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what kind of dish do I need to get international programming?(channel 2000's)

I currently have a 3-LNB dish and will probably upgrade to the 5-LNB dish very
soon....

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kathymoore said:
what kind of dish do I need to get international programming?(channel 2000's)

I currently have a 3-LNB dish and will probably upgrade to the 5-LNB dish very
soon....

Thanks !
Jadeworld and Spanish programming are receivable using a 3 or 5 lnb dish. Otherwise you need a 95 sat dish.
 

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DirecTV is sending someone to my house for the 5LNB dish installation.
Should I call them back and say that I also want the 95 dish?

How many outputs does the 95 dish have? There are 4 outputs from the 5LNB
dish that will go into the multiswich... where the the 95-dish fit in?

By the way, what other channels are on the 95 satellite, besides the non-English
channels?

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Has anyone tried IA 5 - that is putting a free to air KU band system in to get international programming? Not sure if IA 5 is the right satellite location. Not at home to double check?
 

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Depending on what specific programming you want, IA-5 (at 97 West) is a good bet. Many channels are FTA (Free-to-Air, broadcast in the clear), and others are pay.

The dish isn't really all that much bigger than some of the newer DBS dish combos. The receivers are off-the-shelf if you want FTA (Globecast WTV still requires their own receiver for paid subs, though), so you can tailor your setup....anything from a basic receiver in the kids' room, to a DVR with PIP in the family room .

With a small Horizon-to-Horizon motor, or a Toroidal dish (or, even multiple dishes) you can find a lot of International programming for free.

http://www.lyngsat.com/ia5.html
 
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