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Satellite TV Question

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Turkeytop
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Satellite TV Question

Post by Turkeytop » Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:03 pm

We have satellite in our house. During heavy rain it loses the signal and a message comes on the screen.

"Satellite signal has been lost. You can wait for the signal to return or you can select Video On Demand.'

If they can't deliver regular signal due to the weather, how can they deliver video on demand?


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Re: Satellite TV Question

Post by km1125 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:14 pm

If the box is connected to the Internet, then it can stream that way. Otherwise it would just be programs they downloaded and stored on your box.



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Re: Satellite TV Question

Post by Turkeytop » Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:27 am

Mine isn't connected to the Internet, so it must be the other thing. Never actually tried it.


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Re: Satellite TV Question

Post by TC Talks » Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:43 am

Don't they make a sock to cover your dish in case of rain or snow?

Alternatively, what's worth watching these days?


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Re: Satellite TV Question

Post by kager » Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:15 am

TC Talks wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:43 am
Don't they make a sock to cover your dish in case of rain or snow?

Alternatively, what's worth watching these days?
If I understood correctly from another forum here on the BB, there's a steady diet of Britney Spears and celebrity space travel when that bowl is working...


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Re: Satellite TV Question

Post by WOHO » Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:08 am

I remember being in a Radio Shack, and all their TV's went blank (that were on the birds)- asked what was going on...he said "wait for it" and 2 minutes later all hell broke loose with a thunderstorm, so high cloudtops are easily detected, in advance, with the satellite service that they were peddling at that time.



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Re: Satellite TV Question

Post by Turkeytop » Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:47 pm

kager wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:15 am
TC Talks wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:43 am
Don't they make a sock to cover your dish in case of rain or snow?

Alternatively, what's worth watching these days?
If I understood correctly from another forum here on the BB, there's a steady diet of Britney Spears and celebrity space travel when that bowl is working...

That's why I don't watch TV. I just use it to babysit my wife while I'm outside or down in the basement with my radios.


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Re: Satellite TV Question

Post by WOHO » Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:17 pm

Turkeytop, I know why you had to get satellite, because I use an OTA antenna, and although it works great for the local HDTV, but, when I fire up the Ham rigs, the XYL gets pissed when the ham antenna blasts right into the TV antenna and tears her signal. Sucky. But don't want satellite, but gonna have to find something since OTA is limited to non-amateur radio use.



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Re: Satellite TV Question

Post by paul8539 » Sun Mar 06, 2022 5:08 pm

Just tell her to let you have the remote, and you won't need to blast her signal.



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Re: Satellite TV Question

Post by Circle Seven » Sat Mar 19, 2022 5:52 pm

WOHO wrote:
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:17 pm
... when I fire up the Ham rigs, the XYL gets pissed when the ham antenna blasts right into the TV antenna and tears her signal ....
You get X amount of hours on the air.
She gets the same amount of time in front of the TV.
Ephesians 5:22. :)



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Re: Satellite TV Question

Post by paul8539 » Wed Jun 08, 2022 2:28 am

Better yet, have her get a ham license also. That way you can talk to each other over the air. "XYL, this is ManoftheHouse calling on 20 meters. What's for dinner, over?"



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Re: Satellite TV Question

Post by Matt » Wed Jun 08, 2022 7:43 pm

paul8539 wrote:
Wed Jun 08, 2022 2:28 am
Better yet, have her get a ham license also. That way you can talk to each other over the air. "XYL, this is ManoftheHouse calling on 20 meters. What's for dinner, over?"
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