satilite tv

Alex Fraser beatnic at
Mon Jan 23 16:35:27 CST 2006

A whole new wasteland to explore.....
How hard is it to aim the dish?  Are rotators expensive?  Can you use a 
bigger dish to catch satilite where you ain't in their footprint?  Looks 
like I'll be pouring some concrete in the spring. How far can you run 
cable from the dish?

John Teller wrote:

> You'll need a DVB-S receiver and a small dish (a surplus Direct TV 
> will do just fine).  There are cards that plug into your PC's PCI bus 
> or USB versions.  I've seen them on eBay for anything between $50 and 
> $100
> When I worked for a DVB-S equipment manufacturer we used to have the 
> Iraqi channel on periodically.  It was fun to see the usually 
> lugubrious announcers suddenly animate themselves when anything 
> displaying the U.S. flag came up...
> --- JST
> Alex Fraser wrote:
>> Has anyone actually received these free channels?
>> What do I need?
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