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I had a big melt down last Monday.I destroyed my yard got a dozer and tore everything into a metal scrap yard.This behavior caused my neigbors to even respond and help me off the machine. All is better now.I want to thank everyone that welcomed,helped,and took their time to give a few pointers in this world of free-to -air hobby.I expected a bit more sports channels than I was able to receive via C or KU bands.It takes a lot of time and adjusting the necessary equipment.Many channels required precision that a 16 dish like mine had trouble getting.At times,the problem was the motor,others the lnb skew,adding to that,not being in the footprint.So,the conclusion is to subscribe and not be worried or longing for sports games.I took intob account that I was able to work out a good deal with a satellite company to receive all sports packages for $100 a month.Thats cheaper than going to a game,parking,and food in the comfort of my home.I know if analog was still around,it would be easier,but times have changed,and fiber is the way to go for these major league teams.Thanks to everyone.I will continue to visit your great site,and I truly enjoy when feeds are found,which gives the hobbies a sense of joy even if we just see five minutes of it.
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I had a big melt down last Monday.I destroyed my yard got a dozer and tore everything into a metal scrap yard.This behavior caused my neigbors to even respond and help me off the machine. All is better now.I want to thank everyone that welcomed,helped,and took their time to give a few pointers in this world of free-to -air hobby.I expected a bit more sports channels than I was able to receive via C or KU bands.It takes a lot of time and adjusting the necessary equipment.Many channels required precision that a 16 dish like mine had trouble getting.At times,the problem was the motor,others the lnb skew,adding to that,not being in the footprint.So,the conclusion is to subscribe and not be worried or longing for sports games.I took intob account that I was able to work out a good deal with a satellite company to receive all sports packages for $100 a month.Thats cheaper than going to a game,parking,and food in the comfort of my home.I know if analog was still around,it would be easier,but times have changed,and fiber is the way to go for these major league teams.Thanks to everyone.I will continue to visit your great site,and I truly enjoy when feeds are found,which gives the hobbies a sense of joy even if we just see five minutes of it.


You tore a part a 16 ft dish? Hockeynut will go nuts on that one in his state [smile]. If I still lived in Va Beach I would of gotten it from you. 

Cband doesn't offer a sports channel package anymore. Those went away many years ago. 
Fiber started in the late 80's for the sports channels and backhauls. With most mlb games on sports channels now instead of a local channel, that hurts the backhaul market. A lot of spring training games are fiber too so that doesn't help either.
 
Were you expecting a certain channel or promised something? You can't really do that anymore. There are radio feeds available for most mlb teams on AMC 18. Some sports channels have audio unscrambled. NESN, Altitude, Golf Channel, NHL Network, NBC Sports Network that I can think of right now.

The NFL backhauls went away with the Sunday Ticket being so popular since 1994. Not being on cband anymore for purchase, that hurts that sport.

NBA and NHL still have some games available on backhaul feeds.

College has the most sports still available for backhaul viewing. ESPN started using a lot of fiber in that sport too last year. After March Madness until NFL pre-season is the slow season for backhaul viewing. Mid March to beginning of August. 

Sorry you had so many problems. Maybe one day a sports package will be available?  You can buy the NFL Network channel and I think the cable NFL redzone channel on the 127w satellite but it costs quite a bit a money for a receiver. You will have to do research on that if interested from that company.  
   


 
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I see you just joined this group a month ago. And you're already giving up writing a post that promotes DTV and DISH for "just $100". I'm sure DTV and Dish wish people would think $100/month was small change. I cut the cord and I'm not going back. And now channel by channel A la carte wouldn't matter either. And your title is outlook or future of FTA. Who's future?
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There has never been more FTA channels on Satellite ever.  This is truly the golden age of FTA.  It may not be what you want to watch but we've never had more choices than now.  

Long Live FTA,

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Love my dishes and will not give them up.  Love the picture quality on the feeds that I can get.  Still enjoy chasing the feeds and still plenty to choose from.  Love the raw News feeds.

