no they wouldn't. I just call it like I see it. you are a Dish (Uncle Chuck) fan and I am a FTA fanYeah, and if you weren't a staff member you'd have had your posts edited by now. You've been throwing insults at me because you don't seem to care what I have to say. I'll continue to respond based on the topic, not your insults.
but it seems weird he is going after the wrong companies. If someone is really a good Dish dealer, its highly unlikely they are doing underhand deals by setting people up with hack boxes. On the other hand the companies that don't do anything with dish and just sell FTA and 18-20" dishes and that's it...now those are the ones he should go after.I make my own judgments, but I also see both sides of the argument. You might think it ineffective, he believes it will be and so it's done. I never said I agreed with it, I never said I thought it would work. It's not hard to ascertain his thoughts from his actions though, since he couldn't have possibly thought such a decision would go over well with retailers or general populace alike.
something we can agree on. Hopefully they do figure out a way to nuke the hackers.The Nagra issue, yes, it's a pain. Admittedly so, but it costs more to fix it than to do this, so he does this. My expectation is there's more to the internal chips than is known and that will resolve the next security push, but we'll have to wait and see.
FTA isn't illegal though. Thats the issue. Take any box that comes from the factory and hook it up to Dish and tell me what you get. You get NASA, Angel One, Dish 101 and the PPV preview channel (103, 500) because those are unencrypted. The other 500-600-1000 whatever channels say "scrambled". So if you can't pick them up, why wuld they make it illegal?As far as suing people, American courts don't tend to favor the poorer defendants of late. Just an observation, take what you will from that. Legal and illegal are redefined daily if not hourly. Don't be surprised if his next move is a trip to Capitol Hill to make FTA illegal in fact. Likely, dunno, possible, yes.
What's next...DVD Burners illegal? CD Burners illegal?