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  1. badhat

    Openbox's in stock

    For those of you that have ordered an Openbox receiver.... where did you order yours? I have checked with a couple reputable retailers that I have used in the past and neither have them in stock.. :( I have money burning a hole in my pocket and it's getting very uncomfortable! :)
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    Kinda off topic - but interesting

    That's not too freaky. You should visit a small cable tv operator sometime..... would really be a blast from the past.
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    Power Rangers

    Actually, I forgot about this forum posting but I found it on ABC Family on 123W. Was Jungle Fury series but now it's something else... I will have to ask my son. Either way he is very happy again! On my local cable ABC Family switches over just before Power Rangers is supposed to come on.
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    Sniffing the ASI output

    The RF inputs are definitely an add-on module. We have those exact receivers in our headend.
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    Connecting dish to existing cable.

    There is a great schematic somewhere here on the forums where someone explained this type of setup.. if I find it I will post the link. The power passing side of the diplexer will allow the voltage from your receiver to reach the LNB at the dish. The non power passing side is what you would...
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    Please! Help Needed

    5 LNB's and History channel was all that I was seeing. Apparently you didn't read my whole post or you just have anger issues.
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    Please! Help Needed

    Not sure why you guys are tip toeing around on this one... but what you are trying to do with your setup has nothing to do with 'Free to Air'... especially when you are looking for paid programming channels such as History. Before you go on you may want to read one of Icebergs posts (...
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    FTA noob with Equipment Questions.

    While the cost might tempt you stay far far away from the SG2100 motors. They aren't worth a penny. Spend a little more and get one of the good HH motors that the others have suggested.
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    6' Prodelin

    I have seen similiar setups used in WA state for the lottery system... every retailer here selling lottery tickets has one. I would think one of those would make one heck of a dish for FTA!
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    Snow+ Sat=0Q

    I can't believe nobody mentioned that our elevation is alot less here in the north. I think it helps us greatly when it comes to lack of snow accumulation. We are in for a long cold spell as rv1pop said.... and it's not going to be pretty. We are supposed to be -1f and -4f the next couple of...
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    Doh I never did get to experience that channel for what it was. I spent too long on 97W. Maybe one day they will make it what it was again. :(
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    Quick question probably asked hundreds of times. I just missed it. Ok I am currently tuned into 12114/V/4444 Vid PID 101 Audio PID 8191 PCR PID 101 SID 1. Just thought I would give all the info. :) Anyhow... I have the optical out from my Fortec Mercury II to my Pioneer surround sound...
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    Compression connector question

    Sadoun site says that PPC EX6XL fittings are Universal on 60% to Quad cable.
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    Ready For FTA Install

    This is way off topic.... I noticed Noble, OK....... I have to say that I sure do miss Thunder Valley..... I used to go up there from Lawton to race in the Icicle Nationals. Those were the days!
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    Asked a million times

    Yeah Iceberg I mounted the pizza dish on a temporary pole (aka- tether ball pole.. my kids will love that.) and got 110w first... had to nudge it over a bit and caught 119w next. The next challenge was figuring out the switch I installed. But I think I've got it.. scanned in NASA now...
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    Asked a million times

    Yeah Anole I figured as much. I mounted the dish to a temporary pole and using my G18 dish as a guide swung the little dish over just a little ways more and bam 97% strength... strange right. So I am power scanning right now and of course forgot to set fta only so I will have to sift through a...
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    Hobby Installer?

    Lots of licensing involved if you were to start a business of doing this. A business license and low voltage license/cert 'so you could drill holes in walls' are the first couple. I think you would be ok though installing satellite systems for friends and neighbors and having them repaying you...
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    Asked a million times

    Ok rain finally stopped and I have some time. Thanks for the picture Iceberg but I do have one more quick question. There are 4 different connection points under the LNB cover... which port do I plug in to? While waiting for the answer I am going to plug in to the one nearest the LNB I need...
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    Asked a million times

    Ok awesome. I am going to set it up tomorrow morning and hopefully have NASA tuned in by noon.... provided the rain stops here. Thanks for the great information guys!
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    Asked a million times

    I know this is like beating dead dog... and I have seen the answer before but I can't find it again. So anyhow I had to work today installing cable and took a DirecTV dish down per customer request. So finally I have one because I am too lazy to go take my sisters dish down. My question...