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FTA setups?

It's been a while since I had my viewsat, how does FTA work now a days? Can someone point me in the right direction or be willing to educate me on what the new standard is.
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The Dr sat ota guy whined to the mods that he would pull his ads off rfd unless they banned all FTA threads.

Check the FTA forums rather than putting RFD in a difficult position
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Are there any local forums ( GTA - KW ) ? I just want to get back into some free TV :D Antenna isn't a great option as I live out in the country.
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Try the usual suspect type forums like ftazeta or satfix.
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Hardware wise it is dirt cheap since the BEV piracy fell, you can pick up receivers for under $10 these days ! ;)
Depends what you want to catch ?
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+1

would like to know too. I have a sonicview 8000 hd with a (ihub? can't remember exactly) dongle that i haven't used in about 2 years. I let my previous p$ subscription run out and never renewed.

any connections to RELIABLE p$'s? not interested in nfps ir iksrocket. please feel free to PM.
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I don't think those 10$ receivers work anymore... At least that's what I've been told. I'd be happy to get basic tv 0-60 and maybe some PPV :D ( in HD ) I know my old viewsat use to catch PPV and movie content free, I had a friend set it up and I don't remember what went on with setting it up. I'll check those forums out, thanks.
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Solsearchin1 wrote:
Apr 30th, 2014 4:41 pm
I don't think those 10$ receivers work anymore... At least that's what I've been told. I'd be happy to get basic tv 0-60 and maybe some PPV :D ( in HD ) I know my old viewsat use to catch PPV and movie content free, I had a friend set it up and I don't remember what went on with setting it up. I'll check those forums out, thanks.
They all work, just reflash to the factory firmware.
If you are going to use it for first run movies then forget about it, if you are going for free programming then it is still a good option, plus most can catch satellite radio for free too !
FTA is like shortwave radio for your TV !
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Repooc wrote:
Apr 30th, 2014 3:37 pm
+1

would like to know too. I have a sonicview 8000 hd with a (ihub? can't remember exactly) dongle that i haven't used in about 2 years. I let my previous p$ subscription run out and never renewed.

any connections to RELIABLE p$'s? not interested in nfps ir iksrocket. please feel free to PM.
+1

I would also like a PM if anyone has any info. I havent had fta up since I moved to my new house almost 3yrs ago. Never got around to reinstalling my dishes.
I have sonicview 8000 with hub as well a bev dish and a DN 1000.2 dish

Its hard to catch up on current info and sites when youve been out of it for so long.
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What kind of channels would be caught with free programming? I've been out of the game for like 8 years :D if anyone has first hand experience and can guide me or maybe someone I can pay to get things done that would be ideal!
EdT586 wrote:
Apr 30th, 2014 5:07 pm
They all work, just reflash to the factory firmware.
If you are going to use it for first run movies then forget about it, if you are going for free programming then it is still a good option, plus most can catch satellite radio for free too !
FTA is like shortwave radio for your TV !
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Solsearchin1 wrote:
Apr 30th, 2014 9:33 pm
What kind of channels would be caught with free programming? I've been out of the game for like 8 years :D if anyone has first hand experience and can guide me or maybe someone I can pay to get things done that would be ideal!
From what I've read dn is up on all the easy to find private servers with very little freezing if any. Bev is down on all the sites I know of, however I have read that it is up on some of the more hidden servers. Dunno where to find them tho.

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