Here's the 8 Steps to get started with Free to Air. If your not a hobbyist or if you dont have the time to learn about free to air we recommend following step #1 and then consulting with a professional installer
These sites will show you all the channels/satellites listed. If your living in North America make sure the satellites are between 40 degree's west to 160 degree's west. These four sites above also tell you which channels are Free to view (unscramble/unencrypted).
Now that you have determined which satellite you desire, go to www.dishpointer.com . Type in your home address, and then click the link under "Satellites & Dish Sizes". This chart will show you the size of dish required for the satellite of your interest located in your area. Dishpointer is a must have to point your dish, download their app on your mobile device for free.
How to choose the best receiver really depends of the features and functions you desire. It’s like choosing the best blu-ray player or the best TV, its your personal choice.
Below you will find a brief list of channels that are considered
"true" free-to-air. These channels can be legally viewed throughout North
America and require no subscription of any sort. True free-to-air consits of
over 1,000 channels in over 40 different languages and requires a satellite dish
antenna which is at least 80cm in diameter. To view the complete channel list
including transponder frequencies and area availability, please visit www.lyngsat.com.
- NORTH AMERICAN (ENGLISH) TV
- AFGHANISTAN TV
- AFRICAN TV
- ARABIC TV
- BOSNIAN TV
- CHINESE TV
- IRANIAN TV
- ITALIAN TV
- KOREAN TV
- KURDISH TV
- PORTUGESE TV
- ROMANIAN TV
- RUSSIAN TV
- SPANISH TV
- THAI & LAO TV
- TURKISH TV
- VIETNAMESE TV