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Anonymous
January 28, 2005 7:34:51 AM

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I just got an e-mail from NPS that the "Speed Channel" has been moved to
their "Absolute Digital" package.

It seems to me this is happening more and more and I really don't like it.
The "Absolute Digital" package goes against every reason I have a big dish.
The "Absolute Digital" package is a large collection of many different
channels with a high monthly price. If you are going to have that, you may
as well use a small dish.

The whole reason I want a big dish is for "Ala Carte" programming. I don't
want a ton of channels with a high monthly fee like cable and the small dish
require. Is this an effort to sink the big dish? To slowly move all of the
channels to the one big package at a high cost?

As an example, I want the "Discovery Health Channel". Now, even though I
have a big dish, I cannot simply subscribe to this one channel. Instead, it
is part of the "Absolute Digital" package that requires the purchase of 40
or so other channels! I don't want to pay for all of these channels when I
just want one!

Greg O.

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Anonymous
January 28, 2005 5:43:10 PM

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I don't think NPS's Absolute Digital pak price of $128/12 hardly qualifies
as a high monthly price!
"Greg O." <ozbirn@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:LhjKd.2383$wA5.1180@newssvr33.news.prodigy.com...
>I just got an e-mail from NPS that the "Speed Channel" has been moved to
>their "Absolute Digital" package.
>
> It seems to me this is happening more and more and I really don't like it.
> The "Absolute Digital" package goes against every reason I have a big
> dish. The "Absolute Digital" package is a large collection of many
> different channels with a high monthly price. If you are going to have
> that, you may as well use a small dish.
>
> The whole reason I want a big dish is for "Ala Carte" programming. I
> don't want a ton of channels with a high monthly fee like cable and the
> small dish require. Is this an effort to sink the big dish? To slowly
> move all of the channels to the one big package at a high cost?
>
> As an example, I want the "Discovery Health Channel". Now, even though I
> have a big dish, I cannot simply subscribe to this one channel. Instead,
> it is part of the "Absolute Digital" package that requires the purchase of
> 40 or so other channels! I don't want to pay for all of these channels
> when I just want one!
>
> Greg O.
>
Anonymous
January 29, 2005 3:14:12 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

If you buy a whole year, but if you go monthly, $23/month is approaching
cable prices.

The point is, I just want one channel, and I don't want my money to
subsidize MTV or VH1 or things like that.

Greg O.

"Valdivar" <rebelleader68@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:lBwKd.12380$mA5.792056@news20.bellglobal.com...
>I don't think NPS's Absolute Digital pak price of $128/12 hardly qualifies
>as a high monthly price!
> "Greg O." <ozbirn@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:LhjKd.2383$wA5.1180@newssvr33.news.prodigy.com...
>>I just got an e-mail from NPS that the "Speed Channel" has been moved to
>>their "Absolute Digital" package.
>>
>> It seems to me this is happening more and more and I really don't like
>> it. The "Absolute Digital" package goes against every reason I have a big
>> dish. The "Absolute Digital" package is a large collection of many
>> different channels with a high monthly price. If you are going to have
>> that, you may as well use a small dish.
>>
>> The whole reason I want a big dish is for "Ala Carte" programming. I
>> don't want a ton of channels with a high monthly fee like cable and the
>> small dish require. Is this an effort to sink the big dish? To slowly
>> move all of the channels to the one big package at a high cost?
>>
>> As an example, I want the "Discovery Health Channel". Now, even though I
>> have a big dish, I cannot simply subscribe to this one channel. Instead,
>> it is part of the "Absolute Digital" package that requires the purchase
>> of 40 or so other channels! I don't want to pay for all of these
>> channels when I just want one!
>>
>> Greg O.
>>
>
>
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Anonymous
January 29, 2005 2:15:50 PM

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One channel is not even worth having a satellite dish for!Get free to air if
you're that cheap!

It's attitudes like that that are sending C band down the drain!That's why
many programmers have had to make "buy 5,or 10 rules" because to have
someone on the books for 1 channel means selling at a loss!

Packages are less messing around and you even pick up a few channels,because
to buy all those channels separately would cost way more than the package
price!

