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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Jun 4, 2010.
I'll try the images again - newbie problems I guess
The Sony SAT-B3 is an obsolete satellite receiver. Released in the mid-1990s, it decoded standard-definition signals from DirecTV and other satellite providers. The SAT-B3 features S-video, A/V, and optical digital audio connectivity.
It's still in use folks. My first setup had 2 of these receivers.
My parents started with E* in 1996 or 97 with:
Dish 4000 (complete with High Speed Data Port, for future technologies )
Dual LNB Dish for that future "Second Receiver"
Locals from day one because we were in the New York DMA and did not have a "Grade B Signal". We had "distant networks" (otherwise known as New York locals ).
We switched to D*, in a year that I can't remember (early 2000s I think), (because E* wanted to charge us $50 or $100 for a new UHF remote, so much for getting a deal from retention) and got a Phillips DSX5540 (I know cause we had the optical audio hooked up to our brand spankin' new surround sound ) and looked very much like this (thanks Directvlover for posting a picture of the sister model)
My first D* receiver(s) personally was/were an HR20, an R15 and 2 D11s (and I don't think we need picutures of those )
DSX5353R. Still have it and still use it.
Yep. thats the one we started with too. boy was that slow. But back in 1995 when we started, it was pretty dang kewl!
This was my first one as well
That was mine too...but mine was branded GE instead of RCA, which is how they sold them at Sam's Club. Can't find a picture, unfortunately.
I installed it myself. The upstairs neighbor came down to have a look. We were floored with the picture quality. Did I mention I was a TCI Cable employee at the time? QUITE the scandal around the office.
Of the five DTV receivers I've owned, it's the only one that didn't die. The only reason it was replaced was to support the triple LNB dish and give me an HD OTA tuner.
Remember when we used to have to pay USSB an extra $7 for MTV and Comedy Central? Good times.
That's the Receiver i have it's in better condition then yours. :lol:
Ditto on these. Have 3 of them in the attic.
+1 $799 for 1 LNB setup....lol
I'll put my recievers up tonight
Those are my first receivers too from Nov 2002.
Yep, I remember that!
My First SD Unit.
This was my 1st HD Unit.
This was my 2nd and 3rd HD Unit. Bought them at $600 a pop! As mention, was very Glitchy but hey I got Free OTA HD !
I think I still have the first two receivers around in a storage unit but wasn't able to find them. They may have gone to Goodwill two years ago when we moved. I still have lots of other old receivers.
I bought a package deal from a local retailer in fall of 1997 that included two first generation Toshiba receivers and an 18" dish with a dual output LNB. Self installed and signed up for DirecTV and USSB. I think the package price was $499.
Here's a few of the others.
Here's my earliest equipment...
My newest stuff works soooooo much better and faster.
HDTVFAN, did you get that stuff during WWII? :lol:
Before that...I'm typically an early adopter.
How big was your dish, the size of a pool?
No problems with transponders...