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Mike1234

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I am considering a FTA system. I am mostly interested in wild news feeds.
Do you catch many live or wild news feeds on the MPEG2 FTA systems?

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PSB

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Hello welcome to the SatelliteGuys.US FTA forum :wave


Certainly can, I have a dedicated dish for just such news feeds........if its news its LIVE on FTA satellite! We are talking a 24/7 camera shot from Rome during the recent Pope's passing, live car chases, bears stuck up trees......... you get the idea!

Add a cheapo analog receiver and there are more news and sports feeds there : )

But its not all fun and games, I have seen some things on FTA satellite that I wish I had not!!!!!!!!!
 

Mike1234

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Thanks for the quick reply PSB!

I've been reading the posts over the past few days, but couldn't hammer down the answer to that specific question.

More specifically, do the $189-$240 MPEG2 FTA systems receive these wild news feeds, and if so how hard are they to find? Is there a satellite the local, national, news people use, etc.

Thanks again for the quick answer. Looks like I'm going to have to invest in one of those little gadgets :D
 

PSB

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Even the cheapest of systems gets all the channels, but you want to get a half decent one with AC3 audio and USALS, I use the FortecStar Lifetime Ultra, but the guys here are raving about the new Coolsat Pro.

http://www.satelliteguys.us/showthread.php?t=63321

All the network channels are up there, and a few news channels ONN, CNN Headline News, ABC News now.... (bad feed right now) we even had Fox news up until a few months ago.

You can do it and we are all here to help!

Even if you get a motor (highly recommended) I would start without it and bag a few satellites then add it! No shame in that, I started that way!

I like 'IA-6' for live news feeds, but there are a few more key satellites, but if you can get a dish setup on this one satellite you would be VERY happy!
 

Mike1234

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Cool PSB,

Thanks again for the info. That's pretty much all I would be intrested in, since I get all of the 24 hour news channels through cable.

I'll look into the COOLSAT PRO a little more then. It's a pretty cool looking receiver.

If anyone else has info, suggestions, or good 'wild feed' story, let me know!

...and I'll start saving my pennies!
 

PSB

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U R Welcome!

The BEST feed I have ever come across was a LIVE soccer game from my home town soccer team. Glasgow Celtic FC. It just does not get any better than that!
 

Rick in MD

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Woohoo, Soccer, by the way, I just got GOL tv last night as I am beginning to track the Arc Eastward from G10.. FTA is great.. Looking forward to next season's soccer.
 

Mike1234

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PSB said:
Add a cheapo analog receiver and there are more news and sports feeds there : )

I live in an apartment with a balcony, and should have enough clearance for the FTA dish. You mention that I could get more news feeds with an analog receiver...do I have to have a larger dish? Will the analog LNB fit on the FTA dish?
 

Alec

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There has been steady video coverage outside the courthouse on the MJ trial in CA. Lots of other news feeds.
 

Mike1234

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Hey thanks ALEC...your making me jealous! :smug

Do you get a lot of live remotes from local news outlets? Anything else unusual?
 

Mr Tony

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there is a lot of news feeds out there.....some stations use microwave feeds, but alot still use the old satellite truck :)

I always scan a couple satellites around 7 Central to see the west coast ones :)
 
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