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12 Satellites Dishes, 5000 Channels November 30, 2005

Posted by Binford in Fun Stuff.
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And there’s probably nothing to watch:

Then come to Al Jessup’s house — where his 5,000-plus radio and television stations from around the world beamed in by his 12 satellite dishes are bound to keep you entertained somehow.

Since 1998, the Beckley resident has amassed a collection of 12 dishes around his James Street home. He said he first just began subscribing to Direct TV and Dish Network, but he later learned that by purchasing special satellite receivers he could receive “free to air” programming from several different satellites swirling the globe. The information on how to adjust a dish and set up a receiver to pick up programming from these stations such as Galaxy 10, AMC 2 and Telestar 5 is included with these receivers.

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This story reminds me of the first Simpsons Halloween special where the Simpsons get abducted by aliens and while on the ship they are shown this entertainment centre and Bart has this exchange with the alien:

Alien: On this cable system, we receive over one million channels from the furthest reaches of the galaxy.
Bart: Do you get HBO?
Alien: No, that would cost extra.

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