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International Monthly Magazine

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CONTENTS Letter from Editor

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Digital Video Recording

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Global Flash News

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Traix

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Analog TV Digital Trans...

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Methods to watch satell...

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The Future of Satellite

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Methods to watch satell...

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Sat Mart

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Pakistani Channels

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Test Report

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How Satellite is Launch...

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A Brief on Dish Network...

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How Satellite is Launch...

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Test Report

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How to Get Free Satellite

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A Better World

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Multiple Television on...

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TestReport

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Digital Technology

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Cable TV and Satellite TV

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Around the Satellite World

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Traix Company Report

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Trouble Shooter

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DVB-S, DVB-C and DVB-T

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Search Satellite

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Master Codes

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Satellite Internet

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Master Codes

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Possible Drawbacks with..

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Digital Dish TV

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Directional Chart

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What is an LNB Tester?

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Direct TV Receiver

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What is an LNB Tester?

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Digital Chart

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Editor-in-Chief HABIB HADI hadi@tracksat.com Managing Editors SUROOSH IZNA Editor MOHIB AHRAR mohib@tracksat.com Associate Editor SHOUKAT IQBAL KHATTAK shoukat@tracksat.com Technical Editor NAVEED GHANI dishtech@tracksat.com Advertising Manager NAVEED JAMEEL uzair_nomi80@hotmail.com Layout Designer NAVEED AHMED KHAN IRFAN SIDDIQUI Accounts Manager S.ASHRAF-UL-HAQ Legal Advisor QAZI MUNAWAR ALAM Editorial Address: Dawood Centre, 101-1st Floor, 124,R, Block-2, Main Tariq Road, P.E.C.H.S., Karachi-Pakistan. Tel. : + 92-21- 4531122, 4531133 : + 92-21- 4316529, 4316530 Fax: : + 92-21- 4528822 E-mail: channels@cyber.net.pk hadi@tracksat.com Distributors UAE Emirates Printing Publishing & Distribution Co. Tel.: (04) 2660337 Ext. 204 SAUDI ARABIA Al-Adabiya Pub & Distributors Tel.: 671 5788 KUWAIT United Company for Distribution of Newspapers & Publications Tel.: (965) 245 6198-(965) 241 2820 BAHRAIN Al Ayam Publishing Est. B.S.C. (C) Tel. : 725111 PAKISTAN Paradise Books & Distributors Tel: + 92-21-4314981-83 Fax: + 92-21-4385075 EGYPT Al-Ahram Tel.: 5796997 QATAR Naz Book Distribution Tel.: +974 4324235, +974 5562809 TURKEY Ukrainian Distribution Tel.: +38 044 261 5876 JORDAN Jordan Distribution Agency Tel.: 962 6 533 7733 IRAQ Al-Khalil Distribution NETHERLANDS Van Gelderen UNITED KINGDOM Golden Publication Ltd. KENYA National Group Ltd. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Future Empire Network Corp. Publisher HABIB HADI Dish Channels is printed on the 1st of every month by Dish Channels Karachi. Dish Channels is Non-Political & NonPatrisian Publication. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, we cannot bear responsibility for losses resulting from errors. Printed By: PRINTING IMPRESSION, KARACHI

LETTER FROM EDITOR Dear Readers, Many television viewers are finding that cable service are lacking quite a bit, not only is the area covered uneven but numerous cable companies do not provide an large range of programming. As a result, they are turning to other alternatives that have more to provide and even cable TV providers that are able to provide high definition programming are only able to do so in exceedingly limited portions. The reason for this is because cable providers lack the technology by which they can provide HDTV scheduling both in terms of quantity and variety. A larger variety of HD programming is however provided by Direct TV and Dish Network, and this is soon gaining a great amount of customer satisfaction. In this regard the Dish Network has gained a lot of popularity with viewers since they are able to offer more than 30 channels of HD scheduling. The DirecTV has a HD package, which provides a huge number of channels, which is even more than what the cable television provides or any other supplier. A viewer can easily add further HD programming to what is provided by the satellite supplier. This can fit the budget of any television viewer as he can add high definition scheduling to any standard package, which is offered to him at a very reasonable price. The standard package also includes a number of viewing choices and e innumerable music channels. By

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GLOBAL FLASH NEWS

JAPAN LAUNCHES 5TH SPY SATELLITE

Japan has launched a next-generation spy satellite as part of efforts to beef up its surveillance system against the threat of North Korea's missiles, officials said. An H2A rocket carrying the nations No. 3 Information Gathering Satellite was launched Saturday morning from Tanegashima Space Centre on Tanegashima island, southwestern Japan, the officials said. “We successfully separated the satellite from the rocket and put it into orbit,” said Toshimitsu Ozeki, an official of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which built the rocket. The government-run satellite will replace the first model, with an advanced optical device to distinguish objects on the ground with a resolution of some 60, the officials and local media said. The new satellite will undergo a performance trial for about three months before starting fullyfledged operations, Kyodo News reported. The launch is the nation's latest effort to build an intelligence-gathering system following North Korea's missile launch in 1998 over the Japanese archipelago.

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IRAN TO LAUNCH SATELLITE ON ITS OWN BY LATE 2011 Iran plans to launch a communications satellite by late 2011 with no outside help, a top Iranian official has said, after Italy and Russia declined to put it into orbit. The move reflected Tehran's frustration with the two countries as it tries to push ahead with an ambitious space program, which has worried world powers because the same rocket technology used to launch satellites can also be used for military purposes. Israeli media have claimed that the new Iranian satellite, named Misbah, or “Lantern” in Farsi, is a spy satellite. Iran says the satellite, which is to be launched into a low-earth orbit, is to assist in data communication. Telecommunications Minister Reza Taqipour touted the decision to launch the satellite as a show of Iran's progress in space technology. “Our capability to launch a satellite has increased ... we hope to launch Mesbah satellite-2 ourselves” by the end of 2011,Taqipour said, according to the semi-official Fars news agency. Iran launched a domestically made satellite called Omid, or ”Hope” in Farsi using an Iranian rocket for the first time in February. In 2005, its first satellite was launched by Russia, which has been a partner in transferring space technology to Iran along with North Korea and China. The Mesbah satellite was first displayed in 2005. At the time, Iran said it would be launched that year by a Russian Cosmos-3satellite-carrier. Since then, however, there were repeated delays by Russia.

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CHINA IN SATELLITE LAUNCH DEALS WITH DEVELOPING NATIONS Excluded from much of the lucrative satellite launching business by technology transfer restrictions, a resource- and influence-hungry China has found its niche: building and launching satellites for developing nations. In the last three months, China signed deals to build and launch satellites for Pakistan, Laos and Bolivia, said Philip Balaam, Asia regional sales and marketing director for Arianespace, one of the world's few commercial satellite launchers, which is 30 per cent owned by France's EADS. Earlier this year, China also signed a deal to launch a satellite for Nigeria to replace one it built and launched for the African nation in 2007, but which later ran into technical issues. China also launched a satellite for Venezuela in 2008, but that, too, may be having problems, Balaam said. Neither the Chinese or Venezuelans have confirmed any difficulties with that programme. China's approach to the satellite business differs from the mainstream in another respect -- its use of barter arrangements. "We think each case is different, but in some cases it looks like an exchange of satellite capacity for raw materials or natural resources, or for political consideration," Balaam said. "If you look at Venezuela or Bolivia, these are countries that may have difficulty buying their own satellites, so China enables another path to get there." The approach would be consistent with similar moves by China in recent years, where it provides economic assistance and other less tangible considerations in exchange for political influence and access to resources to feed its industries.

INDONESIAN HBO VIEWERS SEE RED

HBO Asia's new movie channel, RED, launched in Indonesia on May 11. Available at launch to Indovision's Sky Vision subscribers, RED will air Asian movies and TV series and screen related programming such as entertainment news and interviews. The channel has been launched in a venture with Mei Ah TV (MATV), a Hong Kongbased producer and distributor of Chineselanguage movies. MATV already operates JANUARY

GLOBAL FLASH NEWS two movie channels (Mei Ah Movie Channel on Hong Kong's Now TV and Mei Ah Movie Channel Asia on SingTel's Mio TV) and the Mei Ah Drama Channel, also on Now TV. “We are very excited that RED is now available to viewers in Asia with Indovision subscribers in Indonesia being the first to be able to enjoy this brand new Asian movie channel," said Jonathan Spink, CEO, HBO Asia. "RED is your home for premium Asian movie entertainment and features movies from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and other Asian countries in its original language with English and local language subtitles. In Indonesia, RED will have both English and Bahasa Indonesia subtitles," he added.

