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FOX Channel knocked out on DIRECTV
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Posted on 12/09/2010 3:49:59 AM PST by Ahithophel

Anyone else experience this? Within a minute of Fox & Friends coming on the air at 5 am CST on DIRECTV Thursday morning, the channel was replaced with the Ci Channel (never heard of it) followed by a "technical difficulty" message from DIRECTV. Interesting timing/coincidence in light of suspected Wikileaks-related attacks on MasterCard, etc. I'm verklempt; discuss.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: directv; fox
I'm verklempt; discuss.
1 posted on 12/09/2010 3:50:00 AM PST by Ahithophel
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To: Ahithophel

....ask your provider to explain, or better yet ask them when they got their “instructions” from the FCC.


2 posted on 12/09/2010 3:52:57 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Ahithophel

Did you try the non-HD channel?


3 posted on 12/09/2010 3:53:48 AM PST by PatriotCJC (Keep your powder dry!)
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To: PatriotCJC

HD only here. South Ga.


4 posted on 12/09/2010 3:57:49 AM PST by jafojeffsurf ( Return to the Constitution.)
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To: Ahithophel

Yes. Says they’re having technical difficulties and to switch back to the non-HD channel until they get it fixed.


5 posted on 12/09/2010 3:59:15 AM PST by abigailsmybaby ( I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. Yogi Berra)
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To: Ahithophel
I missed the NL playoffs and the first 2 games of the WS because of the Fox/Cablevision debacle.

this to shall pass

6 posted on 12/09/2010 4:00:22 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Ahithophel

Same thing here in New Orleans. That CI Blacken Corpse was GROSS!


7 posted on 12/09/2010 4:01:17 AM PST by Dacus943
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To: Ahithophel

All of these cable services are about as reliable as blood hounds in heat. ;-)


8 posted on 12/09/2010 4:02:50 AM PST by Average Al
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To: Ahithophel
That's about the time my server kicked me off-line,,,

TV was fine,,,

(Suddenlink-NW Louisiana)...

9 posted on 12/09/2010 4:07:25 AM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Just a ‘test’ from the friendly folks at Federal Communist Communications...


10 posted on 12/09/2010 4:09:50 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Ahithophel
Out in Pinal county in Arizona (south of Phoenix).

Mrs. Prince of Space

11 posted on 12/09/2010 4:11:44 AM PST by Prince of Space
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To: Ahithophel

Funny, isn’t it, that the channels that you never watch never have “technical difficulties”.


12 posted on 12/09/2010 4:14:32 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: Doogle
I have this provider and I am wondering. We had better organize some other way, folks, just in case they try to do this to us. We need a way to communicate and connect if they plan widespread disruptions so that we cannot know what is happening. Make no mistake, there are strong signs that we are in the hands of Revolutionaries. They are bold, they do not care whether the country and it's people go down. Could many of them be HIGH on something? You decide.
13 posted on 12/09/2010 4:15:13 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Prince of Space
MSNBC is also out but FBN is okay. Some of the ESPN channels are out too.

Mrs. Prince of Space

14 posted on 12/09/2010 4:15:42 AM PST by Prince of Space
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To: who knows what evil?

I don’t doubt anything these days...


15 posted on 12/09/2010 4:19:07 AM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: jazzlite

“We need a way to communicate and connect if they plan widespread disruptions....”

I’d feel a lot better if I knew there was a ‘Plan B’ for Free Republic, should we be more than temporarily disrupted. Anyone?


16 posted on 12/09/2010 4:21:55 AM PST by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote! DeMint, 2012)
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To: Kimberly GG

“We need a way to communicate and connect if they plan widespread disruptions....”

I’d feel a lot better if I knew there was a ‘Plan B’ for Free Republic, should we be more than temporarily disrupted. Anyone?”

There are couple of alt/freeper sites out there, don’t have the links handy.
Why are you looking for an alternative “entertainment” when we should be lighting torches and taking up pitchforks?
Seriously, if the left takes down our communications then the jig is up. Hop in your jeep and either head for DC with your cammo or head for your bugout location. It’s “the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine”


17 posted on 12/09/2010 4:31:02 AM PST by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: vanilla swirl

“Had this been an actual alert, you would have been instructed to turn to an emergency broadcasting station in your area. This is only a test.

We now return to your regularly scheduled programing.

This was only a test.”


18 posted on 12/09/2010 4:38:02 AM PST by maine yankee
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To: Kimberly GG

http://www.freedominion.ca/phpBB2/portal.php


19 posted on 12/09/2010 4:40:58 AM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: maine yankee

“Had this been an actual emergency, you would have been instructed to dig mass graves and throw yourselves into them. Keep a shovel handy. That is all.”


20 posted on 12/09/2010 4:47:19 AM PST by Humble Servant
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To: Ahithophel
I have been watching Fox via DTV since 4:30am EST with no interruption.
21 posted on 12/09/2010 5:08:45 AM PST by mmercier
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To: Ahithophel
As long as TBN is still on the air we'll be fine. LOL!

22 posted on 12/09/2010 5:08:48 AM PST by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: Humble Servant

shovel ready project?


23 posted on 12/09/2010 5:19:48 AM PST by Blogger
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To: TSgt

Whenever I see a picture of those two, I’m left wondering if Ringling Bros. isn’t missing a few employees.


24 posted on 12/09/2010 5:20:59 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Save the whales. Collect the whole set.)
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To: Ahithophel

MSNBC was out also...


25 posted on 12/09/2010 5:25:04 AM PST by scbison
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To: Kimberly GG; vanilla swirl

There is a Free Republic group at

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freerepublic2/


26 posted on 12/09/2010 5:25:14 AM PST by rwa265 (Christ my Cornerstone)
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To: Fresh Wind

>> the channels that you never watch never have “technical difficulties”. <<

Yeah, I’m constantly noticing the same phenomenon. And ditto for the radio stations I’ve never listened to. They’re always on the air.


27 posted on 12/09/2010 5:42:45 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Ahithophel
'FOX Channel knocked out on DIRECTV'

Maybe 'Johnny' is at it again.....

[Gratuitous 'Airplane' ref /off]

28 posted on 12/09/2010 5:45:54 AM PST by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: Ahithophel

Lotsa meteor shower activity this month. Just a meteor that interrupted the beam from the uplink station to the Clarke belt?

(Or maybe it was Santa’s sleigh out on a test run?)


29 posted on 12/09/2010 5:46:50 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Ahithophel

Yep, happened to me also.


30 posted on 12/09/2010 6:09:00 AM PST by Wu (Excuse me while I kiss the sky......)
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To: Hawthorn; Fresh Wind

If a Digital channel in the forest goes down and no one is watching....

....does anyone post on the internet about it?


31 posted on 12/09/2010 6:14:43 AM PST by PissAndVinegar
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To: TSgt

When our kids were younger they called that TBN woman the “Poodle Lady”. We thought that was a good name for her since she does indeed look like a groomed poodle.


32 posted on 12/09/2010 6:19:57 AM PST by Nevadan
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To: Kimberly GG
I’d feel a lot better if I knew there was a ‘Plan B’ for Free Republic,

You mean like this?

ALTFREEREPUBLIC

Or this?

FREEREPUBLIC-2

33 posted on 12/09/2010 6:35:05 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: PissAndVinegar

>> does anyone post on the internet about it? <<

Enough of these ironic comments for this morning! My hemachromatosis is acting up!


34 posted on 12/09/2010 6:37:25 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Ahithophel

Lieber verklempt, als verkakkt. ;^0


35 posted on 12/09/2010 8:03:52 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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