What receiver needed for NASA

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Hello,

I lost my free NASA channel from Dish network last week. I have an old 6 ft. C band dish and LNB installed in the back yard, but the receiver is long gone. The dish has fixed az/el mount. Since I haven't messed with satellite stuff for some time I'm not sure what I would need for receiving NASA.

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NASA on AMC3 ( 87W) C-band is a strong signal. I pick it up easily with my 4 foot dish/lnbf mini-BUD. If you can manually aim the dish, most any FTA receiver will work. What did you use for NASA on dish network ?
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yeah any DVB receiver will work fine

I've used everything on NASA from the azbox to an old Viacast that has only 10 transponder input. There are 4 channels in the NASA mux...a 5th pops up from time to time and is in HD
 
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Brent,

I was using a Dish 3000 receiver that I had bought new many years ago, but had dropped the sub when cable internet/tv package came along.
 
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im pretty sure it is a 4 channel mux. 3 sd channels that any fta reciever will scan and view. 1 mpeg2 hd channel that any cheap fta hd reciever will view.

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Should I consider a receiver that would be useful for other than just NASA and what might that be?

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sure

You can check Ebay or our sponsers

some good ones for SD only are
Coolsat
Pansat
GeosatPro
Fortec
 
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Ok, thanks for the advice. So I'm looking for a DVB receiver. No other requirments or specs needed?
 
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Ok, thanks for the advice. So I'm looking for a DVB receiver. No other requirments or specs needed?

what dish options do you have at you disposal ? a small dish means you only want the cheapest of sd dvb fta recievers. if you have more signal then you may want a reciever than can cope with what your dish can see.

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im pretty sure it is a 4 channel mux. 3 sd channels that any fta reciever will scan and view. 1 mpeg2 hd channel that any cheap fta hd reciever will view.

crackt out,.

actually the 4th channel is scrambled for NASA only...there is a 5th channel that pops up when its HD (during the launches)

The SIDS right now are 101-104 but according to NASA 105 is HD

NASA TV HD Programming:
HD Program = 105
Video PID = 82
AC-3 Audio PID = 238
MPEG-1 Layer II Audio PID =83

the pids are different for the other 4 according to the list

http://www.satelliteguys.us/thelist/index.php?page=C+87+AMC+3
 
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Is discussing the NASA scrambling considered "Hack Talk" ?
 
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Is discussing the NASA scrambling considered "Hack Talk" ?
It is a recognition of a change in status from FTA to non-FTA.

Hack talk would necessarily involve discussion of the identifying and/or subverting the scrambling technology.
 
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