CHINA LAUNCHES "YAOGAN VII" REMOTE-SENSING SATELLITE

China has launched a remote-sensing satellite, "Yaogan VII," from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern Gansu Province. The satellite was successfully launched into the space on a Long March 2D carrier rocket at 4:42 pm, the center reported. It will be mainly used for scientific experiment, land resources survey, crop yield estimates and disaster prevention and reduction, according to the center. The satellite was developed by the China Academy of Space Technology under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. The rocket was designed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, also under the corporation. The flight was the 120th of the Long March series of carrier rockets. The satellite's predecessor, "Yaogan VI," was launched in April, from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi Province. "Yaogan V" was launched last December, also from Taiyuan. "Yaogan IV" was also launched last December from Jiuquan and "Yaogan III" from Taiyuan in November 2007. "Yaogan I" and "Yaogan II" satellites were launched in April 2006 and May 2007, respectively.

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FRANCE TO LAUNCH ANOTHER MILITARY SPY SATELLITE France is going to launch another military spy satellite from the European Space Agency (ESA) launch site in French Guiana, the defense ministry and ESA have announced. The launcher Arianespace confirmed on its website that the final preparation for shooting Helios 2B has finished. The first such launch under French President Nicolas Sarkozy is set for 1626 GMT on December 9 from Guiana. "In an international context marked by uncertainties, France must be able to understand the strategic environment in which she is evolving and to anticipate threats," the defense ministry said in a briefing document. France aims to rely on Helios 2B for better image and identification on sites.

GLOBAL FLASH NEWS films, cultural content, etc. will be broadcast. Subscribers with a HD package of Sky World and Sky + box equipped with HD can watch it, subject to have invested in a HD compatible TV and 3D glasses. Canal + also plans to offer 3D channel by this year end. LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Philips & Sony have also launched 3D television sets in Europe.

ISRO EARNED OVER RS 100 CRORE FROM FOREIGN SATELLITE 3D TV LAUNCHED IN EUROPE On April 3, Sky launched 3D TV in Europe. Initially, it plans to broadcast only a few programs on Sky 3D. Later, documentaries,

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GLOBAL FLASH NEWS angered the United States. "We received a letter from the Iranians to launch a satellite for them some months ago. We don't plan to give them a response," top Indian officials said. Any such launch would be a sensitive issue given that Western nations view with concern Iran's missile programme. The remarks from Delhi came as Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki wound up a two-day visit to India. Iran launched its first domestically-made satellite into orbit in February, insisting its intentions were peaceful.

EU DIGITAL SWITCH OFF BY 2012

NO INDIA LAUNCH OF IRAN SATELLITE

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European Commission has dictated that European countries must switch off analog TV by 2012. The 790MHz to 862 MHz band will be set aside to support nextgeneration mobile phone services that allow video playing, Web browsing and highspeed data downloads. EU Telecoms Commissioner Viviane Reding is aiming for high-speed broadband coverage for the entire EU population by the end of 2013. "The digital dividend is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make 'broadband for all' a reality all over Europe," she said. So far only 5 European countries have switched off analog TV: Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Sweden.

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ANALOG TV

DIGITAL

Remember the old days of analog TV, radio, etc. Most of us do unless you're really young. And still today there are plenty of analog systems in use. Normal radio still uses analog transmission. But the digital age has begun and more and more we will use digital systems rather than analog systems. Digital transmission systems have many advantages over analog transmission systems, like higher quality of audio and video. How come digital systems can transmit higher quality signals than analog systems? The truth is that they don't. They just use some tricks to eliminate noise. When something like video and audio, is recorded by an analog system, the recording has a certain quality. This recording (when done professionally) has a very high quality. When the recording is transmitted it is modulated directly to a carrier wave, which is then transmitted through the air, cable, via satellite, etc. During this transmission, the carrier and the modulated signal will loose amplitude (power) and due to interference noise is introduced to the carrier and its modulated signal. The result will always be a received signal that has a lower quality than the JANUARY

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transmitted signal. Hence, the modulated signal, the recording, will also be of lower quality than the original. Analog transmission systems are unable to maintain the quality the original has. In the digital world the recording can be transmitted to another place without loosing any quality. An exact copy of the original recording is transmitted. So how come that digital transmission systems don't loose quality when transmitting a signal? The digital transmission system needs to transmit those zeros and ones, and it does this by modulating the carrier wave. Low power for a 0 and high power for a 1 (This is the most simple way of modulating. There are much more sophisticated forms of modulation, but it would take a whole book to describe them all.) So on the receiving end, it doesn't matter anymore what the quality of the signal is, as long as it still is possible to identify the zeros and ones. Noise in the received signal is no problem. A "1" with noise is still a "1" and a "0" with noise is still a "0". Of course the noise can not be too high, otherwise mistakes would be made and a zero would be received as one or a one would be received as a zero.

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THE FUTURE OF SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS Satellites have been used in telecommunications since the mid-1960s. For a decade or so, they carried the bulk of international telephone calls, which they still do on routes to small and developing countries. In addition, VSAT (very small aperture terminal) networks provide essential communications for large companies, big ships, and disaster relief. But the use of satellites on any wider scale has been ruled out by their traditional disadvantages (high cost, expensive and bulky terminal equipment, and annoying delays in voice transmission), and by advances in competing media such as undersea fiber-optic cable. The signs now, however, are that satellites are about to emerge as a powerful force in communications, as they have already done JANUARY

in television broadcasting. Three factors explain why: Technological advances are improving the price/performance ratio of satellite communications systems. Important breakthroughs are taking place in almost all aspects of satellite design, construction, and operation as the digital revolution that has affected so many other industries sweeps through satellites. These enhancements are boosting system capacity and power and consequently cutting the cost per telephone call, enabling satellites to fulfill more telecommunications functions. Structural changes in terrestrial telecommunications are creating both the demand for satellite communications services and the environment in which they can play a useful role.

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DISH NETWORK VIP722 DVR HD The ViP722 features an internal hard drive for its DVR, which is good for storing up to 350 hours of standard-definition (SD) programming or up to 55 hours of highdefinition (HD) programming. The ViP722's DVR function also allows you to pause live TV for up to an hour for each tuner. The ViP722's back panel offers a wide variety of connectors, including a coaxial connection for over-the-air HD broadcasts. Two additional coaxial connections allow for two signals from the satellite, which means that you can watch one show while recording another with the DVR. The two connections for the satellite also enable "dual mode" and "single mode". In dual mode, you can simultaneously watch different programming on two different TVs. (However, only one of the TVs can make use of an HD signal; the second TV must run an SD signal.) In single mode, the receiver can create picture-in-picture output for two TVs, but they must display the same images. Two remotes (one of which is equipped with UHF Pro technology) allow the dual mode to work well, even when the TVs are in different rooms.

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DIRECTV HR21-700 Thanks to the DirecTV HR21-700's combination of high-definition (HD) programming and digital video recording (DVR), it's a handy satellite receiver, especially for people who don't necessarily have room in the TV cabinet for more than one piece of hardware. You can view both HD and standard-definition (SD) signals with the HR21-700. If you need to connect an over-the-air antenna to your satellite receiver, however, the HR21-700 isn't a good choice, as it only accepts input from the satellite dish. DirecTV doesn't yet offer local channels in HD in every market, making the lack of an over-the-air option a potentially big problem with this receiver. In fact, the lack of an over-the-air connector is arguably the major difference between the HR21-700 and the company's HR20-700 model. The DirecTV HR21-700 looks very similar to the HR20700, at least on the front panel. The unit's infrared sensor is large, allowing you to easily use the remote control from an angle. On the front panel, you'll find several handy buttons, including Power, Guide, Menu, Record, four-direction arrows, Info and Resolution (which allows you to select from four different HD resolutions) buttons. You'll also find two hidden panels on the DirecTV HR21-700 that contain the access card slot, the Reset button, and a USB port (which is designed for future use, according to DirecTV).

HUMAX FOXSAT-HDR The Foxsat-HDR features a 320GB harddisk, which dwarfs the 160GB hard-disk inside the Sky+ HD box and allows you to record up to 80 hours of hi-def programmes or 200 hours of standard-definition programmes. It also boasts twin satellite tuners, enabling you to record one channel while watching another or record two channels while watching a third. In addition to the impressive hard-disk capacity the unit also supports Freesat+, which like

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Freeview+ is a group of features that makes it really easy to record programmes using data from the respective broadcasters. They include Series and Split Recording; Accurate Recording, which tracks the start and end times of programmes and adjusts the recording schedule accordingly; Schedule Tracking, which records the programme if it moves to a different day or time, and Alternate Instances, which searches the EPG to find another broadcast if the recording schedule overlaps. The unit constantly records up to two hours of TV into a buffer memory, which allows you to pause and rewind live TV, but sadly you can't retrospectively record programmes from the buffer. You can also start watching a programme before it has finished recording, or 'chase play' in marketing speak.

