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    • Choosing a DirecTV HD LNB

      Choosing a DirecTV HD LNB

      A common dilemma that arises for satellite television users is choosing a DirectTV HD LNB dish that will provide the appropriate range of HD channels for the consumer. Depending on the geographic area the dish is installed, legacy models may not be able to provide the full offering of HD channels to the end user.

    • Nagravision

      Nagravision

      Nagravision is a company that develops conditional access systems for cable and satellite television. These conditional access systems usually involve encryption. There are currently three types of Nagravision versions in place; they are all used for digital cable and digital satellite television. They include Nagravision, Nagravision A and Nagravision Aladdin. Nagravision is generally used for

    • Dish 300

      Dish 300

      Dish 300 was the first satellite dish receiver provided by the direct broadcast satellite television company, Dish Network, and was originally known as the “Dish Network Dish”. Dish 300 had a single LNB, or Low Noise Block, that was capable of receiving signals from the 119°W orbital location owned by EchoStar as well as the

    • Conditional Access System

      Conditional Access System

      A Conditional Access System, or CAS, is a type of system used in Internet and television broadcasts in order to restrict unauthorized users from accessing channels or services that they have not paid for and allow subscribers who have paid for services to access the specific services they purchased. Conditional Access Systems are most commonly

    • LNBF

      LNBF

      An LNBF (Low Noise Block-Down Feedhorn) Converter is a type of satellite dish that is used for satellite television and Internet access. It includes a device known as a feedhorn that is responsible for collecting radio signals reflected off of a parabolic dish. LNBFs are the most common form of LNBs and are necessary in

    • FTA Dish

      FTA Dish

      Free To Air (FTA) dishes receive unencrypted television or radio broadcast signals. They can decode standard MPEG-2/DVB-S for digital television. FTA receivers are designed to detect active transponders and their channels without being pre-programmed thereby collecting any available information they can detect. With the use of these receivers, television viewers can receive transmissions without subscription.

    • SuperDISH

      SuperDISH

      A SuperDISH is a 36″ inch x 20″ inch oval satellite dish used by Dish Networks. It is able to receive signals from three satellite locations. It was installed by Dish Networks in November 2003 as a way to offer additional channels to its subscribers. The SuperDISH replaced the earlier Dish 500, which was only

    • DiSEqC

      DiSEqC

      DiSEqC stands for Digital Satellite Equipment Control. DiSEqC is a communication bus between satellite receivers and peripheral equipment such a LNBs, switches, and antenna positioners. DiSEqC communication occurs over the existing coaxial cable. Eutelsat developed DiSEqC and released it to the public as an open standard. DiSEqC Specifications Bus Specification Logos and their Conditions of

    • DirecTV Satellite Dishes

      DirecTV Satellite Dishes

      DirecTV Phase I Satellite Dish The DirecTV Phase I Satellite Dish was the original DirecTV dish. This is an 18" satellite dish with one LNB. This dish can only receive signal from DirecTV satellites at 101 degrees. DirecTV Phase II Satellite Dish DirecTV introduced the Phase II Satellite Dish in 1998. The Phase II dish

    • TVRO (TV Receive Only)

      TVRO (TV Receive Only)

      TVRO stands for "TV Receive Only", but that really does not give you a good sense of what TVRO is. The term TVRO is used to describe both Free To Air satellite and paid programming over similar equipment. Free To Air satellite is unencrypted. TVRO premium analog channels are encrypted using VideoCipher II RS. TVRO

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