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Old 2012-02-18, 01:34 PM   #316
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Thanks for your advise,where is the best place to purchase equipment other than Dr Sat. or his he the best.
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Old 2012-02-18, 01:42 PM   #317
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I hate to say this but first thing you need to do is read, then read some more. Check out the Channels you want to receive, check out what Sats you can see from your location, check out the size of Dish(s) you need. Then read some more and then start looking for a receiver.

Dr Sat, is a trust seller, there are a lot of 'cloned' or fake receivers out there, if you stick with a trusted seller you will NOT get that problem. Yes it might cost you an extra $ or 2 but better that than have a boat anchor after you instal software....

Start with Dr Sats' site, then just keep reading until the weather improves......lol
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Old 2012-02-18, 02:46 PM   #318
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missileman are you in Canada or the usa? and what part? You mite have a local dealer in your area. It's best to read and ask questions or deal with a knowledgeable dealer.
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Old 2012-02-19, 12:47 PM   #319
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Yes I am in the Halifax area ,thanks for your advise guys,I'm new to this and sorry about the embarrassing questions.
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Old 2012-02-19, 01:22 PM   #320
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They are only embarrassing if you don't ask them......
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Old 2012-02-19, 01:24 PM   #321
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Try this guy http://www.hobbysat.com/
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Old 2012-02-19, 04:05 PM   #322
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Yes I am in the Halifax area...
As mentioned by tdti1, hobbysat.com is located on Spencer Avenue in Halifax. He has a stock of dishes and you can pick one up to avoid shipping charges which can be more than the cost of a dish. Being in the Halifax area, I'd recommend getting a 1.2m dish rather than the 1m dish I have. Watch kijiji for local FTA receivers; I found my Openbox S9 and Coolsat 7000 that way locally, again avoiding shipping charges. Think carefully about the LNB you buy. Buy a sensitive one with a known reputation, not just the first one you see. I know from experience a motor is mandatory, but not necessary when first starting out. The motor complicates life when there is already lots to learn for a beginner.
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Old 2012-02-26, 02:54 PM   #323
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The biggest loss when going from Cable/Subscription Satellite, to OTA is losing the all sports specialty channels (as anyone will attest to...)

And many have asked me this question, so I will ask it here.

Is there any equivalent channels for all sports, similar to say RDS (Montreal) or TSN, Sportsnet, etc in FTA....?

Thanks
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Old 2012-02-26, 06:26 PM   #324
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I get all the sports I want, all over the rac, there are lots of sports up there.
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Old 2012-02-26, 09:11 PM   #325
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so are you saying your getting all Canadiens games like on RDS
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Old 2012-02-27, 09:25 AM   #326
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I am not saying no (I honestly don't know what full time sports channels, IE not backhaul/wild feeds, are FTA), but the way professional sports rights work would practically eliminate that possibility.
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Old 2012-02-27, 11:07 AM   #327
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There is always NHL GameCentreLive for PC, PS3, Roku and other streaming devices

Cheers, J
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Old 2012-03-09, 12:42 PM   #328
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Hi there,

I just need some advice. I'm just reading about FTA because I'm starting to get tired of paying for Bell and their service charges.

Anyway, I do have another Bell dish (not sure the size, but it's the Bell standard issue dish), and was wondering if it was possible, provided I get an FTA receiver, to use it to get FTA? And can any dish receive HD or does it have to be a newer dish, because I know this one is quite old.

Secondly, I noticed there is a list of the 'what not to buy' for receivers, but is there a list of "approved" or 'non-piracy' receivers to choose from? I don't want to get into this piracy stuff, just would like some free satellite TV for a change.

Third, is there a channel/station listing for FTA satellite? I don't seem to see one in the forums but may be missing it.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 2012-03-09, 12:54 PM   #329
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Welcome: Your post was moved to this existing thread. Please read earlier posts here and read the stickies in this forum. I believe all your questions have already been answered in these stickies, but someone may have more to add.

For example, the small BTV dishes are simply not adequate and at least 1 metre is usually recommended.

Useful Post: http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=57741
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Old 2012-03-09, 08:11 PM   #330
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...is there a channel/station listing for FTA satellite?
I'm going to grab this easy question. Go here: http://channels.drsat.ca/
At that link is one of the best tools for FTA. It is an easy-to-use way to see what's available on FTA.
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