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Satellite antenna

  1. Oct 24, 2004 #1
    I have a satellite antenna in my backyard (the big antenna, not the small one from Direct TV) and I don't know how to use it. I did some research and I think it's called the C-band antenna and I do have to pay around $30 for service/month just like we have to pay for cable TV. I have a receiver, it's the EchoStar 500 Satellite Receiver Positioner.

    Could anyone help me out ?

    Thank you,
     
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  3. Oct 24, 2004 #2

    NoTime

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    There is quite a bit of stuff that you can get for free.
    If you want to get HBO or similar, then yea, they want money.
    There are also digital transmisions (some free), but you need the reciever box for it.

    It is called C-band.
    If you do not get anything but snow then it needs to be aligned or something is wrong with it.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2004 #3
    Ooo, you could probably get NasaTV too! Check the Nasa site and they'll tell you what to do.
     
  5. Oct 24, 2004 #4

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    Yes, You can get NasaTV.
    But, if you don't get anything at all, they will not be able to tell you what to do.
     
  6. Oct 25, 2004 #5
    LMAO,
    I was just checking the Nasa site and decided to type in www.tv.nasa.gov and look at the page I got. Makes u wonder why.... though it might have something to do with http://tv.nasa.gov (without the www)
     
  7. Oct 25, 2004 #6
    Who provides the service, who do I contact/pay ?
     
  8. Oct 25, 2004 #7

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    Try google "C-Band satellite".
    What kind of descrambler do you have, otherwise hardware costs.

    I don't watch TV enough to care about a service.
     
  9. Oct 25, 2004 #8

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    :rofl: Ok, Now I'm waiting for the MIB to show up :bugeye:
     
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