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Free to air sattelites
« on: Apr 16, 2007, 01:39 PM »
Anyone have one or know anything about them?
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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #1 on: Apr 16, 2007, 04:54 PM »
Have a few  myself (Viewsat/Pansat), What ya wanna know about it? I can pm you forum/link if you want to know more.

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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #2 on: Apr 16, 2007, 05:34 PM »
I'm counting down the days until my Bell Expressvu contract runs out.

Our old buddy Rob knows a little about them.
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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #3 on: Apr 20, 2007, 04:14 PM »
I just ordered one today. Hopefully didn't overpay (250) and everything works ok. Seeing he's my next door neighbor, I figured the tech support would be handy. How illegal are these things?
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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #4 on: Apr 20, 2007, 05:56 PM »
Pretty illegal but I really doubt cops go around looking for sate little that are pointed the wrong way. I don't think they'd bus you unless you were pulling a Ricky and making people pay for it :lol:

We used to have one of those and they really kick ass but our card kept fucking up and every time we had to get it fixed it cost 50 bucks to fix it. After it started breaking every week or so we got rid of it, wasn't worth a few hundred a month!
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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #5 on: Apr 20, 2007, 06:04 PM »
This is set up a little different. No card. A memory stick is used instead so you can reprogram it yourself. Bonus is I can pick up more than 1 sattelite. The neighbor picks between 7 I think.
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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #6 on: Apr 20, 2007, 06:17 PM »
Reprogram yourself? Nice! I wish ours was like that.
I should see if my mom will switch back because even paying 50 bucks a month for cable is pretty fucked up. Especially for cable that goes down and pixelates all the time... and its not even illegal :?
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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #7 on: Apr 20, 2007, 06:27 PM »
I think this is where he gets them.

http://www.gosatellite.net/
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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #8 on: Apr 20, 2007, 06:30 PM »
Thanks for the link.
I'm going to look into it for sure!
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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #9 on: Apr 20, 2007, 06:31 PM »
Check that...here's a Canadian site link.

http://www.gosatellite.ca/
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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #10 on: Apr 21, 2007, 05:37 PM »
Have a few  myself (Viewsat/Pansat), What ya wanna know about it? I can pm you forum/link if you want to know more.

Ya sure, hook with me up with some links bro.
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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #11 on: Apr 27, 2007, 06:03 PM »
Got my box today. We'll see how it goes. It's a different one that I listed in the link.
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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #12 on: Apr 27, 2007, 07:06 PM »
Be cautious here boys.  In the last year of so BEV has put serious pressure on the government to cut down on "testing" sat's.  As such, the RCMP has taken renewed interest in charging AND prosecuting "testers".  Back in the day you only really had to worry if you were a dealer and/or making money off of "testing" but now they ARE agressively charging home users.  For that reason I would shy away from it for now or be VERY selective of who I tell I was doing it and I'd mount the dish somewhere the "general public" couldn't easily see it.

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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #13 on: Apr 27, 2007, 07:54 PM »
A 66 yo guy was charged recently with selling the Dish network ones here.  We're right across the river from NY and he was getting them and selling them.  Of course, he has been selling them for years at $500 a pop, and they only fined him $1000.  Now he's got to live off pension instead of illegal satelites.
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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #14 on: Apr 27, 2007, 07:59 PM »
Wow ..... he got off easy.  I read some caselaw on a "homeowner user" in Alberta who was fined $10.000 or 90 days incarcerated for the possession and use of an illegal satellite signal decoding device.  He appealed and lost which set a precedent that is sure to be used by the crown in the future.

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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #15 on: Apr 27, 2007, 08:02 PM »
I'm trying to find the article but our local paper only keeps stories online for a couple days.


Area man fined $1,000 for selling illegal satellite TV systems

By JACK WALKER

Staff Writer

A 68-year-old Johnstown man has been fined $1,000 for selling illegal satellite TV systems.

