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I was wondering why dish has more fta than Directv. Directv has none, and some of the fta on dish is good programming. Is it a different receiving system?
 

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GiantsFan383 said:
I was wondering why dish has more fta than Directv. Directv has none, and some of the fta on dish is good programming. Is it a different receiving system?
Yes.

Just curious what FTA channels you're counting ? ChXXXX ?
 

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Technically neither provider offers FTA.....But there may be a few un-encrypted channels here and there. But since you pointed it out, there's a good chance someone from each provider may see this and they'll close that loophole too.
 

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More likely it will change modulation and/or compression schemes and become unavailable to many FTA rigs.
 

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I am contemplating getting a FTA system. The problem I face is whether to get a motorized or stationary dish. Also I want to know which satellite provides good programming in English. It seems as though satellite 97 West offers quite a bit.

Suggestions are most welcome!!
 

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maxbowe said:
I am contemplating getting a FTA system. The problem I face is whether to get a motorized or stationary dish. Also I want to know which satellite provides good programming in English. It seems as though satellite 97 West offers quite a bit.

Suggestions are most welcome!!
Perhaps the FTA section will be more helpful to you:

http://www.dbstalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=67

:welcome_s:
 

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AFAIK the only unencrypted channels are on 119: Ch 101, NASA and Angel 1. The reason they are receivable on FTA tuners is because E* uses standard DVB standards. DirecTV uses a non-standard modulation, that in and of itself would prevent FTA receivers form seeing anything.
 
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