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    • How DirecTV and Dish Network Stop Signal Theft

      How DirecTV and Dish Network Stop Signal Theft

      Reducing Signal Theft by Blacklisting Access Cards DirecTV maintains a list of cancelled access cards. If an access card with a blacklisted CAM ID is utilized, you will receive the “Call Extension 745” error message. Reducing Signal Theft with ECM (Electronic Counter Measures DirecTV and Dish Network engineers also broadcast hostile signals that instruct the

    • DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite)

      DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite)

      A DBS, or Direct Broadcast Satellite, is a type of satellite that is used to broadcast data directly to a residence or commercial office, without the use of intermediary cables or other routing equipment. DBS systems are most commonly used for direct broadcast television and Internet access, in which users from anywhere in the world

    • The History of Satellite Television

      The History of Satellite Television

      In order to understand the history of satellite television, you first have to go all the way back to the 1950's during the space race between the USA and Russia. The first satellite to orbit the earth was Sputnik, launched by the Russians in 1957. It was 6 years later until the first communications satellite

    • 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.

    • 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

    • How to Make Satellite Dish LNB Adjustments

      How to Make Satellite Dish LNB Adjustments

      LNB (Low Noise Block) is the receiving end of a satellite dish. The LNB must be pointing directly to the satellite overhead in orbit to receive the strongest and clearest signal. There are many types of satellite dishes available, some of them are installed in a fixed position, others are installed so that they can

    • Satellite Finder

      Satellite Finder

      A satellite finder is a specialized signal-strength meter used to point satellite dishes and LNBs. There are two general classes of satellite finders: analog and digital satellite finders. Analog Satellite Finder Most analog satellite finders are inexpensive devices which simply display the strength of the received signal. To use an analog satellite finder, you point

    • 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

    • Satellite Television Descrambler

      Satellite Television Descrambler

      Most satellite television is encrypted using conditional access systems such as: DigiCipher II VideoCipher II RS Nagravision VideoGuard Irdeto Mediaguard Viaccess Conex To watch these encrypted television channels, you need a box which can decrypt them. This box is sometimes referred to as a satellite television descrambler. Satellite Television Descramblers Most satellite television descamblers are

    • How to Install a DirecTV Satellite Dish

      How to Install a DirecTV Satellite Dish

      Standard professional satellite dish installation is free for those interested in receiving DirecTV service. However, customers can easily install the DirecTV satellite dish on their own. Here are some tips. When installing a DirecTV satellite dish it is important to first have all the major parts necessary to install it and connect it to the

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