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#1 OFFLINE   ZandarKoad

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:40 PM

Does anyone bother with High Definition on a Ku setup? I mean, it seems like it's kinda pointless, as there are just a few channels and you need a motorized system to reach most of them...

Most people I know only have 97W.

I really want to want a HD receiver, but with no content, there's not much point.

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#2 OFFLINE   Davenlr

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:47 PM

About the only HD on KU is on the PBS satellite and some sports feeds

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:47 AM

PBS alone is worth the cost of admission. You can get SD anywhere. Many of the feeds on Galaxy 19 you can stream online. Al Jazeera via satellite doesn't look much better than online streaming. Internet streaming has advanced enough to provide comparable SD quality. So a lot of the feeds on that bird really aren't that special anymore.

But pristine quality NBC and PBS HD... now those are a treat you can only get in one place. Plus you get Pentagon HD which is fun to play around with for a little while as well as frequent HD wildfeeds. A motorized Ku dish is fantastic if you like high definition concerts.

I don't see why anyone with a single Ku dish wouldn't want to motorize it. Motors are only $75. Fixed dishes I can understand when one has a dish farm, but it's silly to restrict oneself to only 10% of what's out there by not having a motor. It'd be like subscribing to DirecTV, and then only being able to watch five channels.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:30 PM

You missed the requirement of fixed dishes - multiple receivers working simultaneously (in different rooms, archiving, etc).

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:32 PM

If you can't get PBS using OTA antenna, it is worth it to get thru satellite in HD. Otherwise, most KU is SD signal.
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:44 PM

But pristine quality NBC and PBS HD... now those are a treat you can only get in one place. Plus you get Pentagon HD which is fun to play around with for a little while as well as frequent HD wildfeeds. A motorized Ku dish is fantastic if you like high definition concerts.


since i'm new to fta and want to convert from dishnetwork to fta, i don't know the answer to "can only get in one place". where is this one place?

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:38 PM

Yes, Pentagon was OK, in HD. I still hope to see more HD on Ku, going forward.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:45 PM

Yes, Pentagon was OK, in HD. I still hope to see more HD on Ku, going forward.


so Ku is the "one place"?

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:22 PM

do you checking www.lyngsat.com ?

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:57 AM

so Ku is the "one place"?

C Band is a good place to go, if you want some HD! Anik F1, 107w has a number of int the clear CBC affiliates. Just keep checking around.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:35 AM

C Band is a good place to go, if you want some HD! Anik F1, 107w has a number of int the clear CBC affiliates. Just keep checking around.


this is what i'm trying to understand. some say Ku. some say C.

all i want to do is drop paid satellite and pickup ABC, CBS, NBC, and whatever else i get now for free in HD (mostly) even if i have to watch a UK FTA station to get CNBC.

and i need to know whether Ku or C band is the right choice to do this? and if C band, then fixed or motorized?

thanks.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:14 AM

OTA would be best and much cheaper and space/time/money constrained

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:18 AM

OTA would be best and much cheaper and space/time/money constrained


sorry. i live rural with a lot of trees. too far from city for good signals. paid satellite is just fine. but want to save $ with FTA satellite.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:00 AM

Install a tower with long beam antenna(s) and a motor.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:29 AM

Install a tower with long beam antenna(s) and a motor.


nearest major town is ~45 mi.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:30 AM

this is what i'm trying to understand. some say Ku. some say C.

all i want to do is drop paid satellite and pickup ABC, CBS, NBC, and whatever else i get now for free in HD (mostly) even if i have to watch a UK FTA station to get CNBC.

and i need to know whether Ku or C band is the right choice to do this? and if C band, then fixed or motorized?

thanks.


also want (HD) PVR recording capability.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:03 AM

nearest major town is ~45 mi.


But where are the transmitters?

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:04 AM

NBC on AMC-1

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:12 AM

But where are the transmitters?


about the same.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:30 PM

also want (HD) PVR recording capability.


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