FTA Satellite Dish

If you take a moment to think about it, satellite television has changed the face of our generation. There are too many advantages that we are able to reap out of such a facility. Satellite TV not only provides a superior picture quality to the viewer, but you even get free installation, free TV services, no contract commitments and with the number of unbelievable entertaining channels that can be given by satellite TV it is suffice to say that it is comparable to no other subscription services. In comparison to the cable TV, satellite television offers a greater number of TV channels on a wide range of satellites that be explored freely. What is best is that you can get all that and much more at extremely low prices or even free of charge.

With so many advantages, it is no surprise at all that more and more people around the world prefer the use of satellite TV to cable TV and that demands for newer and better satellite receivers are increasing day by day. That brings us to discuss the latest receiver in high demand, which is, as we like to call it, of ‘the new age’ – the FTA Satellite Dish. The FTA receiver is one of the satellite receivers that are becoming popular with increasing use not only in the USA but in several different parts of the world as well.

FTA is short for Free to Air and the FTA receivers are a particular kind of satellite dish designed to receive satellite transmissions that are not encrypted. These satellite dishes enable you to legally transmit TV signals without the need for subscriptions. The television signals can have geographical restrictions as they are encoded in MPEG-2 video format. Although not possible everywhere as of yet, in quite a few places in the world, UFH and VHF bands offer mediums of transmission of FTA satellite channels.

A compatible and common MPEG-2 video satellite receiver is used to transmit channels through the FTA satellite dishes. Where the right resources are available, people use the FTA receiver to acquire satellite TV channels in thousands of numbers, completely free of cost.

A Free to Air receiver and a satellite dish that meets all the specific requirements of the appropriate satellite are the only equipments you will need to be able to watch the channels that you desire. Even better, there are a variety of brands of FTA receivers that you can choose from such as Coolsat, Conaxsat, Pansat amongst many other popular ones. Users of the Conaxsat and Coolsat in particular have given rave reviews about the receivers and say that they work wonderfully well, offering a wide list of TV channels that can be viewed with hardly any disturbances.

There are quite a number of satellites that only need a standard and simple DTV compliant dish, which is very readily available in electronic and TV satellite stores. While the K-Band and C-band dishes are sufficiently efficient, you will need an additional LNBF and an antenna motor if you would like to view channels received from other satellites and not just from one.

Once all the necessary hardware requirements are met, you can start with the installation process, which is actually quite simple and can be done without the need for professional help. First, you need a coaxial cable connecting the dish to the FTA receiver that needs to have the television connected with it. You need to put the satellite dish up on the roof of your house and point it upwards. The next step would be to use the available options on the receiver to choose the most appropriate satellite to point the dish at. You are also required to manually enter the FTA keys.

In order to ensure that your device runs efficiently, it is important to receive firmware updates regularly. It is also important to ensure that you are able to obtain the best support services. If need be, there are even many websites online which offer helpful tips and resources on setting up and pointing FTA satellite receivers. There, you can also obtain additional information about FTA files, software, FTA keys, updates etc.

Still, if all this seems a little difficult, you can always hire someone experienced to guide you through the process and the specifications.

At the end of the day, it is important to remember that various FTA satellite dishes and receivers have varying settings and different types of keys and setup. More importantly, after the process is done with, just relax, sit back and enjoy the freebies with your Free to Air system.

This FTA Satellite Dish Review is Written/Updated on Aug 15th, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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