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    DSS TV in BCS  Buy / bring,  only an RCA or RCA type system!

    If you like to have TV, that's the way to go, but for some locations in Baja Sur you will need a bigger Dish! (see below) Now the bad news:

    DirectTV now has bad reception in Mulege and ever worth in Loreto, you get about 1/2 or less of your channels with a 1 meter (39 inch) Dish, as far as the reception of Direct TV and and Dish Network, there definitely is a whole in the reception in Mulegé and in Loreto. I have other reports that the reception is good in La Paz and Cabo. I did bring this up in a International Sat Forum and was told by the operators of the systems that that is a phasing problem, but they do not care, as legally they can not sell service to Mexico. Most Gringos in Loreto now use a Canadian Sat system that works fine there, there is a Lady in Loreto that can set you up, ask around for her. In Mulegé the reception is halfway, about 30-40%, good for DirecTV and almost impossible for DishNetwork unless you use a bigger dish. At my store in Mulegé, my demo signal gave up, I used a 5ft dish, after about 1 year after DishNetwork started, so I have to Use C Band, for my own use. It is strange as we can get a 80 signal on Direc2way systems in Mulegé, but that is on SatMex5.

    Dish-Network, Echostar DSS system will also not work good in in Mulege and Loreto. Some clients report to have a decent DishNetwork reception with a 1.2 meter Offset Dish at Conception bay.

    For DirecTV in Mulege or Loreto, You need a 1.8 meter (6ft) or better offset dish, those dishes can be bought from Winegard in the US. Problem is the cost, the wholesale price from the factory is $630 plus over $120 for freight, for this reason no jobber/dealer is buying them as they have to buy by truck load and there is no market for that, as the end user price comes close to $1,000 and even more if you add the Import duty to Mexico to it. I am looking for a cheaper source but so far have not found one for an offset dish.

    My advice: If you think of using a DSS TV Satellite system for Baja, buy RCA, or a RCA type system, like GE, Panasonic, etc. try to stay away from Sony, Sony is very good but the LNB is difficult to adapt to a bigger dish, (most of the 39" by PanSat ) it needs altering several parts while the others adapt very easy to a bigger Dish, 99 % of my clients do it themselves. You can use a Sony if you buy a RCA type LNB that can be installed in a 39" Dish.
    Jens ( "El Aleman", Mulege, B.C.S.) jens@mulege.com.mx

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