Type of Dish Receiver to use?

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Hello, I'm new to FTA Channels. I have an Direct Tv Receiver Box and I will like to know can I use this Receiver box with an different satellite dish to pick up some Free-To-Air channels?:confused: And if I can where can I found where to point the dish? I live in Shreveport, Louisiana.
 
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Sorry no DirecTV receivers can be used for FTA! As they do not use MPEG2!

You will also need at least a 30" dish and KU LNBF (As well as a FTA receiver of course)

Here are all the angles to the satellites from your area!


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                    Shreveport, LA 71129
         Latitude 32° 24.846'N Longitude 93° 52.452'W

                       Sat Name Sat Lng Az(t) Az(m)   El  Skew
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                       Amos 1/2    4.0W  90.1  86.9 -8.5 -57.6
                               
                Atlantic Bird 3    5.0W  90.6  87.5 -7.7 -57.6
                               
                Nilesat 101/102    7.0W  91.7  88.5 -6.0 -57.5
                               
     Telecom 2D/Atlantic Bird 2    8.0W  92.2  89.1 -5.2 -57.5
                               
                     Express A3   11.0W  93.8  90.7 -2.7 -57.4
                               
                     Telstar 12   15.0W  96.0  92.9  0.7 -57.1
                               
                   Intelsat 901   18.0W  97.7  94.5  3.2 -56.8
                               
                          NSS 7   22.0W 100.0  96.8  6.6 -56.3
                               
                   Intelsat 905   24.5W 101.4  98.3  8.7 -55.8
                               
                   Intelsat 907   27.5W 103.2 100.0 11.2 -55.3
                               
                  Hispasat 1C/D   30.0W 104.7 101.6 13.4 -54.7
                               
                   Intelsat 801   31.5W 105.7 102.5 14.6 -54.4
                               
                   Intelsat 903   34.5W 107.6 104.5 17.2 -53.6
                               
                    AMC 12/T 11   37.5W 109.6 106.5 19.7 -52.7
                               
                        NSS 806   40.5W 111.7 108.6 22.2 -51.6
                               
                      Pas 3R/6B   43.0W 113.6 110.4 24.3 -50.7
                               
                         Pas 1R   45.0W 115.1 111.9 25.9 -49.9
                               
                   Intelsat 705   50.0W 119.1 116.0 30.0 -47.5
                               
                   Intelsat 707   53.0W 121.8 118.6 32.3 -45.9
                               
                   Intelsat 805   55.5W 124.1 120.9 34.3 -44.4
                               
                          Pas 9   58.0W 126.5 123.4 36.1 -42.7
                               
                       Amazonas   61.0W 129.7 126.5 38.3 -40.5
                               
                     EchoStar 3   61.5W 130.2 127.1 38.7 -40.1
                               
                      Rainbow 1   61.5W 130.2 127.1 38.7 -40.1
                               
               Estrela do Sul 1   63.0W 131.9 128.7 39.8 -38.9
                               
                   Brasilsat B2   65.0W 134.2 131.0 41.1 -37.3
                               
                   Brasilsat B1   70.0W 140.5 137.3 44.3 -32.5
                               
                       Nahuel 1   71.8W 142.9 139.7 45.4 -30.6
                               
                      DirecTV 1   72.5W 143.9 140.7 45.8 -29.9
                               
                          AMC 6   72.0W 143.2 140.0 45.5 -30.4
                               
                          SBS 6   74.0W 146.0 142.9 46.6 -28.2
                               
                     Echostar 4   77.0W 150.5 147.3 48.1 -24.6
                               
                          AMC 5   79.0W 153.6 150.5 49.0 -22.0
                               
                      Nimiq 2/3   82.0W 158.6 155.4 50.1 -18.0
                               
                          AMC-9   83.0W 160.3 157.1 50.5 -16.5
                               
                   Brasilsat B3   84.0W 162.0 158.9 50.8 -15.1
                               
                          AMC 2   85.0W 163.8 160.6 51.1 -13.7
                               
                          AMC 3   87.0W 167.3 164.2 51.5 -10.7
                               
                           IA-8   89.0W 171.0 167.8 51.9  -7.6
                               
                      Galaxy 11   91.0W 174.6 171.5 52.1  -4.5
                               
                     Nimiq 1/4i   91.0W 174.6 171.5 52.1  -4.5
                               
                   Brasilsat B4   92.0W 176.5 173.4 52.2  -2.9
                               
                      Telstar 6   93.0W 178.4 175.2 52.3  -1.4
                               
                      Galaxy 3C   95.0W 182.1 179.0 52.3   1.8
                               
                      Telstar 5   97.0W 185.8 182.7 52.1   4.9
                               
                      Galaxy 4R   99.0W 189.5 186.4 51.9   8.0
                               
                     Spaceway 2   99.2W 189.9 186.7 51.8   8.3
                               
                DirecTV 1R/4S/8  101.0W 193.1 190.0 51.5  11.1
                               
                          AMC 4  101.0W 193.1 190.0 51.5  11.1
                               
                     Spaceway 1  103.0W 196.7 193.5 51.0  14.0
                               
                          AMC 1  103.0W 196.7 193.5 51.0  14.0
                               
                         AMC 15  105.0W 200.1 197.0 50.4  16.9
                               
                      Anik F1/R  107.3W 204.0 200.9 49.6  20.1
                               
                      DirecTV 5  109.5W 207.6 204.4 48.7  23.0
                               
                EchoStar 6/8/10  110.0W 208.3 205.2 48.4  23.6
                               
                        Anik F2  111.1W 210.0 206.9 47.9  25.0
                               
                  Solidaridad 2  113.0W 212.9 209.8 47.0  27.3
                               
                       SatMex 5  116.8W 218.3 215.1 44.9  31.5
                               
                     DirecTV 7s  119.0W 221.2 218.0 43.6  33.8
                               
                     EchoStar 7  119.0W 221.2 218.0 43.6  33.8
                               
          EchoStar 9/Telstar 13  121.0W 223.7 220.6 42.3  35.7
                               
                     Galaxy 10R  123.0W 226.1 223.0 41.0  37.5
                               
                      Galaxy 14  125.0W 228.4 225.3 39.6  39.1
                               
                  Galaxy 13/H 1  127.0W 230.6 227.5 38.2  40.7
                               
 Intelsat Americas 7/Echostar 5  129.0W 232.7 229.5 36.7  42.2
                               
                         AMC 11  131.0W 234.7 231.6 35.2  43.5
                               
                   Galaxy 1R/15  133.0W 236.6 233.5 33.7  44.8
                               
                         AMC 10  135.0W 238.5 235.3 32.1  46.0
                               
                          AMC 7  137.0W 240.2 237.1 30.5  47.1
                               
                          AMC 8  139.0W 241.9 238.8 29.0  48.1
                               
                   EchoStar 1/2  148.0W 248.8 245.7 21.6  51.9

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No!

DTV box will only get you DTV channels you sub to, no matter what dish you point it at.



EDIT: PSB beat me to it :)
 
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Ok, Thankz I will go find an FTA receiver.
 
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Ok, I know that may sound dube. But, is there an way of making the DirectTv Receiver tune into an FTA receiver?
 
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