Need Suggestions on 8' Dish

Discussion in 'FTA / Non Small Dish Satellite Area' started by Rickt1962, May 27, 2014.

  1. Rickt1962

    Rickt1962 Legend

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    At the vacation home I Installed a 8' C-Band back in 1984, the past 15 years using Direct TV.

    This past weekend decided to light her up ! LOL got QVC and the Weather Channel ! Which I thought was funny since its coming in over FTA and they where trying to get another Penny out of DTV !
    Anyway before I start cutting down tree's to get clearer signal in hopes to get ABC,CBS,NBC etc

    Was looking at some receivers I guess I need to go digital and didn't see any with Motor control hookups behind the unit.

    What is recommended for a old 8' mesh dish C-Band ?

    My old receiver has RF remote control so I can change channels through out the home. Do the new ones do that ?
     
  2. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    You sure you can even get any of those channels anymore?
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    check lyngast.com for current status
    yeah, you'll need digital receiver or sat card/USB for PC
    to control big dishes you must keep your old analog receiver
     
  4. Rickt1962

    Rickt1962 Legend

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    Well did more reading it looks like DVB-S2 is what I need for C-band and it looks like it has a RF remote and supports Media play back from a hard drive MKV or MP4 ! :)

    http://www.amazon.com/Skybox-Definition-dvb-s2-Receiver-Support/dp/B00APB3XF8/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1401235588&sr=8-7&keywords=dvb+s2

    So I guess I need to keep the old receiver and program it to move the dish for this box.

    If I am reading it correctly it says it works with C-band or C/Ku lnb really didn't want to climb up the mountain side and change the LNB out so I hope I get enough channels with just the C-band

    Channel list http://www.lyngsat.com/freetv/United-States.html
     
  5. gov

    gov Legend

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    Turning your vacation home into a living history museum ????


    !rolling
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    nay, he will enjoy free sat TV in best quality :p
     

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