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[vdr] Re: DVB-C, digital signal in cable?
Believe it or not:
TV-Stations have to pay the cable provider in order to get into the cable.
This is the same with sat-transponders, but the featured difference is that the customer has to pay for the cable service, too.
This discussion comes up every now and then (search the mailing list).
Someone actually called them to ask, but has had little result.
"The private channels like RTL, SAT1, ... will provide DVB-cable services !
The law forces them to do so by the year 2010."
Well, you can read between the lines.
DVB-S is heavily supported because it increses the reception quality and hence the acceptance of satellite reception.
I have been using DVB-C for the last 18 month but stopped doing so about 2 weeks ago.
Cable has two huge disadvantages compared to satellite:
1. It's too expensive.
2. Buying DVB-C stuff is risky because the future is still moving.
Try DVB-C with Primacom.....
PS: Sorry I have to say it like that, but I've had my own experience in the past.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 11:22 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [vdr] Re: DVB-C, digital signal in cable?
> Zitiere Bernd Juraschek <email@example.com>:
> > Hi,
> > > Oh no! Just checked - as i am living in Baden-Württemberg
> > > it seems that Callahan Associates are the owners and ish
> > > are their German daugther. Interesting enough they
> > > provide (or claim to) telephone, internet and TV. Of
> > > course not for my address and the internet is fast but 45
> > > Euro are a bit to much. I sent them a mail and we'll
> > > see...
> > I'm living in BW also and I can receive only the ARD and ZDF
> > bouquets. There is no private channel in the ish cable
> > network. If you have a premiere abo, you can also get many
> > premiere channels.
> You are right - i just checked at their site.
> But it's a joke - they should provide all channels.
> Wonder if we can put some pressure on them...
> But they are/were bankrupt almost anyway, IMHO?
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