Well, ever since I worked out you can buy PCI satellite cards for your computer, I have become more interested in Freeview Satellite. However, I am plagued with an odd situation.
My family run a small Motel in Wellsford. We have Sky Television, however it was set-up in the strangest way possible. We have 3 Sky decoders (One for each channel: Sky Movies, Sky Sport, Discovery) We have eight motel units and if you plug the standard signal cable into the wall (don't know the official name for it) you would use for analogue TV, you can pick up Sky, in any room.
This makes for an odd situation. To receive Freeview, must I purchase a separate dish to attach to my PCI satellite card...Or can I use the existing dish?
I was investigating duel LNB's, but it seems they are used mainly to get the signal from both Optus D1 and D2 satellites. Is it necessary to purchase an identical LNB to the one we have and fix it next to the one used to pick up Sky in a duel bracket? (if that makes sense?)
There seems to be several splitters coming out of the decoders left right and centre, so I think a separate dish is the best option. However, I am confused as to the size of dish I should purchase. Is a 50 dollar 60cm dish with Ku band LNB sufficient to pick up Freeview? Or do I need a bigger dish...Like a 90cm dish for example. I think the gain of the LNB is the most important thing when buying a satellite dish, correct?
If anyone could enlighten me to a better solution for receiving FTA channels, please let me know! Any suggestions you may have would be greatly appreciated!