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Attn: Anyone that's being denied HD distant networks


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#1 OFFLINE   waltinvt

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 01:12 PM

One of the main purposes of this new legislation was to help people in rural areas that have no OTA options for digital networks. That's what all the politicians said as they slapped themselves on the back after this bill was passed, but we're actually the ones getting hurt the most !

We're not only denied the digital distant networks, but many are LOSING the analog distants they did have. Even the lucky few that still have them are now locked into their provider, afraid to even call for fear of loosing them.

This is not only ludicrous but totally contrary to what we were told. This reminds me of the Olympic fiasco - most of the ones allowed the HD sat signal were the ones who could already get it OTA or with cable. We who had NO options were NOT allowed to get it.

The only chance we have at all is to petition our Reps and Senators to force the FCC to move immediately on this.

They could declare a digital white area tomorrow that's based on already available, independent data (see DTC website). I believe they could then also mandate that DBS could provide the distant network HD signals to those eligible without fear of copywrite violation.

I don't think Powell will do this without pressure from congress though and now that the elections are over, much of the leverage the NAB had is diminished.

I emailed letters to my Senators and Reps yesterday. Maybe if we all make enough noise, even get this in the news, something will be done.

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#2 OFFLINE   Lord Vader

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 11:26 PM


We're not only denied the digital distant networks, but many are LOOSING the analog distants they did have. Even the lucky few that still have them are now locked into their provider, afraid to even call for fear of loosing them.

Perhaps they should tighten them, then. I'm sure they'd stick then. ;)

#3 OFFLINE   waltinvt

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 07:26 AM

Perhaps they should tighten them, then. I'm sure they'd stick then. ;)

I know, I know....you're the 3rd person that's pointed it out. Humility is a good thing.:rolleyes:
I just wish people we're as willing to talk about the issues as they are at critquing my spelling. Guess it is my own fault though.
I do have a passion about the fact that so many of us rural area satellite viewers we're led to believe one thing and seemed to have gotten something entirly different.
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Posted 02 January 2005 - 09:31 AM

Walt - I'm with you - check my sig.

In case I change it, here's the text:
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We did. We got it passed. Now Charlie is screwing us AGAIN.
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Posted 02 January 2005 - 03:25 PM

I know, I know....you're the 3rd person that's pointed it out. Humility is a good thing.:rolleyes:
I just wish people we're as willing to talk about the issues as they are at critquing my spelling. Guess it is my own fault though.
I do have a passion about the fact that so many of us rural area satellite viewers we're led to believe one thing and seemed to have gotten something entirly different.
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Posted 04 January 2005 - 11:20 AM

I know, I know....you're the 3rd person that's pointed it out. Humility is a good thing.:rolleyes:
I just wish people we're as willing to talk about the issues as they are at critquing my spelling. Guess it is my own fault though.
I do have a passion about the fact that so many of us rural area satellite viewers we're led to believe one thing and seemed to have gotten something entirly different.
Walt

In the same boat with you. I do get CBS over OTA . but that is all . It kills me that all the BCS football is on ABC. I get the local from Direct, but on my 73" Mits the signal is awful. It really makes you mad when you know that all the networks are being broadcast in digital over Direct and you can't recieve them. Some have mention waviers. I tried a while back and the station would even talk to me.

People in rural areas are really being shafted. Yea, you can communicate with people, even if you mispelled a word every once in a while. ( Is mispelled spelled right?)

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 12:00 PM

In the same boat with you. I do get CBS over OTA . but that is all . It kills me that all the BCS football is on ABC. I get the local from Direct, but on my 73" Mits the signal is awful. It really makes you mad when you know that all the networks are being broadcast in digital over Direct and you can't recieve them. Some have mention waviers. I tried a while back and the station would even talk to me.

People in rural areas are really being shafted. Yea, you can communicate with people, even if you mispelled a word every once in a while. ( Is mispelled spelled right?)


Misspelled is spelled misspelled, so no, mispelled is not spelled correctly.... ;)
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Posted 04 January 2005 - 12:08 PM

Misspelled is spelled misspelled, so no, mispelled is not spelled correctly.... ;)


Can you help me with the problem of not being able to get digital network signals.

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 01:30 PM

Can you help me with the problem of not being able to get digital network signals.

Higher antenna; pre-amp. :D Don't think Dish is the answer.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 10:33 AM

Misspelling "lose" as "loose" is fairly common. I think it reflects the declining quality of the schools teaching the 3-Rs. Hell! In one jurisdiction across the river from Wash DC, the authorities removed the "To Cross Street, Press Button for WALK Signal" buttons, adjacent to the the HIGH SCHOOLS [!!!]; and made the signals go from user activation to timer-only 24/7, thus making traffic stop even in the middle of the night. Authorities cited that some of the students couldn't read well enough to read the "press button" sign. What next? Colleges and universities?

As to digital, come carriage renewal time, the networks should simply refuse to grant exclusivity rights to stations that don't provide a digital signal to the entire DMA, and allow D* & E* to provide a feed of the network from another source.

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 11:31 PM

Why is Dish Network always the jerks when it comes to cutting off distant networks? I know several people with Directv distants and theirs have NOT been cut off even when locals entered the market and none have since the recent changes.

Why are people losing distant networks?? I thought they had the right to keep them instead of getting the locals if they wanted to, just couldn't have both.

The SHVIA laws have never worked because local stations don't abide by them. They just look at your location and say NO to the waivers regardless of your signal circumstances.




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