FTA Receivers – or Free to air satellite television receivers deliver TV and radio broadcasts via an unencrypted platform. The greatest advantage of FTA is there are no service providers, no contract, no bills, no heavy installation and no need to be in a specified area. It can save hundreds a year!
In these hard economic times when the last thing you need is another bill, FTA receivers have become a popular solution rather than the big networks which work on a subscription basis. It’s also ideal for those areas where standard alternatives like cable aren’t available.
FTA systems are, all things considered, fairly inexpensive. Yet even the most expensive FTA Receivers will cost less than a few months of any monthly service.
In the lower price range the X2 V1 Mini HD DVB-S2 (FTA) with IPTV Hybrid Satellite Receiver, YouTube, Online Update, USB WiFi – New Version is an affordable and excellent option. This HD (High Definition) unit has a lot of bells & whistles for such a small (palm sized) unit. It has full access to satellite channels at a reasonable price as well as USB 2.0 HOST HDD supporting for Timeshift and Live recording or playback. See Product Features…
The iSmart M100 Full HD FTA Satellite Receiver & IPTV- Mini Size Is a great little mid priced unit offering HD viewing & IPTV , Youtube, Google Maps, Weather , Gmail , Internet Games etc. via USB Wifi. It comes with HDMI cable, Wi-Fi antenna and remote. For a small inexpensive unit it packs a big punch!See Product Features…The JynxBox Ultra HD V3 FTA Satellite Receiver Wi-Fi Edition sits in the mid-price range and is a standout among FTA receivers. It comprises a twin tuner delivering full 1080p HD and allows for PVR timeshift functionality. The unit is very easy to set up and delivers excellent picture quality.
Another mid price range unit is the Jynxbox Ultra HD Lite FTA Satellite Receiver with JB200 + ViewTV HDMI Cable and Universal Remote The JynxBox Ultra HD Lite is a single tuner satellite receiver and highly integrated media player with networking. It features a dual-core high performance 32 bit RISC CPU, USB 2.0 Host interface, HD MPEG2/4 and H. 264 video decoder, graphics engine, Ethernet, TV encoder and an HDMI transmitter. See Product Features… If you are looking for a complete FTA system in a box then you should consider the FTA Complete Glorystar Satellite One Room HD DVR – Free to Air Television
There are two types of FTA receivers and systems for purchase:-
Stationary FTA Satellite System: These systems comprise of a satellite dish, FTA receiver and linear LNB and is designed for specific targeting of channels. You can also use this type of system if you already have a service and there are channels you either aren’t getting or don’t want to add to the bill.
With a little due diligence you can determine what languages, nationalities and shows are available on which satellite dish. You’d buy that particular system. Once installed, you’d follow the directions for getting the channel, i.e., where to point the dish.
Motorized FTA Satellite System: As well as FTA Receivers this system requires an FTA satellite dish, linear LNB and a DiSEqC motor. The motor is attached to the satellite dish and then connected to the receiver. It allows you to point the dish at any satellite.
Give yourself access to any broadcast line up using a motorized system, maximizing your viewing experience.
As well as FTA receivers the only other equipment needed is a low noise, or linear, block down converter (LNB) and an FTA satellite dish. All you do is install the dish and connect the signal. After, you’ll have immediate access to hundreds of channels.
There is a large selection of FTA receivers and packages that can fit any needs. You can save a lot off your budget each year utilizing these products and probably enjoy even more channels. Fine tune your programming and receive broadcasts that no other provider can offer.