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Will Dish HDTV users get screwed??
Posted 28 October 2002 - 11:42 AM
NEW YORK — EchoStar CEO Charlie Ergen will
make the sales pitch of his career Monday.
In a meeting with the Justice Department, he must
convince skeptical antitrust lawyers that a deal
he cut to boost Cablevision
Systems' satellite aspirations will give consumers
more competition, not less, if
the department approves his $21 billion merger
People familiar with the new plan say that it's designed to convince
that Cablevision, which has yet to launch its
first satellite, can become a
formidable competitor beginning in 2003.
Cablevision plans to use the latest available
technology to offer more than 320
standard definition channels in all 50 states, 40
high-definition channels, and local
stations in 143 markets. Consumers would use a
13-inch dish vs. today's
conventional 18-inch dishes.
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Posted 28 October 2002 - 11:56 AM
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Posted 28 October 2002 - 12:05 PM
Posted 28 October 2002 - 12:58 PM
For most of us, I think the merger will provide more HD content from the CONUS slots, . . . once the 2 companies combine equipment and don't have to duplicate the broadcast of all channels as they do now. More bandwidth should be available, hopefully some will be used for more HD content, which they will have to support if they wish to compete with Digital Cable.
Posted 28 October 2002 - 01:10 PM
Posted 28 October 2002 - 02:05 PM
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Posted 28 October 2002 - 02:46 PM
I doubt many dish users point at 61.5/148 exclusively. If cablevision starts to use those frequencies then if they are the only ones you can see, then you get a choice to watch 61.5/148 and not look at ED*.
Posted 29 October 2002 - 12:35 PM
(In DC I wouldn't get any locals with HD sat, not worth it for me to get HBO/SHO package)
Might have to invest in the antenna setup. Off topic a bit? Sure...but I felt like griping.
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