Newbie with lots of ?'s

Rexorg

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Mar 26, 2006
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Greetings,

I found this site not long ago when looking for info about HD locals. I never realized that there would be so much interest in the technical side of satellite TV, or for that matter just talking about satellite TV programs, etc. Since I am now hooked too I have several questions I would like to ask. I hope I don't sound too stupid and please excuse me if these have been answered before:

1. Is a "Legacy" receiver a brand name, or a reference to an "old" receiver?

2. Why does E* have so many different receivers?

3. How do some members know about all the techical issues about E* such as uplinking, position of satellites, etc.? Are they CIA or HSA agents, or just techo geeks?

4. Are the two MCs on Charlie Chat the real persons who started E*, or just actors impersonating them for laughs?

5. What company or companies make the equipment (dishes and receivers) for E*?

6. Do a lot of people steal satelitte service?
 

Clancy

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Apr 3, 2006
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Rexorg said:
Greetings,

I found this site not long ago when looking for info about HD locals. I never realized that there would be so much interest in the technical side of satellite TV, or for that matter just talking about satellite TV programs, etc. Since I am now hooked too I have several questions I would like to ask. I hope I don't sound too stupid and please excuse me if these have been answered before:

1. Is a "Legacy" receiver a brand name, or a reference to an "old" receiver?

2. Why does E* have so many different receivers?

3. How do some members know about all the techical issues about E* such as uplinking, position of satellites, etc.? Are they CIA or HSA agents, or just techo geeks?

4. Are the two MCs on Charlie Chat the real persons who started E*, or just actors impersonating them for laughs?

5. What company or companies make the equipment (dishes and receivers) for E*?

6. Do a lot of people steal satelitte service?


1. Older type but still good.

2. To keep the confusion going.

3. I think they stayed at the Holiday Inn last night.

4. Your answer sounds good to me.

5. Direct TV.

6. No. But some have been known to borrow it.
 

garys

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Clancy said:
1. Older type but still good.

2. To keep the confusion going.

3. I think they stayed at the Holiday Inn last night.

4. Your answer sounds good to me.

5. Direct TV.

6. No. But some have been known to borrow it.

Sure, let's all play 'confuse the newbie . . .'

Answers (according to Dish)

1. Correct

2. Not everyone's needs are the same, a lot are outdated but will still work. (Otherwise, pretty good answer.)

3. Information is available to all, you just have to figure out how to find and understand it. (Although, staying at HI is not a bad idea.)

4. Actual people, (I don't think actors could be that funny.)

5. Be serious. Most equipment is done via contractors (but I don't think Direct TV would ever get a contract to manufacture E*'s stuff.)

7. Borrow, with no intention of paying (boy, they do pay though!)
 

TNGTony

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Sep 7, 2003
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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Well.... The indy locals were just uplinked to 119k (118.75°) at 4pm Wednesday. Not available yet, but coming soon.

BTW, the term "legacy" really refers to receivers that cannot handle the "DishPro" type LNBs. Of course the "Legacy" LNBs are the ones that came before the DishPro series.

See ya
Tony
 

Clancy

SatelliteGuys Pro
Apr 3, 2006
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garys said:
Sure, let's all play 'confuse the newbie . . .'

Answers (according to Dish)

1. Correct

2. Not everyone's needs are the same, a lot are outdated but will still work. (Otherwise, pretty good answer.)

3. Information is available to all, you just have to figure out how to find and understand it. (Although, staying at HI is not a bad idea.)

4. Actual people, (I don't think actors could be that funny.)

5. Be serious. Most equipment is done via contractors (but I don't think Direct TV would ever get a contract to manufacture E*'s stuff.)

7. Borrow, with no intention of paying (boy, they do pay though!)


I think my original reply is funnier than yours.
Lighten up.
 

Purogamer

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Jul 19, 2005
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Mentor, Ohio
Honestly it wasn't that funny, especially since you botched the holiday inn joke...It's holiday inn EXPRESS...duh...

Obviously you stayed at the marriott last night or you'd have known that...
 

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