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>>Finally I bought new appartment and want to set satellite dish.
>>Now only GALS (36E) give strong signal here. I want to see
>>HOT BIRD (13E) also but the power of signal is 39-40 dbW here.
>>It requires a dish of 1.8 m but I want to set smaller dish
>>(near 1.5-1.6 m) and the main problem is what receiver must
>>I choose (with low threshold) to have an opportunity to see
>>HOT BIRD even though in good weather ? I want to buy 
>>ECHOSTAR LT8700 for this purpose but when I ask satellite men
>>to advice a receiver all of them tell me: don't spend money
>>because you will not see more
>>with any low threshold receiver. Can you advice me a name
>>of receiver with low threshold which really gave an opportunity
>>to see weak signals (with the price < $1000) ?
>>ECHOSTAR LT-8700 costs here $750-770.
>Serghey Kolosha

Even 180cm would be "good weather only" outside unit. Using a receiver with
adjustable T.E. (more then 15 steps) will improve reception, but will give
also a lower picture quality, since the T.E. is affecting the used bandwidth
and the result is less video information. If you like to watch only one
channel, then advice to use a DIGITEX, connected to the 480 MHz-IF of the
receiver. This 480 MHz-IF must be taped from the tuner, but it is a easy
job. DIGITEX-manufacturer NTI, Loerrach/Germany would provide you with a
diagram. The LT8700 or Drake ESR2000XT are fine for low threshold reception,
but the larger dish would be much better.
Dr.Dish (Christian Mass)
Editor of TELE-satellite magazine
Producer of drdish@tv, Europe´s first satellite info-channel

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