GoodlifeTV... I messed up...

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I misread the Lyngsat chart and thought GTV was dvb... argh... it's DCII.

So, based on my assumption, I bought a Sat Tracker fta receiver, Winegard
30" dish, non penetrating mount, rubber pad, lnb.

Other than all the locals on G10R, can anyone suggest somewhere to point the
thirty incher ?

Thanks
Dave
 
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"Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in
news:KN-dnZU2gecCqVDcRVn-hQ@mpowercom.net:

> I misread the Lyngsat chart and thought GTV was dvb... argh... it's
> DCII.
>
> So, based on my assumption, I bought a Sat Tracker fta receiver,
> Winegard 30" dish, non penetrating mount, rubber pad, lnb.
>
> Other than all the locals on G10R, can anyone suggest somewhere to
> point the thirty incher ?
>
> Thanks
> Dave
>
>
>
>

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I assume that you meant to say GPTV which is Georgia Public Broadcasting.
If so I assume that you are interested in receiving a PBS feed.

I don't know if the SatTracker FTA receiver is capable of receiving AC3
audio. If it is capable of AC3 Dolby audio, there are several PBS feeds
on "AMC 3 at 87.0°W".

Without the AC3 feature, you can receive the video but no audio. However,
there is one PBS station on that same satellite which transmits audio in
AC3 and also in standard audio and that is Montana PBS. I don't know of
any other PBS stations available in FTA mode except on C-band which would
probably require a large dish.

I have a Fortec Lifetime receiver and because it does have the AC3 Dolby
audio feature, it does a good job with the PBS feeds on AMC3. There are
periodic brief audio dropouts which generally only last for a fraction of
a second. Sometimes these dropouts happen every 5 minutes or so and
sometimes there are no dropouts at all for hours. I tried asking in this
and other forums whether this was typical of the Fortec Lifetime
receivers, but I never received any replies at all. It may be typical or
it may me a fault with my particular receiver. I have learned to live
with it, but if I knew that it was indeed a fault with my individual
receiver, I would replace it .... probably with a DVB PCI card for my
computer.

Now that I have an HDTV television set, I am able to receive 4 local
over-the-air PBS stations .... 3 of them are digital and one is analog so
I don't use my FTA as much as I once did. Other than the network news, I
only watch PBS. I guess you could call me a PBSaholic.

I am sure that you are aware of the following page ...

http://www.lyngsat.com/amc3.html

Good Luck.
 
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Thank you for the reply, but I abbreviated GoodlifeTV as GTV... sorry for
the misunderstanding!

Dave


"Pseud O. Nym" <pon@blurry-vision.com> wrote in message
news:Xns95CA7213F77F3blurryvision@24.93.43.121...
> "Henry Cabot Henhouse III" <sooper_chicken@hotmail.com> wrote in
> news:KN-dnZU2gecCqVDcRVn-hQ@mpowercom.net:
>
> > I misread the Lyngsat chart and thought GTV was dvb... argh... it's
> > DCII.
> >
> > So, based on my assumption, I bought a Sat Tracker fta receiver,
> > Winegard 30" dish, non penetrating mount, rubber pad, lnb.
> >
> > Other than all the locals on G10R, can anyone suggest somewhere to
> > point the thirty incher ?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Dave
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
> ++++++++++++++++=
>
> I assume that you meant to say GPTV which is Georgia Public Broadcasting.
> If so I assume that you are interested in receiving a PBS feed.
>
> I don't know if the SatTracker FTA receiver is capable of receiving AC3
> audio. If it is capable of AC3 Dolby audio, there are several PBS feeds
> on "AMC 3 at 87.0°W".
>
> Without the AC3 feature, you can receive the video but no audio. However,
> there is one PBS station on that same satellite which transmits audio in
> AC3 and also in standard audio and that is Montana PBS. I don't know of
> any other PBS stations available in FTA mode except on C-band which would
> probably require a large dish.
>
> I have a Fortec Lifetime receiver and because it does have the AC3 Dolby
> audio feature, it does a good job with the PBS feeds on AMC3. There are
> periodic brief audio dropouts which generally only last for a fraction of
> a second. Sometimes these dropouts happen every 5 minutes or so and
> sometimes there are no dropouts at all for hours. I tried asking in this
> and other forums whether this was typical of the Fortec Lifetime
> receivers, but I never received any replies at all. It may be typical or
> it may me a fault with my particular receiver. I have learned to live
> with it, but if I knew that it was indeed a fault with my individual
> receiver, I would replace it .... probably with a DVB PCI card for my
> computer.
>
> Now that I have an HDTV television set, I am able to receive 4 local
> over-the-air PBS stations .... 3 of them are digital and one is analog so
> I don't use my FTA as much as I once did. Other than the network news, I
> only watch PBS. I guess you could call me a PBSaholic.
>
> I am sure that you are aware of the following page ...
>
> http://www.lyngsat.com/amc3.html
>
> Good Luck.
>
 
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i found goodlife on ku band x4 satellite transponder 603
 
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is it dvb or digicipher?

i guess i could always pick up a used sidecar on ebay... i really want to
watch F Troop, the FBI, and Man From UNCLE :)


Thanks!
Dave

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> i found goodlife on ku band x4 satellite transponder 603
>
 
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On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 23:13:52 -0600, dgo1@webtv.net (sonny garza)
wrote:

>i found goodlife on ku band x4 satellite transponder 603

X4 (G4R Ku), is all DCII. 603 is the 4DTV VCT channel number.
 
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I am interested in GoodLife also, but don't know what "DCII" is.
I think all of the stations I am able to receive are listed as DVB.
Could anyone help? This is a facinating hobby, I have had my equipment
for about two months.

257roberts


Gary J. Tait wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 23:13:52 -0600, dgo1@webtv.net (sonny garza)
> wrote:
>
> >i found goodlife on ku band x4 satellite transponder 603
>
> X4 (G4R Ku), is all DCII. 603 is the 4DTV VCT channel number.
 
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On 29 Dec 2004 06:45:30 -0800, "257roberts" <scrwar@yahoo.com> wrote:

>I am interested in GoodLife also, but don't know what "DCII" is.
>I think all of the stations I am able to receive are listed as DVB.
>Could anyone help? This is a facinating hobby, I have had my equipment
>for about two months.
>
>257roberts
>


DCII is a competitor to DVP, owned by motorola. If you are a home dish
owner, you would use a 4DTV to receive whatever DCII channels are
available to home viewers.
>
>Gary J. Tait wrote:
>> On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 23:13:52 -0600, dgo1@webtv.net (sonny garza)
>> wrote:
>>
>> >i found goodlife on ku band x4 satellite transponder 603
>>
>> X4 (G4R Ku), is all DCII. 603 is the 4DTV VCT channel number.