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BEV Transponders

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by Steve Mehs, Mar 6, 2003.

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  1. Mar 6, 2003 #1 of 12
    Steve Mehs

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    In more preparation for Bell, on Express Vu, which are typically the high and low transponders in terms of signal strength or are they all about the same? And for tweaking a dish, is there any recommended tp to do the initial tweaking with? thanks
     
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    JohnH

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    Steve, Tp 1 seems to be in use at 91 and 82. If you are using a meter, this would still be the choice as both sats currently have odd numberd transponders in abundance. You should get levels which are quite usable at your location.
     
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    Steve Mehs

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    Thanks John, I'm not looking foward to installing the dish and tweaking it, but every piece of info will help. I'm still debating between Ebay or RadioShack for the system.
     
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    JohnH

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    Does Radio Shack sell Bell ExpressVu receivers? It must be a Bell ExpressVu receiver or they will not authorize it. The serial numbers are different.
     
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    Why dont you go to Future Shop across the border and pick up a system their. I dont think they will ask questions. I'm assuming you are going to Niagara Falls to get it Right? You can get a system for $199 Canadian which is about $130 in U.S. dollars or are you waiting for the dual sat. setup?
     
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    Steve Mehs

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    Never head of Future Shop, don't really have a plan where to go, location wise, I was thinking either the first RS I see once I cross the Peace Bridge or perhaps a good Ebay deal. I'm not interested in a multilocation setup, since I have no use for the HD programming. Just a package including the 18" dish, single LNB (if possible), everything needed to mount and a model 3100.
     
  8. Mar 8, 2003 #8 of 12
    Ontarian

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    Future Shop is like Best Buy, in fact they are owned by Best Buy. It might be easier to go there, less questions asked. They are a big box store. Their isn't one in Niagara Falls, but their is one in St.Catherines, a little farther drive. Here is the address and Phone Number for Both Radio Shack and Future Shop


    Future Shop
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    St. Catharines
    Fairview Mall
    G2 - 285 Geneva Street
    St. Catharines, Ontario
    L2N 2G1
    (905) 646-4018

    Radio Shack Niagara Falls
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    Niagara Square Sc :
    7555 Montrose Rd
    City: Niagara Falls
    Province: ON
    Postal Code: L2H2E9
    Phone: (905) 357-2000

    Radio Shack Niagara Falls
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    Town & Country Plaza
    3643 Portage Rd N
    City: Niagara Falls
    Province: ON
    Postal Code: L2J2K8
    Phone: (905) 356-4282

    THE BELL EXPRESSVU 3100 SATELLITE SYSTEM 152-8086 $199.99 Canadian $ approx $135 U.S. from Radio Shack.

    The first interactive satellite receiver in Canada. Features interactive TV applications including instant weather, electronic program guide with picture-in-picture guide display and event timers. 4 component universal remote controls your satellite receiver, TV and VCR. Has S-Video output for Super-Definition broadcasts. CD-quality sound. Model 3100 offer: Regular purchase price is $199.99 Canadian.

    If Radio Shack wants you to sign-up for service right then and there, you might try telling them its a gift for a relative.
     
  9. Mar 8, 2003 #9 of 12
    Ontarian

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    By the way, I dont think E-Bay is a good idea unless you live in Canada. Expressvu has a transfer of ownership policy on their receivers that involves paper work and this might cause you some unexpected problems and hassles.
     
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    For a minute I snapped back into physics class mode when I saw the subject header and thought, "billion electron volt transponders? Are they seriously whacked?"
     
  11. Steve Mehs

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    Thanks Ontarian! Hopefully I can find Future Shop w/o getting lost (a lot) :D
     
  12. Ontarian

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    Actually St.Catherines is about a 20 minute drive from Niagara Falls. You have to get to the QEW Highway that goes towards Toronto. You will see off-ramps, you cant miss the town.
     
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