FTA with DirecTV receiver?

ajc_trw

DTVUSA Member
#1
Has anyone been able to get FTA using a DirecTV receiver?

Yes, I have Googled and got nothing. I have a basic SD box. I hope someone here got it to work. Thanks.
 

SWHouston

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Staff member
#2
I'm not as versed on FTA as I'd like, but...

It's quite possible, my first thought would be to get a Universal LNB, which wouldn't cost much, and try it.
Given there may be some physical differences in the Mount, that would be the only problem, getting it lined up and receiving. Then, just reorient your Dish, and see if it works.

Have a good Day ! :)
S.W.
 
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MrPogi

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#3
Short answer seems to be, there's no easy way, if at all.
The dish is too small, for one, and the receiver won't work. I think the only thing you can use is the mount that the dish is on and the cable... but with all that in place you should be able to buy a one meter dish and FTA receiver for about $200 or so.

found this discussion:

http://www.satelliteguys.us/free-air-fta-discussion/90140-converting-directv-fta.html
 
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SWHouston

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Staff member
#4
Ok, I stand corrected, if Tron said they wouldn't, they won't !!
But, seems like I remember at some point, where there was a receiver which would.
Maybe not though, sorry.

Have a good Day ! :)
S.W.
 

ajc_trw

DTVUSA Member
#5
Thanks for the replies, guys (I'm a poet ... yadda yadda)

Thanks guys. I guess I'll just make extra scratch on the side and stay with FiOS. :drinks: Cheers!
 
#6
I have an ariza 700 fta reciever that is not in the slingbox menu....the remote controller is nameless...I know there a way to get the ir codes from the remote to the sling software....but how do I get the ir codes from the remote to the pc....is that what the JP1 cable is? Is it a ir receiver that I have to program sort of like a learning remote. Just want to know if this is the way it works or if someone just has the remote codes already...Im terribly new to this...any help would be greatly appreciatted
 

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