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Dropped Dish Network last month, can anything be reused for FTA?
We dropped DishNetwork a month or so ago, but I'd like to see if I can reuse anything from the Dish setup for FTA. Seems like I remember reading the LNB used by Dish Network won't work for FTA and possibly neither can the dish itself, but can I reuse the mounting brackets they installed on the house along with the coax? I'd hope that a 36" GEOSATpro dish or similar would be supported about the same as the dish that's up there now, but I wasn't sure.
Also when we were on Dish we used 110°W, 119°W, and 129°W satellites, so since I'd really like to connect to AMC21 at 125°W I assume the direction the dish is mounted now would still be sufficient. I live in Central Texas if that makes any difference. Also since I never had any problems connecting to the Dish satellites does this mean I'll equally have no problems connecting to AMC21? I don't have any trees or other obstructions in that direction from my house, so just curious.
As for receivers I read there'll be a new MicroHD out soon, so should I hold off for that to come out? And if so will that be sufficient to get everything on the AMC21 satellite including the HD channels? The PBS channels are really all I'm going after, so as long as I can get the dozen or so channels on AMC21 that'll make my day Also a friend of mine who did FTA years ago mentioned that Galaxy 18 (123°W) and SAS1 (101°W) were worth getting too, though I don't see much on either now. If I were to get two or three LNB's given these satellites are close enough to AMC21 would it be feasible to connect to all of them using the same dish? Not to dissimilar to what the DishNetwork setup did with 110°W, 119°W, and 129°W? And if so how complicated of a setup is that?
Sorry for all the questions, but thanks for any feedback or suggestions. I've been following this forum for years, but maybe this'll be the year I finally jump into FTA!
02-11-2013 04:45 PM