If all you 1 channel people would buy some decent programming maybe C band
would come alive again,Moto would take notice and we might have more to
watch and choose from!Go ahead,buy nothing,one day thanks to stingy
'subscribers" it'll be all gone!

However,I hear you and agree about the Video Music(if it can even be called
music!)channels!

"Greg O." <ozbirn@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:o zAKd.24344$by5.4771@newssvr19.news.prodigy.com...
> If you buy a whole year, but if you go monthly, $23/month is approaching
> cable prices.
>
> The point is, I just want one channel, and I don't want my money to
> subsidize MTV or VH1 or things like that.
>
> Greg O.
>
> "Valdivar" <rebelleader68@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:lBwKd.12380$mA5.792056@news20.bellglobal.com...
>>I don't think NPS's Absolute Digital pak price of $128/12 hardly
>>qualifies as a high monthly price!
>> "Greg O." <ozbirn@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>> news:LhjKd.2383$wA5.1180@newssvr33.news.prodigy.com...
>>>I just got an e-mail from NPS that the "Speed Channel" has been moved to
>>>their "Absolute Digital" package.
>>>
>>> It seems to me this is happening more and more and I really don't like
>>> it. The "Absolute Digital" package goes against every reason I have a
>>> big dish. The "Absolute Digital" package is a large collection of many
>>> different channels with a high monthly price. If you are going to have
>>> that, you may as well use a small dish.
>>>
>>> The whole reason I want a big dish is for "Ala Carte" programming. I
>>> don't want a ton of channels with a high monthly fee like cable and the
>>> small dish require. Is this an effort to sink the big dish? To slowly
>>> move all of the channels to the one big package at a high cost?
>>>
>>> As an example, I want the "Discovery Health Channel". Now, even though
>>> I have a big dish, I cannot simply subscribe to this one channel.
>>> Instead, it is part of the "Absolute Digital" package that requires the
>>> purchase of 40 or so other channels! I don't want to pay for all of
>>> these channels when I just want one!
>>>
>>> Greg O.
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
January 29, 2005 8:04:43 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

On Sat, 29 Jan 2005 00:14:12 GMT, "Greg O." <ozbirn@sbcglobal.net>
wrote:

>If you buy a whole year, but if you go monthly, $23/month is approaching
>cable prices.
>
>The point is, I just want one channel, and I don't want my money to
>subsidize MTV or VH1 or things like that.
>
>Greg O.
>
>"Valdivar" <rebelleader68@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:lBwKd.12380$mA5.792056@news20.bellglobal.com...
>>I don't think NPS's Absolute Digital pak price of $128/12 hardly qualifies
>>as a high monthly price!
>> "Greg O." <ozbirn@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>> news:LhjKd.2383$wA5.1180@newssvr33.news.prodigy.com...
>>>I just got an e-mail from NPS that the "Speed Channel" has been moved to
>>>their "Absolute Digital" package.
>>>
>>> It seems to me this is happening more and more and I really don't like
>>> it. The "Absolute Digital" package goes against every reason I have a big
>>> dish. The "Absolute Digital" package is a large collection of many
>>> different channels with a high monthly price. If you are going to have
>>> that, you may as well use a small dish.
>>>
>>> The whole reason I want a big dish is for "Ala Carte" programming. I
>>> don't want a ton of channels with a high monthly fee like cable and the
>>> small dish require. Is this an effort to sink the big dish? To slowly
>>> move all of the channels to the one big package at a high cost?
>>>
>>> As an example, I want the "Discovery Health Channel". Now, even though I
>>> have a big dish, I cannot simply subscribe to this one channel. Instead,
>>> it is part of the "Absolute Digital" package that requires the purchase
>>> of 40 or so other channels! I don't want to pay for all of these
>>> channels when I just want one!
>>>
>>> Greg O.
>>>
I called them yesterday and they said that prices are due to rise on
2/1 to $200 per annum. They will negotiate tho, I've done it.

Jack
Anonymous
January 29, 2005 8:49:44 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

Let them charge a fair channel price for each channel, and let the consumer
choose what they want to watch. They will not go broke if they make money
off of each channel they sell.

