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C-Band at the End?

Discussion in 'FTA / Non Small Dish Satellite Area' started by Nick, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

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    See my above post.

    As I sold the dish in 2003, I don't have any photos of the H to H mount, only the actuator arm mount before I retrofitted my dish, it is shown in my previous post http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=2354266&postcount=5
     
  2. cousinofjah

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    thanks for the info - an interesting bit from this link:

    so much for that idea. Though I'd gotten the impression that there were only a few sats that provided unencrypted content i.e. Golbecast but I suppose each satellite has some encrypted and some unencrypted?
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    There is DMX741 for start.
     
  4. matt

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    !rolling
     
  5. bidger

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    Ah, so that's what a satellite press conference looks like.
     
  6. FogCutter

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    End of an era.
    So how long will it take IP to bury DBS?
     
  7. ejjames

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    Are there any other cool you tube videos like that guy selling VCII equipment?
     
  8. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    According to a brief note in SkyReport today, NPS says that 10 nets, including the Cartoon Network, Spike TV, TNT and CMT will cease transmitting via C-Band on April 6. One channel (Blue Highways TV) will cease transmitting on May 1.

    Sad to say, but it looks like C-band is circling the drain.
     
  9. TheRatPatrol

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    So how will they be broadcasting then?
     
  10. FogCutter

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    So C-band is going, OTA is being threatened. Wire line telephones are dropping like flies.
    We live in interesting times.
     
  11. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

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    Changing times and technology. Just like newspapers subscriptions and constantly getting smaller, mail not going to be delivered on Saturday or analog TVs becoming extinct. As newer technology come into play, the old goes out.
     
  12. jeffgbailey

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    no it isn't

    Those stations were gathered, compressed like hell and resold by NPS...the people who are getting out of C-Band because Charlie is in bed with them and he wants a ring now.

    These stations could be picked up by other providers (Skyvision and SRL)
     
  13. jeffgbailey

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    no it isn't

    Now the heck do you think Dish, Direct and cable companies get most of the national channels?

    yep...C-Band :rolleyes:
     
  14. bruin95

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    There is PLENTY of free stuff to watch on C-band, not to mention all the wild feeds of professional and college sports and news feeds. C-band isn't going anywhere.
     
  15. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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  16. jeffgbailey

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    NPS is still blowing smoke huh?

    Interesting as 2 other C-Band providers have said that Motorola will still be going strong on C-Band....its just NPS (aka Charlie's mistress) who keeps saying the sky is falling
     
  17. sunfire9us

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    That is not true. If you want to know what happened, here is the deal. Unlike when everything was analog and used the Videocipher as the standard for encryption, this didn't work out the same way when the channels changed from analog to digital. Most of the channels used Scientific Atlanta's PowerVu digital/encryption system instead of Motorola's DigiCipher system. As a result as the channels were changing over to digital these channels were no longer avail to the c band market. NPS did get some of the channels back and they were in digicipher format but they were very piss poor in quality etc.People got tired of losing their fav channels and dumped c band for either cable,DTV, DishNet or Uverse/Fios.So actually all the channels are still up on the satellites like before ( where the different carriers can recieve them such as cable ) BUT they use a digital format that is NOT avail to the general public. There is NO consumer version of the PowerVu system. When it comes to FTA all you're going to see prolly is a bunch of foreign crap and yeah a few wild feed but not regular channels as I understand it.
     
  18. Nick

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    You had me until you said "prolly". :rolleyes:
     
  19. Nick

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    Under the heading 'Don't Let the Facts Get in the Way of a Good Story', in today's SkyReport comes a letter of rebuttal from Tim Mancoske, Programming Center Manager of Satellite Receivers, LTD/Cash Depot.

    Source: www.MediaBiz.com
     
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