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Has DirecTV started changing channel alignment?

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Does anyone know if the DirecTV 110 satellite has gone dark or something?  I have an old SK3005 Winegard Trav'ler automatic rooftop dish which has been converted to SWM, etc.  I haven't used it for a couple of weeks because of tree cover but today I have a clear sky and the system couldn't find 110.  It uses the "line" between 101, 110 and 119 to determine the skew angle.  It did lock onto 101 and 119 and was able to obtain service, but not having 110 slows it down.  This wasn't the situation when I last used the dish ~3 weeks ago.  Maybe the long awaited channel realignment is happening?  

FWIW I've been using YouTube TV quite effectively while not being able to get DirecTV because of those annoying trees!  When we get to our TX winter base in a couple of weeks I'll evaluate if it's worth even keeping DirecTV.  It will largely depend on what kind of price DirecTV is willing to give me once my current $40/mo discount runs out in another couple of months.

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Have Direct TV at home. They are dropping channels, or the channels are dropping them. I think it is the old fight over how much money goes to where. 

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Direct TV and ESPN are in a urinating contest at the present. On Monday night football this week ESPN started to run commercials about the situation. On Tuesday's sports programing on ESPN, Direct had a black line thru part of the ad.

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docj I am in Caldwell ID a suburb of Bosie and I have DirecTv. My sat is locked onto  LG DTV SWM3 101, 99 and 103. 

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1 hour ago, Twotoes said:

docj I am in Caldwell ID a suburb of Bosie and I have DirecTv. My sat is locked onto  LG DTV SWM3 101, 99 and 103. 

I think people misunderstood my post.  Older Trav'ler dishes use the 101, 110 and 119 satellites for alignment even though no programming information comes from 110 and very few customers receive anything from 119.

Anyway, I got an answer to my post on the DBS forum where I learned that the 110 satellite went dark last month.

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This thread caused me to take a look at what I'm receiving right now.  I use a Slimline dish on a tripod and have a Genie.  I am in central Alabama.  I am receiving right now 101, 99ca, 99cb, 103cb.  I have always had 103ca also, but it is dark right now, but not sure what that means with it being gone.  I haven't noticed any changes in what I normally watch so who knows?

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I no longer care.  I'm finally free of DirecTV.  We're using YouTube TV and can watch all the channels we care about.  I have a prepaid unlimited Verizon Jetpack (no longer available for new subscribers) and an AT&T unlimited hotspot through OTR Mobile.  It all works pretty well and the YouTube TV user interface is easy to use.

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docj,

You said "We're using YouTube TV and can watch all the channels we care about". I am wondering what general part of Rockport you are in? 

When we left Rockport last spring both of our hotspots (Verizon and AT&T) were terrible. We stay out on the 35 bypass just past 18th street. I am also hoping YouTube TV works for us when we get back.

Thanks

Dave G

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