KAON KTF-200 Max 1,000 Channels of TV & Radio Programmable Advanced Sensitivity & Selectivity of COFDM Tuning and Demodulation Fault-Free of Pre / Post Echo error in SFN or MFN OSD Teletext, VBI Teletext and Subtitling Function Available Intelligent Banner includes Channel Selection & Information View Various Games Included Dolby Digital Bitstream Audio Out via S/PDIF (Option) Automatic Demonstration and Usage Guide MPEG-2 Digital & Fully DVB-T Compliant Fast Auto-programming and User-friendly Installation Stripping EPG with Now, Next and Full (7 Days) 256 Color OSD & Convenient 2-layer GUI Architecture Powerful Channel Control by Favorites, Delete, Lock, Move and Skip Channel.

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OPENBOX X820 SATELLITE RECEIVER

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The receiver has capacity to store 9000 channels programmable(7000 TV channels, 2000 radio channels), 4000 transponders, 96 satellites, 1 CA card reader and 2 CI slots embedded for irdeto, viaccess, nagravision, conax, cryptoworks, mediaguard, and others, MPEG-1 & 2 /DVB compliant video and CD quality sound, User- friendly Multilanguage OSD with 256-color, Easy installation for multiple satellites, SCPC/MCPC receivable from C/Ku-band satellites, Support of reports DiSEqC 1.0/2.0, DiSEqC 1.1, DiSEqc 1.2 and USALS, Automatic choice of code page of a font, Last channel memory whenever operation and system of display of full given TV of the channel lists.

It is Personal Video Recorder, Event Recording by EPG, Recording and Playback Simultaneously, USB2.0 Host Support (MP3 Player & JPEG Viewer), MPEG-II Digital & Fully DVB Compliant, Blind Scan, Multi-LNB Controlled by DiSEqC Control Version 1.0, 1.2 and USALS, Multi-Satellite Search, Support EPG (Electronic Program Guide), OnScreen Display with 65535 Color Full Resolution, Favorite Channel Groups, Powerful Channel Control By Favorites, Lock, Skip, Move and Delete, Channel Sorting by Alphabet, Transponder and CAS, Maximum 10.000 channels Programmable and Multi-picture Display.

CUBE REVO TWIN TUNER HD PVR FTE MAX S200 OEM It is fully MPEG-2,Digital&Fully DVB compliant, Meun-drive on screen Display, SCPC&MCPC receiveable from C/KU Band satellite, 6000 channels TV& Radio, Fast channel switching, Net work search, Favourate list, Multi menu languages, Picture RF-Modulator and Electronic Program Guide.

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Flagship Hi-Def Twin Tuner Box CubeRevo High-Def Linux Twin Tuner PVR with optional 500GB drive. As standard this unit ships with 2xDVB-S2 tuners (2xhigh definition satellite tuners). The CubeRevo is similar to the popular AB Com IP Box 9000 apart from it comes with a far superior updated front panel display which provides extended Tuner and Recording information, which is not available on the AB Com version. The CubeRevo is from the original manufacturer and software writers DGStation. The CubeRevo comes with Plus and Play tuners (2xDVB-S2 as standard) which can be switched between Satellite, Cable and Terrestrial, we keep a full range of tuners in stock. On our site we offer a couple of cost and no-cost tuner options but if you have a particular requirement please let us know by email or telephone.

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TRAXIS DBS1500

SATWORK ST3188

This latest receiver in the Traxis line comes to the USA. With this unit finally make the plunge into to conform to a smaller footprint. Lets face it these other boxes have a lot of wasted space even the Traxis 2500. It makes a lot of sense to make a smaller footprint for the electronics to fit into, except when you are making use if a PVR setup. Also any CI or common interface does not take up much room. With a this smaller foot print the Traxis 1500 is half the height and approximately three quarters of an inch smaller around the four sides than the Traxis 2500. Now you can ship double the units for the same price. A new mirrored finish in the display panel is kind of cool & different, when the digits, power, and digital lock lights up, it is like looking through a two way mirror. Different to this unit is its dual video out, which I cannot see much sense to only if there was a duel AV out so you can on set of AV to your TV and the other to a channel modulator. The receiver comes with 3 games, and many manufacturers are including games but please give me a break. Some of these games that the companies include give me flash backs from back in the 1970's. Who would even play these when you have play station , xbox, and nintendo.

The Satwork satellite receiver is a new entry to the DVB receiver market. Boasting a new and different front panel design that flips forward to access the front panel controls. The front panel is a sleek new design. The new software upgrades has helped some shortcommings from when the unit since it was first introduced. Channels scanned are added to one satellite list and cannot be sorted or displayed by satellite description. No DiSEqc 1.2 for small dish mover. Preprogramed satellite frequencies are updateable.

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A BRIEF ON DISH NETWORK HD SERVICES

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igh Definition Television – try asking a fifty year old man five years ago what it is and most likely you will get a face that looks as confused as you feel. But is the concept really that alien? Actually, the concept of High Definition television was popular in Japan for many years. It is only in the last couple of years that this concept has caught up with the Americans as well. And then one day boom, every one is talking about it. It has taken hold of the United States in a big way. Perhaps the most basic things one needs to know about High Definition TV or HDTV as it is more popularly known, is that is a totally separate television format from its predecessors; the normal television. Knowledge of this fact

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alone can help one understand the nature of high definition television and how one can take advantage of it in one's home entertainment center. So the next logical question that should pop up in your mind is “How is satellite TV different from normal television?” Satellite TV differs from normal in several ways like: All high definition television programming has the same 16:9 aspect ratio unlike normal television which usually does not have this feature. Picture Resolution: Television pictures are usually measured in the number of horizontal line resolution that they are composed of and the pattern that the lines are scanned onto the screen. For example; standard definition television has four hundred and eighty horizontal lines that are scanned in two separate steps: First the odd numbered lines are scanned onto the screen. A fraction of a second later, the even numbered lines is scanned, creating an illusion of a complete picture. This pattern is called an Interlacing Pattern and hence the standard definition television is said to have a resolution of 480i, whereas high definition television can have resolutions of 720i, 1080i. These differences between standard definition and high definition television make it easy to understand why there is a need for high definition television programming in order to get the most of your high definition TV set. Dish Network offers twenty five national channels at the entry level and thirty national channels in the premier level of high definition programming packages.

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1980 was a year that seen an enormous growth of satellite TV. The previous decades had produced a trend of computerization and technology with control systems becoming smaller than ever had been imagined. Then the satellite receiver equipment was born. At that point in time, there were only a handful of companies that were broadcasting TV shows through satellite, including the Home Box Office. There were many more lining up to be included in this phenomenon though. As popularity and demand grew, the cost of obtaining a satellite dish drastically dropped and the number of users continued to rise. It was quickly obvious that this was going to be a monster of an industry. However, the satellite equipment was difficult to operate, they were very large and required just as big amount of bandwidth to run. The advances in computer technology made way for the possibility of the signals to be transformed into digital. This was much more user friendly and used less bandwidth at the same time. It wasn't small enough, though. The study and development was continually growing to compress these signals, and once they finally did it, smaller satellite dishes were able to be used. By 1992, companies were able to encrypt

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signals well enough that Pay-Per-View was developed and released to the public. Millions of people have flocked to satellite TV, and the dishes are small enough to be used by anyone today. They can be bought at very small sizes, even 18inch and there will probably be even smaller ones in the near future. Satellite TV is here to stay, especially with advance being made everyday that allow the home user to interact with the source. No one can say what exactly is going to happen, but you can bet that it is coming soon! Satellite TV was first considered as home entertainment only in certain cities. However, with the advanced technology of satellite TV, you are able to get the great programming selection and quality reception provided by the satellite TV, irrespective of your place of residence. Satellite services are available in almost all continents because satellite companies have strategically placed satellites above the earth. The large number of programming channels you are able to obtain through satellite TV is another major advantage. The programming channel service provided by satellite TV companies is not even comparable to cable TV.

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Inside view Cable TV and Satellite TV are on great demand nowadays. These two types were compared according to their individual advantages. They are way better than the old version of TV which uses traditional antenna to transmit signal for a good view of shows on TV. Satellite TV is the newest version and believed that it is better than the cable TV. If it were, then why still people continue to use cable TV; let us try to compare the advantage of cable TV over Satellite TV. Cable TV and Satellite TV are both good for our homes, but let us try to compare this two which can weigh more from each other that can be better and

satellite TV, since it is the latest version of network it is ready to install and already is HDR. No need for an additional charge if you want an HDR; unlike the cable TV. Cable TV and Satellite TV have their individual good and numbers of channels that can be seen or viewed on TV. Satellite TV transmits even international channels that are not available with cable TV, since latest modifications were made on satellite TV. Equipment: When it comes to equipments and other structures used, cable TV requires more cables and other counterparts in order to get good signal. With satellite TV, once it is installed in a

CABLE TV AND SATELLITE TV

useful. From many factors that can be compared, let's check this out: Price: whether you are buying the cable TV or Satellite TV, price is really the basic consideration. Satellite TV came out to be cheaper than the Cable TV because with cable TV, maintenance and repair may be costly, most especially the cables that which will be replaced. Cable TV as a late version than the satellite TV offers no better deals than satellite TV like HDR or high definition receiver. It would need additional cable to enhance the view on TV. With JANUARY

good area in some parts of your property, it will readily give good signal to bring good beam for your TV in order to view your favorite show or movie on TV. Additionally, Satellite TV gives high definition receiver. The transmission of signal of Cable TV depends on the cable line attached. No wonder that the percentage every level decreases. With Satellite TV, since the signal will only be affected if the weather s bad and if the clouds will block the signal at the satellite source.

