FTA MPEG reception in Texas?

gary

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I was wondering what FTA MPEG broadcasts can be received in west Texas? I'm
new to this as I just stumbled on this whole FTA MPEG stuff and got
interested in trying it out. My only experience with satellite was back in
1990 I set up a used c-band dish at my parents vacation house and found it
quite fun to play with.

It looks like I can only find space/clear shot for a Ku band system. I would
like to pick up the general U.S. stuff but would also like to get european
and latin american stuff as well. I'm thinking europe is out of the
question? but could I pick up latin american broadcasts?

I'm also thinking of an st3688 after reading the posts here. Is that a good
choose for a begginner, and how much should I expect to pay for a complete
Ku band system? Plus what size dish for west Texas?

Thanks for whatever help you can offer.
gary
 

Brian

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Gary,

Check out http://www.lyngsat.com to get an idea of channels available on
satellites over the Americas. There are many ethnic and national services
available.

I would suggest the Fortec Lifetime Ultra. Like the ST3688, it is also a
blind search receiver. It features USALS (simplified antenna motor
control)and AC3 (digital audio). The recent firmware release makes this
unit a performer! Much easier to set up and the channel editing software is
great for customizing the receiver. I own many receivers and this one gets
the most use!

I would recommend a 90cm reflector and a motor for a good hobbyist system.
Expect to pay between $175. for a basic non-motorized system to $350. for a
mid-level motorized system.

Enjoy the hobby .... I certainly do!
-------------------
Brian Gohl
Satellite Audio Video
503.669.8093
http://www.adventistsat.com



"gary" <boob@yomammashouse.com> wrote in message
news:107u7uqcuh855f6@corp.supernews.com...
> I was wondering what FTA MPEG broadcasts can be received in west Texas?
I'm
> new to this as I just stumbled on this whole FTA MPEG stuff and got
> interested in trying it out. My only experience with satellite was back in
> 1990 I set up a used c-band dish at my parents vacation house and found it
> quite fun to play with.
>
> It looks like I can only find space/clear shot for a Ku band system. I
would
> like to pick up the general U.S. stuff but would also like to get european
> and latin american stuff as well. I'm thinking europe is out of the
> question? but could I pick up latin american broadcasts?
>
> I'm also thinking of an st3688 after reading the posts here. Is that a
good
> choose for a begginner, and how much should I expect to pay for a complete
> Ku band system? Plus what size dish for west Texas?
>
> Thanks for whatever help you can offer.
> gary
>
>
 
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