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Build Your Own Free-to-Air (FTA) Satellite TV System



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A do-it-yourself guide to installing a multi-channel satellite dish and receiver for under $300 and legally getting absolutely free satellite TV Build Your Own Free-to-Air (FTA) Satellite TV Systemshows, step by step, how to select, set up, and enjoy an FTA satellite television dish antenna and receiver system. FTA refers to satellite receivers that are designed to receive unencrypted satellite transmissions. Using these satellite receivers, you can legally receive TV signals without subscription. In the U.S., FTA satellite TV includes more than 97 English-language broadcast channels. This book shows you how to access all of this programming for free. Build Your Own Free-to-Air (FTA) Satellite TV System Includes step-by-step instructions that show how to select and install all the necessary satellite system components in a home, apartment, office, remote cabin, SUV, or recreational vehicle Explains how to integrate FTA with existing systems, as well as how to integrate other options such as Over the Air (OTA), video over the Internet, and movies on demand Shows you how to legally receive hundreds of channels that include programming for music, news, PBS, weather, foreign language television and radio, and talk radioall for free Helps you select and install the cables and connections, switches, receiver, and auxiliary components to get the most value from the system and do it on a very tight budget

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Navigating Your Way Through the Jargon Jungle
Chapter 2. Tools and Equipment
Chapter 3. What's Out There: Available Free Channels and Satellites
Chapter 4. Antenna Basics
Chapter 5. Necessary Accessories
Chapter 6. Guide to Satellite Receiver Selection
Chapter 7. Getting the Signals: Aim and Synchronize the Dish
Chapter 8. Using Multiple LNBs and Dishes
Chapter 9. Picking Up Free Local OTA Stations
Chapter 10. Selecting the Optimal TV Simplified
Chapter 11. Easy Ways to Integrate DVR, DVD, PC, and VCR
Chapter 12. Adding Stereo, 5.1, or 7.1 Sound
Chapter 13. Installing a Satellite Card FTA Receiver/Tuner in a PC
Chapter 14. Watching TV, Movies on Demand, and Video over the Internet
Chapter 15. Putting It All Together for Your Home Theater Experience
Chapter 16. Taking It with You: Mobile, RV, and Remote FTA Installations
Appendix A. Product Sources
Appendix B. A Few of the Best Web Sites for FTA

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