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Company Report

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MASTER CODE

MASTER CODE In Order to solve the software problems of digital receivers, we are here with master codes for your better convenience.

1

Amstrad SilverLine, Cromline

0000, 3472

29

EchoStar

7604,2441,3604

2

Astrovox

8175,1250,1668,1010

30

EchoStar 2200-1200

7604

3

Aztech

1004,1111

31

EchoStar 2110, 3000, 3600

3453

4

Baff

2142

32

Euromax Em5000/7000CI

2142

5

Benjamin

1004,1250

33

EuroStar/ Euro Box

9999-0000

6

Besat

8175

34

FortecStar 5100PLUS

1010,1668,1002,1111

7

Citizen

7604

35

FortecStar Lifetime Ultra 1010,1012,9966,6699,0000

8

Coolsat

0103

36

FortecStar

1002, 1004,2228,2002,2004

9

Daewoo

8503,0500,0600

37

FortecStar 6000

1002

10

Digimaster

2606

38

FortecStar Oneworld

0914

11

Digi Box

8175

39

FortecStar Alpha/Beta

2580

12

Digital Telecom 2000

1004,0786

40

FortecStar 500

7777

13

Digital Telecom 2003/04

2999-1976

41

Galaxy

9949

14

Digital Telecom x100

42

GoldmasterSAT

3453,2606,3141 9247,1600,1700

43

Humax

0000-1234

44

Hyundai

0325,6962,8503,0500,0600

17

2046 ACTIVATE CODE (9339) 1818 Digital Telecom DB9 ACTIVATE CODE (8040) 9876 Digital Telecom X1500 D & X1001 MINI ACTIVATE CODE (PAGE UP) 1250 Digital Telecom X10 ACTIVATE CODE (7799)

45

Hyundai1100MCOM

1004

18

Digital Telecom X11

46

Kaon

Left to Right press Red, Green, Blue and Yellow buttons

15 16

3328

19

8989 Digital Telecom BLACK BOX & +1- +2 -911 ACTIVATE CODE (9999)

47

Kaon

Press Yellow key, Enter 0000 Press Blue 2 times, Press Green 2 times, Press Red 2 times, Press Menu key.

20

Digital Telecom X400

9876

48

Kaon

Yellow, Blue, Green, Menu

21

Dynavision CI-888, CI-991

1004

49

Kyoto

3453

22

Dynavision Elite CX-9900

9247

50

Lawrence

1250

23

Dynavision Elite F-6600

9247

51

MediacomMFT930I

5347

24

Dynavision CX 777

5518

52

MediacomMFT910I

1250

25

Echolink EL-700 FTA

3327

53

MediacomEXEL

1250

26

Echolink EL-707 FTA

2020

54

MediacomMCIElite

7777

27

Echolink EL-707 FTA Plus

1520

55

MediaStar

2142,8175

28

Echo Set

7176

56

Metabox1-2-3

1004

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MASTER CODE In Order to solve the software problems of digital receivers, we are here with master codes for your better convenience.

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Megastar

2606,3141

86

SonySat-Spider

8989

58

Micro-X MDR-2800 FTA

1004

87

Satcruiser

3742,3472

59

Micro-X MDR-6000 IR

1004

88

Signal

8888,5555,4444

60

Micro-X MDR-6500 IRCI

1004

89

Smart

3472,6934

61

Micro-X MDR-4000 FTA

1250

90

Starsat

1234,1361,2999,1999,9876

62

Natvision

1668,1010

91

Startrack

0786,2480

63

Neosat 9800CI

1631,6805

92

Strong

0235,0325,1361,0735

64

Neosat SX-1600 Plus

1004

93

SuperLazer 20000/1000

2142

65

Neosat SX-9800CI

2580,3842

94

SuperMax

5790

66

Neosat SX-9600

3472, 3842, 8510

95

Taplin

3453

67

Neosat SX-9800I

2142

96

TechnoSat

3724, 2374,7176, 2606,1470, 2441, 3724,1250, 6893, 8766,1497

68

Neosat9800CI(old)

8510

97

Teleman

7176,1973

69

Next Wave

8503

98

Topfield

2606,2999

70

Nokia9800-9860-9600

1234

99

Toshiba

1048

71

Nokia 9200 S

147258

100

Truman TM-150, 100Plus, 160, 155, 7000, Vege

1004

72

Opensky

0786, 1777

101

Truman TM-7000 Plus /Xtream

8191

73

OpenStar

1234

102

Truman TM-100, 200

8175-2958

74

Opentel

0937,3472

103

Vantage

1404

75

Pace

9949

104

Vestel

8277,929526

76

Panasonic

3872,3472,1470,3725,2374 105

Viva

0786

77

Pansat

1668,1010

106

VIP

0282

78

Radix

9815

106

Vortec

2002,7777

79

Samsat

0937

107

Winnersat

0963

80

Samson SSI

9876

108

Wisplus

5030

81

Samsung

0235,7777

109

Wiztech

2020

82

Samsung702

9911

110

Xcruiser 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 750, 725

1250

83

Samsung202SVACI

1631

111

XricaX5

2613

84

SamsungDSR2000

Press Menu Key, Go To System Setup And Go To System Information, Enter 0000.

112

Zinwell

8888

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DIGITAL VIDEO

RECORDING Most of the popular Dish TV Network offer digital video recording equipment and services. The popularity of digital dish TV leaves them the current leader among the people living in United States with over ten million subscribers in comparison to cable TV. A dish TV network gives you free satellite equipment and they also provide a free installation in your homes. With this, you also get a DVR receiver and a HDTV receiver at no extra charge. A digital video recording (DVR) or a personal video recorder is a device that records video in digital format to a dish drive or other memory medium within a device. This can be used for stand-alone set-top boxes, portable media players and software for personal computers that enables video capture and playback from disk. It is basically nothing but a computer hard drive which is encased in a box and looks like any other electronic components that are stacked in your entertainment centre. The memory device is connected to other components of your entertainment system with the help of jacks that are located at the back of the DVR. These are typically the normal RCA jacks that are used to make JANUARY

connections with satellite TV receiver, VCR or DVD player. Some of the modern satellite TV receivers have built-in DVR. It can also be used in conjunction with high definition broadcasts. Having a digital video recorder (DVR) allows you to record TV programs without using videotape. The information is digitally recorded in the hard drive of the DVR unit. Recording digital satellite TV signals on a DVR is much more complicated process than recording broadcast signals or analog signals. This process is complicated because MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 streams that are used need to be encrypted so that people cannot view the satellite programming without having a subscription. Some of the DVR are much technically advanced that they even allow you to have an on–screen caller ID function. When you set up your services with satellite TV provider you need to be hooked up to DVR receiver over the phone. This facility uses a phone in order to communicate with your system so that, you can get pay per view. The on-screen caller ID function allows you to see who is calling in your house right on your television screen.

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Analogue Switch off in

Denmark

Analogue-TVswitch-off (ASO) in Denmark is now over – October 31 at midnight – all analogue signals switched off and only digital TV-signals were there. Throughout the ASO run up and during implementation of the new technology Triax has had a leading role in developing new products – DVB-T receivers – for use after the switch-off. In very close cooperation with broadcasters Triax has developed and manufactured an MPEG-4 receiver with Viaccess decryption embedded. The receiver has a smart slim Scandinavian design with a very easy user interface and a very nice, easy to use remote control. Further the receiver has JANUARY

feat ures such as an eSATA port for connecting an external hard drive for a personal video recorder or PVR-function. The in-built USB-port can be used for updating the software. A typical power saving adaptor for a PC with an USB connection can also be used together with TRIAX receivers with an USB-port, by doing this you only need to use the remote for the receiver. While the receiver and the TV-set are connected to the power saving adaptor and the adaptors USB-plug is connected to the USB-port on the receiver, the receiver becomes the main unit of the set-up. When the receiver is switched on or off with the remote, the receiver and the TV-set will simultaneously be switched on or off as well. This means you will only need to use the remote of the receiver. This feature gives an added feature to the PC power saving adaptor for PC's – not only saving costs by turning off the equipment during standby mode, but also by preventing the usual mess with several remotes on the coffee table. Some months ago, TRIAX introduced its first MPEG 4 DVB-T receiver for the Scandinavian Boxer market. This box has

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pro ven that consumers are not just looking for a ordinary receiver, when they have an option to have something that looks nice in design and is very “invisible”. Sales of T-HD405VA have been quite satisfying since its introduction. TRIAX introduce its first PVR-ready MPEG 4 HD receiver utilizing external HDD enabling customers to make their individual choice of performance in terms of recording. Using e-SaTa external disk consumers can record all programs while looking on another TV-channel. The new THD409VA twin tuner PVR ready set-topbox looks like the zapper box and is approved by both Boxer and Viaccess.

