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September 2000

Q.1 : With many programmers switching to digital transmission, are the new receivers still going to be subject to C-band TI?

Ans: Since the digital transmissions still occur in the same frequency band as the Analog transmissions do now; they are still going to be subject to TI. However, you would see a lot less interference in the picture, even with pretty strong TI, due to the error correction abilities and other transmission advantages Inherent in digital broadcasting. Typically, the TI would affect the digital signals like rain fade does on the DSS system-everything works perfectly and then it completely falls apart when the bit error rate finally becomes too much to handle. Thus, there is no “light, medium, heavy” TI interference noticeable on a digital signals-its either perfect or it pretty much completely drops out or you get a lot of screen freezes and pixilization.

Q.2 : Hi I am shifting to a new place where there is no Cable TV yet. Will a satellite signal reach me anywhere around my house?

Ans: Unfortunately not. Unlike Cable TV, Satellite TV is a “line of sight” technology. This simply means that a dish needs a clear view of the satellite to receive the signals. This often necessitates a prospective satellite buyer having to perform a site evaluation before purchasing, to ensure there are no obstructions in the neighborhood. At this time the evaluator that has been hired will also determine if it’s possible to point the dish in the proper direction to get the best signal.

Q.3 : We are a registered cable TV company and are based in Karachi and we have around 3000 connections we are interested in giving internet connection to our subscribers through cable connection can you guide us that is it possible that we can give them internet connection through same cable internet connection through same cable wire or we need separate cable wire for internet?

Ans: The answer to your question is CABLE MODEM and LAN CABLE MODEM = The next frontier clearly is delivery of Internet content to cable subscribers. The world over, Internet delivery through broadband (CATV) networks is being offered through cable modems. Cable modems offer the capability of delivering Internet content at mind boggling speeds of up to 30 Mbps on a network that is not heavily loaded. Even for a loaded network – with a large number of simultaneous cable modem users – cable modems can easily achieve speeds of 2 Mbps. The cable modem promises to be the best mode of delivery for the Internet but is also the highest priced. The large capital cost of a cable modem have so far restricted their use LAN=A Local Area Network (LAN) is commonly used in offices to inter connect multiple computers for sharing of files between these computers. It is a mature technology, proven and implemented for tens of years. It is therefore a logical extension to connect 1 of the computers on a LAN network to the Internet. With this, all other computers on the LAN network can also send and receive files and data from the Internet. This is in fact used even with cable modems where one cable modem can be connected to multiple computers through a cable modem. It is important to keep in mind that a LAN network cannot be integrated on to an existing Cable TV distribution plant. The LAN network must be run as a separate network altogether. This called for two independent networks to be set up, one for cable TV and the other for LAN.

Q.4 : Is it true that weather can affect reception?

Ans: Yes it is. For example, a symptom called “rain fade” is a common problem with all satellite services. This occurs when there is heavy rain, which can result in the obstruction of the satellite signals and even blackouts of service. If the mini-dish is installed improperly, these outages are even more likely to occur. Also, accumulation of snow and ice during the winter months can reduce the quality of your reception.

Q.5 : Hi! Can you tell us if the Spice adult channel is broadcasted from the ST-1 satellite. Please list analog free to air channels on the ST-1 satellite so that I can align my dish antenna for reception of the Spice channel?

Ans: Unfortunately, the ST-1 satellite broadcast only digitally compressed channels. Hence the convenient option of tracking the satellite first with an analog channel is not available. You will have to optimize your dish position using the signal strength indicator provided on most digital satellite receivers. We have received a lot of reader letters that these adult programs were available free to air. The Spice channel has in fact being transmitting on and off, on a free to air basis, throughout the month. In fact, at times the channel has moved between free to air and pay, more than once during the same day! Clearly, their strategy seems to be targeted at attracting viewers to this pay platform. The Spice channel is broadcasted primarily for viewers in Taiwan and far east.


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