at the old saying goes.."there is more than one way to skin a cat"..Charlie prolly found a loop hole the rest of us overlooked..He seems to be able to drive a Mack Truck thru a pin hole and get away with it
Based on this ...... Panama City has ABC, NBC, and FOX locals in HD...... "fill in" CBS from Dothan is SD....then am I right in thinking that Dish could offer those of us in the Panama City DMA a neighbooring/distant/sv station in HD?
They don't have them all up... My locals, Salisbury, MD, isnt up and it sucks!
ARe we talking about your locals are not up in SD or HD or both?
The Commission is adopting its proposal to address the statutory change to limit the network stations to be considered in satellite signal delivery eligibility cases to those stations that are located in the same DMA as the satellite subscriber by amending its rules to specify that eligibility determinations are to consider only the signals of network stations located in the subscriber's DMA. The Commission notes that this statutory change will also reduce the burden associated with distant network signal eligibility waiver requests by reducing the number of stations from which a waiver would need to be requested. In addition, this change will reduce the burden of on- site measurement of signal strengths where such tests are performed for the purpose of determining a satellite subscriber's eligibility to receive distant signals.
MikeD-C05 said:ARe we talking about your locals are not up in SD or HD or both?
Just for the record as you seem not to know the full-time RV world. We are not on an extended camping trip. We live in our RVs full-time. They are our houses. We just change the real estate.It really comes down to money. 2 transponders are being used to deliver distants. Dish knows how many subs have distants, how many will lose distants (because they carry their local DMA) under Dish, how many RVers, etc.
Dish will make a business decision based on what makes them the most money with the transponders. If for example they think they will get more subs with more national channels added they will use the space for that. It could be they just drop the HD, or maybe they decided the distants market is juicy enough to offer both HD and SD. I am sure they have been working overtime on it. If the average distants sub that would still qualify (essentially just RVers, not counting fill in short markets) are just AT120 subs that they lose money on, they will drop them quick. If they are subs that order PPV all the time because they are bored on the road, well then it might be a profitable market to cater to.