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PAKISTANI CHANNELS DIRECTORY Waseb TV

Asia Sat 3S 105.5oE

4166 H 5700 3/4

Seraiki Channel

TV-One, News One

Asia Sat 3S 105.5oE

4166 H 5700 3/4

Urdu Channel

Aaj News

Asia Sat 3S 105.5oE

PTV Home, News, World Geo News ATV A Lite / A Plus

4161 H 3040 3/4

Urdu News Channel

o

4091 V 13333 3/4

Urdu Channel

o

4180 V 26666 3/4

News Channels

o

4091 V 13333 3/4

Urdu Channel

o

4154 H 5632 3/4

Urdu Channel

o

Asia Sat 3S 105.5 E Asia Sat 3S 105.5 E Asia Sat 3S 105.5 E Asia Sat 3S 105.5 E

PTV National

Asia Sat 3S 105.5 E

4114 V 7000 3/4

Urdu Channel

PTV Global USA

Asia Sat 3S 105.5oE

Hum TV Masala TV Style 360 Madani Channel

4106 V 2894 3/4

Urdu Channel

o

4132 H 9200 3/4

Urdu Channel

o

4132 H 9200 3/4

Cooking Channel

o

4132 H 9200 3/4

Fashion Channel

o

3738 V 2815 3/4

Religious Channel

o

Asia Sat 3S 105.5 E Asia Sat 3S 105.5 E Asia Sat 3S 105.5 E Asia Sat 3S 105.5 E

KTN News

Asia Sat 3S 105.5 E

4084 H 5779 3/4

Sindhi News Channel

KTN / Kashish TV

Asia Sat 3S 105.5oE

Awaz TV DM Digital Global AJK TV ZAM TV

4084 H 5779 3/4

Sindhi Music Channel

o

4176 H 2250 3/4

Sindhi Channel

o

Asia Sat 3S 105.5 E Asia Sat 3S 105.5 E

4071 H 14240 3/4

Urdu Channel

o

3777 V 3333 3/4

Urdu Channel

o

4076 H 2539 3/4

Urdu Channel

Asia Sat 5 100.5 E ChinaStar 1 87.5 E

Starlite TV/ Silver Screen/ Flim World

Thaicom 78.5 E

3960 V 30000 5/6

Movie Channels

Apna Channel

Thaicom 78.5oE

3600 V 26667 3/4

Punjabi Channel

Joo Music

Thaicom 78.5oE

Apna Channel

VTV 4 Filmazia

o

3960 V 30000 3/4

Music Channel

o

3960 V 30000 5/6

Punjabi Channel

o

3600 H 26667 3/4

Educational Channel

Thaicom 78.5 E Thaicom 78.5 E o

Thaicom 78.5 E

3960 V 30000 5/6

Movie Channel Religious Channel

Hadi TV

Thaicom 78.5 E

3431 H 13333 3/4 3452 H 7188 2/3

Good News

Thaicom 78.5oE

3960 V 30000 5/6

Christian Channel

AVT Khyber

Intelsat 7/10 68.5oE

3796 H 7300 3/4

Pushto Channel

Khyber News

Intelsat 7/10 68.5oE

3796 H 7300 3/4

Pushto News Channel

Waqt TV

Intelsat 7/10 68.5oE

4003 H 2964 3/4

Urdu News Channel

Tensport Pak.

Intelsat 7/10 68.5oE

3744 H 20770 3/4

Irdeto-2

CNBC Pak

Intelsat 7/10 68.5oE

3810 H 3312 2/3

News Ch. Decoder

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3864 H 19890 3/4

QTV / ARY The Musik Intelsat 7/10 68.5oE

3864 H 19890 3/4

Urdu Channel Islamic Channel Music Channel Urdu Channel

ARY Mid. East ARY News

Intelsat 7/10 68.5oE

Hum TV

Intelsat 7/10 68.5oE

3774 H 3300 2/3

Urdu Channel

Aag TV

Intelsat 7/10 68.5oE

4124 V 19850 3/4

Music Channel Decoder Urdu News Channel

3864 H 19890 3/4

Samaa TV

Intelsat 7/10 68.5oE

4117 H 3333 2/3

Rohi

Intelsat 7/10 68.5oE

4143 H 3306 3/4

Seraiki Channel

Dawn News

Intelsat 7/10 68.5oE

4127 H 3255 3/4

English News Channel

Express News

Intelsat 7/10 68.5oE

4158 H 6510 3/4

Urdu News Channel

Dunya News

Intelsat 7/10 68.5oE

4150 H 6600 3/4

Urdu News Channel

AKS TV

Intelsat 7/10 68.5oE

3808 V 10340 3/4

Pakistani Movie Channel

VSH News

Paksat 38.0 oE

3809 H 2175 3/4

Balochi Channel

Royal News

Paksat 38.0 oE

3897 H 2500 3/4

Urdu Channel

Hadi TV

Paksat 38.0 oE

3893 H 1770 3/4

Religious Channel

Dhoom TV

Paksat 38.0 oE

4157 V 2850 3/4

Urdu News Channel

Sindh TV/Sindh News

Paksat 38.0 oE

3753 V 6500 3/4

Sindhi Channel

Ziaqa TV

Paksat 38.0 oE

3883 H 3000 3/4

Food Channel

N Vibe

Paksat 38.0 oE

3907 V 3255 3/4

Urdu Channel

Kook TV / Apna News

Paksat 38.0 oE

4145 V 6000 3/4

Punjabi News Channel Sindhi Channel

Dharti TV

Paksat 38.0 oE

3735 V 3333 3/4

Mehran TV

Paksat 38.0 oE

3730 V 2890 3/4

Sindhi Channel

Din News

Paksat 38.0 oE

4104 H 3000 3/4

Urdu News Channel

Zam Zam TV

Paksat 38.0 oE

3724 V 3255 3/4

Islamic Channel

City 42 News

Paksat 38.0 oE

3911 V 3100 3/4

Urdu News Channel

PTV Bolan

Paksat 38.0 oE

4035 H 2894 3/4

Balochi Channel

Oye

Paksat 38.0 oE

3864 H 3790 3/4

Music Channel

Punjab TV, Star Asia

Paksat 38.0 oE

3886 H 6200 3/4

Punjabi Channel

Play TV

Paksat 38.0 oE

3945 H 4700 3/4

Music Channel

Haq TV

Paksat 38.0 oE

3951 H 3240 3/4

Islamic Channel

N Vibe

Paksat 38.0 oE

3956 H 3255 3/4

Urdu Channel

ARY Nick/ARY Zauq/ARY M.E.

