Set up the Ultimate C/KU-band Satellite system. Part 1

If you are using a FTA receiver now all you need to do is just point to a sat pick what LNB you are using and do a scan. The DSS LNB will only get you a few channels but since you are going for the ultimate system you should go for every channel that is free in the sky. If you have a DVB card like a Twinhan then The best program I have found is called DVBDream. It lets you assign a sat to a switch port and a stored position on the Vbox II so you can tune to a channel just by selecting it and the software will do everything for you. The list of satellites used in DVBDream is stored in a directory called transponders in the DVBDream install dir. They are in the Technotrend *.INI format. You can look on lyngsat and manually edit the INI files yourself or find a source that has updated lists.

Now once you get all of it set up and working you should be able to get everything in the sky that is not scrambled. A lot of people want to know how to hack the scrambled stuff but I have no interest in hacking the scrambled channels so if you want to do that you are on your own. There is a lot more stuff out there that is free and it is much more fun scanning randomly for wildcat feeds and network backhauls. The program TSReaderLite is good for finding transponders that are not listed on lyngsat. DVBDream is very nice and is probably the best program out to use with your Twinhan card. There is other software out there to experiment with and most of it is free so have fun working with your new setup.

I got my dish for free so the only expense I had was the Twinhan card, DiSEqC switch, LNBF, and the Vbox II. So for a pretty small amount of money and a little bit of elbow grease I now have a very nice setup that can get a huge amount of TV and radio. It is not even required that you purchase all the equipment at the same time, you can start with just parts of it and add to it as you get around to it. You can also subscribe to some of the scrambled content on the C/KU band and it is much cheaper than what Dish Network or DirecTV charges. Skyvision has great prices and package deals on their channels. If you want to save the most money on your pay TV then go with Skyvision. You will need a different receiver if you plan on subscribing though. There is plenty that is free so once you get your ultimate C/KU setup in place you will see there is a lot less reason to subscribe than there used to be.

Part 2 will continue with software configuration and searching for signals.

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Set up the Ultimate C/KU-band Satellite system. Part 1

If you are using a FTA receiver now all you need to do is just point to a sat pick what LNB you are using and do a scan. The DSS LNB will only get you a few channels but since you are going for the ultimate system you should go for every channel that is free in the sky. If you have a DVB card like a Twinhan then The best program I have found is called DVBDream. It lets you assign a sat to a switch port and a stored position on the Vbox II so you can tune to a channel just by selecting it and the software will do everything for you. The list of satellites used in DVBDream is stored in a directory called transponders in the DVBDream install dir. They are in the Technotrend *.INI format. You can look on lyngsat and manually edit the INI files yourself or find a source that has updated lists.

Now once you get all of it set up and working you should be able to get everything in the sky that is not scrambled. A lot of people want to know how to hack the scrambled stuff but I have no interest in hacking the scrambled channels so if you want to do that you are on your own. There is a lot more stuff out there that is free and it is much more fun scanning randomly for wildcat feeds and network backhauls. The program TSReaderLite is good for finding transponders that are not listed on lyngsat. DVBDream is very nice and is probably the best program out to use with your Twinhan card. There is other software out there to experiment with and most of it is free so have fun working with your new setup.

I got my dish for free so the only expense I had was the Twinhan card, DiSEqC switch, LNBF, and the Vbox II. So for a pretty small amount of money and a little bit of elbow grease I now have a very nice setup that can get a huge amount of TV and radio. It is not even required that you purchase all the equipment at the same time, you can start with just parts of it and add to it as you get around to it. You can also subscribe to some of the scrambled content on the C/KU band and it is much cheaper than what Dish Network or DirecTV charges. Skyvision has great prices and package deals on their channels. If you want to save the most money on your pay TV then go with Skyvision. You will need a different receiver if you plan on subscribing though. There is plenty that is free so once you get your ultimate C/KU setup in place you will see there is a lot less reason to subscribe than there used to be.

Part 2 will continue with software configuration and searching for signals.

Pages: 1 2 3

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