Build Your Own Free-to-Air (FTA) Satellite TV System

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McGraw Hill Professional, Dec 6, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 256 pages
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LEGALLY TAP INTO ABSOLUTELY FREE SATELLITE TV!

Replace or expand your paid TV services with Free-to-Air television programming with ease. Build Your Own Free-to-Air (FTA) Satellite TV System shows how to affordably put together your own subscription-free home entertainment center from start to finish.

Find out how to choose the right components, set up a satellite dish and receiver, fine-tune reception, add local over-the-air stations, and go mobile with your FTA TV system. You'll get full details on recording to the latest digital devices, installing a TV card in your PC, viewing video over the Internet, and integrating theater-quality audio. Photos and diagrams illustrate each step along the way. Comprehensive lists of technical terms and definitions, available channels and satellites, and dish-aiming steps are also included in this practical guide.

COVERAGE INCLUDES:

  • Equipment, component, and tool selection
  • Satellite dish and FTA receiver installation
  • Stereo, 5.1, and 7.1 sound
  • Dish alignment and synchronization
  • Local over-the-air channel reception
  • Video over the Internet and movies on demand
  • DVD players, DVRs, PCs, and VCRs
  • Mobile, RV, and remote Free-to-Air TV
 

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Contents

1 Navigating Your Way Through the Jargon Jungle
1
2 Tools and Equipment
7
3 Whats Out There? Available Free Channels and Satellites
35
4 Antenna Basics
45
5 Necessary Accessories
93
6 Guide to Satellite Receiver Selection
115
Aim and Synchronize the Dish
125
8 Using Multiple LNBs and Dishes
143
11 Easy Ways to Integrate DVR DVD PC and VCR
185
12 Adding Stereo 51 or 71 Sound
191
13 Installing a Satellite Card FTA ReceiverTuner in a PC
201
14 Watching TV Movies on Demand and Video over the Internet
215
15 Putting It All Together for Your Home Theater Experience
227
Mobile RV and Remote FTA Installations
239
Product Sources
253
A Few of the Best Web Sites for FTA
255

9 Picking Up Free Local OTA Stations
155
10 Selecting the Optimal TV Simplified
171
Index
257
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Dennis C. Brewer is a Novell Certified Network Engineer and IT solutions specialist with more than 14 years of experience in field. He has authored several books as well as enterprise-level IT and telecommunications policies, procedures, and standards currently in use by the State of Michigan.

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