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    getting xfinity and worried installers might trash my rig.

    great tips! Thanks! Will let them know I need the existing rig not to be modified and that I want to keep that how it is. Good call with the filling the holes. I did notice when I was feeling around as I was tracing the cable for my FTA project that there was some silicone rotted stuff outside...
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    getting xfinity and worried installers might trash my rig.

    and yeah I had it attached to a grounding block for good mesure! I just hope I don't need to sacrifice my disk in order to have cable tv lol.
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    getting xfinity and worried installers might trash my rig.

    hey guys! Haven't been here in a while. Been enjoying the fta hobby and learning a lot! So, we are getting xfinity next week and it will include cable, computer and landline. I will be getting tv in my bedroom as well, and need to know if they will need to rip out my dish or if I can ask the...
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    possibly getting a 6footer soon, whats to be expected?

    probably fixed for a while. Once I sell enough AVRs and stuff Ill probably put it on a motor of some kind. At the moment Im saving up for a moteck another FTAer is selling me for a good price. Its the same guy actually! Not sure if I sould get the dish first or the moteck from him. Probably...
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    scored a free DISH TurboHd satellite dish! Any FTAers using one of these for anything?

    Thanks for all the info guys! This is great to know what it can do!
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    scored a free DISH TurboHd satellite dish! Any FTAers using one of these for anything?

    thanks! Good to know incase I ever need an extra disk. A bit broke now lol, actually saving up for a used moteck and a 6footer someone is offering me very inexpensively. I blew my money off on a sat finder v8 last week lol. Hoping to get a chance to play around with that this weekend.
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    scored a free DISH TurboHd satellite dish! Any FTAers using one of these for anything?

    mine still has a plastic fitting at the end of the arm. It has a slightly wider mouth than the metal arm its attached to. Do you know if this should suffice?
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    scored a free DISH TurboHd satellite dish! Any FTAers using one of these for anything?

    if it turns out to be too small for 97w, should it be fine for orby if and when I get that? I imagine yes, as there dish they offer is only a 25"er or so from what I read. I expect this one will be even nicer to point for that as it gives you a really nice setup for the elevation and what not.
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    scored a free DISH TurboHd satellite dish! Any FTAers using one of these for anything?

    It is missing the lnb which probably doesn't matter much, I imagine the stock one was circular anyway. It turned out to come with a bunch of other cool freebies as well in material! pole attached, another J-pole attached, and I think there is a ground wire attached idk it is in the bacement now...
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    possibly getting a 6footer soon, whats to be expected?

    So I was able to convince my mom to let me have a dish like this to play around with in the spring, I even let her know how we can paint it together and have fun building it then and she is cool with it as long as I am not just hording dishes as it might sometimes appeare like it lol. We are...
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    analog KuBand on 30w?

    hey guys! As it turns out, Iv had my dish on 30w all along I discovered this a few weeks back. Had no idea until nothing was making sence aside from getting the religious channels which lead me to believe somewhat that I had the disk on 97w. It all started to make sence once I started...
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    need help identifying pre-slimline dishes

    thanks! great to know!
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    some dumb newbie ota antenna questions

    ok gotcha. Now I can better understand what you mean and what to look for in future! I am glad I was able to get some channels out of what I got for now and at least not felling completely ripped of. thanks!
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    pioneer vsx-9500s good replacement for my onkyo tx-860?

    Been thinking of giving the onkyo a little break. I sleap with the thing every night and I want it to last. I imagine the use cycle in conjunction with it being in a tight space in an equipment cabinet with glass shutters isn't to good for the phosphors in the display, it's caps, and it's...
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    some dumb newbie ota antenna questions

    why? wouldn't it maintain a better signal integrity?
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    some dumb newbie ota antenna questions

    I tested it indoor on a DJ tripod stand yesterday and it performed well. Have used nonamplified cheap standard rabbet ear on digital and they sucked. They worked better on analog though. I without a dout think an amplified version would work though agree? IMO I think all three of these will...
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    No sound from my SONY str-k7100

    Any idea what is going on with my receiver? I got this used as part of a lot and was told it powers up but won't make any sound and that is exactly what it is doing. However I can hear a very very faint electronic hum from all three speakers. It handles the video switching fine but wont put out...
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    just got this new SONY receiver well just got used, ((XM)) ready what does this mean?

    also I haven't been able to get any audio out of it yet. I can hear a very faint electronic hum from all the speakers though. Nothing looks burnt or stressed inside when I popped the cover. It is very well made and all the caps look fine and nothing looks loose. I was able to get it to handle...
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    just got this new SONY receiver well just got used, ((XM)) ready what does this mean?

    model is str-k7100 I got this preowned receiver as part of a trade and been tinkering with it. I see a XM logo on the controle panel. What does this mean? Does it actually contain a xm tuner in there? Does this mean I can call xm and get it activated? Do I pay by phone and they give me some code...
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