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Since it's DBS services shouldn't the current LNB's suffice? As long as it's not FSS we're good. And they are tweener slots that are close like 61.9. Should be almost like seeing 61.5 on the ground.
 

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pdxsam said:
Since it's DBS services shouldn't the current LNB's suffice? As long as it's not FSS we're good. And they are tweener slots that are close like 61.9. Should be almost like seeing 61.5 on the ground.
Current LNBFs will not work in this DBS Expansion band.
 

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Is this the latest example of Ergan's UNofficial tactic of "legalized warehousing"? Just look at the history of how Charlie loves to gobble-up those satellite slots. And there are a few entities who are trying to enter the DBS business. Anything to make it more difficult for current or possible competitors?
 

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DishSubLA said:
Is this the latest example of Ergan's UNofficial tactic of "legalized warehousing"? Just look at the history of how Charlie loves to gobble-up those satellite slots. And there are a few entities who are trying to enter the DBS business. Anything to make it more difficult for current or possible competitors?
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There is a buildout time and milestones associated with all new licenses. E* could use the licenses, and if they were just warehousing they would have asked for ALL of the available locations, not just the ones adjacent to their existing satellites.

In 2009 (just two years away) analog NTSC TV will be gone. Unless E* is permitted to downconvert ATSC HD reception to SD they will NEED this bandwidth to continue to offer locals. (D* needs a solution to this problem as well, although it appears they are going with the Spaceway satellites.) The other option is to competely convert to MPEG4 and hope as many channels as possible stay in SD or ED so they can fit in all the locals that by 2009 have converted to HD.
 

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I have an idea.

Why not create a band, maybe down where the current TV stations operate, and have local stations broadcast on that portion of the spectrum? They could, like, do it in DIGITAL and they could use tall structures to broadcast it from (instead of "orbital slots"), and they could make it sorta like "spot beams", too.

And, maybe they could do HDTV. And, maybe they could get the costs down to, well, maybe FREE.

And, then we wouldn't need to give all of the spectrum to one or two monopoly companies.

Oh! Wait! I forgot......Americans just love to pay extra, especially when they've been told that paying extra makes it better! Duh....sorry. I missed that part.
 

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UHHH. Yeah, get on the destributed broadcasting bandwagon, so all of the Market is covered. Sort of like WTVE Reading, PA is working on. Until then, you ain't making it.
 
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