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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by amit5roy5, Mar 20, 2004.
VH1 and FX have west feeds
I live in the mountain zone and get all the major networks but abc from the east and west in one form or another D* or E*. Primetime programs end at 10 pm my time so if I am working days it is a little late. Therefore I love getting the east feeds an hour earlier. btw the old b.u.d.s I think still offer both coasts, (or at least they used to) for alot of the programming.
Most of the West feeds on Buds are now digital only, many are scrambled and can not be received except by cable TV and DBS head ins.
Not all stations run a west feed I didn't think but they may now. I think they should add west cost feeds of only the popular networks like USA, Lifetime, TNT, etc. They already provide East and West of Nick which is the #1 cable network.
Dish currently has 5 TP's idle. If Charlie's long term plans are to offer a 148/157 Dish 500 why not start now.
Yes I realize that the sats at 148, and 157 are crippled, and not designed to hit AK,HI, and the west coast. But 148 hits the west coast now. Why not use 3 TP's to create a West Coast 30 pak (30 west coast feeds of channels already in at 120/180)
The WC30 would have to be purchased along with an at120/180.
Free 2nd dish with 1 yr and CCAP.
Then Charlie would make some $$$ now off of the unused TP's, and get 2nd dishes (which would be dish 500, not dish 300) in the west coast marketfor furute west coast dish 500 (148/157 D500)
They won't know how many transponders they will have on 157 until after the auction this summer. For now, it is wishful thinking.
Sorry Bobby. I'm just making a request. It is just 5 channels to add. They can record it and rebroadcast it. I don't even care how much they compress it. I just wish they would add those 5 channels to have a western feed.
Also, I cannot get cable (yet - no plan for 2 years) because Comcast isn't ready to move in and I really have no options. I used to be a Primestar customer (they had western feeds) until DirecTV bought them out. I stayed unhappily w/ DirecTV and then switched to DISH.
Have not fired up my buds in awhile... both actuators are dead and my old handcrank froze up as I left it outside. Only had vc2 programming anyway... had went to D* when the 4dtv was cranking up.
Ouch. Have you tried Viagra?
On second thought, just fire up some buds. That might get your crank working.
There is no "tape delay" mechanism at the cable end. Why should the cable companies invest money in that.
I'm going to have to go through Lyngsat and see which channels have west coast feeds. I know for sure that F/X, SciFi, TNT, Cartoon Network, and MTV have west coast feeds.
nope the old hand crank for the dish :lol: btw I am drinking a bud
4dtv or vc2?
How much bandwith does the 148 bird have?
About 500 MHz ... shared between two birds actually.
All 32 transponders are licensed to E*.
I think they would be able to add western feeds then. How much room do they have?
They have quite a bit of room.
There are 5 idle TP's and 6 or 7 TP's running tests at 148.
Dish could easily put up 30-48 channels on 148 and still have room.
They could give everyone on the west coast a free dvr (hint hint)....
So would you pay extra for western feeds? How would Dish justify the extra expense without some payback.
But also be careful what you wish for. If western feeds do become an issue in competing with cable, what may happen is that those channels might go to spot beams and you would either get east coast or west coast feeds based upon your location. I would find that to be worse than the present situation, since I am on the West Coast and would no longer get access to programs on east coast time.
Why would we have to pay more? Do you think E pays more for them? Doubtful.
And, while it would be a drag to lose the availabilty of eastern time feeds, the advantage of receiving pacific time feeds far outweighs it. Also, I don't think it would be a choice of one or the other, as I can receive 110/119/148 now. But, if for some weird reason we had to choose, I, and most westerners, would gladly choose PT feeds.
The only extra cost I see from E*'s perspective is the uplink equipment. The satellites are up there idle.
The other issue is if they give them, they may not be able to take them away. What if they decide to sell 148 to VOOM? Or use 148 for something else?
2 transponders would give them capacity for 20 west coast feeds of standard definition...