Sep 17, 2006, 7:57 PM
Post #7 of 15
Here are a few suggestions for getting your network stations should DISH no longer be an option. Years ago, we used to watch the "Denver 5" or the west or east coast feads to include ABC from Seattle on C Band. (The big Dish) Then came Ku and most left for Star Choice, DISH, DirecTV US, DirecTV Latin America, and Sky in central Mexico.
Re: [taltman711] Dish TV/Network stations?
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Today, there are fewer alternatives. One can no longer subscribe to DirecTV Latin America with a Mexican address. (0ne can with a Central American address), and they have the following the following US network stations which are viewable in Mexico
170 WSJX-LP (FOX - Aguadilla)
060821 172 WPRU-TV (ABC - Aquadilla) Videoguard
050623 174 WVXF-TV (CBS - St. Thomas) Videoguard
060821 176 WVGN-LP (NBC - Virgin Islands) Videoguard
060821 178 WSJP-LP (UPN - Aquadilla) Videoguard
I do not think SKY Mexico offers US network Channels. The Canadian Star Choice offers US network stations from Seattle, Spokane, Detroit, and Buffalo, in fact some of the channels are simulcast in HD.
And finally, C band, you know, the big ugly Dish, has been providing the US network stations for almost 30 years. They used to have US network channels from the West Coast, Denver, and the East Coast. Today, I understand that the network feeds are only avaliable from 8 stations located in and around Denver along with a couple hundred more stations from HBO, CNN, and all of those other channels you are now watching on DISH. However, to get the majority of the stations on C band you need a newer 4DTV 922 receiver, which one can often get for about $400 up north at say www.callnps.com, www.skyvision.com or usually more than twice that in Mexico.
Oops, there is another option, the free to air MPEG-2 receiver. Check out http://www.global-cm.net/. The owner Mike Kohl is one of the good guys. He also sells Star Choice, etc
(This post was edited by johanson on Sep 17, 2006, 7:59 PM)