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    The Economics of 4DTV

    A phased approach seems to be the most logical, and I do like the idea of creating a programming entity that we all own shares in. First, would be to stablilize the Authorization service and existing 4DTV system. Next, developing DCII CAM technology on a unit like an AzBox followed by...
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    HELP - C-Band Cutting Out Every 10 Seconds

    Hello neighbour! Yes - it has cleared up after the G20. It was most likely AWACS radar. Brian
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    The Economics of 4DTV

    The number I came up from some Google searches for a transponder is roughly $1.4M/year. Ultimately, Motorola needs to pay this fee for the G1-3 transponder rights, plus pay for the staff to keep up the authorization service as well as pay for a dedicated earth station. My guess is that the...
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    The Economics of 4DTV

    The real key to the survival of 4DTV is the economics. If there is money to be made, there surely will be companies that serve our community. The big concern I have is whether or not there is a critical mass the sustain this service. I got thinking to see if there is an opportunity to put...
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    HELP - C-Band Cutting Out Every 10 Seconds

    Hello, I posted a question here last month that helped me troubleshoot an issue I was having with several C-Band satellites that led back to a 3.5GHz Internet Service that I was using. After switching o 2.5 GHz for the Internet, that problem was solved. Starting last night, I am noticing a...
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    G1 Signal problem

    G1 HBO Problems Hello, I noticed the same issue today on G1 for the HBO feeds. I took out my FirstStrike FS1 meter for a measurement, and the other transponders are coming in normally. I wonder if the transponder that HBO is on went weak? I have a mesh 10' dish (cannot find a 12' or 18'...
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    Horizontal Weaker than Vertical - Me or the bird?

    I am using a DMX 741 for the LNBF, and have a clear line of sight for AMC 21. For AMC 12 - there are some trees nearby, although for 105W - there is a clear shot to the sky and I still see the issue. The only thing I could think about would be a potential voltage issue for the 18V that...
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    Horizontal Weaker than Vertical - Me or the bird?

    Hi, I am noticing that most all of the Horizontally polarized signals I recive are significantly weaker (3-6 dB) than those that are vertically polarized. Could this be an adjustment to be made on my side, or just the way of transmission through the atmosphere? I notice this on AMC 21 (Ku)...
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    C-Band Performance Tuning - New System. Help!

    RESOLVED - High Speed Internet Issue After looking at the post around airport RADAR, I got to thinking about what else could be on 3.5 GHz. Out in the country, we are serviced by an Internet broadband provider that uses microwave links to the home. I just happened to remember the installer...
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    C-Band Performance Tuning - New System. Help!

    I did turn it back :) The AzBox and DSR 920 are both happy now. I haven't timed the interferrence for a pattern with a clock yet. As it stands now, it does seem to vary with some degree of frequency. At first, I thought it could be leaves blowing, although the branches are now gone that...
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    C-Band Performance Tuning - New System. Help!

    Thanks. I figured that out the hard way. Had to physcially turn the LNBF to make it work with the AzBox after installing it with the 4DTV first.
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    C-Band Performance Tuning - New System. Help!

    Thanks. I do have an airport nearby - less than 5 km away. They only have helicopter and small prop planes for traffic, although I can assume that this could be a source of intermittent interferrence. With respect to the direction of the airport, most of the time the dish is facing between...
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    C-Band Performance Tuning - New System. Help!

    Hello, I recently installed a 10' mesh Channel Master antenna at my residence in Ottawa, Canada (45N, 76W) and would like to tap into the experience base here around performance tuning before I start trimming branches and looking for a 15' dish. After installing the dish on a 10' pole, I...
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    Is there any HDTV Left?

    There are some good comments and comparisons here. From my own review of DN, Bell, and other feeds, I will have to settle with DN for HD over 4DTV SD. While the SD clearly will have fewer artifacts, it lacks the resolution and my TV set will introduce its own artifacts when contorting the SD...
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    Is there any HDTV Left?

    As I get ready to illuminate my 4DTV receiver, I see the list of HDTV signals dwindleing. I am at the point of deciding whether or not to even bother with 4DTV and focus instead on FTA channels on my new C-Band setup. What channels does the 4DTV pick up (with HDD-200)? Brian
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    Polarizer Question - 4DTV and FTA

    Hi, I am getting ready to put up a 12' BUD in the front lawn, and want to use the system for 4DTV and FTA. I would like to have a single LNB in place that both receivers can control by simply switching the coax. My current Chaparral feedhorn requires 5V to switch polarity - of which the 920...
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    concrete base question

    Installation of C-Band on Solid Bedrock Hello, I'm facing two challenges setting up a 12' BUD on our new property. Challenge 1: We Face North. Challenge 2: You can dig 2" to 12" deep before hitting solid bedrock (The Canadian Shield) To come around both challenges, I can place the...
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    C-Band Mounts - Looking for Options

    Hello, We're moving into a new location with some decent acreage, and now I finally have the room to put up a C-Band setup. I was able to get a 12' mesh dish with a Polar Mount, Actuator, receiver, and set of Feedhorns/LNB's. The only remaining piece I need to set up is the actual mount or...
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