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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Don't know anything about this stuff. Why can't one just get a land based Direct TV subscription for TV, phone and internet and a TracVision receiver and have it all? Unlimited satt internet, etc??
Because most of the DirecTV type internet connections use a modem for the uplink, and the satellite dish for the downlink, and provide a very asymmetrical connection. There are some satellite dishes that can handle both up and downlinks...but I don't believe that TracVision makes a dish that can support it yet.

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