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What is the best Satelite reciever in North America which can get europian channels?
You will have to look at the US suppliers (DirectTV or Dish Network) and see if they carry any of the european channels you are interested in receiving. There is no way to just change receivers and get all of the european channels.Google is your Friend
Neither supplier offers the full spectrum of European Channels. They both offer several international packages which include select stations from european broadcasters.
You have the option to purchase FTA receivers, or if you are computer oriented, you may try a DVB card as well, the key point is to have the right equipment and the desire to learn. Most of the people I know own two dishes, one for Ku-band and another one for C-Band.
If you are serious regarding this hobby, as I called it, you can check these places:
Keep in mind that C-Band, due to the weak signal require at least a 12 feet dish.
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In North America you need HUGE dishes to recieve channels from both band C and KU. I suggest 1.80 offset or 2.40 paravole at least. You can recieve both KU and C band with the same dish. You just need to adjust a few things by yourself: The center LNB must be on KU band and the near can be C-Band (you loose 5% of signal if you do that the correct way). You may need also to buy some equipment from Europe: A DiSEqC 1.0 switch for example (so to be able to connect both LNBs to the same cabel) and a "Universal" type LNB with low noise figure (arount 0.3db for example). You also need a reciever (or a DVB /s card like Technisat's SkyStar 2) from Korea or Europe for those channels. Buy those from Europe through official dealers or through ebay.
There are plenty Free to Air (FTA) channels to recieve in USA from non USA satellites. But to tell you the true, the best way to recieve european TV channels in America, is through the internet...
Which country are you looking for as far as tv channels? you can go up
that's their free to air forum and ask some questions. here's the lyngsat link to satellite IA5 which has the most foreign channel free and clear.
A $100 dollar unit (fortec is good) and if you can find an old primestar or superdish you will want to change the lnb, about $30) you will get the channels on ia5 (ones with the 5 digits on the left side of the page) the ones with 4 digits are c-band and a c-band setup can cost some money.
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four digits are c-band (expensive)
five digits are ku-band9 (cheap)