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DBS US to Canada


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#1 Guest_Mark143_*

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 03:01 AM

I have a vacation house in british columbia, canada. Is it possible to bring any US based digital satellite there? I heard it can reached that area but I don't know how far. I travel between those two countires often & my family and I don't want to miss our favorite programs.

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#2 OFFLINE   ayalbaram

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Posted 08 August 2004 - 09:39 AM

I believe Dish should work up there provided there are no trees or buildings blocking your LOS, but I don't think you are allowed to do so as per dish's rules and fcc regulations.

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Posted 08 August 2004 - 11:46 AM

Get yourself the IDENTICAL dish hardware you've got at home and hook it up. Do your best to make it non-obvious. Carry your receiver back and forth - and also don't be obvious about it. Don't plug your receiver into a phone line up there - I mean it.
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Posted 08 August 2004 - 07:52 PM

Thanks. The canadian government is very lax on implementing laws on US based DBS. I was wondering if VOOM can reach that area as well. It has the most HD channel

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 07:32 AM

Thanks. The canadian government is very lax on implementing laws on US based DBS. I was wondering if VOOM can reach that area as well. It has the most HD channel


Lax? Do you not know about Bill C-2? It was the Liberal's first priority under Paul Martin and would have banned the importation of US DBS receivers among other things.

As for VOOM working in BC, as long as you are not way north, you should be OK.

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 05:01 PM

Thanks. I was hoping it can reach the outskirts of downtown vancouver like burnaby. South

Let's see how they are going to implement that law




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