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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 Index