Greg

"Valdivar" <rebelleader68@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:YEOKd.14319$mA5.946792@news20.bellglobal.com...
> One channel is not even worth having a satellite dish for!Get free to air
> if you're that cheap!
>
> It's attitudes like that that are sending C band down the drain!That's
> why many programmers have had to make "buy 5,or 10 rules" because to have
> someone on the books for 1 channel means selling at a loss!
>
> Packages are less messing around and you even pick up a few
> channels,because to buy all those channels separately would cost way more
> than the package price!
>
> If all you 1 channel people would buy some decent programming maybe C band
> would come alive again,Moto would take notice and we might have more to
> watch and choose from!Go ahead,buy nothing,one day thanks to stingy
> 'subscribers" it'll be all gone!
>
> However,I hear you and agree about the Video Music(if it can even be
> called music!)channels!
>
> "Greg O." <ozbirn@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:o zAKd.24344$by5.4771@newssvr19.news.prodigy.com...
>> If you buy a whole year, but if you go monthly, $23/month is approaching
>> cable prices.
>>
>> The point is, I just want one channel, and I don't want my money to
>> subsidize MTV or VH1 or things like that.
>>
>> Greg O.
>>
>> "Valdivar" <rebelleader68@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:lBwKd.12380$mA5.792056@news20.bellglobal.com...
>>>I don't think NPS's Absolute Digital pak price of $128/12 hardly
>>>qualifies as a high monthly price!
>>> "Greg O." <ozbirn@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>>> news:LhjKd.2383$wA5.1180@newssvr33.news.prodigy.com...
>>>>I just got an e-mail from NPS that the "Speed Channel" has been moved to
>>>>their "Absolute Digital" package.
>>>>
>>>> It seems to me this is happening more and more and I really don't like
>>>> it. The "Absolute Digital" package goes against every reason I have a
>>>> big dish. The "Absolute Digital" package is a large collection of many
>>>> different channels with a high monthly price. If you are going to have
>>>> that, you may as well use a small dish.
>>>>
>>>> The whole reason I want a big dish is for "Ala Carte" programming. I
>>>> don't want a ton of channels with a high monthly fee like cable and the
>>>> small dish require. Is this an effort to sink the big dish? To slowly
>>>> move all of the channels to the one big package at a high cost?
>>>>
>>>> As an example, I want the "Discovery Health Channel". Now, even though
>>>> I have a big dish, I cannot simply subscribe to this one channel.
>>>> Instead, it is part of the "Absolute Digital" package that requires the
>>>> purchase of 40 or so other channels! I don't want to pay for all of
>>>> these channels when I just want one!
>>>>
>>>> Greg O.
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
January 31, 2005 1:39:40 AM

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I think you misunderstood. I don't have an entire satellite dish system and
receiver to just get one channel. I subscribe to hundreds of dollars of
channels. But, each of those is a channel I want. My objection to the
Absolute Digital package is that it is the ONLY way to get certain channels.
The ONLY way to get the Discovery Health channel is to also pay for MTV,
VH1, and many others that I do not want. That is what I object to, and
further, there seems to be more and more channels going this path. At least
with the buy 5 rule, you can pick 5 channels you want.

By the way, I already have an FTA system. I get 99 channels off of T5
alone, not to mention the others.

Greg O.


