Wow,Can this receiver still be activated? Sony Direct TV Plus Digital Satellite Receiver SAT-B55. If not, will it still be able to display the demo/info channels? Or can I still use the signal meter for setting up dishes? THANKS!
I knew it had Guide issues being mpeg2 only and was low on power available.NO-Dated 1996 - By 2000 it was it was done guide change killed it - it can NOT be Activated.
I knew it had Guide issues being mpeg2 only and was low on power available.
You'd also have to have the older style LNB Just to play with one I believe.
I have an H10 and an H20 in the closet, I probably should pitch some day.
I didn't know we got a discount that far back ....Way-Back in 1996 -AT&T bought 2% of Hughes (D*TV) as an employee of AT&T - We were given a Employee Discount package -2-Sony SATB55's 18"dish & 2 port LNB-
I replace them in 2003 with 2- RCA models as they were done.
I just retired a H20-100 (activated 2006) in may of 2017 - replaced it with a C61K -LOL!
USSB, you mean 1992 or was it around that far back ?I went HD in 2006 with a A-9 Dish with a 5LNB and I didn't get a HDDVR ( (2)HR-22-100) 2009 -2010 I changed out the A-9 for a Slimline with 5 LNB (still 4 lines down) 2017 Changed out to SWM 3 RB LNB with one line down -removed my swm16 used a 2 way swm to (2) 8 ways -for all my tuners -
MY 22's are still good as new But they are in bedrooms (not used much) Still have series links and record ahead 2 wks on a couple of channels -let them record and watch them over WH on my faster genie -so i'm not really plagued by any slowness prone to those models
in 1982 I had USSB service MS. ride Sat pushed into orbit got rid of that when they folded and didn't get back till 1996
USSB, you mean 1992 or was it around that far back ?
I had the C-Band stuff with a Chapperall recvr and whatnot before the D* and DISH came around ... loved watching the Live feeds.
That was probably from around maybe 1985-1995, in that area, I used Turner for my C-Band sub.
A whole year for $600 bucks, who'da thunk !
That price also included the Sunday Ticket when it came out (I've had ST one way or the other since its inception ...)
ST first bill I had was the whole year for $79 ....
I thought it was highway robbery when it went up to $99 !
Some of my memory is forgotten, but I thought that Sunday Ticket was available on C-Band 1st and then Directv .... wiki seems to say otherwise, maybe I had my C-Band a little latter than I thought....
I thought I had ST before D* was around, but maybe thats not accurate.
I see you have nothing but TIME on your hands !I got the old Sony receiver FREE, so why not play around with it... And I came up with another idea for it, I'm going to gut it, and put the parts from a cheap unbranded FTA receiver inside. Just have to do some crazy rewiring or make a new backplate so I can use the RCA jacks, RF terminals, and transplant the IR for the remote. Why do you ask? Well, I have a complete Sony Home theatre system I bought 20 years ago, that the old receiver matches, so basically I'll have the looks, but with a new FTA receiver hidden inside... and I'm using an old 27" CRT Sony TV that was originally part of my original Home Theatre purchase as well, so going completely nostalgic for this project. I'll post pictures when I'm done with it.