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Ok, i'm looking into getting one of these and i need some more info. Which one's (brands/models) are ya'll using, and is it going down quite a bit? I'm looking at getting one where the signal is pretty constant. I'm not going to use this as my primary, but pretty close to it. Any suggestions, and/or help is appreciated.
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I use coolsat 6000 its been going down lately. Mine went down friday but my new code should be up tom. some people using different receivers got there new codes today

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quick google and it looks like a no monthly paid satellite (for tv @ home)

theres no way that can be clear or not go out every time the wind blows... what channels do you get??

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quick google and it looks like a no monthly paid satellite (for tv @ home)

theres no way that can be clear or not go out every time the wind blows... what channels do you get??

hahaha I get close to 800(english) channels it does not go out in the wind ever. I get all the hbo, showtimes, skinmax, encore, like 6 porn channels and all the pay per views for free!!!!!! also I get the bev as well.

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Thanks silvercobra, that helps. Anyone else?
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I have been rocking free air for the past few weeks. When the DN sat went down on Friday, we just pointed it to the Canada Nimq sat and got all the channels back. Gotta love the free french porn

I am using a viewstat VS2000 Ultra, been flawless

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...like 6 porn channels and all the pay per views for free!!!!!!


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...free french porn ...


wth, i dont get any porn and i pay!!!

so how is this legal (if it is... lol) and why dont more people do it? (legal or not!)

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Ok, i'm looking into getting one of these and i need some more info. Which one's (brands/models) are ya'll using, and is it going down quite a bit? I'm looking at getting one where the signal is pretty constant. I'm not going to use this as my primary, but pretty close to it. Any suggestions, and/or help is appreciated.
I use a Viewsat Ultra box. You gotta be careful not to get stuck looking at the cheap prices because they are clones out there. It's actually for sale. Im ugrading to an HD box. Its about 2 months old and one of the most supported boxes out there.

It's very easy to update. We've been getting hit about once a week right now since X-mas. But 95% of the time its up for the pay per view fights. I use a flash drive to update it and it takes me all of about a minute. It autorolls to new keys quickly as well.

$125 bucks for it with free support from me on it.

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I use a Viewsat Ultra box. You gotta be careful not to get stuck looking at the cheap prices because they are clones out there. It's actually for sale. Im ugrading to an HD box. Its about 2 months old and one of the most supported boxes out there.

It's very easy to update. We've been getting hit about once a week right now since X-mas. But 95% of the time its up for the pay per view fights. I use a flash drive to update it and it takes me all of about a minute. It autorolls to new keys quickly as well.

$125 bucks for it with free support from me on it.
i want it! Lemme check the funds!
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i want it! Lemme check the funds!
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I use a Viewsat Ultra box. You gotta be careful not to get stuck looking at the cheap prices because they are clones out there. It's actually for sale. Im ugrading to an HD box. Its about 2 months old and one of the most supported boxes out there.

It's very easy to update. We've been getting hit about once a week right now since X-mas. But 95% of the time its up for the pay per view fights. I use a flash drive to update it and it takes me all of about a minute. It autorolls to new keys quickly as well.

$125 bucks for it with free support from me on it.

Thats a good price I paid 140.00 for my dish and receiver. I borrowed my cousins signal finder and that was it for me.

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I use a Viewsat Ultra box. You gotta be careful not to get stuck looking at the cheap prices because they are clones out there. It's actually for sale. Im ugrading to an HD box. Its about 2 months old and one of the most supported boxes out there.

It's very easy to update. We've been getting hit about once a week right now since X-mas. But 95% of the time its up for the pay per view fights. I use a flash drive to update it and it takes me all of about a minute. It autorolls to new keys quickly as well.

$125 bucks for it with free support from me on it.
What's a good HD box to get?

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Sonicview or Viewsat HD boxes are good.

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Search for them with Google online and buy from a Vegas or Midwest store. There's a place locally in Lewisville somewhere but I'm not sure of them quite yet.

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i have a viewsat platnium... yeah it usually goes down sometimes.. but new files pop up usually the next day or so..

does anyone have the sonicview HD box? i'm thinkin about gettin one...
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Just bought my setup. I got a 31" dish with a CaptiveWorks 700s receiver. If this works out, I will bet getting an HD PVR unit in a few months. Can't wait to kick Comcast to the curb.

