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pboggs

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I've spent about a week now with FTA, and I now have my stationary KU dish pointed at Galaxy 18. I really like a lot of the programming on G18, and I now the kinks out of the system (thanks to everyone here - I couldn't have done it without you.)

I'm getting ready to add a second, and possibly third LNB to pick up more sats. I was thinking about G27, or perhaps Anik F1R. Does anyone out there have any suggestions for favorite satellites with KU programming???
 

turbosat

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That's like the 'best car' question, to me. Depends on what you want to watch. Don't know of anything on Anik F1R on ku other than the Canadian Parliament (yawn) . G27 has WhiteSprings TV which is ok for old movies and cartoons if you can put up with the pitiful video quality they usually have.
Adding lnbs to a small dish narrows the choices here since you won't have much of a spread to cover. Staying on G18, I think I'd have to go for Whitesprings or put up another dish or three lol . Or get a motor.
 

Anole

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If you are looking for just English (or any other language), this page gives you a simplistic list.
It might be enough info to get you looking in the right direction.

Whitesprings on 129° is easy to get, but you may have to enter the data manually into your receiver.
Some won't detect it due to its slow data rate.

I favor the idea of adding more dishes. :)

Oh, and there was a thread around here a while back.. maybe even a poll, possibly in the FTA Shack, asking folks what bird they liked best.
Dig that up for more comments.

edit: oh, and the other obvious candidate for your dish, is NASA on 119° with a circular LNB.
Dish leaves it in the clear, as they do for Angel One, a religious channel.

But, that's not very many channels for two additional LNBs.
That's why I said I like the freedom offered by more dishes.
You can get another 36", or...
Check out some threads* describing use of a few of the larger DirecTV or Dish Network dishes.
They may not be good for every bird, but they make cheap play-toys.

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Anole: size of DirecTV Slimline & Dish Network SuperDishes
http://www.satelliteguys.us/free-air-fta-discussion/154363-dtv-5-lnb-dish.html#post1583994

Look Up shows pix of his DirecTV AT9 dish conversion for 97
http://www.satelliteguys.us/free-air-fta-discussion/156250-small-dish-fta.html
 
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