Ok, what kind of fta is a good, but affordable system? I have two c-band dishes, but they are not put up and just sitting around being stored and would like to maybe use one again, but just doesn't seem like it would be worth while, since you can get a fta system with dish, but just not sure which would be good and in HD and possible drv?
I would pass on that combo as it only includes a 76cm dish. Not saying you won't get signals with the 76cm but minimum recommended for ku is 90cm (and bigger is better).
Yeah, I've put about 2 c-band dishes up and learned from a installer back in the day as to how, so it shouldn't be a problem other than the tuff part the alignment.Generally speaking, motors are not a problem. It is getting them set up properly, that is the problem. There are several threads around here about setting up Ku band motorized systems. Sounds like you have experience setting up C Band, so you should be able to get it done without to much hair loss.
Nope, I wasn't looking for those kind of channels. I was just wondering what all was up there, since it's all free and probably some what like the good old c-band days, which man I miss those days I might add.
Not to mention the prices are way out of hand too, which is why I'm looking at other options. But yeah, it was really fun surfing the sky back in the day when c-band was going strong.I had my old dish in the yard for several years until one channel I had to have was forced to go digital. I wasn't sure what to do until I ran onto Satellite Guys. After a few sessions in here, I found a new hobby. I have a shelf full of FTA receivers. I love playing with them and learning their functions. Right now, I have about 150 channels tuned in. I found a lot more channels, but I am not bilingual, so I deleted several of them.
I've had a few problems along the way, but the guys in here have helped me every step of the way. They're a great bunch and always willing to help. Before I gave Dish and DirecTV the boot, I was getting pretty annoyed with all the commercials on television. I still have the commercials, but now I'm not paying to watch them. FTA is well worth it. I wouldn't go back to paying for television under any circumstances.