"Valdivar" <rebelleader68@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:YEOKd.14319$mA5.946792@news20.bellglobal.com...
> One channel is not even worth having a satellite dish for!Get free to air
> if you're that cheap!
>
> It's attitudes like that that are sending C band down the drain!That's
> why many programmers have had to make "buy 5,or 10 rules" because to have
> someone on the books for 1 channel means selling at a loss!
>
> Packages are less messing around and you even pick up a few
> channels,because to buy all those channels separately would cost way more
> than the package price!
>
> If all you 1 channel people would buy some decent programming maybe C band
> would come alive again,Moto would take notice and we might have more to
> watch and choose from!Go ahead,buy nothing,one day thanks to stingy
> 'subscribers" it'll be all gone!
>
> However,I hear you and agree about the Video Music(if it can even be
> called music!)channels!
>
> "Greg O." <ozbirn@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:o zAKd.24344$by5.4771@newssvr19.news.prodigy.com...
>> If you buy a whole year, but if you go monthly, $23/month is approaching
>> cable prices.
>>
>> The point is, I just want one channel, and I don't want my money to
>> subsidize MTV or VH1 or things like that.
>>
>> Greg O.
>>
>> "Valdivar" <rebelleader68@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:lBwKd.12380$mA5.792056@news20.bellglobal.com...
>>>I don't think NPS's Absolute Digital pak price of $128/12 hardly
>>>qualifies as a high monthly price!
>>> "Greg O." <ozbirn@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>>> news:LhjKd.2383$wA5.1180@newssvr33.news.prodigy.com...
>>>>I just got an e-mail from NPS that the "Speed Channel" has been moved to
>>>>their "Absolute Digital" package.
>>>>
>>>> It seems to me this is happening more and more and I really don't like
>>>> it. The "Absolute Digital" package goes against every reason I have a
>>>> big dish. The "Absolute Digital" package is a large collection of many
>>>> different channels with a high monthly price. If you are going to have
>>>> that, you may as well use a small dish.
>>>>
>>>> The whole reason I want a big dish is for "Ala Carte" programming. I
>>>> don't want a ton of channels with a high monthly fee like cable and the
>>>> small dish require. Is this an effort to sink the big dish? To slowly
>>>> move all of the channels to the one big package at a high cost?
>>>>
>>>> As an example, I want the "Discovery Health Channel". Now, even though
>>>> I have a big dish, I cannot simply subscribe to this one channel.
>>>> Instead, it is part of the "Absolute Digital" package that requires the
>>>> purchase of 40 or so other channels! I don't want to pay for all of
>>>> these channels when I just want one!
>>>>
>>>> Greg O.
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
February 21, 2005 1:03:30 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 01:47:25 GMT, TrOll <RACEFAM1789@aol.com> wrote:

>
>So it doesn't requie any other receiver attachments or anything else
>then?
>
>TrOll

You need a DVB-FTA receiver. 4DTV is a different digital format
(which in reality does not broadcast unencrypted, most of the "FTA"
channels in DCII are actually encrypted, but in a free authorisation
mode).
Anonymous
February 22, 2005 2:22:39 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 10:03:30 -0500, Gary J Tait
<classicsat@nospam_yahoo.com> wrote:

>On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 01:47:25 GMT, TrOll <RACEFAM1789@aol.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>So it doesn't requie any other receiver attachments or anything else
>>then?
>>
>>TrOll
>
>You need a DVB-FTA receiver. 4DTV is a different digital format
>(which in reality does not broadcast unencrypted, most of the "FTA"
>channels in DCII are actually encrypted, but in a free authorisation
>mode).


So, can anyone recommend a receiver for this application? Can this be
used in conjunction with my 4DTV receiver, like a "side car" setup
works?

Thanks,

TrOll
Anonymous
February 22, 2005 2:22:40 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 23:22:39 GMT, TrOll <RACEFAM1789@aol.com> wrote:

>On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 10:03:30 -0500, Gary J Tait
><classicsat@nospam_yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 01:47:25 GMT, TrOll <RACEFAM1789@aol.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>So it doesn't requie any other receiver attachments or anything else
>>>then?
>>>
>>>TrOll
>>
>>You need a DVB-FTA receiver. 4DTV is a different digital format
>>(which in reality does not broadcast unencrypted, most of the "FTA"
>>channels in DCII are actually encrypted, but in a free authorisation
>>mode).
>
>
>So, can anyone recommend a receiver for this application? Can this be
>used in conjunction with my 4DTV receiver, like a "side car" setup
>works?
>
>Thanks,
>
>TrOll

The Pansat2500a is a popular one. You use it alongside your 4DTV or
plain IRD.
Anonymous
March 13, 2005 7:27:30 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 19:37:03 -0500, Gary J Tait
<classicsat@nospam_yahoo.com> wrote:

