LCD tv questions

Re: LCD tv questions

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:47 pm

Devil505 wrote:
coalmeister wrote:Go Direct TV then.


I have cable right now with about 8 TV's in the house. Only 2 are HiDef & the rest run just off the 75ohm cable wire for all non-digital stations.
Direct TV would not give me a clear answer but I was left to believe that every TV would need its own box...Is that right?


Wow....8 TV's.....
I'm thinking your coal usage goes down when all those things are on and the heat from their electronics radiates into the rooms!! I can hear it now.....Please throttle back the stove, I have the TV's on in the bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, family room, dining room, workshop and powder room and it's unbearably hot in here! :D :D :D

And yes, with DirecTV you would need a separate receiver for each TV if you wanted the ability to have each TV tuned into a different station. The additional receivers are either $5 or $6 per month, I can't remember for sure.
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Re: LCD tv questions

PostBy: Tamecrow On: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:56 pm

Yanche wrote:Unless it's changed and I doubt it has you do need a receiver for each TV


DishNetwork has dual tuner receivers. Each receiver will service two TV's independently. Or, you could just use an Nfusion for the extra TV's ;) .

Terry
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Re: LCD tv questions

PostBy: av8r On: Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:51 pm

coalmeister wrote:
av8r wrote:I pay $70 a month for cable and get something like 10 HD channels. TWC is terrible.


Go Direct TV then. They are having a good sale right now. I have subscribed for a year and have had no lost signal issues or down time. And I have read the cable companies also compress the signal more, which leaves a lower quality HD picture than DTV. If you are coming from TWC they will really work with you, get them to throw in something extra.


Called them yesterday. $29.99 for 12 months contract gets you one receiver (free HD or DVR) and about 40 HD channels. No local stations so that kills it right there. Add in the 3 other boxes I'd need at $6 a pop each and the fact that you lose the majority of the HD content after 90 days unless you pony up another $10 a month and it's too close to cable to make sense to do it with the shortcomings. Someone told me if you buy the DVR service that you have to pay another $10.month for the DVR gateway per receiver as well. Sheeeesh.

They didn't seem to care one way or the other that i was interested in leaving TWC. Very business like on the phone. Business must be good.

I've done some research on avsforum and it seems that LCDs just suck at SD so I'll keep my tubes for now.
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Re: LCD tv questions

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:10 pm

Tamecrow wrote:Or, you could just use an Nfusion for the extra TV's ;) .


What is "Nfusion"?
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Re: LCD tv questions

PostBy: Tamecrow On: Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:35 pm

Devil505 wrote:What is "Nfusion"?


Nfusion is a satellite receiver that is sold legally to receive free to air channels, but can be programmed to receive DishNetwork programming for free, including PPV's.

Terry
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Re: LCD tv questions

PostBy: av8r On: Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:42 pm

Tamecrow wrote:
Devil505 wrote:What is "Nfusion"?


Nfusion is a satellite receiver that is sold legally to receive free to air channels, but can be programmed to receive DishNetwork programming for free, including PPV's.

Terry


Explain how you can do this when the encryption they use is quite robust?
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Re: LCD tv questions

PostBy: Tamecrow On: Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:52 pm

av8r wrote:Explain how you can do this when the encryption they use is quite robust?


The encryption is easily hacked. There are many methods to receive free satellite TV. Nfusion is only one way. Just google "dish network hack".

Terry
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Re: LCD tv questions

PostBy: av8r On: Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:58 pm

pretty funny.....

Even funnier

http://www.free-to-air.us/help.html
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Re: LCD tv questions

PostBy: Tamecrow On: Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:15 pm

This one tells you how to do it yourself. Good for the novice ;) lol.

Terry
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Re: LCD tv questions

PostBy: mozz On: Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:30 pm

Say i have been "testing" fta systems for many years. Pansat and Fortec were the names to look for although there are many many others out there now. Al7bar is the name to do when you are searching google for this. I finally retired my receivers when i moved because i can't get dsl so had to get cable modem and figured why not go legit and get the channels too. I do miss having 40 ppv channels open and in-car nascar cameras,few dozen ponr channels, total of 500 things to watch. But actually i don't watch much tv at all, 5 -6 hours a week total, rest of family is usually hypnotized though. With the fta receivers, you can also watch legal free tv channels, many many foreign channels, govt channels, etc.etc Go to Lyngsat.com and click on free channels. You need a 90 cm dish with motor to get full use out of it. If you have a old c band dish still out in your yard, you can get hd channels in the clear also. The newer fta will get hd channels on certain forementioned sats but the entire setup will cost you $400 for a decent hd receiver. It's a cat and mouse game with DIshnetwork and the free software to decrypt it often has bugs and you get to be good flashing bins files through a serial port.
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