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Apr 12, 2001
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MacMinute provides Satellite Coordinates for the Apple Music Event.


Ku-band Analog
-- Satellite: Galaxy 11
-- Transponder: 16K
-- Orbital Slot: 91 degrees West
-- Downlink Frequency: 12020 MHz
-- Polarity: Vertical down
-- Audio subcarriers: 6.2 and 6.8

C-band Analog
-- Satellite: Telstar 5
-- Transponder: 15C
-- Orbital Slot: 97 degrees West
-- Downlink Frequency: 4000 MHz
-- Polarity: Vertical down
-- Audio subcarriers: 6.2 and 6.8

The event will be broadcast to select Apple Retail Stores, while live web and IRC coverage will also be provided on MacRumors.
 

SiliconAddict

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Jun 19, 2003
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Ya know. Mac Rumors needs to break down and buy one of these honking satellite dishes and stream the event live to its users. Maybe make it a paid event to recoup the price for bandwidth and server. $3 for access. :)
 
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coolbreeze

macrumors 68000
Jan 20, 2003
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Why is Apple taking a step back in technology with these broadcasts? Instead of streaming it (read: where everyone with a computer can see it and get excited) they opt to give out archaic co-ordinates so 2% of their fans can tune in. I'm sure some folks have these satellites, but seriously.

Do you have access to a satellite? I sure don't. Do you have access to an Apple store? I sure don't. Guess the re-loading on this website will have to do:rolleyes:

:confused:
 
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macMaestro

macrumors regular
Sep 14, 2003
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I want a WEBCAST. Come on Apple...

WEBCAST

Preferably live. Preferably working unlike the last iTunes announcment.

I don't want to have to watch it in WINDOWS MEDIA again.
 
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Photorun

macrumors 65816
Sep 1, 2003
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NYC
C'mon Apple, give us a break, give us a LIVE feed! You have nothing to lose and only a buzz to gain. Wish they'd pull their heads out of the arses on this.
 
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macMaestro

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Sep 14, 2003
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Well, at least they haven't said that they won't give us a live stream.

They better put one up, though...

(drumming fingers)

Nope, no sign of one on apple.com yet. :(

C'mon Apple!!!
 
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nilspace

macrumors newbie
Sep 5, 2003
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Royal Oak, MI
Think about it, they stream it over satellite to their stores. What does this do? Get the super-excited INTO the apple store. Not only that, they are hyped, excited, a mob mentality and more likely to buy things.

Or, they could stream it to thousands of people who will go *cool* and then turn off the webcast, and *maybe* buy something.

I mean, it still stinks, especially since I"m near 2 apple stores, NEITHER of which are receiving the broadcast. <thpt!>
 
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howard

macrumors 68020
Nov 18, 2002
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aww crap...its 10am pacific time??

now i don't get to see what happens, i'll be at class
 
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cljmac

macrumors newbie
Jul 9, 2002
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streaming

well of course they want us to go to the local apple store where we would be
excited about whatever is released and
buy it right there on the spot...

dont forget there in the retail market not just web or in someone elses store
 
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coolbreeze

macrumors 68000
Jan 20, 2003
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HAH! Just sent them feedback on Apple.com about the lack of streams...

That'll do it. There should be a stream link up in an hour or so.:D
 
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Machead III

macrumors 6502
Nov 4, 2002
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Seriously, are there any benefits in denying 1000s of fans from seeing and then hyping up the release of new products etc.? There doesn't seem to be any logical explanation.
 
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nilspace

macrumors newbie
Sep 5, 2003
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Royal Oak, MI
But we *are* still hyping it. I've told my co-workers a ton of times about iTunes coming out for windows & why it's better. So I'm hyping it nonetheless. And it's not like we won't get to see the products. We're just not getting our "fix" :) of wanting it in real-time.
 
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TeknoTurd

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Oct 8, 2003
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I believe the reason for the satellite stream is not only for the Apple stores, but for media outlets who can't get a camera into the Moscone Center to watch. I could be wrong, but thats the most logical idea I could think of.
 
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saint.duo

macrumors member
Feb 22, 2003
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Satellite gives much better quality than a web stream, and the public is not supposed to have these. The coordinates are confidential information. Only Apple stores, resellers, employees, and maybe a few others are supposed to have these.

The idea is to get people to come to stores and such to watch the feed.

Originally posted by TeknoTurd
I believe the reason for the satellite stream is not only for the Apple stores, but for media outlets who can't get a camera into the Moscone Center to watch. I could be wrong, but thats the most logical idea I could think of.
 
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arn

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Staff member
Apr 9, 2001
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Originally posted by saint.duo
Satellite gives much better quality than a web stream, and the public is not supposed to have these. The coordinates are confidential information. Only Apple stores, resellers, employees, and maybe a few others are supposed to have these.

Actually, it's not confidential.

Apple sent out a press release:

http://finance.lycos.com/qc/news/story.aspx?story=36084704

arn
 
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eclipse525

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Aug 5, 2003
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I believe the Satellite feed is to sensationalize the event and get people in the stores.

What they should be doing is a combo Satellite feed and then afterwards or later in the day, show the webcast of it.

This way, they get the people to the stores that have to be there, right then and there but the others who have jobs, class, yoga, jury duty, etc., can check it out later.


~e
 
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marmot25

macrumors newbie
Oct 13, 2003
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Berkeley
I got your satellite right here.

I love how Apple-friendly my university is. :)

http://apple.doit.wisc.edu/news/

Wherever and whenever there are Apple satellites, the UW will be watching. No refreshments this time, tho; that's a shame.
Come for the Apple, stay for the cheese.
 
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mxpiazza

macrumors 6502a
Apr 22, 2003
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cleveland, oh
Originally posted by Phil Of Mac
I have a C-band dish at home, but unfortunately, I couldn't bring it to school. It wouldn't get a good signal inside my dorm room anyway.
where would you put it? aren't they huge?
 
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mxpiazza

macrumors 6502a
Apr 22, 2003
597
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cleveland, oh
Originally posted by Phil Of Mac
It would fit in the middle of the room, with a little rearrangement, with room to get around it. I have a big dorm room though.

C-band dishes are pretty big, but not too big.
that's would be great for whenever you bring a chick into the room...

'hey baby, don't even sweat the 10 foot metal dish in the middle of the room'
 
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