Seems like a weird question right??? My thought was how do they do this without a receiver in every room (6$ charge per - which I am sure would be negotiated down anyway - but still). The average hotel gets between 20-50 channels. With my limited understanding of D* technology, the only way that I can see they can accomplish that is as follows: Say the hotel gets 20 channels. They have 20 receivers sitting in a back room somewhere. Each of the 20 receivers is on 24/7 and broadcasts into a single device which converts each receiver to a dedicated channel (digital or analog depending on the hotel TVs) which is broadcast throughout the hotel in a similar way to that of Cable TV. Here are my questions: Is that accurate at all? I cannot imagine hotels have 20-50 receivers sitting in their back room so I have to imagine there is a different way of doing it What is the technology that converts the D* signal to the cable signal for the hotel.