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Anonymous
September 7, 2005 9:00:28 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.mpeg-dvb (More info?)

I am new to FTA and to the group. I have just purchased a Coolsat 4000
Pro receiver and have hooked it up to a Dish Network dual LNB dish that
I rescued from a dumpster. It is able to connect to a bunch of
echostars (1,2,6,7,8) and to nimmiq2. It finds zillions of channels,
but will not actually let me watch any of them. I can listen to some
radio, and get the audio portion of a few channels.

I have several questions:
1. What am I not doing that I need to do?
2. Are there better satellite choices?
3. Are there guides to help newbies out with this stuff?
4. what is a card reader, and what can it do?

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated

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Anonymous
September 7, 2005 5:16:29 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.mpeg-dvb (More info?)

"patrick" <patricktormey@gmail.com> wrote in
news:1126094428.900158.94830@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:

> I am new to FTA and to the group. I have just purchased a Coolsat
4000
> Pro receiver and have hooked it up to a Dish Network dual LNB dish
that
> I rescued from a dumpster. It is able to connect to a bunch of
> echostars (1,2,6,7,8) and to nimmiq2. It finds zillions of channels,
> but will not actually let me watch any of them. I can listen to some
> radio, and get the audio portion of a few channels.
>
> I have several questions:
> 1. What am I not doing that I need to do?

Nothing. You are getting all you should from those satellites with that
sort of receiver.
To get more from that receiver, you need a 90 CM or larger Ku dish,
prefeably motorized.

If you want to get the Dishnetwork or Exprssvu service, you need to
putchase a receiver from the provider and subscribe.

Don't let anybody tell you tht the receiver you now have can be
programmed to decode those pay sevices, that is plain wrong, and theft
of those services.

> 2. Are there better satellite choices?

Yes, with a Ku dish, IA5, IA6, G10r, etc.

> 3. Are there guides to help newbies out with this stuff?

Not really.

> 4. what is a card reader, and what can it do?

Nothing for FTA.

>
> Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated
>
>
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