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Pansat 2700A Installation

Discussion in 'Free To Air (FTA) Discussion' started by aarosh, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. aarosh

    aarosh Thread Starter New Member

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    I am a newbie!
    Couple of days ago I decided to go into FTA. I bought Pansat 2700A and got from a friend Dish Network 500 Antenna with TWIN digital LBNF. Number on LBNF is reading BS1B1UP401M. At this point I am clueless on how to set it up. But before I start reading and searching, I would like to verify that the equipment is compatible. If yes, then how do I configure my receiver with antenna? Other links that explain newbie stuff would be usefull!

    Thanks in advance!
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  2. Anole

    Anole SatelliteGuys Guru

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    Well, if you are interested in real FTA, here are a couple of lists showing what you can receive with a 30..36" dish and a linear LNB
    Menu of Channel Lists - FTAList.com
    http://www.satelliteguys.us/thelist/
    Both lists have similar info, but are arranged differently.
    Your Dish 500 is too small and has a circular LNB.
    We can point you to a compatible LNB and dish.

    If you are interested in free reception of Dish programmming, the you should really read this thread:
    http://www.satelliteguys.us/free-ai...atellite-tv-you-will-get-you-banned-life.html
  3. aarosh

    aarosh Thread Starter New Member

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    Thanks for the info!
    Reading further I found out that my dish is too small (as you pointed out). However, can I use these LNBs and get bigger dish? Like I said I am clueless when it comes down to technology surrounding LNBs and compatibility. Also, I am looking to save some $$ and not buy anything that I don't need. Furthermore, I found this link:

    Dish 500 DishPro Plus Twin - FreeToAirReceivers.com
    These guys claim that this antenna is compatible with Free-To-Air (I was looking with some antennas that I can purchase if needed). This antenna and LNBs look identical to mine, so I was hoping I can get started with these and move onto better antenna once I know what I am doing.

    Thanks for links. First two links are useful; third one is pointing to a message saying simply that no hack are allowed on this website. Is that the link you wanted me to read?

    Thanks a lot for your help!
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2007
  4. qwert1515

    qwert1515 SatelliteGuys TheList Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Your equipment will only work with Dish Network which is not FTA.

    If you get a larger dish and linear LNB like Anole said you can pick up channels from the lists that Anole has pointed out.

    The third link is because we get people who are trying to steal satellite which is not FTA, and we do not allow discussions here about that.
  5. aarosh

    aarosh Thread Starter New Member

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    Thanks!
    The more I am reading, the more I am understanding the difference between FTA and "other" channels. My intention is not to get illegal access to dish network, but simply utilize dish antenna that I got for free ... some forums claim that Dish antenna are getting FTA.
    Like I said, still getting informed!

    Thanks for the info though!
  6. Anole

    Anole SatelliteGuys Guru

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    A few minutes searching that web site, and it's pretty obvious what their business is.
    They advertize reception of Dish 110 and 119 programming, with a FTA receiver.
    And they used the magic word: autoroll
    That's the sort of place that gives "FTA" a bad name.
  7. Tron

    Tron SatelliteGuys Family

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    The problem is that many (most?) people use the term 'FTA' to describe hacking Dish Network, which is why that seller claims the Dish 500 will work for FTA. Hacking is NOT the same as FTA. FTA is the reception of UNENCRYPTED satellite signals. There are, actually, a small handful of channels on Dish satellites which are unencrypted, and can be considered true FTA. The dish you have will work for those channels, but we're talking about a VERY small number of basically useless (with the exception of NASA-TV) channels. For the most part, 18" dishes are useless for what we discuss on this forum.

    True FTA involves receiving unencrypted channels from C-Band (6-foot or larger dish), Ku-Band (30" or larger dish), and the few previously mentioned unencrypted DBS channels from the Dish satellites. Each of these bands requires a different type of LNB, so the LNB from your Dish Network dish will only work on DBS satellites, even if mounted on a larger dish. For most FTA up there, you'll need a Ku-Band linear LNB.

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