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Another Part of C-band Dies

Discussion in 'FTA / Non Small Dish Satellite Area' started by Nick, Mar 2, 2007.

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  1. Richard King

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    Could that possibly be the same Paraclipse, the same Paraclipse that sold and installed a 16' dish for Arthur C. Clarke?
     
  2. loudo

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    Yes, it is. That was the link I used to use when I bought parts from them to convert my dish to a H to H mount. Hadn't used it for years until the other day. Clicked on it and it was for Bug terminators.
     
  3. P Smith

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    According the page "PARACLIPSE is manufactured by Paradigm Manufacturing Inc., 6911 E. Side Road, Redding, Calif. 96001"
     
  4. loudo

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    Just to make sure, I went to several other web sites that deal with C-Band and have links. All their links to Paraclispe go to this site also.

    I looked for paperwork, from when I purchased the H to H stuff from them, but I couldn't find it. I do remember the parts being shipped from someplace in the Midwest, not California.
     
  5. ejjames

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    I was bitten by the electronics bug at a very early age 1st grade, going over to my friends house and tuning his BUD receiver, I remember he had the tuner that you actually tuned like an FM receiver. Trying to wrap my 6 year old head around the fact that there were 2 HBO feeds, east and west!
     
  6. Nick

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    "Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated" - Mark Twain

    SkyReport readers take exception to reports that imply C-band is going away

    www.SkyReport.com - used with permission
     
  7. keyoctave

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    Got another Vitale one: I was watching a college basketball game in the late 80's he was doing. During break, you can hear him talking to the director. When he said "OK, I'll switch to my B material", the other announcer, John Saunders, piped up saying "No Dick, your B material sucks". I do miss C band!
     
  8. dodge boy

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    Don't the C-band birds carry the national programming that goes to the Cable companies anyway? So with C-band you get a first generation signal. I bet their Hi Def is the best along with audio..... Maybe I'll spend the 10,000 for a new system in acouple years, only draw back was trying to watch different TV's.
     
  9. dfergie

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    I still have my Drake Stereo decoder... (haven't used in years though)
     
  10. loudo

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    That is true, satellite and cable get much of their programing from C-Band satellites making satellite and cable second generation video. A few of the services are delivered to satellite and cable via fiber, but most via C-Band.
     
  11. Nick

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    The number of C-band dish owners using authorized VideoCipher modules declined yet
    again last month. According to Access Control Center, the Motorola group responsible
    for tracking the data, 55,456 total authorized units were still in use at the end of May. The
    number represents a net decline of 3,450 from April 2007. ACC said 14 customers
    authorized new modules during May. - SkyReport
     
  12. kenglish

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    Aren't many of the channels using DigiCipher, now?
     
  13. HIPAR

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    Way back when, a friend ran a satellite TV business. He displayed two TV's .. one connected to a big dish and a second connected to D*. Guess which one I liked.

    Way back when, I actually cared about picture quality. It doesn't matter that much anymore. With everyone having been infected by the 'Digital Pods', no one knows how good TV looks anymore.

    I've been assimilated.

    --- CHAS
     
  14. MRinDenver

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    Yep, thats how I dropped $4 grand on a 10 ft mesh dish and a Toshiba receiver. Served me well for many years. There's a maple tree growing where the BUD used to be.
     
  15. Nick

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    More SkyReport readers assert that C-band usage is underreported

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  16. Richard King

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    What Franklin and Mr. "S" forget in their comments above is that the 4DTV has a VCII installed and the vast majority of 4DTV owners are also included in the numbers released. I really don't think there's a conspiracy here.
     
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