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Just bought my setup. I got a 31" dish with a CaptiveWorks 700s receiver. If this works out, I will bet getting an HD PVR unit in a few months. Can't wait to kick Comcast to the curb.
Please keep us updated. It's been my experience lately that our FTA box is down more than it is up.
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Please keep us updated. It's been my experience lately that our FTA box is down more than it is up.
My friend in Austin has a viewsat ultra. He says that he is getting hit once a week right now. Are you out more often than that?

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Please keep us updated. It's been my experience lately that our FTA box is down more than it is up.

what kind of box?

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I bought a Pansat 3500SD box for my mom a while back and it will only be up for a few days at a time, and down for 2, then up for a few hours, and down for a day, then up for 3 days...
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my viewsats been going down alot.... it gets annoying but its better then paying for it..

Just hate when i have to put new files on the boxes.. especially for my dads friends... they all have Viewsat Pros , Platnium and Xtremes
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my viewsats been going down alot.... it gets annoying but its better then paying for it..

Just hate when i have to put new files on the boxes.. especially for my dads friends... they all have Viewsat Pros , Platnium and Xtremes
Do you have a USB port on your viewsat or do you have to connect via serial cable for the updates?

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i use the serial cable on my viewsat plat... my dads friends Viewsat Pro can use the USB or Serial..
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Please keep us updated. It's been my experience lately that our FTA box is down more than it is up.
Im on a viewsat Ultra and I've been getting hit once a week it seems. If you put it on a motor you can pan to the canadian sat's and keep on cruising. Once your locked on 110/119 its not hard to find BEV for Canadian programming. They generally don't do down at the same times.

The box is for sale as Im about to buy my Sonicview HD with PVR that I've been wanting since I got into this about 6 months ago.

$125.00 gets it with free support. It's serial or flash drive updateable.

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Im on a viewsat Ultra and I've been getting hit once a week it seems. If you put it on a motor you can pan to the canadian sat's and keep on cruising. Once your locked on 110/119 its not hard to find BEV for Canadian programming. They generally don't do down at the same times.

The box is for sale as Im about to buy my Sonicview HD with PVR that I've been wanting since I got into this about 6 months ago.

$125.00 gets it with free support. It's serial or flash drive updateable.

Do the codes come up fast for the Sonicview HD receiver?

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Do the codes come up fast for the Sonicview HD receiver?
They are generally up the same as my other files. Totalfta.com is the fastest most reliable site to have the files up.

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Will this set up work ok with a sonicview sv4000? What else will i need?

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Will this set up work ok with a sonicview sv4000? What else will i need?

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That will work, but there are better options.

This is what I have and it works well with standard LNB's. I actually have the exact dish you posted but I cut the end off, ditched the triple LNB's and replaced it with 4 separate units.


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That will work, but there are better options.

This is what I have and it works well with standard LNB's. I actually have the exact dish you posted but I cut the end off, ditched the triple LNB's and replaced it with 4 separate units.


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Figured someone would have a better answer, thats why i asked. Thanks Tim.

So what kind of lnb's do i need to get?
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Figured someone would have a better answer, thats why i asked. Thanks Tim.

So what kind of lnb's do i need to get?

I used standard circular DirecTV LNB's
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I used a Dish 500 from DN. I have a Pansat 2500 and a Pansat 6000. I haven't really used them in a year or so, not at all at the new house. I plan on putting it up atthe new house soon, if nothing else to just get the PPV's and such.

It's not worth the trouble to have it as a stand alone, I have always used it as an add on to my real service.

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I used a Dish 500 from DN. I have a Pansat 2500 and a Pansat 6000. I haven't really used them in a year or so, not at all at the new house. I plan on putting it up atthe new house soon, if nothing else to just get the PPV's and such.

It's not worth the trouble to have it as a stand alone, I have always used it as an add on to my real service.

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i have a coolsat 6000 which it does goes down but gives you time to do some other stuff . i also have a pansat 2700e but its not hooked up is being sitting in my closet for a while now.
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i have a coolsat 6000 which it does goes down but gives you time to do some other stuff . i also have a pansat 2700e but its not hooked up is being sitting in my closet for a while now.

The last code bin 170 for the 6000 has been working for two weeks with no problems hopefully it's a sign that dish won't be scrambling the channels as often for a while.

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