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    • 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

    • 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

    • DirecTV Slimline Dish

      DirecTV Slimline Dish

      The DirecTV Slimline Dish is a relatively recent addition to DirecTV’s collection of HD-enabled satellite dishes. A DirecTV Slimline Dish is roughly 18” tall and 22” oval. Since DirecTV satellites are positioned in the Southern Hemisphere, all DirecTV Slimline Dishes must have a clear view of the Southern sky in order to receive DirecTV services.

    • DiSEqC

      DiSEqC

      DiSEqC stands for Digital Satellite Equipment Control. DiSEqC is a communication bus between satellite receivers and peripheral equipment such a LNBs, switches, and antenna positioners. DiSEqC communication occurs over the existing coaxial cable. Eutelsat developed DiSEqC and released it to the public as an open standard. DiSEqC Specifications Bus Specification Logos and their Conditions of

    • How Does Satellite TV Work?

      How Does Satellite TV Work?

      Satellite TV works by broadcasting video and audio signals from geostationary satellites to satellite dishes on the Earth’s surface. These geostationary satellites orbit the earth in a region of space known as the Clarke Belt, which is approximately 22,300 miles above the equator. Each of these satellites carries a number of transponders. These transponders each

    • 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.

    • DiSEqC Switch

      DiSEqC Switch

      A DiSEqC (Digital Satellite Equipment Control) switch is a device that connects coaxial cables from a satellite receiver to coaxial cables from a satellite antenna and is responsible for transferring data and power to and from each device. DiSEqC switches are used to control a satellite dish’s direction, send power from a satellite receiver to

    • 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

    • The History of Satellite Television

      The History of Satellite Television

      In order to understand the history of satellite television, you first have to go all the way back to the 1950's during the space race between the USA and Russia. The first satellite to orbit the earth was Sputnik, launched by the Russians in 1957. It was 6 years later until the first communications satellite

    • DirecTV Receivers

      DirecTV Receivers

      DirecTV uses receivers from a wide variety of equipment manufacturers. DirecTV Receivers by Manufacturer DirecTV DirecTV Receivers DirecTV D10 DirecTV D10-200 DirecTV D10-300 DirecTV D11 DirecTV HR10-250 (HD DVR) DirecTV H10 DirecTV H20 DirecTV R10 DirecTV R15 General Electric DirecTV Receivers GE GRD33G2A GE GRD33G3A Hughes DirecTV Receivers HNS HDVR-2 HNS HAH-SA HNS HBH-SA HNS

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