4DTV vs FTA MPEG-2

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I would like to know how the 2 compare as far as free programming, I know
the 4dtv has the option of paid subs but a person needs a 10 foot dish for
that(C BAND), it would be impratical for me to put up a 10 foot dish in my
backyard, so that leaves the free to air stuff. From what i have picked up
so far the dbs/mpeg-2 ird systems(KU BAND) would cost about $300 entry
level, the dbs/Mpeg-2 pci card systems are around $200 and the better ones
$400+, with some really nice features, I see some have access card slots but
I guess these are mostly for the europe market. I don't really know how
these prices compare with the 4dtv equipment. And as far as the free to air
programming, does anyone know if there is more free stuff to watch today
then there was say 3 years ago and which way the trend is going.

Thank you for any info you can provide
 
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On Sun, 30 May 2004 03:10:40 GMT, "Gord" <gordano@rogers.com> wrote:

>I would like to know how the 2 compare as far as free programming, I know
>the 4dtv has the option of paid subs but a person needs a 10 foot dish for
>that(C BAND), it would be impratical for me to put up a 10 foot dish in my
>backyard, so that leaves the free to air stuff. From what i have picked up
>so far the dbs/mpeg-2 ird systems(KU BAND) would cost about $300 entry
>level, the dbs/Mpeg-2 pci card systems are around $200 and the better ones
>$400+, with some really nice features, I see some have access card slots but
>I guess these are mostly for the europe market. I don't really know how
>these prices compare with the 4dtv equipment. And as far as the free to air
>programming, does anyone know if there is more free stuff to watch today
>then there was say 3 years ago and which way the trend is going.


It is really nice to have both, but if you must choose get a DVB-S
box. If you can only have a small dish your 4dtv will be severely
crippled. A used 905 sidecar + blind search DVB-S receiver and a diseq
motor with a 36" dish would be the ideal system for you.
Unfortunately, the sidecars are way over priced these days so you
should probably get a Pansat 2500a or a Fortec Ultra + a motor and
test the water. Lots of stuff to watch with that system.
http://www.lyngsat.com/america.html
http://www.lyngsat.com/atlantic.html
The five digit frequencies in tan color are the free ones you will
get.
Others are up there that aren't listed, and some of the people are so
uptight you need a blind search unit to find them for yourself.
 
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Does anyone recommend any good sites or places where to get a Pansat 2500a
or a Fortec Ultra + and antenna hardware, I live in ontario canada.

"kryppy" <kryppy@.> wrote in message
news:bfoib09nsnf6gic3urrqv6grq2nneehui6@4ax.com...
> On Sun, 30 May 2004 03:10:40 GMT, "Gord" <gordano@rogers.com> wrote:
>
> >I would like to know how the 2 compare as far as free programming, I know
> >the 4dtv has the option of paid subs but a person needs a 10 foot dish
for
> >that(C BAND), it would be impratical for me to put up a 10 foot dish in
my
> >backyard, so that leaves the free to air stuff. From what i have picked
up
> >so far the dbs/mpeg-2 ird systems(KU BAND) would cost about $300 entry
> >level, the dbs/Mpeg-2 pci card systems are around $200 and the better
ones
> >$400+, with some really nice features, I see some have access card slots
but
> >I guess these are mostly for the europe market. I don't really know how
> >these prices compare with the 4dtv equipment. And as far as the free to
air
> >programming, does anyone know if there is more free stuff to watch today
> >then there was say 3 years ago and which way the trend is going.
>
>
> It is really nice to have both, but if you must choose get a DVB-S
> box. If you can only have a small dish your 4dtv will be severely
> crippled. A used 905 sidecar + blind search DVB-S receiver and a diseq
> motor with a 36" dish would be the ideal system for you.
> Unfortunately, the sidecars are way over priced these days so you
> should probably get a Pansat 2500a or a Fortec Ultra + a motor and
> test the water. Lots of stuff to watch with that system.
> http://www.lyngsat.com/america.html
> http://www.lyngsat.com/atlantic.html
> The five digit frequencies in tan color are the free ones you will
> get.
> Others are up there that aren't listed, and some of the people are so
> uptight you need a blind search unit to find them for yourself.
>
>
>
>
>
 
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http://www.kusat.com in Montreal,QC,Canada

"Gord" <gordano@rogers.com> wrote in message
news:eek:Yjuc.41031$JmE.9919@news04.bloor.is.net.cable.rogers.com...
> Does anyone recommend any good sites or places where to get a Pansat 2500a
> or a Fortec Ultra + and antenna hardware, I live in ontario canada.
>
> "kryppy" <kryppy@.> wrote in message
> news:bfoib09nsnf6gic3urrqv6grq2nneehui6@4ax.com...
> > On Sun, 30 May 2004 03:10:40 GMT, "Gord" <gordano@rogers.com> wrote:
> >
> > >I would like to know how the 2 compare as far as free programming, I
know
> > >the 4dtv has the option of paid subs but a person needs a 10 foot dish
> for
> > >that(C BAND), it would be impratical for me to put up a 10 foot dish in
> my
> > >backyard, so that leaves the free to air stuff. From what i have picked
> up
> > >so far the dbs/mpeg-2 ird systems(KU BAND) would cost about $300 entry
> > >level, the dbs/Mpeg-2 pci card systems are around $200 and the better
> ones
> > >$400+, with some really nice features, I see some have access card
slots
> but
> > >I guess these are mostly for the europe market. I don't really know how
> > >these prices compare with the 4dtv equipment. And as far as the free to
> air
> > >programming, does anyone know if there is more free stuff to watch
today
> > >then there was say 3 years ago and which way the trend is going.
> >
> >
> > It is really nice to have both, but if you must choose get a DVB-S
> > box. If you can only have a small dish your 4dtv will be severely
> > crippled. A used 905 sidecar + blind search DVB-S receiver and a diseq
> > motor with a 36" dish would be the ideal system for you.
> > Unfortunately, the sidecars are way over priced these days so you
> > should probably get a Pansat 2500a or a Fortec Ultra + a motor and
> > test the water. Lots of stuff to watch with that system.
> > http://www.lyngsat.com/america.html
> > http://www.lyngsat.com/atlantic.html
> > The five digit frequencies in tan color are the free ones you will
> > get.
> > Others are up there that aren't listed, and some of the people are so
> > uptight you need a blind search unit to find them for yourself.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>


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You will still need cband antenna to get the better of FTA mpeg2.
Most of the stuff on ku is foreign. Lyngsat.com to see if what you may
watch is available. A for the FREE stuff. YES more than ever. But it
changes day to day. Things come and go at any time.
Mike

Gord wrote:
>
> I would like to know how the 2 compare as far as free programming, I know
> the 4dtv has the option of paid subs but a person needs a 10 foot dish for
> that(C BAND), it would be impratical for me to put up a 10 foot dish in my
> backyard, so that leaves the free to air stuff. From what i have picked up
> so far the dbs/mpeg-2 ird systems(KU BAND) would cost about $300 entry
> level, the dbs/Mpeg-2 pci card systems are around $200 and the better ones
> $400+, with some really nice features, I see some have access card slots but
> I guess these are mostly for the europe market. I don't really know how
> these prices compare with the 4dtv equipment. And as far as the free to air
> programming, does anyone know if there is more free stuff to watch today
> then there was say 3 years ago and which way the trend is going.
>
> Thank you for any info you can provide
 

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