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Dish has more FTA than Directv

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by GiantsFan383, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. GiantsFan383

    GiantsFan383 Legend

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    I was wondering why dish has more fta than Directv. Directv has none, and some of the fta on dish is good programming. Is it a different receiving system?
     
  2. Marlin Guy

    Marlin Guy Hall Of Fame

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    What's an fta? :confused:
     
  3. garys

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    FTA, Free To Air.
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Yes.

    Just curious what FTA channels you're counting ? ChXXXX ?
     
  5. GiantsFan383

    GiantsFan383 Legend

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    Yeah around that area
     
  6. CCarncross

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    Technically neither provider offers FTA.....But there may be a few un-encrypted channels here and there. But since you pointed it out, there's a good chance someone from each provider may see this and they'll close that loophole too.
     
  7. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    More likely it will change modulation and/or compression schemes and become unavailable to many FTA rigs.
     
  8. maxbowe

    maxbowe New Member

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    I am contemplating getting a FTA system. The problem I face is whether to get a motorized or stationary dish. Also I want to know which satellite provides good programming in English. It seems as though satellite 97 West offers quite a bit.

    Suggestions are most welcome!!
     
  9. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    Perhaps the FTA section will be more helpful to you:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=67

    :welcome_s:
     
  10. Michael P

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    AFAIK the only unencrypted channels are on 119: Ch 101, NASA and Angel 1. The reason they are receivable on FTA tuners is because E* uses standard DVB standards. DirecTV uses a non-standard modulation, that in and of itself would prevent FTA receivers form seeing anything.
     
  11. P Smith

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    NASA is in clear ? It was; when you check it last time ?
     

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