Re: Live satellite feeds

Dr. Joe Baptista (
Mon, 10 Jul 1995 07:20:51 +0000

On Sun, 9 Jul 1995, Martin Stoufer wrote:

> 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.

Well, what you do is connect the sat video feed to your video in and
and guess where the audio goes ;-) same format. But I don't see the
practical application unless you sent the who shebang off to a reflector
for others to enjoy. If you have a sat dish just watch it on your tv -
the image quality for sure is better.

Joe Baptista

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(o o) ask what your country has done for you."
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