>On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 23:22:39 GMT, TrOll <RACEFAM1789@aol.com> wrote:
>
>>On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 10:03:30 -0500, Gary J Tait
>><classicsat@nospam_yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>>>On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 01:47:25 GMT, TrOll <RACEFAM1789@aol.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>So it doesn't requie any other receiver attachments or anything else
>>>>then?
>>>>
>>>>TrOll
>>>
>>>You need a DVB-FTA receiver. 4DTV is a different digital format
>>>(which in reality does not broadcast unencrypted, most of the "FTA"
>>>channels in DCII are actually encrypted, but in a free authorisation
>>>mode).
>>
>>
>>So, can anyone recommend a receiver for this application? Can this be
>>used in conjunction with my 4DTV receiver, like a "side car" setup
>>works?
>>
>>Thanks,
>>
>>TrOll
>
>The Pansat2500a is a popular one. You use it alongside your 4DTV or
>plain IRD.

Anyone have any dealings with the new Pansat 2700A EPG receiver? If
so, what do you think of it? I found a place online that has them for
$155 plus shipping. Is this a good price or what?

Thanks,

TrOll
Anonymous
March 13, 2005 11:53:59 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 16:27:30 GMT, TrOll <RACEFAM1789@aol.com> wrote:

>On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 19:37:03 -0500, Gary J Tait
><classicsat@nospam_yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 23:22:39 GMT, TrOll <RACEFAM1789@aol.com> wrote:
>>
>>>On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 10:03:30 -0500, Gary J Tait
>>><classicsat@nospam_yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 01:47:25 GMT, TrOll <RACEFAM1789@aol.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>So it doesn't requie any other receiver attachments or anything else
>>>>>then?
>>>>>
>>>>>TrOll
>>>>
>>>>You need a DVB-FTA receiver. 4DTV is a different digital format
>>>>(which in reality does not broadcast unencrypted, most of the "FTA"
>>>>channels in DCII are actually encrypted, but in a free authorisation
>>>>mode).
>>>
>>>
>>>So, can anyone recommend a receiver for this application? Can this be
>>>used in conjunction with my 4DTV receiver, like a "side car" setup
>>>works?
>>>
>>>Thanks,
>>>
>>>TrOll
>>
>>The Pansat2500a is a popular one. You use it alongside your 4DTV or
>>plain IRD.
>
>Anyone have any dealings with the new Pansat 2700A EPG receiver? If
>so, what do you think of it? I found a place online that has them for
>$155 plus shipping. Is this a good price or what?
>
>Thanks,
>
>TrOll

Maybe someone will answer now. I made the post about this earlier and
forgot to change the heading. Sorry.

TrOll
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 1:59:02 PM

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On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 20:53:59 GMT, TrOll <RACEFAM1789@aol.com> wrote:

>On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 16:27:30 GMT, TrOll <RACEFAM1789@aol.com> wrote:
>
>>On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 19:37:03 -0500, Gary J Tait
>><classicsat@nospam_yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>>>On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 23:22:39 GMT, TrOll <RACEFAM1789@aol.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 10:03:30 -0500, Gary J Tait
>>>><classicsat@nospam_yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 01:47:25 GMT, TrOll <RACEFAM1789@aol.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>So it doesn't requie any other receiver attachments or anything else
>>>>>>then?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>TrOll
>>>>>
>>>>>You need a DVB-FTA receiver. 4DTV is a different digital format
>>>>>(which in reality does not broadcast unencrypted, most of the "FTA"
>>>>>channels in DCII are actually encrypted, but in a free authorisation
>>>>>mode).
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>So, can anyone recommend a receiver for this application? Can this be
>>>>used in conjunction with my 4DTV receiver, like a "side car" setup
>>>>works?
>>>>
>>>>Thanks,
>>>>
>>>>TrOll
>>>
>>>The Pansat2500a is a popular one. You use it alongside your 4DTV or
>>>plain IRD.
>>
>>Anyone have any dealings with the new Pansat 2700A EPG receiver? If
>>so, what do you think of it? I found a place online that has them for
>>$155 plus shipping. Is this a good price or what?
>>
>>Thanks,
>>
>>TrOll
>
>Maybe someone will answer now. I made the post about this earlier and
>forgot to change the heading. Sorry.


I doubt it. :) 

I have one, but haven't got a chance to plug it in yet.
!