to the forum Jchenry The simple answer, technically yes. But once you understand what it takes and what you'll get, it ain't worth it. The receiver is out of date and won't receive a lot of what is available and the dish is the wrong kind, too small for useful FTA reception. It also has the wrong LNB(F) for FTA. You would need a standard ku LNBF and figure out how to fasten it correctly to the arm on that dish in the right spot aimed the right angle.I'm trying to set up a fta system as cheap as I can. I have a viewsat vs2000 platinum receiver and a hughesnet dish. Can I get this setup to work?
At a minimum you would just need a LNBF like this: https://estsatellite.com/shop?olsPa...te-mk1-pll-ku-band-pll-lnbf-standard-10750-loWhat do I need for ku?
Yes, a receiver is likely the biggest expense followed by a larger dish if you decide to go further. Depends on your interests as to whether you will be entertained.Okay, so the lnbf is my starting point. Now, I see that most of the ones suggested are pretty much a fairly reasonable price. Am I right that my biggest expense will be the receiver? And with a new lnbf, will I get enough signals to keep me entertained?