DirecTV (was TV Guide editions)

Paul Hopfgarten
Thu Dec 25 13:30:10 EST 2003

They use DirecTV where I work and when they put on MNF, Ch9 has "ghosts"
(ah, brings bak memories of my living in Randolph MA getting ghosts on 4,5
and watching 10 and 12 from Providence which had much better pictures,
although Ch 6 (then WTEV) was NOT superior to the Boston ABC or CBS affil
(depending on year))

Anyway, Ch 9 on DirecTV had ghosts! If you're in Line of Site of a Broadcast
Signal, and the Signal on DirecTV (or any Satellite service FTM) bounces off
the bucket of bolts 25K Mi up, ghosts are too be expected? When the DirecTV
is set to Ch 5 WCVB, there are no ghosts.

Anyone else notice this with their satellite service if their line-of-site
to a broadcast signal?

-Paul Hopfgarten
East Derry NH

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf
Of Mark Laurence
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2003 9:59 PM
To: Paul Anderson
Subject: Re: TV Guide editions

On Wednesday, December 24, 2003, at 09:30  PM, Paul Anderson wrote:

> On Dec 24, 2003, at 12:17 PM, Scott Fybush wrote:
>> My friends on the WTFDA (TV/FM DXers list) have been noticing that TV
>> Guide has consolidated a number of its regional editions out of
>> existence, effective with the 12/27/03 issue. Here in Rochester, our
>> "Rochester Edition" (which listed Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse)
>> has been merged into "Western New York,"
> The Boston and Providence editions have been eliminated, replaced by a
> Boston-Providence edition. ..

TV Guide is in tough shape overall, but local advertising in particular
is a shadow of its former self.    Also, their new format has cut
coverage of daytime hours when local differences were most important.
Now they emphasize prime time network and cable channels and they could
almost consolidate to an Eastern Time Zone edition, like they do for


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