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Build Your Own Free-to-Air (FTA) Satellite TV System by Dennis C. Brewer

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CHAPTER 6Guide to Satellite Receiver Selection

You’ll find significant price versus value tradeoffs when choosing from among all of the currently available models of FTA receivers. When you’re selecting between an entry-level model receiver and a top-of-the-line unit, the highest prices can be double or triple those of the lower priced models, even those from the same manufacturer.

The biggest price increment decision for many users will be choosing between high definition TV (HDTV) or standard definition TV (SDTV) for viewing your favorite FTA channels. Few HD channels on FTA are available now, but the number of available HD broadcasts is likely to increase over the next few years. Your decision is also influenced by the TV you will use. If ...

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