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RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

Little Timmy Mac has been shouting at the wind for years and no one will fall for it. He has never explained the reason he's so mad at the satellite TV providers but his fear mongering only sucks in a few folks each time he skews this BS. So much of this Country remains under served that it will be years (if ever) before a reasonable internet system truly covers everyone. In the meantime, I have NO CONCERNS about the future of my satellite TV service.
Bill.Satellite 09/18/20 08:27am Technology Corner
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

I would say that you can go ......yourself but I will not. I really don't care that you and I have different opinions (but it appears you do). You read stuff and accept that as fact. I read stuff and question how that's possible (like changing the laws regarding the speed of light). My Mom called me Billy early on but not later in my life. You are NOT my Mom so chill the ...... out. I promise not to call you...sorry, I might call you that.
Bill.Satellite 09/17/20 07:49pm Technology Corner
RE: 5G cell phones, need to purchase?

short answer: no ^^^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^^^ Someday we will all be using 5G (or Elon's satellites) but today is not that day.
Bill.Satellite 09/17/20 07:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

Snore! "Super Low Latency",......compared to what? Wouldn't a number make more sense? Of course it is super low compared to standard satellite internet, but likely not as good as ground based that does not need to make a 500 mile round trip. Do you really believe NO ground stations will be required? Obviously that's not true. Elon's 100 megabit service will never provide end users with that kind of service just the same as the touted capabilities of Fiber or Cable rarely provide the end users with that full service. 100 megabits with 10 users online is likely working really well. Let's see when there are 1000 people hitting each satellite. Price is still not out there either. Somehow you are going to have to get a return on the Billions and Billions being spent to get it all setup. You continue to imply that I say it will not work. I have never said that I would appreciate it if you would quit lying about that. At least there is some truth in the above post where you say: "File it away and get back to us in a couple of years......" That's a more likely time line than the topic of this thread which is DirecTV is Dead.
Bill.Satellite 09/17/20 08:12am Technology Corner
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

I could write a book about how I will be able to make my RV fly in the near future but that still won't make it true. You seem to ignore the parts where I agree the internet service will work. Of course it will work. Will anyone give up Fiber Internet for satellite Internet? Of course not!
Bill.Satellite 09/13/20 08:25am Technology Corner
RE: Are class A resorts just as filled up as other RV parks?

Class A resorts are so expensive and filled with such RV snobs that I wonder why you would only be interested in staying at places like this.
Bill.Satellite 09/12/20 07:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

I should have been more clear. The distance to an Earth based transmitter is actually 500 miles (250 miles up and 250 miles down) and then you hit an Earth station. A) I never said it won't work B) The speed of light is what it is. C) NEVER have I implied that data transmission is instantaneous, it is controlled by the speed of light. The speed from my cell to the tower or the speed from my phone to the satellite and back to Earth. I have been working with satellite internet for years and the improvement in latency to a satellite 250 miles above the Earth compared to the latency from a Geo-synchronous satellite located 22,500 miles above the Earth will be AWESOME. Would I give up by fiber internet for any kind of satellite based internet? Of course not...and neither would you!
Bill.Satellite 09/12/20 07:50pm Technology Corner
RE: Directv ???? Just seeking answers??? Confused!!

The only news is that ATT/DTV has announced the sunset of ALL SD programming. The problem is that they keep moving the date and they may or may not ever end the service. Just be aware that if they do, despite having an HD receiver, you will only receive the limited number of channels that will be broadcast from the 101 satellite and you will never be able to receive anything from 99 and 103. This was supposed to happen about a year ago and then they moved the date to August 2020 but as of today, nothing has changed.
Bill.Satellite 09/12/20 07:39pm Technology Corner
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

Thanks for keeping your post kind and civil. I know all the facts and the facts include not being able to change the speed of light. A signal to a tower a mile away and a tower 250 miles away WILL increase latency no matter what. I like how you imply I think I am smarter than Elon but belittling me offers no real benefits here.
Bill.Satellite 09/12/20 07:57am Technology Corner
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

You do know that a phased array antenna must move to work properly, right? I'm not suggesting it won't work or it won't work despite moving on a continuous basis but it will be very interesting to see how latency at 250 miles vs. a few miles (tower to cell) will affect the overall experience. I know it's coming and I know it will work but I still have questions about costs to remain profitable and speed comparisons with satellite and 5G (which Starlink is likely not). There continues to be a ground station issue and the number of ground stations required. If Elon can figure out the laser communication between satellites (not kidding here) the number of ground stations might be reduced but the latency will increase slightly.
Bill.Satellite 09/11/20 07:39pm Technology Corner
RE: Engine swap.

I hope this is just a spammer testing the board as there is no possible conversion at this time.
Bill.Satellite 09/10/20 07:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dish Network receiver question

Bill.Satellite 09/10/20 07:28pm Technology Corner
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

The dish is self aligning and about the size of a large pizza box. The installation instructions are: "Aim it at the sky. Plug it in. In either order." Now that's funny! So the only users are going to be mobile users? Why would any fixed location need an auto seeking antenna? Is the antenna going to have to track the satellites moving across the sky? If so, the antenna is going to be constantly moving? This gets more interesting everyday!
Bill.Satellite 09/09/20 07:38pm Technology Corner
RE: Lithium Batteries

When the cost of Li is 10X the cost of AGM, cost will likely be the final determination.
Bill.Satellite 09/07/20 07:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

Put all the satellites in the sky you like. Without the ground stations, infrastructure, personnel and compatible equipment (equipment costs, antenna size?) you still have a long hill to climb.
Bill.Satellite 09/07/20 01:24pm Technology Corner
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

Elon's internet is inevitable so there is no need for me to want it or not. However, it's not the magic bullet that will suddenly fix all the issues with Internet service Worldwide (or even Country wide).
Bill.Satellite 09/07/20 08:22am Technology Corner
RE: Dish Update

Satellite TV is STILL THE BOMB if you are a full time RVer. We have been living in our RV since 1997, traveling full time since 2000 and have no S&B backup plan. If we are home the TV is on and we are both on our computers, checking our phones, playing games and just doing what everyone does in a house. Not ready to give up satellite TV and even timmac agrees that for many RVers, satellite TV is still the very best option. Satellite TV is not going anywhere. I do expect one service to buy the other with DISH buying DTV as the best option. The problem is the incompatibility of the 2 systems and the costs required to either keep 9 satellites in orbit or change all the DISH customers antennas to the more favorable DTV satellites. Keep in mind that timmac is a very part time RVer and when he does travel he has an unlimited BUSINESS internet plan so his view of the real world for the rest of us is highly jaded.
Bill.Satellite 09/06/20 06:32pm Technology Corner
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

Let me know if you need a reality check! Billions of dollars in satellites and on-going infrastructure costs all being sold to only those who don't already have good service (maybe 20%, max). Pie in the sky is one thing and I don't need any help with that math!
Bill.Satellite 09/06/20 06:25pm Technology Corner
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

page 666 is this the end of time?
Bill.Satellite 09/06/20 06:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

Beta testing will begin in Canada and the Northern US only. Still years away from full US / World coverage. Lots of ground stations still need to be built as well. You have to ask who the customer will be. Much of the US has good fiber (or similar) coverage. Satellite internet will not be better. So the market is only the under served in the US and other Nations.
Bill.Satellite 09/06/20 08:33am Technology Corner
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