Directv or Dishnet


Andem
#1
Hey, I've been told so much about these dishes and actually seen some nice programming on them.. I believe they are still "grey market" here, even though some legislation was passed.

My question is, what's the best way to get these products (receiver and dish and h or hu card), and what kind of additional hardware should I purchase, because I know you can emulate a card through your computer.

To be honest, I dont know the difference between an H card and an HU card. *shrugs*.

Finally, I saw somewhere you can use a bell expressvu dish to get dishnet, is this true and what are the steps to doing this?
 
no1important
#2
I am looking at getting a direct tv. more programming, no canadaian stations stealing american feeds , be able to watch wrestling and baywatch on tnn. Just more variety. Lots of good channels that shaw will never carry or bell/starchoice either.
 
Andem
#3
Yeah, do you know exactly what kind of costs are involved? I would be willing to do emulation through my computer but I've been told costs can range anywhere from $350 to $700 or more. Plus the fact your card is always getting zapped (which is why I would probably opt for emulation).

It doesn't make me feel guilty one bit, because by our laws its legal to take these signals and use them. Its a 'free world' as the americans say and these signals are just floating around us!
 
no1important
#4
I would not feel guilty either. It is too bad the CRTC is stuck in the dark ages. You have to have 1 cdn channel for each American channel. Canadian channels are crap anyways and all they do is show 90% American tv anyways. I wish the crtc would let Bell/Star choice/ Shaw carry TNT,MSG,HBO,SHO etc. Where I klive Seattle has 11 local stations but we only get 6 of them. Why? Shaw won't even give us the Seattle WB they want to force you to get digital cable or buy a star choice (which shaw owns) to get LA WB.
 
Andem
#5
Yeah, its quite amuzing that shaw owns cable and satellite.. They dont even have as much ANTI-SATELLITE marketing schemes going on as Rogers because hey, they've got a large interest in satellite also, go figure.
 
Vincent_2002
#6
My friend's family has dishnet, it's really cool. you get many channels from the usa.
 
paul stanley
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by Andem

Yeah, its quite amuzing that shaw owns cable and satellite.. They dont even have as much ANTI-SATELLITE marketing schemes going on as Rogers because hey, they've got a large interest in satellite also, go figure.

Can anyone tell me why all satellites are "wrong satellite found" on my screen.
I recently got a dishnet receiver and dish. I found the bell satellite and the screen turned green, but for the dishnet, it won't.
Can anyone tell me why?
Thanks in advance
 
paul stanley
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Andem

Yeah, its quite amuzing that shaw owns cable and satellite.. They dont even have as much ANTI-SATELLITE marketing schemes going on as Rogers because hey, they've got a large interest in satellite also, go figure.

Can anyone tell me why all satellites are "wrong satellite found" on my screen.
I recently got a dishnet receiver and dish. I found the bell satellite and the screen turned green, but for the dishnet, it won't.
Can anyone tell me why?
Thanks in advance
 
paul stanley
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by Andem

Yeah, its quite amuzing that shaw owns cable and satellite.. They dont even have as much ANTI-SATELLITE marketing schemes going on as Rogers because hey, they've got a large interest in satellite also, go figure.

Can anyone tell me why all satellites are "wrong satellite found" on my screen.
I recently got a dishnet receiver and dish. I found the bell satellite and the screen turned green, but for the dishnet, it won't.
Can anyone tell me why?
Thanks in advance
 
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