Scary news about the analog TV phaseout!
Fri Feb 1 22:25:58 EST 2008
There are a lot of ExpressVu dishes in Florida so the snowbirds can
get their home programing.
I also know of a bar in Chicago that has a DirecTV box that thinks it
is in Natick. This way the bar gets NESN HD for Red Sox games.
Scott mentioned Utica as being an odd market and one can understand
how they were bypassed by the dish services. Bangor on the other hand
should be included.
Northern New Hampshire doesn't get WMUR because DirecTV considers
Channels 9 and 50 to be BOSTON stations
These blackout policies have to be changed.
Major League Baseball has rules that border on the insanity. A
baseball fan in Buffalo who PAYS for the MLB Extra innings package is
still blacked out of games that include the Mets, Yankees, Indians and
Pirates because they are considered local ( yet Toronto is allowed )
On Feb 1, 2008 10:13 PM, Howard Glazer <email@example.com> wrote:
> A similar situation exists in satellite radio. Canadians are supposed to
> order their XM and Sirius service through those companies' Canadian units.
> However, the Canadian service does not include several channels available to
> US listeners, so Canadians set up phony PO Box addresses in the states for
> billing purposes and subscribe to the full-lineup American service. You'd
> think both companies would have done everything possible to make it close to
> impossible for Canadians to do that, since grey-market subs take badly
> needed money away from Sirius Canada and the struggling XM Canada, but they
> From: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > It is grey in the sense he is paying ExpressVu for service that he
> > should not be able to get. Black market he wouldn't be paying anything
> > after buying hardware like the old cable boxes.
> > On 2/1/08, Paul Hopfgarten <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > OK, define the difference between a "grey" market and a black market
> > >
> > > -Paul Hopfgarten
> > > -Derry NH
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: boston-radio-interest-bounces@tsornin.BostonRadio.org
> > > [mailto:boston-radio-interest-bounces@tsornin.BostonRadio.org] On Behalf
> > > firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > Sent: Friday, February 01, 2008 7:49 PM
> > > To: Scott Fybush
> > > Cc: B-R-I
> > > 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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