That is to say, is there anyone who knows how to make a "box" to hook the dish up to the TV from parts bought at Radio Shack? What parts are needed, etc.?
A friend and I found an old satelite dish on the side of the road which looks like it's in good shape with a couple of feet of cable still hooked to it. I have cable, so I don't really need it, but I said there's got to be info on the internet (which I still can't find) that can tell us how to hook it up, and if I can get it to work, he can have it.
Stuff I have found on the net so far is the cheater boxes which tell people how to bypass the scrambling chips in regular boxes.
I'll keep looking.