Does the laptop receive signals for a satellite?
For a laptop (or any computer) to receive signals from a satellite you must add a receiver card. This could be external (USB interface) or internal (PCMCIA for a laptop, PCI for a regular PC). The receiver card has to be fed signals from a satellite antenna or a satellite dish with amplifier converter, known as an LNB. You do not say what signal you want from the satellite. You can watch TV or download data using a satellite receiver card, for this you will need a subscription with a satellite ADSL provider, who will also offer you the card and the software.
What is the difference between satellite tv service and cable Don't they all receive there signals from a satellite?
Satellite TV Providers transmits the signals through their satellite dish converting it first from digital signals to analog signals. These signals which were converted will be transmitted to the satellite. The satellite will then transmit the analog signals per request of the satellite dish connected to the receiver of the subscriber. Once signals are received, it will be converted back to digital signals which can be read by the receiver and be displayed to the television.
Some TV receivers, such as DirecTV and Dish Network, do receive signals beamed from satellites. If you see a dish-shaped antenna pointed up, that's a location that uses satellite TV. Even if your system does not receive direct satellite signals, many of the programs that you watch are most likely transmitted via satellite at some point in getting the program to you.
Why do people who live near the north pole have trouble receiving signals from geostationary satellites?
to be able for the satellite tv to work you need the following equipments: satellite dish receiver tv satellite dish gets the satellite analog signals from the satellites outside the world and is transmitted to the receiver. the receiver then converts this analog signals to digital signals then it is displayed to your tv.