Re: Live satellite feeds

Roger Lee Boston (
Mon, 10 Jul 1995 00:30:05 -0500 (CDT)

I think you get that at 400kbs with DirectPC, an offering from Hughes ..
your modem going TO the internet, satellite down FROM the internet.

On Sun, 9 Jul 1995, Martin Stoufer wrote:

> The other day, I was showing a Ham Radio phreak/friend of mine how CU
> worked. The first thing he could say was, Is this coming from a satellite
> feed or something? It broke my heart to tell him it was a 28.8 modem. Then
> we both got thinking, wouldn't it be possible for someone with a satellite
> dish to pick up a satellite, tune to a specific freq and start receiving CU
> a/v?
> I see obvious problems with checksums and sending good packets. But
> what if you could get CU to connect to an external receiver instead of an IP
> address? This would of course be some driver running in the local machine
> which would route (drop bit and color depth if needed) the info to CU. Send
> would be useless unless you had a microwave transmitter in the backyard to
> send info back up. (that would be cool....) Let's kick this one around and
> see what happens.
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