>Dave
>> | >>>>>>
>> | >>>> I'm getting the program guide about 90% of the time on G1 with a
>> 6'
>> | >>>> dish. But I pretty much dead center in the country so I'm probably
>> | >>>> pretty close to the middle of the footprint.
>> | >>>>
>> | >>>> Question for Lee...can you cite a source for being able to
>> retrieve the
>> | >>>> guide from another satellite? I'd like to read more about that.
>> | >>>>
>> | >>>> Take care,
>> | >>>> Rich
>> | >>>>
>> | >>>> God bless the USA
>> | >>>>
>> | >>>> --
>> | >>>> I just had one of those "what the hell am I doing?" moments.
>> | >>>>
>> | >>>> -Adam Savage, Mythbuster
>> | >>>
>> | >>>
>> | >>
>> | >>
>> | >
>> | >
>> |
>> |
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
July 2, 2005 7:12:02 PM

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Yes but

1. I'm only interested in getting the channel maps, mainly for X4

2. the nprm for a 10 footer is over $600 and requires 2200 pounds of blocks
which will stress the roof

3. See #1 and #2 :) 

4. If there were anyone in the LA area with a 10 footer that would hook the
920 up for me to grab the maps, I could eliminate #1 and #2.


Thanks
Dave



"Valdivar" <rebelleader68@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:5Zvxe.15771$mK5.1110560@news20.bellglobal.com...
>A 10 foot dish is best for 4dtv because of the signal/noise threshold.A
>smaller dish can barely hold some signals.
> "Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:S4WdncXu57IT21vfRVn-2w@mpowercom.net...
>> Would I be able to use a 6' Fortec FS6D (the non penetrating roof mount
>> for a 6 footer is pretty cheap) to get the maps from any of those birds?
>> Or should I just bite it and get the 8 footer? Or perhaps a 7.5 ?
>>
>> Thanks
>> Dave
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "DRLev" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
>> news:Nadwe.83486$6g3.31337@tornado.texas.rr.com...
>>> http://broadband.motorola.com/4DTV/4DTVChannelUpdates_0...
>>>
>>> Purple background with "Download Digicipher" means that maps are sent,
>>> or maps were sent when that list was created or updated.
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>>>
>>> "Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:Y5KdnVMrC-MHwVzfRVn-qA@mpowercom.net...
>>> | Do you know how we can find out which birds have maps available?
>>> |
>>> | Thanks
>>> | Dave
>>> |
>>> |
>>> | <-> wrote in message news:p 4KdnSEaCLhT3VzfRVn-rw@sigecom.net...
>>> | > No maps on Ku that I am aware of, except of course the Canadian
>>> ones.
>>> | >
>>> | > Lee Richardson
>>> | > Mech-Tech
>>> | >
>>> | >
>>> | > "Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in
>>> message
>>> | > news:CuWdnXoy2LkRVl3fRVn-uA@mpowercom.net...
>>> | >> Do you know what other birds the channel maps are on? Any Ku by
>>> chance?
>>> | >> All I need is to download the map for X4 so I can get this one
>>> channel
>>> | >> I'm interested in... (Goodlife, American something or other, or
>>> whatever
>>> | >> their name is this month :) 
>>> | >>
>>> | >> Thanks!
>>> | >> Dave
>>> | >>
>>> | >>
>>> | >> <-> wrote in message news:yvidnbTUX6EQX13fRVn-sQ@sigecom.net...
>>> | >>> Good evening.
>>> | >>> As far as I know, the US guide can only be obtained from G1. It
>>> is the
>>> | >>> channel maps that can be found on other sats.
>>> | >>>
>>> | >>> Lee Richardson
>>> | >>> Mech-Tech
>>> | >>>
>>> | >>>
>>> | >>>
>>> | >>> "Rich Piehl" <rpiehl5REMOVETHIS@FORNOSPAMcharter.net> wrote in
>>> message
>>> | >>> news:UL0we.6369$2S.1192@fe03.lga...
>>> | >>>>- wrote:
>>> | >>>>> For the guide, G1 is the only sat with that info. 10 foot is the
>>> | >>>>> recommended minimum, with care a 7.5 foot can work. The
>>> channel maps
>>> | >>>>> themselves can be obtained from other sats that are stronger and
>>> have
>>> | >>>>> less interference from adjacent birds, and -possibly- a smaller
>>> dish
>>> | >>>>> could be used on one of those.
>>> | >>>>>
>>> | >>>>> Lee Richardson
>>> | >>>>> Mech-Tech
>>> | >>>>> mechtech@evansville.net
>>> | >>>>>
>>> | >>>>>
>>> | >>>>> "Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in
>>> | >>>>> message news:p PednbdiQrL1i13fRVn-vw@mpowercom.net...
>>> | >>>>>
>>> | >>>>>>What would be the smallest size dish I can use to get the
>>> maps/guide
>>> | >>>>>>from G1? I'm only interested in X4, but I need to get the maps
>>> n
>>> | >>>>>>stuff before I can pull it in (unless there's a manual way to
>>> map X4
>>> | >>>>>>in the 4dtv).
>>> | >>>>>>
>>> | >>>>>>Thanks!
>>> | >>>>>>Dave
>>> | >>>>>>
>>> | >>>> I'm getting the program guide about 90% of the time on G1 with a
>>> 6'
>>> | >>>> dish. But I pretty much dead center in the country so I'm
>>> probably
>>> | >>>> pretty close to the middle of the footprint.
>>> | >>>>
>>> | >>>> Question for Lee...can you cite a source for being able to
>>> retrieve the
>>> | >>>> guide from another satellite? I'd like to read more about that.
>>> | >>>>
>>> | >>>> Take care,
>>> | >>>> Rich
>>> | >>>>
>>> | >>>> God bless the USA
>>> | >>>>
>>> | >>>> --
>>> | >>>> I just had one of those "what the hell am I doing?" moments.
>>> | >>>>
>>> | >>>> -Adam Savage, Mythbuster
>>> | >>>
>>> | >>>
>>> | >>
>>> | >>
>>> | >
>>> | >
>>> |
>>> |
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