Paksat 38.0 oE

3968 H 11480 3/4

Kids / Urdu Cooking Channel

Value TV

Paksat 38.0 oE

3998 V 2850 3/4

Urdu Channel

Ravi TV

Paksat 38.0 oE

3917 V 3333 3/4

Punjabi Channel

Metro One

Paksat 38.0 oE

4115 H 3333 3/4

Urdu Channel

G Kaboom

Paksat 38.0 oE

4031 H 3248 3/4

Music Channel

MTV Pakistan/Indus Vision

Paksat 38.0 oE

3814 H 4666 3/4

Music Channel

Business Plus

Paksat 38.0 oE

4110 H 3255 3/4

Urdu News Channel

Indus News

Paksat 38.0 oE

4120 H 2850 3/4

Urdu News Channel

Apna News/Kook TV

Paksat 38.0 oE

3785 H 2850 3/4

Punjabi Channel

Oxygene

Paksat 38.0 oE

3797 H 3255 3/4

Urdu Channel

Channel 5

Paksat 38.0 oE

4026 H 3255 3/4

Urdu Channel

Sohni Dharti TV

Paksat 38.0 oE

4149 V 2800 3/4

Agricultural Channel

Sabzbaat Balochistan

Paksat 38.0 oE

3819 V 2222 3/4

Balochi Channel Islamic Channel

Kohenoor TV

Paksat 38.0 oE

4153 V 3333 3/4

PTV Global

EuroBird-1 28.5 oE

11224 V 27500 3/4

Urdu Channel

Aapna Des

EuroBird-1 28.5 oE

11260 V 27500 2/3

Kashmiri Channel Urdu News Channel

ARY News

EuroBird-1 28.5 oE

11390 V 27500 2/3

Geo UK/Aag TV/QTV

EuroBird-1 28.5 oE

11426 V 27500 2/3

Urdu Channels

DM News

EuroBird-1 28.5 oE

11344 H 27500 2/3

Urdu News Channel

ARY Digital M.E

Nilesat 101 7.0 oW

11804 H 27500 3/4

Urdu Channel Decoder

Geo USA

Nilesat 101 7.0 oW

11881 H 27500 3/4

Urdu Channel Decoder

Aaj TV

Nilesat 101 7.0 oW

10930 H 27500 3/4

Urdu News Channel

Dawn News

Nilesat 101 7.0 oW

12303 H 27500 3/4

English News Channel

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HOW TO GET FREE SATELLITE

TV

SERVICES? It has been all of our desire to get everything free of cost and ever since the invention of Internet this desire has been the greatest. Anything from books to the latest music album is available in the net and it is only rational that we now look up to the net for free satellite TV reception. With the modern advancement in data transfer-viewing programs from across the globe has become nothing more than finding the right site and having a good Internet speed. There are two very common ways of viewing free online TV each with its own list of advantages and disadvantages. But the conclusion is simple, online free TV is no longer a myth. The issue arises only when it comes to the mode of connecting the PC monitor to online TV. There are two main ways in which this can be achieved. First is the option of using free online TV websites. These are reliable sites that offer you free feed of various television programmes across the globe. They function by linking various portals to TV networks. Some of the most common and famous free online TV sites are JANUARY

channelchooser.com and beeline.com .All channels are available totally free of cost 24 hours a day. Since it is completely free of cost the demand for this site is huge and at any given time the number of people demanding a programme is so huge that it is beyond the sites capacity and so most of the times there is a huge jam and the probability of seeing a program when we want it is rare. Even if you do get to see a program there is a high probability that the feed will stop in 10 minutes with an error message saying that the network is experiencing difficulty. Hence the whole ordeal becomes completely frustrating for the viewer. The next method, probably the more reliable method is the satellite TV downloads software. This again is a free method of seeing TV online by downloading software that assembles the TV channels for us. It provides us with an interface to browse through the channels available. The great advantage of this software is that it offers digital clarity pictures for over 3000 channels.

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Multiple Televisions

on One Satellite

Dish

Those who avail themselves of satellite television often want to split the signal between multiple televisions scattered throughout the home. Your success at doing so will depend on what type of hardware you have installed and the package you've purchased from your provider. Some providers will require additional hardware to allow separate televisions to view different channels at the same time. If this is what you want, make sure to tell your satellite provider as much when you're ordering the service. Such services may require another tuner device, which sits on top of the television, to allow each television to tune into their own channel. For those who don't expect to view more than one program at a time, the task is somewhat easier. Many of the tuners that come with a satellite subscription have multiple outputs. In these cases, one may simply hook up more than one television to the box. This will allow the user to view more than one television at once, though the televisions will display the same channel. Satellite television typically hooks up via the same coaxial cable that's used for cable and antenna connections. When you're purchasing this cable, it's best to get the highest quality you can and to buy it with JANUARY

the connectors already attached. Compromised cables can cut the signal quality and, with satellite television, not having the maximum picture clarity truly defeats the purpose of having the subscription at all. Remember that the audio from satellite television is as impressive as is the video, so you'll want to hook your audio outputs up to a system that can deliver the sound in all its glory, as well. Check to see if your tuner box can accommodate switching between more than one system. If not, it may be easier to hook up a second audio array to your stereo system and install the speakers in the room where the second television is located. With satellite television, it's always best to get any hardware directly from the provider. You may be able to find "discount" versions out there but there's no guarantee that they'll work with your setup. In addition, some satellite providers have different subscription plans for homes with more than one television so, even if the thirdparty hardware works, you may be violating the terms of your service agreement.

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Digital technology provides a more efficient way of delivering television signals. It enables more channels to be transmitted in the same amount of space as that used by analogue transmissions. Because it is more efficient, digital TV offers viewers a wider choice of

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programmes, it opens up a whole new world of viewing opportunities including more live sporting events, the latest movies, dedicated programming for children and educational programmes covering health, the natural world, history and more. Digital TV also enables broadcasting to be more interactive (often through the "red button"). Some digital TV platforms also offer specific services such as audio description to viewers with disabilities, especially those with sight or hearing impairments. Most of the developed world is going digital. From the US to Australia, and France to Italy, nations across the world will be switching to digital-only broadcasting over the next 10 years. The UK is widely seen to be leading the world in uptake and enthusiasm for the medium, as well as content and delivery. Digital choices are still limited - today only around 73% of UK households are able to access the full range of digital terrestrial television services (digital TV through an aerial). This switchover will occur in stages, by ITV regions, across the UK.

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AROUND THE SATELLITE WORLD

MOTOROLA TO SELL STB BUSINESS

ALJAZEERA BUYS 5 ART CHANNELS

Motorola is to sell its Connected Home Division, including the world's biggest STB business, according to the New York Times. The newspapers says sources at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, hired to advise on strategic options, are now recommending a 3 way split with networks being sold off and the remaining company separated between the mobile phone and 2 way radio businesses. It had previously been envisaged only the handset business would be spun off separately. The connected home division is already up for sale. Motorola's Connected

Arab & Radio & Television (ART), the largest pay-TV broadcaster in the Middle East, has sold 6 sports channels to Qatarbased Al Jazeera's sports division. The deal could see a billion-dollar cash payment made to ART. Ayman Jadah, Al Jazeera's General Manager, said: "Right now, we have about one million subscribers. We are looking at a figure of 3million subscribers in the next two years." Al Jazeera already has 8 sports channels on air.

Home Division produced $199 million profit last quarter (to September), could be valued at up to $5 billion. The unit's revenue fell 15%, to $2 billion last year. Motorola currently has $4 billion debt and its handset unit has slipped badly in market share and is now relying on its Droid smart phones to turn things around. Motorola got into the cable STB business in 2000 when it acquired General Instrument's Cable TV business for $17 billion. JANUARY

ZEE TURNER PLANS 50 CHANNELS Zee Turner Ltd, the joint venture distribution company between Zee and Turner, is targeting Rs 10 billion this fiscal with the support of DTH as well as pay-TV income from cable TV. Last year, Zee Turner had clocked Rs 7.5 billion after adding Ten Sports into the bouquet. With the addition of Zee Telugu and Zee

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Zee Turner Ltd, the joint venture distribution company between Zee and Turner, is targeting Rs 10 billion this fiscal with the support of DTH as well as pay-TV income from cable TV. Last year, Zee Turner had clocked Rs 7.5 billion after adding Ten Sports into the bouquet. With the addition of Zee Telugu and Zee Kannada, the contribution from the southern

EUTELSAT SIGNS 3D AGREEMENT WITH EURO1080 Satellite operator Eutelsat has signed a deal with HD TV specialist Euro1080 with the aim of enhancing Eutelsat’s 3D channel, which is broadcast by the Eurobird 9A satellite at 9° East. Under the agreement, Euro1080 and its TV production company Alfacam will bring to the 3D channel their experience in producing and recording sports events and concerts in 3D, as well as technical resources. They will also offer a directory of over 100 hours of 3D content including football, tennis, boxing, cricket, documentaries and concerts. Eutelsat said the aim of its 3D channel is to showcase the effectiveness of satellite for the delivery of 3D TV and to provide various players across the 3D video sector with a platform for testing and promoting 3D formats and solutions.

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MIOTV LAUNCHES NEW CHANNELS SingTel has announced that Sundance Channel and WE TV will be available for the first time in Asia on its mio TV platform in Singapore on Channel 51 and 24 respectively. The channels will be available to mio TV customers from 7 December in both standard and high-definition with Mandarin subtitles with both 24/7 linear and SVOD offerings available. Says mio TV VP Tim Carmichael, “Sundance Channel is a valuable addition to mio TV's suite of channels and will most certainly cause a buzz among lovers of independent films and the Sundance brand's unique programming. We are very pleased and excited about being the first platform to carry this well-respected channel in Asia.”

NEW MUSIC CHANNEL FOR POLAND

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4.56 MILLION DUTCH HOMES ARE DIGITAL The number of digital TV homes in The Netherlands reached 4.56 million at the end of September, 2009. This was equivalent to 57.3% of all television households. According to research by Telecompaper, the percentage digital homes will surpass 60% by the end of the year. The majority of digital viewers(52.6%) is subscribing to cable. 22.1% watches digital DTH and 19.1% digital terrestrial.

people attended technology transfer programmes organized in foreign countries. Dalbay said Turksat signed a cooperation protocol with Istanbul Technical University (ITU) adding that "Turksat needs to share both academic and practical experience in planning stage. ITU launched a satellite to space last year." He said, "Turksat plans to test a small satellite in 2011 [at] the latest and send it to space. It will be tested for six months. This experience will be used in future broad-scale satellites. Design of a broad-scale satellite continues for two years. We are planning to start designing the satellite at the end of 2012 and conclude it by the end of 2014.

