There is some analog stuff up there still on T6, T5 & G4. Wild feeds (sndicated stuff that they beam up early in the day for affiliates ot grab and reshow at a specific time)
nope that should be it. And since you are C-Band only you wouldnt need the Diseqc switch
LOL watch out this hobby can be addictive ....... especially once you start blindscanning
Is there much fta college bball stuff when the conference & NCAA bball tourneys get fired up? I won't be ready this year but next year I should be. Before ESPN & ESPN2 went off analog I used to subscribe to those 2 just for the month of March!
most are digital so that DVB box will come in handy
I am too. Most manufacturers only put out a update if there is something DRASTIC that needs to be done (and even then that can be put on the back burner). Satav and Visionsat have a heckuva box right now....and after reading your thread (and other threads) in the Equip. Reviews forum I'm thinking "that DVB box" will probably be the Visionsat. I was really impressed with the responsiveness of the manufacturer/SatAv to all the bugs and concerns you guys came up with, amazing.
you can go through satelliteav directly. I have before and they are great peopleDoes that box still ship with 2 remotes or just 1 of the new "improved" models and can I deal directly with SatAv or is there an authorized reseller here on the forum that I should talk to....names? What's the noobz discount....list price x 2?
you can also check out thelist too. There will be some updates on it (hopefully soon). Even just on C-Band there is a lot. I proved that today on the 6 footer. And the Visionsat will work with AC-3 which some of the C-Band channels haveI've been playing with my Toshiba and was able to add a new satellite location (G23 @ 121W) and have been working on reading the Lyngsat charts.
I'll take this two fold. Honestly 99% of the manuals for FTA boxes I've seen suck. Its easier to do trial and error (and ask here)..But in the case of the Visionsat, there has been so many updates to the software (which is good..they're getting the bugs out) that the manual may not be 100% up to date. We have a thread on the visionsat complete with my original review (and when there has been updates we post them)Is there a Visionsat manual online that I could download and start thoroughly confusing myself with?
that is being updated. I sent an update for the western satellites so that should be updated soon.Re: The List...Why is there nothing for 123W G10 and sats west of 127W G13?
correct. The owner of Lyngsat is in Europe so he relies on updates from members.When I look at Lyngsat it appears there are some fta C-band tv channels listed at 131W, 133W, etc. It does appear that some of the Lyngsat updates are not very current though.
137 & 139 have a few things. NASA on 137 is awesomeI know I can "see" as far west as 137W, and I don't think I hit my "west limit" that is programmed into my Toshiba until about approximately 140W.
you will need a decoder that decodes the AC-3. I know there is a thread around here for an inexpensive decoder.Also, can you give me an example of a C-band channel with AC-3 audio? I've read some of the discussion regarding rca and optical outputs and am thinking I may not be able to hear the AC-3 without additional processing, I have no home theatre type equipment.
I should have added a after my earlier...you were pretty clear about your opinion of manuals in the Visionsat thread. That thread will be a goldmine once I get that box in hand, will take my more specific questions over there.
I thought I was missing something real obvious there, guess not.that is being updated. I sent an update for the western satellites so that should be updated soon.
gotcha.correct. The owner of Lyngsat is in Europe so he relies on updates from members.
I still remember when NASA dropped off of analog C-band, spent many hours watching it in the olden days.137 & 139 have a few things. NASA on 137 is awesome
I found that one earlier, believe it was a headphone unit of some sort that would decode, I just wasn't sure what channels might need that capability on C-band, seems like most I have seen that might, that were fta, were also Ku.you will need a decoder that decodes the AC-3. I know there is a thread around here for an inexpensive decoder.
we're here to help. The Visionsat is a newer box but a few of us have most of the bugs worked out
I tweaked the multiple quote thing. No biggie. I read through it OK
I submitted a C-Band update for 121, 123, 125, 127, 137 for thelist.
Some channels have both a AC-3 and a regular audio feed. Here is a sample screen grab of some of the AC-3 channels on the western satellite front
There are more but I mainly scanned 107 west to 127. Once thelist gets updated you can see those that are AC-3
I'll be watching for the update on The List, hope to actually be USING it next week!
you could get a Vbox to control the big dish with the Visionsat. Otherwise you would have to use the analog box to move the dish and control polarity. The philosophy I've used is if the existing stuff works fine no need in changing it.Another scenario.... will the Visionsat control my existing BUD actuator and polarity servo by itself, or will I have to use the old analog receiver no matter what, for some functions?
Also, should I take my more specific questions to another forum? I definitely haven't been lacking for answers in this one, just was unsure of what was proper, thanks.
That was quick! Thanks for the link to the AC-3 stuff, that will be helpful. Is the C-band fta stuff I am seeing on Lyngsat for 131W (AMC11), 133W (G15), & 135W (AMC10) obsolete or just didn't make the cut for some reason?