Frequently Ask Questions
|What channels can I get with your receiver?|
You will receive channels that are digital MPEG2 and not scrambled.
You can find a listing of these channels (and others) on http://www.lyngsat.com or http://www.digiwave.ca
How do I read the charts?
Quick guide to reading the charts
|What size dish do I need for Ku reception?|
Normally, within the boundaries of the continental US, you can use a 75cm dish. Fringe areas should use a 90cm or larger dish. Southern Canada or Northern Mexico should use 90cm or larger.
|Do you guarantee that these channels will remain free?|
No, no one can guarantee "free channels". You will receive these channels as long as they remain free and in the clear (not scrambled). We provide hardware (receiver, LNBF, dish) and not programming. We make no guarantees or claims about programming.
I heard there are channels on C-band as well. Will your receiver pick up C-band?
Yes, it will receive C-band and Ku-band. Of course C-band requires a larger dish and a C-band feed and LNB.
Can I add your receiver to my existing C-band system.
Yes, you can. If you want to receive Ku-band signals on your C-band dish, you must have a Ku LNB on you feed system. This will usually require a C to C/Ku upgrade kit.
Diagram for adding a receiver to a C/Ku system.
How do I find the satellite?
The satellite you want to use will be determined by the programming you want to view. Telstar 5 is a very popular satellite for ethnic channels. Locate your satellite/programming on one of the web sites listed above and align your dish to that satellite.
How do I peak my dish?
I suggest that you purchase a inexpensive signal meter for this purpose. Ask for the SF-95 meter.
What channels are available?
Take a look at http://www.lyngsat.com. You can get an idea of the available programming from that site.
How do I move my dish to get more satellites and more channels?
If you have a receiver that has DiSEqC 1.2 you can easily see more satellites and more channels by adding a SG2100 DiSEqC motor to move your dish.
How do I become a dealer for your products?
Email or call 1-905-480-3688 and ask for sales. A resellers tax exempt certificate will be required.
What is the warranty of your receiver?
Unless specified otherwise, 1 year parts and labor warranty from the date of purchase. A copy of your original invoice will be required as proof of purchase.
What is the noise temperature of your LNBFs?
We currently sell only 0.6dB or better LNBFs.
What is the warranty of your LNBFs?
Most of our LNB/Fs carry a 1 year exchange warranty from the date of purchase. A copy of your invoice will be required as proof of purchase.
I want two receivers. What do I need?
You will need a dual LNBF. Normally, this will be a direct replacement for your existing LNBF. You will need to run a second coax from the dual LNBF to your second receiver.
I want more than two receivers. Now what do I need?
You will need the dual LNBF and a device called a multi-switch which allows for several receiver. The most common is a four receiver switch.
Can I use a diplexer to consolidate my local broadcast channels with my satellite signal?
Yes, you will need two diplexers, one to combine the signal on the outside and another one to separate those signals on the inside of your home.
What are the rules for installing a dish in my sub-division or apartment?
You can review the FCC rulings and get more information at http://www.fcc.gov/mb/facts/otard.html
How can I put multiple LNBFs on my receiver?
With DiSEqC and other switching options you can put up to 12 LNBFs on one receiver.