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[ale] Is this for Real



I must be old.   Until I was a teenager one was lucky to even get 4
channels (ABC, NBC, CBS and PBS) because outside the big cities usually
there was only 1 network station and *possibly* access to a public TV
station.

Even once basic cable came in we only had about 13 channels originally
and many of those were duplicate network affiliates from the nearest big
city.   I remember my disgust when I first subscribed to HBO as one of
the few premiums available only to have part it its schedule eaten up
with things like Fraggle Rock.

-----Original Message-----
From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of
To: ale at ale.org
Christopher Fowler
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2007 8:39 PM
To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
Subject: Re: [ale] Is this for Real

80's large dish in yard.

Had one.  If we got an ice storm I was stuck watching 24 channels on one
satellite.  To switch satellites the dish would have to rotate.

On Mon, 2007-04-09 at 20:31 -0400, danverde wrote:
> I can't speak for the site metioned.  But there is free satelite tv.
> Google 
> Free-to-air (FTA) satellite tv and you will find a whole slew of
> equipment 
> and information about free satelite tv.  As mentioned by others it is
> all 
> unencrypted, but you would be surprised what is available.
> 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free-to-air

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