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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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    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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    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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    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?

    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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    some dumb newbie ota antenna questions

    hey guys So I would like to add a antenna to the mix. I have a boat load of possibly stupid or laughably dumb questions. I last had a antenna like this in use some time in 2006 when you could still use one of those potatovisions from the 70s to get local channels. I would be forced to use one of...
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    need help identifying pre-slimline dishes

    what were the most common directv dishes seen in the wild before the slimline? I remember having a huge one when we had directv put in back in 06. It was round and huge like 33" I recall. Think we subbed to the total choice or something like that, which had the Spanish speaking channels and...
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    will this switch be compatible with my setup? it is pansat brand!

    not sure if my equipmewnt needs to be pansat or if I sould be goalden. Pansat 4x1 Premium Wideband DiSEqC 1.0 Satellite Switch Model 4x1W FTA Dish LNB | eBay Bought it already so I guess if it is incompatible with my gear Im stuck with it then. I am running a directv slimline with linear KUBand...
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    getting dish happy and need to find a way to hide all my dishes

    My mom is ok with my 18" front lawn signal blaster and one dish on the back deck. She says any more and it will start to look like house of marcians. I had the idea of building a structure of some kind in the back yard like a platform to put my dish cluster and she is ok with that but it will be...
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    cozitv on 33" dish possible?

    Cozitv on a 33" offset has anyone gotten this sat with success using a similar setup? I figured I'd try asking here first before wasting my time if my dish turns out to be undersized for the job. I know a directv is undersized but I would like to know if using a proper KUBand one won't make much...
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    were there ever or are there such things as mini prime focus KUBand dishes?

    Are there any mini prime focus KUBand dishes being made 30"/39"? I never see many 30," 33," or even smaller pizza type dishes that are prime focus. Maybe they are just not in high demand do to them not being as effective by nature of the design? just curious. I read up that offset is fairly new...
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    gone back to slimline think receiver is busted now?

    so I thought, not quite reddy for the big dish yet. Was getting 0 quality with it. Didn't see why, assoomed faulty dish or ignorance perhaps. So cralled back into my 30" football shaped shell assooming all would go back to how it was. Nope! no more action on the quality bar now. starting to...
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    miss my slimline setup already? New dish sucks!

    I finally bought a dedicated fta satellite dedicated dish. So I set up the brand new 33" disk yesterday in the same spot I had the old one. and was so excited to play with it finally. I am a bit confused and frustrated a little. The lnb is installed in the little plastic cuff thingy and I am...
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    considering getting orbytv next month, can I self-instal?

    Hopefully I can do a self-install as I am a tinkerer and installing and setting up the stuff is half the fun of watching TV! Can I use my existing dish? I have a 33" disk KUband on fta but I want to get orby later on and pay as I go and have something to watch incase I need to hold out on a...
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    OTHER 2 questions. how can I connect satellite to my AVR and why am I getting two sats aimed at g19?!?

    A bit off topic but here is the situation. I am running the gtmedia sat receiver through the craptacular builtin speakers on my hitachi plasma using normal HDMI. I have two home theater receivers, a onkyo tx860 and a newer JVC one with optical in. I want to connect the satellite to one of my...
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    Looking for KU Band Spanish Speaking Channels in PA I can get with my 33" dish

    found a few on g19 and like it. can I get Spanish content on sats other than g19? interested in DIY/art, science, cooking, game shows, cartoons, home repair type stuff, latin music satellite radio etc. Some of the categories mensioned above can be in English as well! would the satmex stuff be...
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    newbie sat switching questions

    So, my 33" offset hasn't even arrived yet and I already got one of the slimlines working. I like to know, if I want to switch sats to lets say, 91w will I have to go through setting the elevation, azimuth, and skew all over again every time I want to swtitch sats? If this is so, maybe I might...
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    legally blind and want to understand linear and circular polarization can someone explain?

    hey guys, I would like to better understand vertical, circular and horizontal polarization. How would you go about explaining this to a blind or legally blind FTAer? I have some useful vision but still having some problem understanding how the waves move through the wind. I think if someone...
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