Scary news about the analog TV phaseout!

Paul Hopfgarten
Fri Feb 1 20:10:01 EST 2008

OK, define the difference between a "grey" market and a black market

-Paul Hopfgarten
-Derry NH

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Subject: Re: Scary news about the analog TV phaseout!

I have a friend who lives about as far 'downeast' as you can get in
the coastal town of Addison, ME. He has a Channel Master rotor antenna
setup and he can get a snowy signal from channels 2 and 5 in Bangor
and nothing from 7. Yet DirecTV says Addison gets a Grade A signal for
7 and Grade B for 2. He can't get Portland stations from DirecTV
either. Bangor still isn't uplinked.

So now he has both DirecTV and a grey market ExpressVu from Bell
Canada. With the canadian dish he gets all the Boston stations. He
doesn't like paying for 2 services especially with one being illegal
but was forced to do it. How can Bangor with 3 VHF outlets still not
get uplinked? One would think the Bangor outlets would agree to pay
DirecTV or Dish for coverage to reach all of northern Maine.

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