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    Hi I'm a complete newbie to everything to do with satellites. Ive recently decided to read up on them and to learn all i can about them just for fun. After seeing what can be done using them to watch TV or even go on the internet, I became more interested in them.

    I am going to be making my first purchase of a dish and (receiver or PC card) once i feel confident i know enough about them to make a good buy.

    As far a i know Sky Digital is the only satellite TV provider where i live, but I'm sure i could avail of some FTA signals without going through Sky.

    Now i have search the net for guides on all the questions i have but when i found this site i saw how informed everyone was.

    I was wondering if anyone may have a beginners guide at hand so i may educate myself up the the level everyone on this site is. (PS i did read all the stickys and understand the main terms, but not the receiver names and models, or how you program them).

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    welcome to ******** forums.

    it depends what is your purpose, budget and target. If you just want to watch FTA (free) channels any receiver will do, if you want to watch some enctypted channels and budget is limited then go for normal recivers which costs arround 60 to 100us$ and can open encrypted channels with firmware upgrade and key input. If you want to watch those encrypted channels which are only available on Card Sharing like nova,showtime etc then you can go for Humax 5400 and if you wana explore the Reciever compltely like an enthusiastic then go for DreamBox (it is the most flexible receiver due to its embeded linux OS and availablity of more plugins/addins) and also supports card sharing.

    and finaly if you wana enjoy satellite internet (1-way or offline data grabbing) also as well as watching thd digital satellite tv then go for a PC DVB Card. this will alos give you an option to record the tv channels directly to you PC and later burn them on cd's/dvd's.

    any more info ?

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    saed

    Just a quick question i got while reading your post.

    Can a Dreambox (as its running Linux) be updated with the add-ons you mentioned, so that it can decoded every providers encoded signals, as to view all FTA which are being broadcasted which i can receive where i live?

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    Quote Originally Posted by H4x0r
    Can a Dreambox (as its running Linux) be updated with the add-ons you mentioned, so that it can decoded every providers encoded signals, as to view all FTA which are being broadcasted which i can receive where i live?
    Yes, dreambox can open most of the hacked channels with help of plugins, and also it supports cardsharing.
    to view satellite and channels guides you can visit http://www.lyngsat.com and http://www.satcodx.com , you can aslo see what satellites covers your area.

 

 

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