FTA Satellelite receivers are a BIG problem for satellite companies like Directtv, Dishnet, and Bell in Canada. They are flashable and hence flash codes are made for these receivers to illegally pick up signals from these providers.radio10-8 said:
That is an excellent post!blackacid said:While richster is correct about flashable FTA units there is a whole world out there that doesn't have to do with stealing a signal. There are quite a few channels floating around that are free for the public viewing. Most of these channels are usually international or religious in nature. For an almost complete list you can take a look at
to give you an idea what you could receive with a FTA unit. FTA units are DVB so mostly pay attention to the DVB listings from that page.
Satellites listed in green are KU band and require at least a 30 inch satellite to receive.
Satellites listed in what looks to be purple on my screen are C band and require one of the BUD *big ugly dish* which is around 6 foot or bigger.
Intelsat Americas 5 satellite is the one that has the most free programming as far as I know with only a few English channels. Most are international and non english speaking.
Now the fun part of FTA to me is the live feeds. These are usually satellite trucks that tv stations send out to cover breaking news. This is where satellite pretty much becomes scanner like as you have to scan the satellite to catch these channels when there live. I have watched many hurricanes come onto land as well as other breaking news stories such as floods, wildfires, and any other stuff you can run across. Usually live feeds are straight from the camera so it is unedited raw video.
Exactly.N_Jay said:I just love how people confuse hacking/cracking descramblers/receivers of various types with "Free to AIR".
If you have to hack/crack anything, you are no longer watching "FREE TO AIR", you are stealing.
Where did this come from?flyingwolf said:richster,
I hate to tel ya something bud. You didn't miss out on that job becuase of piracy, you missed out on the job for 1 of two reasons, either your qualifications didnt pan out, or they simply realised they didnt have enough money to hire.
FTA and even the hacking of the illegla boxes does not cost them millions a year.
I would love to see how they come up with that number.
If even 2% of the popuation over there is hacking thier subscription services using the FTA hacks then that is still only going to amount to a few hundred thousand a year.
This is not something any idiot can do on napster, this requires, hardware, software, the skills to make it work, and enough brain power to know how the hell to aim a dish.
Think about it, it is a few miles up, if your off in direction by one degree then your missing the signal my hundreds of miles.
Seriously, thats not why you lost on the job.
Something tells me the attitude may have somethign to do with it.
And I may be wrong, I dont knwo you, but form reading your posts, the feeling of "the world owes me something" comes to mind.
Then again I may be wrong.
And dont bother critiquing my spelling and grammar, I simply dont care.
Seriously is this a joke? Where did you get your numbers from? The air? Investigate before you start typing. Back in 2002 the satellite industry were loosing an estimated billion dollars a year due to one to three million people stealing satellite. Now with FTA's out this number has probably gone up. Here read this article back from 2002.flyingwolf said:FTA and even the hacking of the illegla boxes does not cost them millions a year.