The American viewer
now has an alternative source for satellite TV that does not cost
any monthly subscription fee. These satellite channels are
Free to Air (FTA). These channels are not encrypted by the
service provider and require no subscription or monthly payment.
They are provided free of charge by the provider and are perfectly
legal to receive with an FTA MPEG-2 DVB satellite system.
M-1 Motorized FTA-Choice Set:
powerful Free To Air MERCURY
II satellite receiver. More receiver
memory, Faster Processor,
advanced Blind Search, and Component Video outputs.
don't mention the C-band channels because those require a big 10' dish. Here we will only list some of the English language Ku-band channels that are available for you and that only require a 30"-39" size dish. Since these FTA channels are spread over several satellites, a motorized dish is recommended. It will allow you to utilize one dish to track and receive channels from several satellites.
Motorized Satellite System Installation Video
What satellite system I can use to view the above channels?
To watch the above free to air channels, you will need to buy a free to air (FTA) satellite system:
Purchase a stationary satellite system such as the S-1 system. Since most of the free to air channels are on one satellite IA5 (97W), a stationary system should be just fine. On IA5 there are over 100 free to air channels from several countries. The S-1 system is easy to setup and should not take you more than 2 hrs to get installed. If you need some installation help, check our Technical Support section.
: If you are a satellite enthusiast and want to receive more channels, then a motorized FTA satellite system like the M-1 system is a good choice for you. The difference between the M-1 and the S-1 system is that the M-1 includes a motor that allows you to move the dish East/West to track more satellites. The motorized system is little more challenging to install as it takes more accuracy to align the dish. We have prepared a help page on installing a motorized system which is a must read if you don't have experience in this.
DISCLAIMER: We don't claim or guarantee that these channels will remain free to air for any period of time. Some of these channels may go off the air at some point or become encrypted and new channels may show up. We don't know their future broadcasting plans. We are not affiliated with or resell programming from any of the channels above. The list above reflects what is available to our knowledge. One of the best pages to check all available satellite channels and their frequencies is www.lyngsat.com. If you are looking for your channels like CNN, DISCOVERY, TLC, HBO, and others, then
PayTV is your choice.
The receiver's remote control will
actually control the whole motorized system for you.
The motor gets its power from
the same coaxial cable going to the dish, so no extra wiring is needed.
Wall mount lets you put the satellite dish on your roof or exterior wall
of your house.
If you hire a professional
installer, he provide enough coaxial cable to do the installation.
If Universal ULN1 0.4dB Single KU LNBF is not available in stock it
will be substituted with KUL1: Sadoun Standard Linear Single Ku 0.4 dB LNBF
(10750). Both LNBFs perform the same way.
of the system is entirely your responsibility.
Guidelines and tips provided on this website are intended to help you
achieve a successful installation of your new satellite system.
We are not
responsible for installing any equipment you buy on our website.
advised to consult a professional installer if you need more support.