Bronze Member
Username: Carcpl58

Post Number: 24
Registered: Oct-05
Does anyone know how to get the NBA channels to come in?

Silver Member
Username: Thill1951akalk

Post Number: 738
Registered: Oct-05
yes read channels/packages or NHL threads or in archives explains the need to do a transponder scan at game time..and a few other helpful hints..

Silver Member
Username: Thill1951akalk

Post Number: 739
Registered: Oct-05
Sport Packages Channel Info.

The available games that make up The Sports Packages are in addition to those seen on FOX, ESPN, ESPN2, regional sports networks, and your home team's television affiliate stations .

The NBA, NHL and MLB package channels (540-552, 561-572 and 625-639) change transponder/satellite positions daily. They are all mirrors of the Regional Sport Channels found on channels 412-437 ..
The "'SKDL 1-8"" channels are all on Transponder 24 frequency 12559 h 110 W . and "SKDL" Channels found on channels 9910-9917.

These are the transponders that are needed to be scanned either 1 hour or during the game time ,, in order to receive the NBA, NHL and MLB package channels broadcast.

These channels will always be in the following places: Transponders 10 , 12 , 17 , 18 or 21 at 119° and transponders 24 or 25 at 110°..
Frequencies will be as follows @ 119W: 12355 H , 12384 H , 12457 V , 12472 H , 12516 V .
Frequencies will be as follows @ 110W: 12559 H , 12574 V

Choose menu on remote control, then select installation, tp scan, select 110 or 119 and in new screen choose the tp/freq you wish to scan..then click this an hour before or during the game...


for 520-533 scan these:
12253,12530,12632 and 12661

for 550-575 scan these:

This is for a non-dishpro setup.

For 520-533:
If you have dishpro then take those numbers above and subtract them from 25600. So for example 25600-12253= 13347 for dishpro. Scan tp frequency 13347 and continue for the rest.
For channels 550-575:
Scan these transponder numbers :10,12,17,18,21 on 119 and 24 and 25 on 110

If it is the sports channels you are after you could try the following to save scanning all the time:

The above transponder numbers listed are also the transponders for the following channels:

1. FOX Sports regional channels (409-437)
2. Sports ALT channels (445-452)
3. SKDL Channels (9910-9917)

Most channel lists will already have these channels in the list. If you don't have these channels in your list then get a new dishpro channel list.

Here's what to do:
Take that group of channels above and mark them as favorites in your channel list. Call it whatever you like. Now when you're looking for a game, just go to the favorites list and you'll find the game you're looking for in one of these three locations. If you don't find it, DN is not uplinking it.

What DN is doing is taking the games from those transponders and merely adding another SID to the uplink. That second SID will contain a number somewhere between 540-548 (for the Hockey games). That is how the game is being broadcast on both the regular feeds and the package that DN calls "NHL Center Ice". Once the game is over, the secondary SID uplink is taken down.

This will stop the unnecessary pre-game scanning and you can start enjoying the games. This should work for all NHL, MLB and NBA games


Bronze Member
Username: Carcpl58

Post Number: 25
Registered: Oct-05
Thanks, Thill I will try this tonight and see what happens. I have non dishpro setup with a viewsat receiver. Will this disrupt any other channels if I do this? You have been very helpful thanks again.

Bronze Member
Username: Carcpl58

Post Number: 26
Registered: Oct-05
I tried to scan those particular tps last night and did not know how on my Viewsat pro 4000. Will a full scan do the same thing?

Thanks, Jim

Silver Member
Username: Thill1951akalk

Post Number: 783
Registered: Oct-05
With a Pansat... The way to scan a transponder is first of all find out which channels the NBA games are on, which will tell you what transponders they will be on... U should write the TP numbers down and what satellites they are on ....Once you know which TPs you are looking for...using the remote:

(1)- Go to your menu and select "installation"
(2)- Go down to network scan and choose Satellite
(3)- Scroll up or down to the correct TP# and hit OK.

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