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Thanks to the new MicroHD, I'm able to view DVB-S2 and 8PSK for the first time. This has really expanded my viewing options beyond the relatively few DVB-S channels! I mean, I knew that there was some stuff in S2, but there's a lot more than I thought. And the wild feeds- so many feeds! I'm getting used to the way the Micro works and I'm getting to enjoy S2 and 8PSK through the whole process. Is this anyone else's first time with S2/H.264/8PSK/HD? Very cool!
 
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Now you know why they say out with the old and in with the new!?!? Enjoy! :D
 
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with more and more providers going S2 its well worth it :)

the extra PBS stuff alone is worth it (and with PBS going S2 on all of 125W at end of month its a necessity)
 
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Now you know why they say old with the old and in with the new!?!? Enjoy! :D

Don't you mean out with the old and in with the new? I wonder how many channels are in this new format that requires this newer receiver vs. the ones that don't require the newer receiver.
 
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I would totally agree. With DVB-S2 it’s a rebirth for FTA and C-band.

There’s never been a better time that’s what I think.
 
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Don't you mean out with the old and in with the new? I wonder how many channels are in this new format that requires this newer receiver vs. the ones that don't require the newer receiver.

That's exactly what I meant to type, but it didn't come out right.......:eek:
 
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also having the AC-3 audio come through the rca plugs or HDMI with no additional equipment is nice too
 
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Yup, there's plenty of DVB-S2 up there, and certainly more to come. At this time, I wouldn't buy a DVB-S MPEG-2 SD receiver unless the price was literally lunch money. As much as I love my Visionsats, they will probably be retired now that I have the microHDs.
 
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Also there are some stations that are MPEG4 that older receivers cant get

one of my new favorite channels is MPEG4 :)
 
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Also there are some stations that are MPEG4 that older receivers cant get

one of my new favorite channels is MPEG4 :)

speaking of "favorite channels" is there a thread where people are pointing out favorite channels for ku band?

i have to say, being a newbie, getting this microHD as my first receiver is probably the luckiest thing i've done all year.

it took me a little while to understand it, mainly only because i am a newbie.. but now that i see what is going on, this microHD is great, the PBS stations are awesome.

i have my 90 dish on a temporary pole so i could figure the receiver out first... before i mount the dish on the house..

now i wish i had C band dish, there looks like 3 times as many possible stations, but HOA won't go for those dishes.

(what does "ghetto moved" mean? does it mean you go out and push the dish to a different satellite by hand?)
 
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(what does "ghetto moved" mean? does it mean you go out and push the dish to a different satellite by hand?)
more like pull the dish :)

I live in a townhouse and cant plant a dish in the yard. If I put it on my deck that is the north side of the house. I use to have a 6 foot dish on top of a kitchen table (I'm not making this up) to clear the roof line. Line of site was 87-107 and the dish has fallen off the table a few times
found a pic of it
http://www.satelliteguys.us/attachment.php?attachmentid=14891&d=1172287728

It was mainly at 99W at the time for the nets and the syndicated feeds (a lot were analog back then)

Now both of the 6 footers I have are in the garage. I wheel them out in front of the garage with a 2 wheeler and literally pull the dish across the arc. There is a 2x6 on the bottom of the dish and a 70 pound sand bag keeping it from tipping over. On the elevation scale is 3 marks
-top of arc (which for me from 87-101 is pretty much the same)
-around 121W
-137W
and I use it that way. One dish the elevation is all rusted so its "fixed" at 137W which works fine (hockey games from Alaska are on there)

Here is a pic
http://www.satelliteguys.us/fta-shack/131140-pics-dish-farm-post-yours-too-14.html#post2662977

and if you get bored go through the thread and see some of the different things I've had set up
 
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Yeah, HOA won't go for it. Or in my case, my wife won't go for it! I think to all of us Ku-band only guys, C-band is the holy grail! We can try to cheat it with a 1.2m, but it only makes you want a 6-footer more. Ice, I'm jealous just looking at your old Fortecs getting the Alaska channels.
 
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(what does "ghetto moved" mean? does it mean you go out and push the dish to a different satellite by hand?)

Yup. :)
 
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more like pull the dish :)

I live in a townhouse and cant plant a dish in the yard. If I put it on my deck that is the north side of the house. I use to have a 6 foot dish on top of a kitchen table (I'm not making this up) to clear the roof line. Line of site was 87-107 and the dish has fallen off the table a few times
found a pic of it
http://www.satelliteguys.us/attachment.php?attachmentid=14891&d=1172287728

It was mainly at 99W at the time for the nets and the syndicated feeds (a lot were analog back then)

Now both of the 6 footers I have are in the garage. I wheel them out in front of the garage with a 2 wheeler and literally pull the dish across the arc. There is a 2x6 on the bottom of the dish and a 70 pound sand bag keeping it from tipping over. On the elevation scale is 3 marks

I see.... cool set up....

honk j
 
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Ice,

Have you ever thought about motorizing one of those? Paint marks on the drive, push to the same spot each time, go in the house and scan away!
 
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Ice,

Have you ever thought about motorizing one of those? Paint marks on the drive, push to the same spot each time, go in the house and scan away!
thought about it but at the time nobody made a polar mount 6 foot dish. You would have to fabricate something. I guess now with polar mounts the norm it could be possible.
 
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Well, DVB-S2 has been around for quite a while, over 2 years! I will always agree, there is more to see in the future and today
 
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thought about it but at the time nobody made a polar mount 6 foot dish. You would have to fabricate something. I guess now with polar mounts the norm it could be possible.

I had a polar mount 6 foot Danex spun aluminum dish in 1983! It was a hand-screw to move it from sat to sat, and I had marks on the screw jack to count how many turns between sats. One of the biggest mistakes I ever made, was leaving it at that house when I sold it in 1989. I regret it to this day...
 
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If you ever find one; they made a 4.5 foot satellite dish that unfolds like an umbrella! It was called a "Toki" and had fine mesh as it's reflector, which folded into the size of an umbrella made for your deck! AND IT WORKS FOR C BAND! Cost: $850 new!

And they of course have the "bubble"; one you can inflate wherever you are! Cost: $10,000 and more
 
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If you ever find one; they made a 4.5 foot satellite dish that unfolds like an umbrella!

Here's a bigger one, in Alaska.

6 82

1982!
 

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