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C-Band at the End?


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#81 OFFLINE   Jtaylor1

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 12:11 PM

Update from NPS:

Travel Channel is now broadcasting on C3-599 and C4-602 until 5-17-10 when it's C4-602 shuts off.

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#82 OFFLINE   ACR_Ted

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 11:51 PM

The issue will be educating people that it is there, and how to use it. Very few people with the HRx DirecTV series receivers even know you can use it to watch Internet TV. I have showed several friends it and they were really surprised it could be done. Currently, a lot of us techy people know about it but the average DVR customer doesn't have a clue or could care less about it. They just want to use the receiver for watching satellite programing.


This sounds interesting to me....could you please tell me how it is done? A search via google turned up nothing.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 12:03 AM

This sounds interesting to me....could you please tell me how it is done? A search via google turned up nothing.

Thanks!

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Network it to your home network with internet connection, then run a program called PLAYON (or others) on one of your computers on the same network, which will act as an internet video server, and allow you to watch programs from several networks, hulu, etc with your HRxx DVR. Adding a second program, Tversity, will allow you to play any media (music, videos, pics) from your home network with the HRxx as well.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 06:26 AM

This sounds interesting to me....could you please tell me how it is done? A search via google turned up nothing.

Thanks!

Ted

As Davenir explained the basics of setup, you can also check out the following threads for more information on Media Share:
http://www.dbstalk.c...ght=media share

http://www.dbstalk.c...ght=media share (Mac Users)

http://www.dbstalk.c...ght=media share

http://www.dbstalk.c...ght=media share

These are just a few of the threads that talk about Media Share. If you can't find what you want do a search for "Media Share", and you will see many more.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 08:27 PM

Network it to your home network with internet connection, then run a program called PLAYON (or others) on one of your computers on the same network, which will act as an internet video server, and allow you to watch programs from several networks, hulu, etc with your HRxx DVR. Adding a second program, Tversity, will allow you to play any media (music, videos, pics) from your home network with the HRxx as well.


Thanks everyone for the links and advice!

Ted

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 03:23 AM

They are giving these dishes away down here in San Antone. Are they still usefull for C band FTA?


Man I wish they would down here. I'm trying to find one that don't cost an arm and a leg in South Carolina for FTA. Got bored with my little FTA dish

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:30 PM

Bad news. An offical notification from Motorola (in PDF) has been released.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:58 PM

They quit selling subscriptions because they said Motorola would quit providing support but it turns out Motorola is going to stop providing support because companies stopped selling subscriptions.

While I can obviously see the writing on the wall that c-band is dying for end users, I put some of the blood on NPS's hands. To me they were telling everyone to find something else, not taking new customers, and making existing customers leave. Of course the customer base is going to decline when the people that are supposed to be pushing a service push it away from the customers.
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:13 AM

NPS was supporting a service that was not financially viable. I haven't dealt with them in nearly a decade, but I imagine that the cost of supporting customers became simply disproportionate to the revenue they generate when they are getting deluged with complaints about discontinued channels, and interrogated regarding prospective channel discontinuances and dragged into arguments over what the customer's obligations are to NPS and whether they are entitled to refunds or credits. Even if the customer is wrong every time, the cost of arguing with them can exceed the profit from their subscription.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 12:45 PM

Motorola, inheritor of the BUD C-Band business, is
shutting it off as of Midnight, December 31, 2010

SkyReport

C-Band Sunset
by Evie Haskell evie@mediabiz.com

RIP BUD.

There really isn't a whole lot more to say. But it's a great story. So ....

The Big Ugly Dish got it's start when a Stanford University professor - and all round great guy, the late Taylor Howard – put a giant parabolic dish in his backyard and discovered he could bring in satellite-delivered TV signals. Not too long after that, he found that he could get one of the nation's first premium pay TV services ... HBO. He wrote a letter. Did they mind? They never replied.

Thus started a Wild West tumble of BUDs sprouting like sunflowers across Kansas ... outrage from an (eventually) enlightened HBO ... encryption ... piracy ... corporate skullduggery ... and then ... >>>

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:08 AM

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These are both from a 12 foot dish, Worth anything?

Edited by Stuart Sweet, 03 August 2010 - 11:21 AM.


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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:39 AM

Would you please reduce a size of your pictures ?!
DSL line is chocking :(

#93 OFFLINE   Nick

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 11:05 AM

4 mb is a bit mutch.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 11:07 AM

At least he trimmed his toenails...
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 11:21 AM

Please repost smaller versions of the pictures, thanks.
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 11:54 AM

Nuts! I finally found a good source for information only to learn C band is dead. I'm 63, fixed income, don't go up on the roof. It seems my only choice is Dish Network (which I'm predisposed to dislike after having NPS strong-arm me) as DirectTV has less subscribers and costs more. I sure have missed my favorite ladies on TNT - Closer, Grace. Any advice for me?

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 02:12 PM

Nuts! I finally found a good source for information only to learn C band is dead. I'm 63, fixed income, don't go up on the roof. It seems my only choice is Dish Network (which I'm predisposed to dislike after having NPS strong-arm me) as DirectTV has less subscribers and costs more. I sure have missed my favorite ladies on TNT - Closer, Grace. Any advice for me?

DirecTV has more subscribers than DISH, if that is what you were referring to.

Both companies play with their prices, but when you add up programing and equipment costs they come out pretty closer to each other. Some have lower prices for a year or other deals for new customers, but after that period is over there is very little difference. One includes locals in their package and the other requires a separate charge for them. The best thing to do is select the channels you are interested and choose a service from there.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 09:02 PM

They are giving these dishes away down here in San Antone. Are they still usefull for C band FTA?


Where are they giving them away?
I need one (maybe, still gotta check with HOA)
send me an email to rodaal78@yahoo.com
I want to be able to get NSS-806

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 12:50 AM

I found some good news from a SRL Rep who posted on Satelliteguys.

Update: NPS will be shutting down subscriptions on December 26. No more subscriptions to C-Band after December 8th. Credits will be calculated for customers who paid on the past date and refunds will be made in the future.

Edited by Jtaylor1, 14 November 2010 - 11:52 PM.
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