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    Looking for my first FTA box?

    Thanks... I'm gonna order one. Thank You all!
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    Looking for my first FTA box?

    Thanks for the clarification... Any worth in a better Amiko model? or am I wasting my money on higher end units?
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    Looking for my first FTA box?

    The Amiko mini HD SE looks like a great unit... Do I need to worry about blind scan and I keep seeing that you have to update the FTA receivers with firmware or updates. Is that for satellite channels? I'm not afraid to learn... KB3KGS
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    Looking for my first FTA box?

    Guys, Which FTA box would you recommend for someone that wants to experiment? I live in Pittsburgh Pa and have clear line of sight of sats. I also just purchased my 90cm dish Ku Band. What is a good box that won't break the budget? Also where should I buy it? I hear that some boxes have...
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    Dish Finder Power Supply

    That just validated what I thought! Awesome I'm learning! Thanx
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    Openbox S10 where should I buy it from?

    That's what I thought... Where do you get the updates from? Being a newbie and all... I looked the company that actually make the box and it's a Chinese company Shenzhen
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    Dish Finder Power Supply

    I just purchased a dish finder / pointer ($14 type) and noticed that a lot of them come with a power supply. The power supply consist of two 9 volts and a slip on F-connector. So the question is: How can I make one of those? I'm guessing it's two 9-volts wired in series to make 18 volts and then...
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    Openbox S10 where should I buy it from?

    I found this forum looking for just a no BS forum that enjoys to hobby of FTA. Being new and discouraged in the past from reading other crap forums on "wink wink FTA", I found this forum to be honest and straight forward. I agree this is a dwindling hobby... My other hobby of ham radio is...
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    Point me in the right direction...

    Yea I have a WD Live already... I was hoping to replace / merge the functions... However I agree it may be a little unfair to ask the box to do all of that, it was a hope. So what would you recommend as a solid box, besides the playback requirements?
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    Point me in the right direction...

    It looks like I have a solid plan for the dish and LNB... However now before I purchase a box... steer me in the right direction on your picks: Looking for: DIVX / AVI / MPG / misc Codec playback for movies via USB drives High Def either 720 or 1080 (28" TV so 720 would work) Motorized dish...
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    Point me in the right direction...

    So I just pulled the Primestar elliptic dish out and it's a big one! The LNB is quite old and weathered it's a NJR2162F... link to: "NJR2162F GlobeCast WorldTV SINGLE Output LNBF" Looks like I got half of what I need... Now I just need a box and i'll be FTA-in... Do LNBs weather out over time...
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    Point me in the right direction...

    This is our first year camping with the RV... I bought a 28 foot Catalina Travel Trailer in the spring and we used it every other weekend, so I think it was pretty successful. I had only done tent camping before, so it was a tremendous leap of faith. It wasn't until the last few months I got a...
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    Point me in the right direction...

    Thanx... That definitely reinforces what I've thought already. Yea I'm just getting a thrill out of pulling a signal out of a satellite for the first time. I've been wanting to do this for some time now and I just needed a reason the RV is my reason. That and my son is 7 y'old and gets a kick...
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    Point me in the right direction...

    I am looking to get some TV channels regardless of where I go camping with my RV. I'm not looking for free paid TV, but that would be nice too :) I actually interested in FTA satellites like AMC 3 and AMC 9 for the RTN channel and whatever else is entertaining for the family. I am an experienced...
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