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Can I reuse DirecTV equipments for FTA?
Well, I am a newbie in the FTA community but I am not shy to ask dumb questions: I am doing some research to set up my first FTA set and I am lucky enough to get an abandoned 36" DirecTV international dish (with two LNBs removed) and an old DirecTV receiver for free from one of my friends. I am yet to connect and turn on the receiver but I would like to know if these two items can be reused for my FTA setup? -- I have done some research in various forums and my best guess is that I can probably use the dish but I am not sure about the receiver. Any information/instructions would be appreciated.
In addition, I would like to learn how I could know what satellites the old DirecTV dish was intent for? Can I judge it by anything possibly found on the dish (e.g. model number / SN)?
The third question is, once I know this old dish's specifications, for example, originally for 95W and 101W, can I use it for other satellites, e.g. 97W and 103W?
Thanks a lot and have a wonderful weekend!
06-29-2007 02:01 PM