Satellite TV companies stuck to their guns concerning the delivery of multicast programming from Alaska and Hawaii. More HERE. In a research note released Tuesday, Craig Moffett of Bernstein Research said fourth quarter sales of advanced set-top boxes for DirecTV appear to be strong. More HERE. Please welcome Donnie Byrd to the DBSTalk team of moderators! He will be helping out in our DirecTV forums. Donnie has been a DirecTV subscriber since 1995 and has extensive experience with DirecTV systems and receivers. He is also very happy to answer any questions. A welcome thread has been started HERE. Last night our ISP installed more memory in the DBSTalk server doubling what we had before. This new expansion not only increases the speed of the site, but also should help reduce downtime. One of the reasons for the expansion was in preparation for the busy year we have ahead starting with the CES in Las Vegas. We have great things in store so stay tuned!