Any decent FTA reusing DirectTV or dish network with dvb-s?
We recently purchased or current house which has both a DirectTV slimline dish and an older dish network dual bird dish along with another one pointing at what I assume is their east coat location in the 60 degree neighborhood. I do have an old dvb-s card. Are there any decent programming available FTA English channels reusing the dishes pointing in their current locations and reusing the current lnb's? If consider getting a dvbs-2 card if that would make a difference.
No, direct to home providers (DSS providers) use high power satellites using circular polarization allowing them to use small antennas at the consumer's home. FSS providers aren't broadcasting to home users, and use much lower power satellites with linear polarization, requiring completely different antenna designs.
Translation, wrong polarization, and the dishes are way too small!
A 24" dish would marginally get 97W but you would have to replace the LNBF with a linear 10750. Usually need a 30" dish or bigger for FTA... but some are able to get C-band on a 1.2m dish so you never know.