Lernmore, do you have any opinions on this box? It appears to have a blindscan feature. That's good, right?
Sure, that would work just fine, blind scan is what you want (to catch those temporary feeds that go up and down). Sounds like a reasonable price
Even if it doesn't come with a motor (for the dish), with that setup you could still hook both dishes up to the one box with a switch. (I'm
constantly switching between 5 or so satellites, so I just use one dish with a motor.)
As far as the low band LNB goes (10750), my guess is that, since the dishes are 33", there's a good chance that one or both will have a low band
LNB. Dish Network and DTV etc. use approx 18" dishes and the 11250 LNB. Even if they are the latter, they're cheap and you can install them on the
dishes, and select the LNB type in the UI of the STB. (set top box).
One thing, my first impression of your Op (so many pages and posts back) was to wonder if in a media black out for the GP if your system would still
be up and running?
In a real media blackout, I'm guessing the various outlets would be specifically instructed to keep their cameras and crews out of the area entirely.
Case in point...
During the G-20, the first day there was lots of great footage and live feeds coming out of Pittsburgh. Reporters with their cameras rolling, were
running from tear gas etc. The next day I must have scanned the Satellites 6 times and nothing... not one live feed. I caught a few taped interviews
of protesters later in the day, but again, nothing was coming out of that city "live" from Thursday through the rest of the "event".
With that kind of action, I just couldn't see the story hungry MSM miss out on something like that unless they were told to.
That said, however, during the Tea Party Protests in D.C., since the feeds from the podium were coming from a private source, I was able to watch the
whole thing, and listen to the speeches basically all day with no commercials, and the MSM hardly even gave it a mention.
edit: oops, forgot a forward slash in one of my EX tags.
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