- Put it on craigslist and sell or donate it, or
- Continue to use it with a new FREE TO AIR receiver.
There are many free to air channels on c-band (and KU band as well) from the USA and around the world. The bulk of these channels are in Spanish and 40 other languages including English. Needless to say, there are enough channels out there to keep you busy.
But, keep in mind, the Free To Air channels are for the most part different than what you get with a premium service. So, if you have to have your Discovery, TLC, ESPN, and others, you will have to get a new service subscription with one of the providers. Your local or online dealer will help you with that.
If you are one of those users that decide to go with option 2 above, here is what you will need to continue to make use of your existing system and watch some FTA channels:
You will need to add the following:
The Gbox will connect between the linear actuator motor you have on the c-band dish, and the new FTA receiver.
If you only have C-band LNB, you will connect the coaxial cable to the Gbox, then run a jumper cable between the V3000 and new FTA receiver.
The receiver will scan each of the C-band satellites and store the channels for you. You can setup favorite lists according to your preference.