FTA HD Channels

Discussion in 'Free To Air (FTA) Discussion' started by Sadoun, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Sadoun

    Sadoun Thread Starter SatelliteGuys Family

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    So how many HD channels are now available FTA on satellite?

    If the channels are already listed on lyngsat.com can you list them here as well.

    Fortec will be introducing a new HD FTA receiver in NA soon. I guess it is the step-child of the PASSION project.
     
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  2. voomvoom

    voomvoom SatelliteGuys Family

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    Nowhere near enough!
    I'll stay out of the 2nd one...
    I hope the new Fortec HD receiver isn't toooo disappointing for us
    I know you can't please everyone, but it would be nice to not disappoint so many..!!
     
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  3. stogie5150

    stogie5150 Crazed Cajun Rebel

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    From Lyngsat:

    24/7 on ku band is PBS and that's it.
    NASA has a HD feed part time on c-band I think.

    Rest are feeds, which we don't discuss here in an open forum. :D


    Oh, and if you talk to the Fortec folks, please pass on that if their new box doesn't blind scan DVB-S2, they can save themselves a lot of effort. IMO it won't sell well to us true FTA'ers. We already have many options for HD receivers, and all of them display HD very well. We NEED a DVB-S2 blindscan unit very badly.
     
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  4. brentb636

    brentb636 SatelliteGuys Family

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    Another dream feature is 4:2:2 Chroma support. A single box that would handle everything we see over NA would sell a few copies.
    :)
     
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  5. Corrado

    Corrado SatelliteGuys Family

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    Thanks for the heads up. Any specs on the new box?

    I hope Fortec listened to us in the survey we took part in.

    I'm interested in the upgrade to a dedicated DVB-S2 capable receiver myself without adding cards and such. I hate the fact that S2 can't be blind scanned on the receivers already out there. Is there a technical reason for that?
     
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  6. Sadoun

    Sadoun Thread Starter SatelliteGuys Family

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    I don't have the detailed specs, but as soon as they are available, I will post them here for you.

    Can someone PM me the list of HD feeds available.
     
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  7. Iceberg

    Iceberg The No Pain Train
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    KU Band is just PBS

    C-Band has
    NASA
    QVC
    TBN (Trinity Broadcasting)
    ION
    My
    ABC
    CBS
    CW

    I dont know of anything else that is up there 24/7 in the clear...the rest are basically sports feeds that come and go :)
     
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  8. freezy

    freezy Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    So is this all the HD FTA that can be viewed in the Mid West on KU?
    (is this the proper thread?)

    97w

    FTV- Fashion TV HD
    11929v 22000
    MPEG4

    110w.
    9421 HDTHR (on DN without $ sign)

    129W
    tp 2 (12239)

    (local network affiliates on DN without $ sign)
    6330 KMGH Denver ABC
    6331 KCNC Denver CBS
    6332 KUSA Denver NBC
    6333 KDVR Denver FOX

    82.0°W Nimiq 4 Ku VuHD
    12618 (L/H) 20000

    125.0°W AMC 21 Ku
    12140 V 30001
    3 PBS HD 49 AC3
    4 PBS HD 65 AC3

    12151 H 14029
    3 PBS HD 49 AC3
     
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  9. i4tas

    i4tas Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    There is also this on C-band:
    NBC EAST
    NBC CENTRAL
    NBC MOUNTIAN
    NBC WEST
    Telemundo East / Central
    Telemundo Mountian
    Telemundo West
    Azteca 13
    Azteca 7
    Azteca
    World Fishing Network
    Sports Time Ohio 24/7
    Altitude (only active for some denver games)
    TCT Television Network
    peachtree hd (only active for some atlanta games)


    and a few channels i can't talk about here



    The Denver Locals on 129 require 8psk card that does turbo and you must live in the Denver, CO area as they are spotbeamed (because of Ceil at 129)
     
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  10. pro96

    pro96 SoCal Satelital Loco!
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    Isnt there a Movie channel from Canada in the clear, MPEG4 HD also?
     
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  11. SatPhreak

    SatPhreak Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    It used to be listed on lyngsat but it isn't any more. It was on on one of the Anik birds on C band, but I don't have C band so I can't check what happened to it.
     
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  12. pro96

    pro96 SoCal Satelital Loco!
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    Yeah saw it there also on Cband, and now that I am back with a 6ft cband dish its nowhere to be found. Figures :rolleyes:
     
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  13. Anole

    Anole SatelliteGuys Guru

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    follow up:

    Well, it's been six months. So, how's that coming along?
    ---> insert your own joke here <---- - :rolleyes:
     
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  14. B.J.

    B.J. SatelliteGuys Family

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    I'm curious just how you define "feeds". The way I look at it, except for the subscription stuff, 99% of what's up there are feeds. I've run into a variety of definitions for the term, but none seem to fit the context of your statement.
     
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  15. mikelib

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    Will the new receivers be ready for your, Satvention in June? I'm willing to drive fron South Jersey to Ohio to check out the new receiver.
     
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  16. stogie5150

    stogie5150 Crazed Cajun Rebel

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    Here on Satelliteguys, context is important. If someone says Feed, they could mean anything. In MY case, if I say I cannot talk about a feed in an open forum, its a feed that isn't on lyngsat. Technically I guess it should properly be called a wild feed, but we have always shortened it to just feed.
     
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  17. eurosport

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    SHH!!! Both of you! I think there's been a little too much "talked about" already! :eek: :shh
     
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  18. Pismire

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    So....without mentioning any type of feed,

    for Ku, thats it for HD in North America?
     
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  20. Tron

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    Without mentioning any feeds, PBS is the only HD available on Ku Band.
     
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