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    Is Bell HD really only 720p?

    2 weeks ago I attended a fall fair. Lots of vendors were at the fair selling their wares, and one of the vendors was selling Bell HD TV... I looked at the demo that they had (an HD DVR, playing a pre-recorded show). The "HD" video was less than impressive.. I have an over-the-air...
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    Random Act Of Kindness - FREE Visionsat PVR Receiver

    It's been a while since I've seen a Random Act Of Kindness posted here, so I'm going to do one. I have a Visionsat PVR receiver that I am going to give away. Here are the specifics.. I realize that many people these days are suffering from bad economic times. I would like to give away...
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    Review of Manhattan RS-1933

    Following is my review of the Manhattan RS-1933 receiver. I am going to start by saying that the 2 main features that attracted me to the Manhattan RS-1933 receiver is the ability to blind scan DVB-S2 signals, as well as the ability to decode AAC audio. The Manhattan receiver delivers very...
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    Request - Factory firmware file for a Viewsat Pro PVR receiver

    Hi Everyone, A co-worker of mine who has given up on "fta" because his eye-patch software no longer will give him free Dishnet has given me his Viewsat Pro PVR receiver. (He paid $200 for it just 3 years ago). I've been trying to play with the receiver a bit to scan the C and Ku...
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    Post # 1000 !

    I know that I will never ever ever catch up to Iceberg, but I finally have reached Post # 1000 What does a person say in Post # 1000? Thanks to Scott G for running the forum. For some of these reasons: 1 - If it weren't for the forum, I would have likely never gotten to know so many...
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    Fox on 99 West C-Band - Superbowl - Commercials?

    Does anybody know if the FOX channel that is on 99 West C-Band shows the standard commercials, or if it is a set of commercials that are destined for San Juan, PR? I am located in Canada, and would like to watch the SuperBowl with the US Network commercials, instead of the "CTV" Canadian...
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    The Final day in the life of 4DTV..

    4DTV is in the last hours of it's life. It is going to be sad to see that good friend die. I am going to miss having access to the Master Feeds. I want to publicly say "THANK YOU" to SRL and SkyVision for all of their hard work in getting the X4 option for us to continue to use our 4DTV...
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    TDT Count after Master Reset

    On Wednesday night's Sat-Talk Live, Mike Kohl discussed the idea of doing a master reset, BEFORE December 24th (ish) in order to clean up the TDT count on a receiver. I know that a TDT count of 1920 means that the receiver is FULL and requires a Master Reset. I am toying with the idea of...
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    Christmas Food Court Flash Mob

    On Nov.13 2010 unsuspecting shoppers got a big surprise while enjoying their lunch. Over 100 participants in this awesome Christmas Flash Mob. This is a must see!
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    Are there Satellite Trade Shows any more

    Are there Satellite Trade shows any more? I'm talking about the type that Bob Cooper used to organize back in the old days. Somewhere that they show all of the latest receivers and technologies, but are not limited to showing just the commercial DBS services such as Direct and Dish. I...
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    Installed a New (OLD) Actuator

    For months and months I've been struggling with my SuperJack (which I have started calling SuperJunk) actuator. It has been losing counts badly, and I'd cringe each time I'd have to move the dish to G1 to get the guide info, because it likely was going to stall part way down. I was visiting...
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    A little fun at the expense of the cable company..

    I have Rogers Cable internet service. I've used it for years. I am a huge satellite enthusiast and have been watching satellite tv since 1988. Yesterday I received an 'exclusive offer' from the cable company. They are going to GIVE me a free PVR box, and 3 months worth of service...
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    4DTV battery died... Not sure if I should get new 4DTV or just get an AZBox

    A couple years ago I bought a model 920 4DTV receiver off of ebay. I was told that the battery had been replaced "a year ago". That would have made the battery 3 years old when it died last night. I'm thinking that the battery was NOT replaced. I'm sitting here this morning, looking at...
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    Stopped by an FTA Satellite Dealer last Friday...

    Last Friday I was in Sudbury Ontario (Canada) for business.. I was on my way out of town and noticed a shop that had 4 or 5 dishes on the roof with "Free To Air Satellite" and 'Free TV" words on them. Out of curiosity I stopped in, just to see what they had for equipment - I was hoping to...
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    Bell proposes new "freesat" service

    Not quite "FTA", but close enough that I'm posting this in the Free-To-Air section. Bell proposes new "freesat" service as part of innovative public policy solutions to benefit Canadian consumers and broadcasting industry Quoting the press release -> OTTAWA, April 29 2009 -- Bell...
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    XM Talk Radio 165 - Is Someone in charge of the news on Vacation?

    XM Talk Radio 165 has been playing the same news broadcast for the past 2 days at the top of the hour. Has the person in charge of the news broadcast gone on vacation? Last Christmas I can remember hearing the Dec 24th news on the 25th and 26th.. I wonder how many days they'll let that...
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    Free To A Good Home - General Instrument 2400 Receiver and/or Positioner Box

    I'm doing some cleaning out of my storage area. One thing that I no longer need is my good old General Instrument 2400 receiver and antenna positioner. One very important note about this GI2400 that I want to be completely upfront about is that it no longer powers the LNB. I had a tiny...
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    Just how big of a dish can a Stab HH90 really move?

    I have a Stab HH90 motor that I have successfully used with a modified Alphastar 31" dish. It worked fine, but I have since given away that dish to a needy family and I'm looking to buy a new dish for myself. Right now I'm using a fixed DirecPC dish for Galaxy 18, but am itching to get...
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    A very exciting FTA install for me this weekend...

    OK - I just had to share my excitement for an FTA install that I am going to be doing this upcoming Sunday afternoon. It has been in the works for a while and has been delayed by weather, and by me travelling for work for weeks on end, but this weekend the install is finally going to happen...
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    Has PBS moved off of AMC3 or am I going crazy?

    I've been trying to tune in the PBS channels on AMC3 Ku all evening. I've managed to find The Patient Channel, Tip TV, and The Muslim channels on AMC3, but I can't get signal from 12179 V 30000 Symbol rate. I've tried a different wire and have the same issue. Could somebody confirm for me...
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