Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.mpeg-dvb (More info?)
LC <email@example.com> wrote in news:408546F1.firstname.lastname@example.org:
> I just recieved a dish (Dish 500 119,120) from a friend.
> I would like to recieve the free audio on Nimiq or echostar satellites
> using my fta reciever. All info appreciated.
Did you mean 119, 121 ??
The sat at 121 uses normal linear polarization so you should be able to
receive it with no problem with a standard LNBF, but it is all encrypted.
I think I recall an unencrypted channel that showed a blue background
with gold lettering which proclaimed "Congradulations ... You have a Dish
500 System!" or something like that. That channel did have some very
nice music playing in the background with no interruptions. I have left
it playing a few times for background music. It is well worth adding to
your repertoire (sp??).
The sat at 119 has a lot of music cahnnels of most genres and are not
encrypted. I was not able to receive any of them with a "standard" LNBF
although I picked up about 5 or 6 channels of music, it was very marginal
with my 90cm dish. I fixed that problem by going down to Walmart and
spending $39.95 for a DirecTV replacement LNBF and strapping it to the
side of my standard LNBF and aiming the dish 3 degrees off-center. I get
a very strong signal with 98% quality and perfect reception of most if
not all of the music channels. I haven't used it that much because ny
Total Choice subscription to DirecTV includes 30+ music channels and I am
just used to it and can select my favorite channels instinctively in the
I am using a Fortec Lifetime receiver with a 90cm Fortec Star antenna so
it does not apply directly to your situation but you did say "All info