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#1 OFFLINE   James

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 09:44 AM

Satellite TV broadcasters would be allowed to bring programming from distant markets to areas where local broadcasters don't offer digital signals of their own. The measure also would give Echostar Communications Corp., the No. 2 satellite-television service, 18 months to end its policy of offering local channels to customers over two satellite dishes. The company said the provision will cost it $100 million.

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More info here

http://www.house.gov...s/h4818divj.pdf

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#2 OFFLINE   beasst37799

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 01:22 PM

so it looks like shvira will pass tonight .and it also looks like well get out of market stations fropm neighboring stations
Rather die on my feet than live on my knees :soapbox:

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 03:49 PM

This sounds like great news for HDTV enthusiasts who's local stations don't broadcast digital. I've been searching around and can't find any more info/confirmation, or even discussion except this thread.

I wonder how long implementation will take?

#4 OFFLINE   olgeezer

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 04:06 PM

There are many stations doing digital that are not passing through or doing HD.

#5 OFFLINE   Geronimo

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 07:22 PM

We will have tos ee the ful text of whatever is enacted.
I never cared for all the signatures that insult posters with other points of view.

#6 OFFLINE   scooper

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 08:40 PM

Keep in mind - DIGITAL <> HDTV .
You CAN put antennas on your owned and/or controlled property...

http://www.fcc.gov/mb/facts/otard.html

#7 OFFLINE   Mike123abc

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 08:58 PM

Also have to wonder if a 1KW broadcast from a tower 20 miles away counts as being served. It will probably take a year or so before the FCC comes up with the rules for distant HD.

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 10:51 PM

I know the the NAB would want 1 watt from 2000 miles away to count. :rolleyes:
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#9 OFFLINE   RaceTrack

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 07:29 AM

SO.. what does this mean for us that want =ALL= our local channels like cable has now?

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 08:55 PM

Keep in mind - DIGITAL <> HDTV .


I understand that, but I 'assume' that if a local (ABC and FOX in my case) either has no digital signal or an extremely low power digital signal, I might be able to get a distant digital (+ hopefully HD) feed via my Satellite provider.

#11 OFFLINE   Jacob S

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 09:57 PM

Are they going to still allow us to have testing done at our home if we are denied a feed via a waiver?

#12 OFFLINE   Geronimo

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 09:56 PM

Are there waivers?
I never cared for all the signatures that insult posters with other points of view.

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 08:53 PM

Are there waivers?


See this thread.




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