First of all, i DON'T want to know how to hack or pirate ANYTHING! I'm too damn old for that and don't really care about it! I'm just interested in learning alittle more about fta. It seems like another hobby i'd like to try since i've done all the work on my dish setup. I've been reading these forums and checking out different sites on fta. i've been looking at different systems, and man, i'm getting lost. I found a system that seems like it might be a good one for me to get started with and would like some imput on it. Its a Coolsat 6000 premium receiver, a Motek sg-2100 motor, Fortec star 31" dish, Invacom quad polar lnb, diseqc 4x1 switch, and a data cable. Heres my questions: Does this sound like a good setup? If you were buying this, is there anything you would change? How long of a cable run can you have with fta? Do you have to connect to a computer to get updates everytime? I think thats it for now, Thanks for any help and suggestions.