KITH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 378 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3938 times:
I was on a B6 flight JFK-SJU in Feb 2003. When the Satellite TV died about 1hr from JFK the flight attendant said all the DirectTV satellites are pointed over TX where DirectTV is based. Whether I believe this or not is another story but thats just what a flight attendant told me! -Matt in KITH
Kanebear From United States of America, joined May 2002, 953 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3746 times:
This question has been asked quite a few times before. You'll find more detailed information if you do a search. In short, DirecTV's satellite 'footprint' or coverage area is very tightly focused on the Continental US and weakens very quickly off the coasts. Thus, in Puerto Rico and Alaska, much larger dishes must be used for DirecTV. That's not an option on an airplane, so the TV doesn't work. It has nothing to do with copyrights as Puerto Rico is considered part of the US even though it doesn't have statehood.