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A friend of mine who just got dish network and wants to know about MPEG-2/DVB. I don't know that much about it. Can it be accessed to work with Dish network?

I think he wants the FTA channels and whats available. What does he need besides the receiver. I have seen them on ebay as well. Any feedback would be welcomed,Jack
 
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No. DISH Network uses a custom MPEG2 DVB receiver, which can ONLY receive DISH channels. No FTA (DISH blocks FTA because they don't want people buying their subsidized receivers to use for FTA). MPEG2/DVB FTA receivers don't have the NagraVision technology to receive DISH
 

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FTA will work with a Dish Receiver. However, the MPEG-2 transmission has to have a symbol rate of 20,000, the A-PID and V-PID has to be in the 4000 to 6000 range, and the SID has to be in a channel range recognizable to the dish receiver. IE: Channels 100-999, 4000-4999, 8000-8999, 9000-9999.

There are currently 2 TPs on the KU-Band that fit all these specifications and are receivable with a Dish Receiver.

Telstar-5 97w TP9 11898V 8-video 2-audio channels of Arabic Programming.

NSS-K 21.5w TP19 11930 6-Video 5-Audio channels in Arabic, Greek, Italian, & Polish
 

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From what I've been told, all the audio channels on Dish (920-982) including the Muzak business only channels are FTA via an MPEG-2 DVB receiver. From time to time when Dish tests things they are also FTA. The additional locals at the side slots (61.5 and 148) were FTA through February.

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