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Discussion in 'FTA / Non Small Dish Satellite Area' started by gubdu, Mar 28, 2005.
I remember being amazed by the first time I saw Primestar. now look where they are now.
Don't forget about USSB which was absorbed by D*.
SkyPix did a demo for potential dealers in Minneapolis. They were uplinking from their facilities in CT and using one of their recievers to show their capabilities. Someone in Minneapolis called a "secretary" sitting at a desk in CT who was on camera. She sat there talking in real time to the presenter in Minneapolis and answering questions for those gathered at the demo. All was well as she sat there at her desk until someone asked her to wave her arms and her arms literally "fell apart" on the screen. :lol:
What channels can I get with a D* 3LNB dish and a FTA receiver?
AFAIK, the 3-LNB setup uses an internal, D*-specific switch, so you'd be down to one usable LNB at most. From there, it's the size of the dish that matters.
From the soon-to-be-relaunched FTAList.com's FAQs:
"There are only a few Dish Network and Bell ExpressVu TV channels, mostly system promos, that a FTA receiver can pick up with Dish/DirecTV equipment. There are a fair number of audio channels in the clear. In general, a Dish/DirecTV setup and a switch can be a cheap way to add this small set of channels, but by itself, it won't give you much reason to buy a FTA receiver."