SKY DEUTSCHLAND LAUNCHES SKY+ HD PVR

NEW SATELLITE FOR TURKEY Ozkan Dalbay, director-general of Turkey's satellite communications company Turksat, said on May 7 that they were planning to send a satellite to space next year. "Turksat will send a communication satellite, totally designed and manufactured in Turkey, to space at the beginning of 2015," he said in an interview, as reported by BBC Monitoring. Dalbay said Turkey’s Council of Ministers in 2005 had tasked Turksat to design a local communication satellite and noted Turksat carried out "technology transfer programme" in parallel to production of Turksat 3A. Dalbay said within the scope of the project, around 25

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German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland launched its HD PVR, Sky+. Both existing and new subscribers can obtain the digital recorder on a rental basis for a one-off payment of €249 in conjunction with one or more packages (€349 for one package) at local retailers or directly from Sky. The payment includes the activation fee and the installation of the box by a Sky dealer in the subscriber's home. The inbuilt hard-disc, which can be used for TV recordings and time-shifted television, has capacity for 50 hours of recordings in HD quality or 100 hours in standard quality. Fans of TV series can have all episodes of their favourite series automatically recorded through the series recording function.

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‘SADDAM' CHANNEL BACK ON AIR Iranian-based but Arabic-language broadcaster Al-Alam is back on satellite. The channel was taken down amidst allegations that it was a pro-Saddam Hussein mouthpiece for the Baa'th Party, once headed by Saddam. BBC Monitoring says that the channel is back on Arabsat. Transmissions from Cairo-based Nilesat have not yet resumed. The channel went off the air, at least as far as satellite transmission were concerned.

INDIA TO LIMIT TV CHANNELS A report carried by the BBC Monitoring service says that India's TRAI media regulator is looking to limit the number of TV channels available. Quoting Indiantelevision.com, the BBC report says: "The Government has directed the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) to examine the maximum number of channels that can be permitted in the country in the wake of spectrum constraints but has no

plans to curb the growth of the broadcasting sector." Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni clarified that the study by the sector regulator must be seen within this context and there was no government motive to curb the growth of TV channels in the country. "Trai has been requested to examine the number of channels which can be permitted in the country keeping available spectrum and transponder capacities as well as technological developments and general practice internationally," Soni said.

DISH REACHES 14M Dish Network has recently passed the 14 million customer milestone. This achievement follows Dish Network's third quarter in which it added more net subscribers than any company in the multichannel video distribution business. "Surpassing 14 million subscribers is testimony to the strides we made over the past year in providing a best-in-class video experience," said Charlie Ergen, Chairman, President and CEO of Dish Network. "We have more high definition channels than any other TV provider, we feature awardwinning DVR technology, and we do it all at the most economical prices in the business." Dish Network offers more than 150 national HD channels, local HD channels in 152 markets, and top-rated 1080p technology that provides the best picture available.

EUROPE - MORE DTH THAN CATV More European homes are connected to DTH than cable for the first time, according to the latest SES Astra Satellite Monitor. There are now 77 million satellite and 71 million cable homes in Europe. SES Astra now reaches 125 million homes across Europe, which represents 51% of all TV homes in Europe. Of these, 57 million are direct to home and 68 million via cable. Terrestrial broadcasts reach 85.5 million, of which 48% (41.7 million) are digital. As expected, satellite has more digital with 71 out of the total of 77 million homes being digital (92%) while only 34% of the 71 million cable homes are digital.

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I am a huge fan of horse racing and am looking for a channel that has live action. Is there anything like that on DISH Network? ( Amjad Iqbal, via e-mail) A: Fortunately, there is and it's called TV Games (or TVG for short), which broadcasts up to eight live races per hour, seven days a week. The service also provides expert analysis, real–time odds, handicapping tips, results and behind–the–scenes stories on all the big names in horse racing. TVG combines live, televised coverage from 45 tracks across the country with the ability for viewers to place their wagers from their homes. Simply look for the TVG interactive channel found under the sports section on channel 100 and get your racing fix from there.

many channels can be received Q:2How with a full-size C-band satellite

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dish? (Mohammad Naeem, Peshawar) A: Full-size satellite dishes provide more viewing choices than any other TV delivery

system, including cable. More than 250 channels transmit on a regular basis and another 250 transmit on an occasional basis. The "500 channel universe" is a reality with a full-size dish.

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am from Kuwait and I have a Q:3IHumax F1-CV digital receiver with

Viaccess smart card reader. My problem is that I want to receive the Show Time channels, and it needs Irdeto card reader, and I do not know what to do because I do not know if Irdeto work with my receiver and if it work, we do not have it here in Kuwait yet. (Ghulam Habib, Kuwait) Ans: Your Humax got an embedded Viaccess-decoder and the suitable card-slot but no Common-Interface. This means you should change to the new HUMAX F1VACI, which comes with embedded Viaccess (like you have now) and a 2-slot CommonInterface which works with Module (OCMCIA) for Irdeto, Conax, CryptoWorks, Nagravision and more. But be aware: IrdetoPCMCIA are not available yet to the public! Another way to use Viaccess and Irdeto at the same time is the new MICONIK 1000S with Multi-Access Interface. Here you can use the old Irdeto Conditional Access Module, Viaccess and you got one Common Access Slot free for other services.

possible handbooks of the different satelliteproviders and the ITU-listings. Most stuff comes from own experience and from friendly sources. All this is partly packed into the pc (and never find it again!) and kept on thousands pieces of papers (taking 50% of my time to keep them more or more less in order).

DIFFERENT SATELLITES Can you please tell me how many Q:5channels I can receive, without subscribing to any packages on different satellites. Can I only receive free-to-air channels or can other channels be received (without D2Mac Decoder) and how much can I expect to pay for a complete system in Qatar? (Mohammad Ibrar, via e-mail) Ans: Living in the same geographical area as you (Middle-Europe), one can receive this moment around 1300 programmes and feechannels in C- and Ku-band between 80 degree East and 53 degree West (TV and Radio). All FTA! The costs of a system can vary between Qatar, depending on what you want.

SCPC SERVICES visit your website frequently. It is Q:4aI great website. It provides a good knowledge base for satellite questions. My question deals with SCPC services. Is there a listing of what services are available on each satellite? I've never seen one published in any form, either in a magazine or publication dealing with satellite TV. ( Taj Malook, Hyderabad) Ans: Usually you will need so many as JANUARY

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RACING UK CHANNEL problems with the reception Q:6 Iofhave the Racing UK channel on Eurobird, any idea what's wrong? (Waqar Bhattai, Islamabad) Ans: Racing UK recently moved to a different transponder on Eurobird. You can now find it at 11.224V, symbol rate 27500, FEC 2/3, encrypted in Videoguard

SUN TV NETWORK How we will get Indian Q:7 Q:channels at the moment in Indonesia. However, we just understood that we can get SUN TV Network through DTH beamed from NSS 703. We would like to know if there is any other network such as TATA Sky or Dish TV [for Indian channels such as ZEE, Sony, Star Plus, NDTV, Ten

Indian channels. Most of these channels are 'Pay Channels' and received only through a set-top-box from the distributors of these channels. You may contact a particular channel office to get the contacts of their distributors in Indonesia.

TV AT THE SAME TIME you watch more than one TV at Q:8 Can the same time? (Wajahut Hussain, via e-mail) A: In a single LNB, single receiver system, you can watch a single channel on multiple TVs, if you have cabled from your receiver to each TV. It is not possible to watch different channels with this system. To watch different channels you need dual LNB's for C and dual LNB's for KU. You will also need a separate receiver for each location, and a fairly complex means of splitting and distributing the incoming cables. It can be done, cable companies do it all the time, but it is probably not worth the effort, especially if you want to view subscription channels because the bad news is you will need to pay another subscription for each location. That can be expensive. However, having at least two receivers is not a bad idea, and fairly easy to do. However, you can only watch signals on ONE satellite at a time doing this. One alternative is to record programs ahead of time for viewing by others in the family. In this case having a couple of receivers, a couple VCR's and splitting subscription channels between the two will let you build up a nice collection of tapes in no time.

