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Any chance of Directv getting something like this?


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#21 ONLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 01:40 PM

I'll wait for DirecTV to have an HD camera. But only after they've got all other HD channels covered (including the dead horse, Travel, of course.)

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#22 OFFLINE   BattleZone

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 02:05 PM

Please point out another company that provides any type of satellite service and has a camera attached to one of their satllites that beams down live images that their subscribers can see. I'm certainly not aware of one.


Weather satellites have been doing this for decades. And while you might not be able to subscribe to it directly, you can see such feeds on the news all the time.

This isn't bashing Dish for doing it, but at the same time, it isn't like it's a brand new idea that someone should get some huge credit for.

The 922 is innovative. Much credit it deserved for the ideas that went into it, IMO. The camera on a sat? Not so much.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 03:30 PM

It's a much better idea than the Yule Log Channel.
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#24 OFFLINE   Jeremy W

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 03:40 PM

Weather satellites have been doing this for decades.

Maybe I'm just a complete nerd, but I think that seeing live video of the Earth from 22,300 miles away, from the perspective of a transmitting antenna that I'm on the receiving end of, is pretty damn cool.

I can't see live video from weather satellites, and they're not broadcasting anything directly to me. That's why I think this is in class by itself.

#25 OFFLINE   xzi

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 05:24 PM

Looks to me like they invented Google Earth. Great. :P

#26 OFFLINE   roadrunner1782

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:05 PM

I think it would be cool to see this once in awhile but speaking personally it's something that I wouldn't watch all that much.

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 09:22 PM

New channels coming to a reciever near you:

Earth View Channel - See the earth from the eye of our satellite!
Paint Drying Channel - Watch paint dry on a wall... see if it runs first!
Grass Growing Channel - How tall will it get before it gets mowed?
Turtle Racing Network - Watch out for that pesky rabbit
Water Boiling channel - see if it burns!
Ice making channel - Watch as the freezer makes water solid

Seriously, it's a neat enough idea... I'll bet they could compress the heck out of it since it literally beams down almost the same picture 30 times a second...
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