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Any chance of Directv getting something like this?
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.
Posted 23 April 2009 - 03:30 PM
PSN: Araxen - Xbox: Gamertag: Araxen II - Steam: Araxen - WiiU: Araxen
Posted 23 April 2009 - 03:40 PM
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.
Weather satellites have been doing this for decades.
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.
Posted 23 April 2009 - 05:24 PM
Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:05 PM
Posted 15 June 2009 - 09:22 PM
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...