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C-Band at the End?

Discussion in 'FTA / Non Small Dish Satellite Area' started by Nick, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Jtaylor1

    Jtaylor1 Legend

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    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.
     
  2. ACR_Ted

    ACR_Ted New Member

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

    Thanks!

    Ted
     
  3. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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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.
     
  4. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

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    As Davenir explained the basics of setup, you can also check out the following threads for more information on Media Share:
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=75287&highlight=media+share

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=177176&highlight=media+share (Mac Users)

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=128910&highlight=media+share

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=176804&highlight=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.
     
  5. ACR_Ted

    ACR_Ted New Member

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    Thanks everyone for the links and advice!

    Ted
     
  6. rid0617

    rid0617 AllStar

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    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
     
  7. Jtaylor1

    Jtaylor1 Legend

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

    matt New Member

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    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.
     
  9. AntAltMike

    AntAltMike Hall Of Fame

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    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.
     
  10. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    The...
    Motorola, inheritor of the BUD C-Band business, is
    shutting it off as of Midnight, December 31, 2010
    More @ MediaBiz.com
     
  11. isiis

    isiis New Member

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    (pictures removed by moderator)

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

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    The...
    4 mb is a bit mutch.
     
  14. matt

    matt New Member

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    At least he trimmed his toenails...
     
  15. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Please repost smaller versions of the pictures, thanks.
     
  16. RalphAlfalfa

    RalphAlfalfa New Member

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    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?
     
  17. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  18. Danilo-11

    Danilo-11 Cool Member

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    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
     
  19. Jtaylor1

    Jtaylor1 Legend

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    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.
     

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