Steve, you have a couple of options. You can pay the bill on the box and continue subscribing or you can buy an fta receiver. You'll need to do a lot of reading on the particular model receiver you choose to buy to become familiar with flashing it. I suggest getting a View sat 2000 or cool sat 5000 due to their performance and reliability. They are also easy to work with. Go over here to Freedom or another reputible fta site to get all the info you need on either box. Cheers-
Post Number: 4 Registered: Jun-07 Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 05:29 pm:
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- i need halp on a panset 3500 sd recieve.if i get thie reciever how does it work and do i need to buy anything else.thanks
BTW...I mispelled the link above, its www.future-fta.info
Question...anyone know why when i type thr future-fta link it automatically hilights to YELLOW...its freaking me out...I'm NOT purposely doing it...weird...thats new, started today...and I don't screw with the post edits/fonts/colors etc..
I in the market to buy my first fta receiver and was told that a Cool Sat 7000 would be great for my Dish Satellite. I cancelled their services a few months ago and went with Time Warner but I'm not happy with what I have. Do you guys think that the Cool Sat 7000 is the way to go? Is there a way to hang on to the EPG instead of updating it a few days or is their a receiver that can hold on to the information? Once I buy my FTA, I'm hoping that I do not have to go up on my roof and turn the dish since I already had services from Dish Net? Is there a Thread for beginners as far as what equipment is needed along with software? Thanks in advance!
I will go with your recommendation on buying a ViewSat Ultra. What other accessories will I need and what software will I need to upload. I noticed that a ViewSat Ultra goes for around $160.00 new on e-bay, is that a good deal? I'm curious why will the Co*l Sat 7000 not be a better version to have?
The best deal I have found on a Viewsat ultra is at SATELLITE DISH EXPERT For $179 they have free shipping and currently are giving away a 1 gig USB flash drive for free with it. And they dont sell clones ..........If you have a ultra, the usb flash drive makes it all so painless. The ultra is a much superior unit to my old unit. Ease of operation,features,speed ect. And it has the best support. Oh, and I have a question: I have been running a Vortex Pro 7700 clone unit for sometime and upgraded to a VS ultra. With the ultra there are a couple channels I liked to watch that Aren't on the ultra.. encore westerns(342) and the scifi channel(122) I have loaded and reset several times, did blind scans and still these two channels arent in there. Anyone know why? I want my western channel!!!! Wahhhhhhh
question: I have been running a Vortex Pro 7700 clone unit for sometime and upgraded to a VS ultra. With the ultra there are a couple channels I liked to watch that Aren't on the ultra.. encore westerns(342) and the scifi channel(122) I have loaded and reset several times, did blind scans and still these two channels arent in there. Anyone know why? I want my western channel!!!! Wahhhhhhh
whenever U are missing ONLY a FEW channels (NOT ALL)...just go to www.lyngsat:com to the sat U want, and channel U want and check the Transponder TP ...and then scan that TP with your receiver, don't rescan the entire sat or a blind scan...cause if U do , then U will have double channels...and do a TP scan should retieve those FEW missing channels for U...U may want to reboot the receiver again too...
also if U have auto TP on in receiver, usually it will auto pick up new tp changes, which may happen often..
Question: I have a VS Ultra and I'm trying to edit duplicate channels. But when I push the OK button to delete a channel the box freezes up and I have to beboot it, sometimes it will let me do one edit,other times none. Any suggestions or solutions? thanks in advance