Sports etc that covers this part of the world, and if yes, what do we need to do to view them. (Dr. Sharma, via e-mail) Ans: None of the DTH platforms in India cover Indonesia. There are many regional satellites covering Indonesia like Asiasat 2/3S/4, Measat, Optus etc that carry many

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SATELLITE INTERNET Satellite Internet is one of the fastest growing Broadband Internet solutions in the United States. There are two main Satellite Internet Service Providers for residential customers, HughesNet and WildBlue. When compared side by side, Wild Blue, with its lower upfront and monthly costs and aggressive promotions, is hands down the elite choice for Satellite Internet Access. Satellite Internet Connections offer the same quality of Internet as DSL and cable companies, but are available to customers in rural areas, where cable and DSL do not venture and dialup ISP's are the only option. With Satellite Internet Companies competing for customers that cable and DSL don't want, the promotions have been getting more and more aggressive, which is good news for consumers. For rural Internet users who have been forced to endure slow dialup ISP's and as a result have been deprived of all the Internet can offer, such as, fast access to information, quick downloads and instant email deliveries, Satellite Internet could be just the thing to get you back in the game. The benefits for farmers, ranchers or any other rural resident just looking to bank, shop, keep in touch with family and friends, or even go to school online can be extremely valuable JANUARY

and a great time saver. Satellite Internet companies like WildBlue and HughesNet, offer a service that is always on, fast and best of all doesn't require a phone line. The installation is minimal, just a satellite dish mounted to your physical property or placed on a pole in your yard, a coaxial cable run from the satellite dish to your satellite internet modem, which connects to your computer through a USB port and an Ethernet cable - That's it. Satellite Internet providers like Wild Blue will actually send out an installer to get you hooked up and in most cases it's free. Chances are if you are saddled with a dialup ISP, because the cable company won't come out, you are probably a little television challenged as well. If your Broadband Internet connection is going to be provided via satellite, your television may as well be to. Like Satellite Internet, Satellite TV promotions are more aggressive than ever as companies like DIRECTV and Dish Network attempt to provide service to customers ignored by the cable companies. Dish Network is the better overall value in my opinion, providing lower monthly costs, larger programming options, award winning satellite TV receivers and the most high-definition channels of all the satellite TV providers.

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POSSIBLE DRAWBACKS WITH SATELLITE TV Exploring on your options with paid TV entertainment? Wonder what’s good or bad with satellite TV or cable TV deals? While most are recommending satellite TV (Dish or DIRECTV); this article tends to highlight the possible drawbacks on satellite TV entertainment. Satellite TV companies, namely Dish Network and DIRECTV, claimed that they have the lowest subscription fees in America – you’ll get hundreds of TV channel in just less than $20 (or $30) per month. Nevertheless, most of the good channels are not included in these cheap standard packages. In order to get these exclusive programming, customers are often required to pay extra. NFL live matches, premium movie channels, HDTV packages – sum up additional charges for these programs, it’s common that satellite TV customers will pay up to $60 - $80 per month. There are indeed some complaints on satellite TV not working well during bad weather. As a matter of fact, satellite signal transmission does get interrupted during heaving storm or snow. Satellite TV users may experience short term service outage until the storm is gone. Cable companies always attract their JANUARY

customers with bundle services – phone, cable broadband, and cable radio/TVs. Such bundle services offer lucrative bargains for cable users in overall expenses. Satellites TV on the other hand, do not have much additional service to offer. Satellite radios are mostly dominated by Sirius and XM; satellite Internet speed is having hard time sorting out its latency problem. All in all, when you order satellite TV, your system (decoder and dish) is just for the TV entertainment – that’s it. When satellite TV is mentioned, what comes up in your mind first? The small 18” dish that named Dish Network or DIRECTV? Or is the big ugly dish system that people used to setup on their garage roof? While the installation for Dish Network and DIRECTV are done by the company; most custom satellite TV system are installed by the consumers themselves. Satellite dish adjustments, cabling work, and decoder setup - frankly the setup process is pretty messy and is seldom done correctly for the first time. Although minority (tech lovers and hobbyists) may enjoy the lengthy setup process; but I am sure most of us would just like to have TV entertainment without all the hassles.

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DIRECT TV RECEIVER When a customer receives Direct TV programming, he or she has a number of choice as to what kind of Direct TV receiver that they can use. Hughes manufactures a variety of Direct TV receivers for consumers to choose from depending on their entertainment needs. Most new customers will receive a Hughes Direct TV receiver for free with installation and a new programming agreement. If a customer prefers to upgrade their Direct TV receiver, they can choose from at least five different receivers. The Hughes Director Direct TV receiver is designed with offering the customer everything that he or she will need in order to have the best experience with their satellite television reception. It is one of the most popular and affordable Direct TV receivers and offers up to 225 channels of digital programming. The Hughes Director Direct TV receiver is most commonly the kind of receiver that is included in a free equipment and free installation offer from Direct TV. The Hughes Executive Direct TV receiver boasts all of the practicality that is presented in the Director receiver with additional features. Some of the features customers might be interested in include progressive picture adjustments, singleJANUARY

touch recording abilities, digital sound technology and a menu that can be customized to fit each individual's needs. Another choice is the DVR powered by TiVo Direct TV receiver that allows a person to immediately replay live television, pause, rewind or even view the program in slow motion. The need for timers and VCR's no longer exist with the sleek design and technology in this particular Direct TV receiver. The Hughes HDTV DVR with TiVo Direct TV receiver provides new or existing customers with high-definition satellite television from Direct TV. Programming is viewed with up to 1080i lines of resolution for highdefinition televisions, HDMI and component video output and an optical output for complete Dolby Digital 5.1. If a customer doesn't want to take advantage of a Direct TV receiver with DVR but still wants to get the most out of his or her highdefinition television, then the Hughes HDTV Direct TV receiver would make an excellent choice. The Platinum HD provides Dolby Digital sound capabilities and up to 1080i lines of resolution is a wide 16.9 movie format or 4.3 standard format that lets the viewer choose his or her preferred viewing experience.

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Express AM 22(53°E) AM

Intelsat 904 (60°E) 904

Dish Size 08-10 ft

Dish Size 08-10 ft

Dish Size 08-10 ft

Intelsat 12 (45.0°E)12

Turksat 2A & Turksat 3A (42°E) 3A

& 2A

Yamal 202 (49°E) 202

NSS 703 (57°E)

JANUARY

89

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2011


18 YEARS OF GENEROUS PUBLICATIONS

Complete Guide of Digital Channels

Dish Size 10-12 ft

DIGITAL CHART

Astra 1F/1H/1KR/1L/1M (19.2째E) 1F/1H/1KR/1L/1M

Dish Size 10-12 ft

JANUARY

Eutelsat Seasat 1(16째E) 1

93

The Highly Circulated Satellite Magazine

2011


18 YEARS OF GENEROUS PUBLICATIONS

Complete Guide of Digital Channels

Dish Size 10-12 ft

DIGITAL CHART

Hot Bird 6//8/9 (13째E)

JANUARY

6/8/9

94

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2011


18 YEARS OF GENEROUS PUBLICATIONS

Complete Guide of Digital Channels

DIGITAL CHART

Dish Size 10 ft

Dish Size 12 ft

JANUARY

95

Eutelsat W2A (10째E) W2A

EuroBird 9 (9.0째E)

The Highly Circulated Satellite Magazine

9

2011


18 YEARS OF GENEROUS PUBLICATIONS

Complete Guide of Digital Channels

DIGITAL CHART Dish Size 12 ft

Dish Size 10 ft

Dish Size 10 ft

Thor 2/3/5 (0.8째W) 2/3/5

Astra 4A (4.8째E) 4A

Eutelsat W3 (7째E) W3

Dish Size 12 ft

JANUARY

96

Intelsat 10-02 (1째W) 10-02

The Highly Circulated Satellite Magazine

2011


18 YEARS OF GENEROUS PUBLICATIONS

Complete Guide of Digital Channels

Dish Size 10 ft

Amos 2(4째W) 2

Dish Size 10 ft

Dish Size 8 ft

DIGITAL CHART

Nilesat 101/102-(7째W) AtlanticBird-4 4

Atlantic Bird 3 (5째W) 2

JANUARY

97

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2011


18 YEARS OF GENEROUS PUBLICATIONS

Complete Guide of Digital & HD Channels

DIGITAL & HDTV CHART

Koreasat 3 (116.0°E)

3

Astra 1D (23.5°E) 1D

ChinaSat 6B (115.0°E) 6B

Asiasat 5 (100.5°E) 3S

Astra 1H-1M (19.2°E) 1H-1M

Measat 1 (91.5°E)1

Intelsat 12 (45.0°E) 12 Hot Bird 6/7A/9 (13.0°E) 6/7A/9 Türksat 2A (42.0°E) 2A

Hellas Sat 2 (39.0°E) 2

Eutelsat W4 (36.0°E) W4

Dish Size 8 ft

Atlantic Bird 2 (8°W) 2

Eurobird 1 & Astra 2A/2B/2D (28.2°E) 1

2A/2B/2D

EuroBird 9A (9.0°E)

Eutelsat W3A (7.0°E)

HDTV CHANNELS ARE AS BELOW:

9A

W3A

Badr 4/6 (26.0°E) 4/6

Optus B1 (160.0°E)

23th Dec. 2010 Eurobird 2 (25.5°E) 2

Last Updated On 23th Dec. 2010 for more detail log-on to www.tracksat.com

JANUARY

98

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2011



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