Folks ask me questions about free-to-air satellite TV all the time, typically through the contact page at FTAList.com. So I’ll answer some of them here from time to time, especially if I can find a good video explanation.
A really common question is whether an old Dish Network or DirecTV dish can be converted to FTA. My standard answer is no, partly because the smaller versions of those dishes really are too small, partly because most folks asking the question lack the technical chops to go full MacGyver on an old dish. But if you’ve got the right kind of wide oval dish, the steps in this video seem to work. Enjoy!