I still rub my eyes when watching Direc TV, but it never helps clear up the Blurry Compressed HD signals.

Still have DirecTV though and it lets me get games that I can't get on my other Dishes and also allows for easy recording of up to 5 shows at once and lets the wife get her Disney Shows and what used to be called Family Channel shows, but it hurts everytime I pay that bill.  Ouch!

But I still Love the Chase of the FTA Feeds and all of the Free channels that I can get!  I get new customers cutting the cord everyday.

But to each their own.  If it is the Sports channels you want that you cannot get on the Big Dish, then to the Little Dish you will go or to the local Sports Bar.

Keep Your Eyes on the Sky!

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This hobby requires patients and the understanding that not all genre is available via fta.There are feeds of news and current affairs not aired on regular tv.I can't speak for all members in this forum,but I enjoy the hobby and like Rick Caylor,will never give my ability to access fta feeds.Good luck scorpion60
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There has never been more FTA channels on Satellite ever.  This is truly the golden age of FTA.  It may not be what you want to watch but we've never had more choices than now.  

Long Live FTA,

Emil 


&%$# YEA!

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I like Rick have always had both Directv and 4DTV programming since it came out in combination with C/Ku big dish since 1985! I would never give up my big dish as there is plenty of FTA programming up there! And yes there has been less FTA here and there but it comes and goes so I compensate with the Directv and keep the wife happy! The electronics and receivers available today make it a lot less frustrating and enjoyable I think then it was back in the analog days! Yes, and like anything things change and generally sometimes it's frustrating but if you keep up with the change it can be a fun hobby and you cannot beat the picture quality.
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Scorpion..You bulldozed a 16 footer here in NC?..Been looking a long time for a beast like that.Only places i see with dish`s that large are located at some colleges and head ends.

I think ya gave in to soon.It is a fun hobby with many rewards.There are ways to make an FTA system operate like a sub and with patience it ( IMO ) would have paid off greatly.This is the best site for advice on a setup and many are more than welcome to give a hand.I also have a DirecTV sub as a fill in but the pic quality can not be matched compared to an FTA system.Plus many times there are events and feeds that can not be seen with a sub.

It is not plug and play but with time it is darn near close.Sure wish I knew before hand this was going to happen as I would have gladly removed that dish for ya.Hate to see something like that go to the scrap yard.

Anyway good luck with the sub.

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All I can say is WOW!!! I've had my moments but nothing as drastic as that.
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The key word here is "Hobby". You have to realize this is a hobby. If your just someone wanting free TV, then you're definitely gonna be disappointed.
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I have had my beast 16 footer for many years now ... all i can say is that it definitely does miracles .....

I would bulldozer the house but not my 16 [smile][smile] ....



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Love my dishes and will not give them up.  Love the picture quality on the feeds that I can get.  Still enjoy chasing the feeds and still plenty to choose from.  Love the raw News feeds.

I still rub my eyes when watching Direc TV, but it never helps clear up the Blurry Compressed HD signals.

Still have DirecTV though and it lets me get games that I can't get on my other Dishes and also allows for easy recording of up to 5 shows at once and lets the wife get her Disney Shows and what used to be called Family Channel shows, but it hurts everytime I pay that bill.  Ouch!

But I still Love the Chase of the FTA Feeds and all of the Free channels that I can get!  I get new customers cutting the cord everyday.

But to each their own.  If it is the Sports channels you want that you cannot get on the Big Dish, then to the Little Dish you will go or to the local Sports Bar.

Keep Your Eyes on the Sky!


Same here! I have a DTV sub to pacify the wife but after watching honest 1080 HD then watching that compressed sudo HD feed they stiff you for is just not enjoyable to my eyes [frown]

Long live the big dish and FTA !!

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Yeah, I got a divorce because my X-wife said i love this hobby more than her! You know what.....,she was right. You couldn't drag me out of this hobby even if my life depended on it. Been tracking the sky since 1987.
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Boy I wish I had a dish farm I live in apartment you tore up everything man. I was glad that I gave them up PAY TV its dumb for bad pq, bad service.

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