How many FTA receivers do you have? (1 Viewer)

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PopcornNMore

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I probably own about 50 - 60 analog receivers and because of this some people think i'm strange. :) However, I only own 2 digital FTA receivers. The newest model is the Coolsat 4000 that I should upgrade soon due to lack of new features.

I see in several threads that some people (especially Iceberg :)) have multiple digital FTA receivers that they use. I should probably start selling all those analog receivers on EBay and use the money to buy newer digital FTA receivers.
 

brentb636

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I have 5 , counting a skywalker-1 as a receiver. 2 Merc's, a Buzz Plus, Visionsat IV200 . The next one that I buy will have to be a special box. I'm hoping that Dish will win it's battle to secure the signal, and I can buy a Pansat 9200 on the CHEAP !.

:)
 

Mr Tony

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As to how many boxes...lets see
active right now (active as in hooked up)
Coolsat 5000
Quali-TV
Coolsat 8000
Visionsat
Viacast 1500
2 Toshiba TRX-1420 analog boxes
Captiveworks CW600

not hooked up right now
Pansat 1500 (thats my dish aiming box)
Neusat 9000
Pansat 9200
DSR 905 4DTV(does that count??)
Satpros
Pansat 2100

so 10 DVB boxes, 1 4DTV box and 2 analog

some of those I need to get rid of. I did donate a Fortec Ultra to someone to get a FTA system up and running :)
 
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linuxman

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Jul 16, 2006
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Well let's see?

These are hooked up and in operation.
2 - DSR-920's 4DTV
2 - Pansat 3500s
1 - Fortec IR-5400 NA
1 - Coolsat 5000
1 - Traxis 3500
1 - Twinhan 1020A for HDTV
1 - GI 450i

Not in operation
1 - Traxis 3500
Edit:
1 - Skystar 2
About 5 working Analog boxes
:cool:
 

PopcornNMore

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where did you get 50-60 analog boxes??

Some where my own from the 80's and others I bought on EBay to test and resell. I have Toshiba, Drake, GI, DX Antenna, Uniden and many others including several rack mount receivers.

I also have about 8 DCII receivers.
 

shultz

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Jul 13, 2006
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5 so far...
1-Coolsat 6000 for KU
1-Fortec Merc II for C-Band
1-Diamond 9000HD for both KU & C
1-Pansat 2800a in the garage for both KU & C
1-Uniden Ultra that use to move the big dish till i got a V-Box 3000
I think i need some more though :D
 

lumpkin666

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I haven't bought any new receivers in a "long" time, but I've been with this hobby for approx 14 months or so now, and here's the current list (after buying/selling/gifting many others as well):

Digital-
Fortec Classic NA (x2)
Dreambox 500-s (x2)
SatPros DSR-550s
Traxis 1500
Digiwave DG7000s
Lava 3200
Pansat 2500a
Viewsat Ultra

PCI-
TwinHan VisionPlus 102g
TwinHan 1020

Analog-
Zenith 1000
GI 2400
 

schlever

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Oct 1, 2007
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Digital:
Fortec Ultra
Digiwave 7000
Kworld computer card

Old Starchoice box for the freebees on 107 and a Fijitsu analog box too
 

TRG

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Jul 19, 2007
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2 DVB receivers.

1 Viewsat VSPRO DVR in the family room
1 F.S. Mercury II in my bedroom.
 

bidaw

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Sheesh...let me see. Where do I start.

I have in use...

1 Pansat 3500SD
1 Dreambox 7020
1 Relook 400s
1 Genpix USB/DVB
1 Coolsat 6000
1 DSR 922

Not in use ...

1 Dreambox 500s
1 Relook 400s (spare unit)
2 Coolsat 4000
1 Vortex 7700
1 CNX-V1 PVR
1 Satelco DVB PCI Card
1 Twinhan 1020a DVB PCI Card
3 Nexus-S DVB PCI Cards
1 Pantec MX (Parted out Unit)

And 1 Pansat analog box that I have slaved for occasional c band use.

I need to have an electronic yard sale!!!

Thanks to all here that got me hooked on this hobby!
 

stogie5150

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Jan 7, 2007
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2- Coolsat 5000's
1- Diamond 9000 HD
1- Mercury II (that I wish I didn't have, I must be the only person on earth that doesn't like the Mercury.)
1- 1983 Uniden C-band Analog in a box somewhere.
 

truckracer

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my fta boxes

The wife keeps asking if this site is like a support group ;)
.............Now that's funny-probably somewhat true.


I have:

Pansat 9200 HD

Coship 3188A (old)
Fortec Ultra Lifetime (x2)
Pansat 2500A
Captive works cw-600
Orb-7500 c and Ku analog
4DTV Dsr-905's (x2)

Two V-box 4's
Two big dishes
Boxfull of various lnb's, diseqc switches, multiswitch

76cm Patriot PTX receive only antenna with an SG-2100 motor
(I had two of this setup and gave one to one of my friends)

1.2 Meter Prodelin AZ/EL fiberglass with cheap ROC (.3 so it claims) ku lnbf.
It works well.

Samsung OTA ATSC tuner
Stacked UHF Yagi's for OTA reception.

There's more I can't remember it all.
 

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