James Richard Nolan, of 30 Elizabeth Street, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of possessing and selling devices that allowed purchasers to pirate signals from U.S. satellite provider Dish Network.

Nolan came to the attention of authorities in March, 2005 when RCMP Constable John Rennick called the accused about a flyer that promised 450 channels, including 45 movie channels.

Nolan told the officer the system cost $500 and that there was nothing illegal about it.

Rennick then notified the anti-piracy office of the Canadian Motion Pictures Distributors Association, which advised the "free to air" system was illegal and could unlock both DishNet and Bell Expressvu.

Later that month, the association sent a representative to Nolan's home where he saw several satellite dishes in the backyard and a lot of electronic equipment inside.

The representative paid $500 cash for a system Nolan said would allow access to DishNet programming, including all the sports and porn channels.

Nolan, who admitted he'd been in the business for 20 years, also said the system could be programmed to unlock both Bell Expressvu and Star Choice. However, he said he wouldn't set it up because it would be illegal to pirate signals from Canadian satellite providers.

In early April after Nolan got a shipment of receivers, the RCMP raided his home and arrested him. Along with business records, they seized eight receivers that had been programmed to pick up the Dish Net signals.

While the charges were laid two years ago, the matter didn't come to court as a result of challenges to the legislation.

Prosecutor Brian Evely acknowledged there once was a grey area about the validity of the federal legislation.

"A lot of people thought if you weren't pirating from a Canadian source, you could do that legally," he said. "But the constitutionality of the law has been upheld by the Supreme Court."

Evely argued for a $2,000 fine, noting Nolan had been in the business for a long time and had operated "a fairly substantial enterprise."

Lawyer Deborah Souder suggested a more moderate fine, noting her client had lost his livelihood and is now dependent on government pensions.

Ontario Court Justice Charles Anderson agreed a lesser fine was appropriate given that Nolan had no criminal record and was no longer in business.

"The legislation was under legitimate attack but the court has now decided that is in fact valid," he said.
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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #16 on: Apr 28, 2007, 10:43 AM »
Not too worried here. I am still using my Bell dish and am subscribing with a minimal package. I have no intention of trying to sell them, so I should be fine.
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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2007, 12:38 AM »
Never pay for your FTA to be fixed , here are a few links to pansat/viewsat/coolsat forums and files.


Viewsats forum/file site.
http://www.totalfta.com/

Pansat forum/file site.
http://future-fta.info/Forums/index.php

Coolsat forum/file site.
http://forums.f2atv.com/

If you pay for you FTA to be reprogrammed your getting ripped off . All FTA files are free

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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #18 on: Jul 26, 2007, 09:18 PM »
My inlaws have a Viewsat Xtreme and they haven't had any problems with it or with reprogramming it when needed.  It gets prob 75% of BEVu channels. They have basic cable to complement it.  Free porn though.
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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #19 on: Sep 06, 2007, 12:54 PM »
My supe has a Viewsat Ultra. BEV just did a huge program scramble and we lost channels for 3 days. Thats the worst its been. I love my FTA.
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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #20 on: Sep 06, 2007, 03:15 PM »
K .......... so now I'm movin into a house again I need to get up to speed on this stuff.  What's the best place / way to do so?  PM me if needed ;).  Thanks!

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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #21 on: Sep 06, 2007, 03:39 PM »
my contract with bell is done in 2 months, thank fuck
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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #22 on: Sep 06, 2007, 03:41 PM »
The guy I;m buying the house from asked if I wanted to assume the BEV contact he has.  I politely declined .... but told him to leave the dish and the cabling behind lol.

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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #23 on: Sep 06, 2007, 03:44 PM »
i think im gonna try the deal that cogeco has with phone, cable internet, just totaLLY CUT OFF BELL, oops caps lock
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Re: Free to air sattelites
« Reply #24 on: Sep 06, 2007, 04:09 PM »
I hear ya SMG .... in the new place we're going all Eastlink - cable, phone, long distance, and internet.  Fack Bell - or Aliant as they are knoiw in NS  :fuckyoured: