smodak said:More HD? Or maybe, More Locals? Has to be more locals as Charlie does not like more HD
About the same use as 61.5 is for Hawaii and Alaska. 157 would have use for the non-contiguous US plus the western time zones.bcshields said:157 won't do anybody any good on the east coast... unless you're up high. I mean high.
Don't forget these new birds are for NEXT YEAR. AMC-15 for 105 is this year (hopefully solving the HD problem ... if E* decides to try HD at 105 again).bcshields said:My thinking was E*X goes up this year to 110, and one of the two replacement AMC's goes to 105.. don't know where the third will go.
This is still a long way off -- 2006 -- and it may not materialize unless the FCC agrees. If service were offered at 105.5, it would probably be dedicated to HD, thus only a small minority of customers would need to be swapped. By moving the HD from 110 to 105.5, they would also free up capacity on 110 for more SD channels.Perhaps they would plan on swapping out many if not all of the Dish 300's and Dish 500's to a new dish in order to receive locals and/or HD and/or internet content in the future if they can have a lot more capacity with 4.5 degree spacing.