freshest1 said:So there is a satellite dish on my balcony, can I hook it up for free somehow? it's a starchoice, if that matters.
ibiza911 said:Buy an FTA receiver, i think those are linear LNB's (circular things pointing at the dish) which is not compatible will Bell or Dishnet so you'll have to purchase 1 LNBF and buy a Coolsat! Get all Bell channels for free and dishnetwork if you want to purchase an additional 2LNB's they go around 30bucks i believe, trust me an FTA receiver will pay itself off in a few months.
Karim said:I'm in the exact same boat. The new student house I moved into is wired for satellite.
Is it possible to hack the High Def stations for free? I'm looking at a list of Free To Air satellite stations and to be honest, the list sucks ass. Is FTA what you get without a hack? And hacking will get you your HBO's and PPV's?
xtcfreak said:I think maybe if/when the bins go down.. the pansat 3500 has a SD reader built in.
It is just as easy to run a serial cable.. but whatever
Flashy_McFlash said:Ah, gotcha. I misunderstood. I'm going to have to get me a new receiver soon. My Pansat 2500 feels so antique now.
xtcfreak said:Im not sure about the high def channels as I dont watch, but FTA without any bins/hacks is sucky.
zoo said:aren't there tons of stations broadcasting over FTA? and can't a FTA receiver be 'modified' to receive non-free stations anyway?
ibiza911 said:Yes this can be done! Prime example my FTA can scan in all the FREE channels but you also have the option to scan in cable / PPV etc... I also heard that Neusat will be coming out with a HD FTA receiver near the end of May!! I will for surely grab this when it comes out i think it retails for 399$ USD
ibiza911 said:Yes that is it! I haven't had the chance to try a neusat but i hope the support is good...! I've just been sticking to CS5K for now...