Ok, the problem with dish equipment is dish now scambles everything including the NASA. the only channel not scambled is 101 which is just and 24/7 comercial for DN. However, their EPG data is not scrambled, so if you can find your locals, you can add the channels to your list and add the 9 day eepg channel. As long as you have the locals in the list, vdr will get the guide data from epg. The eepg channel is just a data channel, no video or audio. If your area is like mine, the local ATSC broadcast are doing good to get data up for the next 12-24hours and because they don't follow the required standards, some of those are just show name. So, at least for the networks, you can grab the guide from sat.

Now if you want programing.... you won't find much and most of what is not scrambled is foreign. Also, You will have to look to C-band for much of it which requires a 4-8' dish. What is on Ku is linear and will require a dish of around 30" or more. The superdish is a bit larger then most of the ones people use, so it might work. But you will need a linear lnb as the dish lnbs are all circular polarity. Didn't happen to bring any lnb's with you did you? :)


There is an FTA service comming, http://www.freedbs.org/ which may use a circular transponder since the list a 22" dish as minimum. If you really want to get into NA FTA, you might want to poke around satelliteguys web site.

On 8/18/2010 1:32 PM, Rob Davis wrote:
I had a nice European sat system until moving to the US.  Since coming
here I've cludged VDR to work with cable using PVR cards and an HD-PVR.
However, I bought a Dish Network satellite "Superdish" at an auction for
about $2.50 and wondered if I can get it working with my DVB-S cards. It
appears to have three LNB's, a dual one and then a side one. Each LNB
seems to have two plugs coming off it. Can I connect all three to a
Eurospec Diseqc switch I brought with me or does it need it's own switch
from Dish Networks?



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