best channels are in C band or Ku???

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  1. megadeth_rocks

    megadeth_rocks Thread Starter Member

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    In fta true the best channels are in Ku or C band? what you think? any recommendations? newbie here thanks! :D
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  2. pro96

    pro96 SoCal Satelital Loco! Supporting Founder

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    CBAND - G16 G19

    KUBAND - G17 SES2 AMC16 AMC6 AMC1 AMC15

    Anywhere from Network programming to Sporting events feeds..
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    It's all relative, so make it easy on yourself

    It's probably easier to get started on Ku band.
    I would say 97w or maybe 125w.
    As you get experience and learn what's on other satellites, maybe add a second dish.

    By the time you decide to try a motor, it'll go a lot easier if you have a firm grasp of the fundamentals.

    C-band is easier if you already have an understanding of dish setup, and motor operation.
    If you insist on a BUD first, get 8' or 10'.
    On that size dish, the dual band LNBFs can get by.
    Though, C-only performs better.
    That would compliment a Ku only motorized setup. :up

    No discussion would be complete without mentioning fixed Ku dishes with several LNBFs.
    Very few members have multiple fixed BUDs, but there are a handfull . ;)


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  6. turbosat

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    I'd say C-band, after 2 days and nights of frequent rainstorms lol. It's hard to wash out a c-band signal!
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    For me c+ku the two are good.For over twenty years only I have Ota for Canadian and same usa channels.And free to air from 137 west to 50 west and 30 west and 15 west
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    Now I have a idea! your suggestions are great, many channels and many sats to begin my setup. thanks.
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    Hey megadeth: Which is the better TV network...ABC, NBC, CBS, or CNN? Get the point? You've got some good answers already. But define what best means and you'll get better answers.
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    yep, best for me is: superstations, news, movies and sports, like everyone here, but my question was to where point my dish, Im newbie in true fta and only need a one direction, now I know where to find channels. thanks.
  11. northgeorgia

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    Don't be afraid to ask more questions. It's always hard getting set up for the first time :)
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    cyberham SatelliteGuys Family

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    On Ku, you'll find several English language 24/7 news channels from around the world. I like them. You'll also find lots of sports feeds. You won't find superstations or movies much on Ku, although I think 97W may have some mostly foreign language movies. Perhaps Ebru and KTV have English language movies. If you can do C-band, it's the better way to go overall.
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    I have a 10 foot fiberglass dish with actuator and I try c band sats this weekend, I need to move the dish of my parents house to my house 20 miles away, but worth the effort.

    fiberglass_dish.jpg ahh, early years of C band, this dish give me lot a fun!!!
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