Sattelite like an antenna

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Ethanx94, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Ethanx94

    Ethanx94 GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 8, 2007
    United States
    In the parallel dimension
    Alright, I'm at a hotel right now and I flipped through the channels on tv and noticed that one of them said
    "Congratulations you have a Dish 500!"
    Then later I saw commercials for Dish Network PPV.
    So apparently they have a receiver set up for the whole hotel.
    But there isn't an on screen guide and its not ran with a dish remote.
    I guess it's ran like antenna or cable.
    How do I do this?
  2. dilav

    dilav GBAtemp Maniac

    Nov 22, 2006
    United States
    I've seen this at a few of my friends motel. I was wondering how they work too. It's quite a complex setup... U have to read up on it and it's not cheap to do. There is a lot of way to do this. I don't even know how to explane it. Each unit decodes a few channels. So all channels are decoded all the time. And another unit is like a switch (when u change channels on the tv it knows like cable and connects u to the right decoded box.)

    Another friends motel has hidden recievers with Ir sensors wired to the rooms.
    It's also 3 am where I am. I'm really tired and I'm on a mobile device so I may not make sense. I'll edit this later though but donno if I cAn expand it any better later.