Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Satellite TV is Dead, Direct TV just lost 267,000 customers
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Technology Corner

Open Roads Forum  >  Technology Corner

 > Satellite TV is Dead, Direct TV just lost 267,000 customers

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Page  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 17  
Prev  |  Next
Horsedoc

Dixie --- N. Georgia

Senior Member

Joined: 09/30/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/22/19 11:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bill Satellite, I sent you a message. Thanks

Bumpyroad

Virginia

Senior Member

Joined: 12/01/2005

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/22/19 12:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wa8yxm wrote:

*is driec ending SD: Story is yes. Do not know when
What to do: Option 1 Over the air, cut the sat feed stop wasting money
Option 2 Dish network.


I do not feel that with my sat system, that I am "wasting" money.
anyone who feels that way should just stick with OTA and miss out on "good stuff".
bumpy





2oldman

AZ

Senior Member

Joined: 04/15/2001

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/22/19 12:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wa8yxm wrote:

cut the sat feed stop wasting money.
Just be glad I'm not wasting your money.

timmac

Las Vegas

Senior Member

Joined: 03/20/2006

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/22/19 02:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Elon's Space X is ahead of schedule by 1 year for satellite internet over America, 2020 we can have internet any where in America, bye bye satellite TV..[emoticon]
……………..………………………………………...…………………...………...………..
Back in 2015, SpaceX announced one of its more ambitious proposals: a constellation of satellites in orbit around the Earth, providing internet access to everyone and everywhere. Their plan involved launching over 4,000 such satellites, which would form a network capable of transmitting anywhere.

Since the initial public announcement in early 2015, there have been a few pieces of news, such as an FCC filing in late 2016 and a proposal to start launching satellites in 2019. Now, it appears that SpaceX is ahead of schedule, as it’s planning to launch the first of its test satellites on Saturday. {march 2018}

While satellite internet does currently exist, SpaceX’s plan is a bit different. Internet satellites today fly at geostationary orbits, over 20,000 miles above the Earth. SpaceX wants to put their satellites much closer, at around 750 miles, only three times further than the ISS. With closer satellites, connection speeds will be much faster and bandwidth will be higher.

The downside to closer satellites, though, is that SpaceX is going to need a lot more of them. It only takes a handful of satellites parked in geostationary orbit to reach the whole world, but SpaceX is going to need a few thousand.
Even a few years ago, such a feat would have been impossible, but with the recent successful launch of the Falcon Heavy and the advent of reusable spacecraft, putting 4,000 satellites in orbit might just be doable.

In fact, SpaceX is not the only company with a plan for a global internet network. Boeing, Samsung, OneWeb, and others all have plans to launch their own satellite constellation over the next few years. SpaceX might beat them all, though, simply because it also owns the rockets necessary to get those satellites into space and is already beginning to launch them.

The launch this Saturday will put two test satellites, Microsat 2a and 2b, into orbit. These satellites will test connections with ground stations in Washington, California, and Texas, plus receivers in mobile vans scattered around the country.
If these tests go well, SpaceX could begin launching the first of its satellites later this year, with a functional, if limited, network in place by 2020. This initial network would include about 800 satellites and cover the United States. The company would then begin expanding coverage to the rest of the world.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/s........its-first-internet-satellites-this-week/
……………….........………...………………………...……………...…………………......………..
So it looks by 2020 we could have internet by satellite with Elon's internet service and other companies are doing the same and might be online by 2022..[emoticon]

This must have Dish and DTV shaking in there shoes.. [emoticon]

I see 2020 to 2022 as the biggest drop in customers for both satellite TV companies.. [emoticon]

rk911

Wheaton IL

Senior Member

Joined: 05/30/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/22/19 03:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wa8yxm wrote:

*is driec ending SD: Story is yes. Do not know when
What to do: Option 1 Over the air, cut the sat feed stop wasting money
Option 2 Dish network.

re option 1...seems like it's his, and by extention, our money to waste. beyond that comment I'd add an option 3...streaming data but then we've beat this horse to death.

* This post was edited 03/22/19 03:26pm by rk911 *


Rich
Ham Radio, Sport Pilot
_________________________________
2016 Itasca Suncruiser 38Q
'46 Willys CJ2A
'03 Jeep Wrangler TJ
'10 Jeep Liberty KK

& MaggieThe Wonder Beagle

grampachet

West Coast

Senior Member

Joined: 12/14/2006

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 03/22/19 05:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After having dish with the tailgater for ten years, ATT convinced me to go with direct. After 6 months of their system never connecting with the new phones we bought I had enough. We had spent over 7 hours on the phone with multiple technicians and over 4 hours with multiple techs in their stores. I called ATT and politely but firmly let them know I wanted to cancel their direct tv service and I did not feel that they should charge me the $240 early disconnect fee. After a month they haven’t billed me, so far so good.
Now the rest of the story. I had sold my tailgater system for $250. I found a newer one for $100 in better condition than the one I had sold AND Dish gave me $300 for coming back to them! I am now a very happy camper with extra $$ in my pocket and a tv system that works, even through my phone too if I wanted. I am a Dish believer!


2004 F-250 KIngRanch,CC,SB,SRW,4x4,V-10,3.73
2008 Montana 3000RK


pnichols

The Other California

Senior Member

Joined: 04/26/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 03/22/19 06:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FWIW, here's satellite Internet service - 50 GB/month data at 25 Mbps download speed (click on "50 GB" to see this plan). This download speed can handle about 5 HD resolution streams at once, or 1 to 2 4K resolution streams at once (I don't think satellite latency affects steady-state movie streaming): https://www.hughesnet.com/get-started

So ... satellite Internet access is indeed "here" (except for maybe gaming use).


Phil, 2005 E450 Itasca Spirit 24V

Bill.Satellite

Full-timer

Senior Member

Joined: 12/25/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 03/22/19 06:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Satellite internet has "always" been here. If you are streaming, it might take a bit to get started but you will get a continuous stream but a bit of buffering would not be unexpected as multiple requests still need to happen.
Satellite Internet also requires special antennas (completely different than a satellite TV antenna) and if you plan to move from one location to another, special setups.
There are not any affordable automatic satellite internet antennas. You will need several thousand dollars to get one of those. That means you are going to have to carry a very large and bulky antenna/LNB/transmitter antenna from place to place and set it up and break it down at each new location.


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
Can't we all just get along?

rk911

Wheaton IL

Senior Member

Joined: 05/30/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/22/19 06:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

it ain't cheap

sempka

Oklahoma

Full Member

Joined: 07/10/2016

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/22/19 07:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pnichols wrote:

FWIW, here's satellite Internet service - 50 GB/month data at 25 Mbps download speed (click on "50 GB" to see this plan). This download speed can handle about 5 HD resolution streams at once, or 1 to 2 4K resolution streams at once (I don't think satellite latency affects steady-state movie streaming): https://www.hughesnet.com/get-started

So ... satellite Internet access is indeed "here" (except for maybe gaming use).


But the cost isn't cheap, it cost as much as dishnetwork...


2000 Holiday Rambler Admiral

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Page  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 17  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Technology Corner

 > Satellite TV is Dead, Direct TV just lost 267,000 customers
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Technology Corner


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.