Data Channels

mick32

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any idea what the data channels are for on my sat list,,currently runnin a ss2 with a p4 3,,,is there a use for them,,and if so what and how,.....many thanks

Mick
 

Rod Hulls Aerial

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Most of the Data streams contain textual information and interactive services for various providers (like the sky EPG and red button services)
 

rolfw

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They are exactly that, transmitted data from satellite ISPs, companies and other sources, much of it is useless unless you know what is being transmitted.
 

mick32

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thanks for the replies folks,,was worried incase i was missing out on something...lol...could get into this sat thing in a big way,,,im hooked after 2 months ....haha
 

damhy

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mick32 said:
was worried incase i was missing out on something.
It is possible to receive the satellite internet data from some satellites. Capturing the files to your hard drive. Though I'm not sure of the legality of doing so, as I see it its illegal, however the fact that some services are unencrypted and broadcast via satellite could be interpreted as acceptable just like watching an FTA tv channel really.

Also you obviously have no control over what you are receiving. Which is pointless because you may as well go and look around the web yourself.
 
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