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Multi-Satellite Dish with 3 LNB

DIRECTV Satellite Hookup



DirecTV provides satellite TV service to customers in the USA using a variety of setups depending on which service the customer wants. DirecTV in the USA uses at least 3 satellites to beam the ever growing number of signals to customers. The 101 satellite has the majority of the programming while the 110 and the 119 satellites beam additional programming. DirecTV sends HD or High-Definition shows from all three of these satellites. To get programming from three different satellites, you can use a Phase III multi-satellite dish.

High Definition elliptical satellite TV dishes have two dual LNBs, one for sat-101 and one for sat-119, and a single LNB for sat-110. This means there are 5 total connections at the LNBs. Most HD dishes are furnished with a built in (integral) 5x4 multiswitch, providing service for up to 4 receivers without the need for additional equipment.

Phase III 18" x 20" Multi-Satellite Dish
3 LNBs and 4 way multi-switch. Four identical outputs.
Could hookup 4 SD receivers or 2 SD receivers and 1 HD DVR or 2 HD DVRs.



HD DVR Features

• Standard-definition (MPEG-2) and high definition (MPEG-2, MPEG-4) enabled
• Record up to 200 hrs of SD, up to 30 hours of HD (MPEG-2) programming or up to 50 hours of HD (MPEG-4) programming
• 2 satellite tuners for access to SD and HD DIRECTV programming and 2 ATSC tuners for access to local HD broadcasts where available*
• Advanced Program Guide®
• Pause and rewind live high-definition TV for up to 90 minutes
• One touch record, auto record, manual record, and bookmarks
• 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i picture output and multiple screen formats supported
• Standard Definition and High Definition output at the same time.
• Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound capable
• On-Screen Caller ID capable
• HDMI output, Component, S-Video, Composite, Optical Audio outputs
• Parental locks/control



 
 
This hookup diagram shows the DirecTV satellites with their respective LNBs and how they are connected. This setup shows one HD DVR and two SD DVRs using an external 2x4 Multi-switch. The HDTV is in main room of house while the SDTVs are in secondary rooms.



The DirecTV Phase I Satellite Dish was the original DirecTV dish. This is an 18" satellite dish with one LNB. This dish typically receives signals from the DirecTV satellite at 101 degrees.

DirecTV introduced the Phase II Satellite Dish in 1998. The Phase II dish has two LNBs and can receive signals from the DirecTV satellites at 110 and 119 degrees.

DirecTV introduced the Phase III Satellite Dish in 2002. This dish has three LNBs and can receive signals from DirecTV satellites at 101, 110 and 119 degrees.

The DirecTV AT9 MPEG-4 Compatible Ku/Ka Band Satellite Dish is designed to receive signals from DirecTV satellites at 99, 101, 103, 110 and 119 degrees. The DirecTV satellites at 99 and 103 degrees transmit on the newer Ka Band. This dish is also designed to receive HDTV video compressed with the newer MPEG-4 compression.

The satellite receiver connects to the dish with a RG-6 cable. This cable connects to the SAT IN jack on the back of the receiver.



The TV connects to the back of the satellite receiver using a variety of possible cable connections depending on which picture resolution you want. SD or standard definition could use the yellow composite video cable with two stereo audio cables but for High-Definition TV cable connection, it is best to use a HDMI cable hookup.



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