I have 2 dish boxes with 2 tuners in each. They output on 4 different
"cable" channels (73, 75, 77, 79). I also have a Replay TV on
broadcast channel 3, an agile modulator on channel 68 for the PC I
have connected and an antenna amp that puts out the 15 or so local
channels on their respective broadcast channel.
All of this is in the living room.
All of this gets merged into a big distribution amp that feeds all of
the other TVs in the house
I have plenty of channels.
The Dish boxes have RF remotes for 2 of the tuners (chan 73 and 79)
If you have either of them you put the TV on the respective channel
and run the dish box with that remote from wherever the TV is.
The Viacom channels? They'll be back but I don't miss them myself. One
reason I hesitated going to SAT was loss of signal. In two years, it has
been out for a brief time twice. I'm talking 10 minutes or less. Our
cable company would go out if the weatherman even predicted rain. In high
winds and two winters of snow, not a bit of loss.
I easily get 3MB but I'm probably closer tot he substation. Our cable
company would be faster, but the price was $20 more. Yes, I'd pay 5 bucks
for faster, but not $24. Flor $10 more, I can get slower service from
MetrocCast. They offer an Ultra package for $70 and depending on location,
speed can be ither 25 mb or 10 mb. Probably depends on local
They quietly back off on that because they realized lots of folks don't
have POTS lines anymore. After you hit a certain dollar value the
receiver will not let you choose paid programming.
There is nothing can can check remotely since satellite as used by DTV
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