Replace or expand your paid TV services with Free-to-Air
television programming with ease. Build Your Own
Free-to-Air (FTA) Satellite TV System shows how to
affordably put together your own subscription-free home
entertainment center from start to finish.
Find out how to choose the right components, set up a
satellite dish and receiver, fine-tune reception, add local
over-the-air stations, and go mobile with your FTA TV system.
You'll get full details on recording to the latest digital
devices, installing a TV card in your PC, viewing video over the
Internet, and integrating theater-quality audio.
Photos and diagrams illustrate each step along the way.
Comprehensive lists of technical terms and definitions,
available channels and satellites, and dish-aiming steps are
also included in this practical guide.
Chapter 1. Navigating Your Way Through the Jargon
Chapter 2. Tools and Equipment
Chapter 3. What's Out There: Available Free Channels
Chapter 4. Antenna Basics
Chapter 5. Necessary Accessories
Chapter 6. Guide to Satellite Receiver Selection
Chapter 7. Getting the Signals: Aim and Synchronize
Chapter 8. Using Multiple LNBs and Dishes
Chapter 9. Picking Up Free Local OTA Stations
Chapter 10. Selecting the Optimal TV Simplified
Chapter 11. Easy Ways to Integrate DVR, DVD, PC, and
Chapter 12. Adding Stereo, 5.1, or 7.1 Sound
Chapter 13. Installing a Satellite Card FTA
Receiver/Tuner in a PC
Chapter 14. Watching TV, Movies on Demand, and Video
over the Internet
Chapter 15. Putting It All Together for Your Home
Chapter 16. Taking It with You: Mobile, RV, and Remote
Appendix A. Product Sources
Appendix B. A Few of the Best Web Sites for FTA
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and telecommunications policies, procedures, and standards
currently in use by the State of Michigan.