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    • DigiCipher II

      DigiCipher II

      DigiCipher II (DCII) is a Motorola proprietary digital video distribution system. DigiCipher II provides compression, encryption, and authorization. DigiCipher II compression is based upon MPEG-2. DigiCipher II is utilized for some TVRO transmissions. A Motorola 4DTV satellite receiver is required to decode DigiCipher II TVRO channels. DigiCipher II utilizes AC3 audio encoding.

    • DirecTV Satellites

      DirecTV Satellites

      DirecTV maintains a fleet of geostationary satellites to provide broadcast television services. Designation Launch Date Orbit Satellite Transponders DirecTV 1 17 December, 1993 101.11W HS-601 16 Ku DirecTV 2 3 August, 1994 – HS-601 16 Ku DirecTV 3 10 June, 1995 – HS-601 16 Ku DirecTV 6 8 March, 1997 – LS-1300 32 Ku DirecTV

    • LNBF

      LNBF

      An LNBF (Low Noise Block-Down Feedhorn) Converter is a type of satellite dish that is used for satellite television and Internet access. It includes a device known as a feedhorn that is responsible for collecting radio signals reflected off of a parabolic dish. LNBFs are the most common form of LNBs and are necessary in

    • How Do I Align a DirecTV Satellite Dish?

      How Do I Align a DirecTV Satellite Dish?

      A DirecTV satellite dish may need realignment when strong winds, accidental movement, and various other situations occur. It may also become necessary to set up a dish that has come loose or one that was purchased without an installation plan. Whatever the case, individuals can alight the DirecTV dish on their own. Checking the Signal

    • Dish Network Satellites

      Dish Network Satellites

      Dish Network, and their previously separated partner, EchoStar, have launched dozens of satellites over the past decade in order to provide direct broadcast satellite television services to their subscribers. While each satellite location, known as an “orbital location” provides services to a different region of the Earth, many of the orbital locations contain multiple satellites

    • DSS (Digital Satellite Service)

      DSS (Digital Satellite Service)

      DSS (Digital Satellite Service) is a proprietary video and audio distribution system utilized exclusively by DirecTV. DSS is a type of Direct Broadcasting System (DBS) system. The term DBS is commonly used interchangeably with DSS, but DBS actually refers to any satellite transmission that is intended for home reception. Because DSS is a proprietary technology

    • DirecTV Extensions

      DirecTV Extensions

      Sometimes when your DirecTV system is malfunctioning, a message will appear on your television screen asking you to call a DirecTV extension. Here are the meanings of those DirecTV extensions. DirecTV Extension Explanation 711 Customer account is set-up but the system has not been activated (which is called a partial activation) 721 Channel is not

    • Dish 1000

      Dish 1000

      Dish 1000 is a satellite dish provided by Dish Network that allows users to connect to high-definition broadcast satellites in the 110°W, 119°W, and 129°W orbital locations. Although the Dish 500 model was designed to connect to both the 110°W and 119°W locations simultaneously, Dish Network still needed to enhance the size and capabilities of

    • Dish 500

      Dish 500

      Dish 500 is a satellite dish provided by Dish Network that was developed to replace the discontinued Dish 300 model. Dish 500 is slightly larger than the Dish 300 model at 20” in diameter, but is capable of receiving broadcasts from both the 110°W and the 119°W orbital locations owned by EchoStar, effectively doubling the

    • Nagravision

      Nagravision

      Nagravision is a company that develops conditional access systems for cable and satellite television. These conditional access systems usually involve encryption. There are currently three types of Nagravision versions in place; they are all used for digital cable and digital satellite television. They include Nagravision, Nagravision A and Nagravision Aladdin. Nagravision is generally used for

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