What are these NPS/IPTV rumors?

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Hi All,
Does anyone know any detail on these rumors about NPS planning an IPTV program?

This would require a broadband connection right? ....and it would require CAT5 to my tv and some sort of new receiver?
 
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Hi, i could be wrong, this is my opinion. I think they have been saying they want a common ground to receive programming on to sell to us via our cband dish because i think they dislike that powervu or other programming which requires them to reuplink. Im thinking they are not intending for us to switch out our recievers just yet :)

even if it was broadband to a reciever or broadbndmodem of a sort, it would still be coax coming out of that to your set or reciever, but that brings a question to my mind. can cat 5 handle digital data better than coax? if lnbs changed to have a cat 5 port and tv's alike, would it be a better picture?
 
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even if it was broadband to a reciever or broadbndmodem of a sort, it would still be coax coming out of that to your set or reciever, but that brings a question to my mind. can cat 5 handle digital data better than coax? if lnbs changed to have a cat 5 port and tv's alike, would it be a better picture?

No. Run a Cat 5 signal anywhere close to outside a house and see what happens when lighting is anywhere in the area.
 
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Lightening seems to LOVE phone wire so I would not be surprised if it was the same with CAT 5.
 
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Lightening seems to LOVE phone wire so I would not be surprised if it was the same with CAT 5.

I run KVM extenders through out the house and cannot count how many have fried.
 
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i gotta make one more comment on this IPTV stuff. I wish NPS wouldn't pursue it. The whole point of this dish for me, other than cool looks, was to cut out the middle man. I want to pull it straight off the bird, damnit! Give us PowerVu rights! Thats just not right! PowerVu was invented with Cband in mind. I guess NPS might be wanting it to not have to reuplink, but maybe the PQ will be better as a benefit, so, we'll see. Whenever the goverments and FCC see its cheaper to broadcast public television and cable TV thru the IPTV and skip on costs of fuel, licences, and satellite launches, THATS when i might get sad, and turn this 9 foot baby into a bird bath L-Band dish for seti, or a ham radio :) Then again, maybe thats my kids generation before they make that kind of change, go all fiber. Ahhh my brain hurts. Bet ya'll hate me and my pondering here....
 
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By the time everything goes through the internet they might find a new use for satellite again or have more compression breakthroughs to make it possible to do a lot more with less bandwidth. Can they make compression advancements with the internet like they do television?
 
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satellite is a much too valuable tool and will never disapear as a tv distribution platform. Compression schemes may change but it won't go anywhere.
 
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