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To: Mister5By5 who wrote (28)5/7/1997 2:05:00 PM
From: Joe Schmoe
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It puzzles me as well. I wish we could get this thread going. There jsut isn't much going on. Here are my questions.

What are the prospects of Hughes acquiring USSB?
There is some talk of Primestar going public. Any news? what are the implications for USSB?
Around where in terms of subscribers is the break even?

Also the April numbers for direct TV subscribers look good. There is a lot of interest in sat TV around the world and there seems to be no let up in subscribers. This baby has got to move soon!
--SCHMOE

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To: Joe Schmoe who wrote (29)5/7/1997 10:42:00 PM
From: Mister5By5
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Joe,

I have heard that the Hubbards don't want to sell out to Hughes, or anybody else. They want to continue to control the company. Any other opinions about this out there?

I don't know anything about Primestar going public.

Hubbard stated some months ago that the break even point was 1.6 million subscribers. We are almost there now.

Thanks for the post. Hopefully this thread will start to pick up along with the stock price.

Mike Lombardi

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To: Joe Schmoe who wrote (29)5/7/1997 10:54:00 PM
From: Mister5By5
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To all - check out this article:

economist.com

USSB is part of what's projected to be a $31 billion industry by 2002.

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To: Mister5By5 who wrote (30)5/8/1997 1:54:00 PM
From: Joe Schmoe
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Down 1/2. Any reason? If the breakeven is 1.6, were in good shape. I think when the company moves into the black we are going to get a good pop. Probably not this Q (though they should be close to 1.6 million) maybe 3rd Q and probably fouth Q. Then a lot of people who like the DBS idea, but as a rule don't invest until they're in the black will come in.
Check out www.dbsdish.com/dbsdata.html

Direct TV continues to grow faster than anyone. If the Echostar deal w/ Murdoch falls through which is probable, I don't think they have the cash to survive in the long run, and Primestar is still behind and run by cable operators who have mixed feelings about DBS.

USSB is still the best pure play in the hottest tech product to come along for some time. I'm taking the opp of the drop today to increase my position.
SCHMOE

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To: Joe Schmoe who wrote (32)5/10/1997 3:19:00 PM
From: Mister5By5
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Joe,

I agree with you. The USSB drop is entirely in sympathy with DISH, which could be in bad shape now that Murdoch has burned them. USSB should eventually benefit.

Mike

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To: Joe Schmoe who wrote (32)5/11/1997 8:59:00 PM
From: MLAHR
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>USSB is still the best pure play in the hottest tech product to come along for some time.

What About ONSI?

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To: Joe Schmoe who wrote (32)5/28/1997 9:21:00 PM
From: Mister5By5
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Big than average volume 2 days in a row. Up to 9 5/8 today. Is this pup finally going to make a move?

Mike

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To: Mister5By5 who wrote (35)6/23/1997 11:43:00 PM
From: Mister5By5
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Volume has been up but stock still languishes. Check out this generally positive article about USSB:

dbsdish.com

Mike

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To: Mister5By5 who wrote (36)9/13/1997 12:51:00 PM
From: greenspirit
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Michael, are you still following this company? I've been thinking of making a play in the Sattelite T.V. area and funamentally this company looks the most attractive.

Any thoughts appreciated about USSB or the industry in general.

Michael

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To: greenspirit who wrote (37)9/15/1997 12:18:00 AM
From: Buck
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I have 1625 shares of this stock and needless to say it has been dissappointing, but!! I sell satellite systems and all of a sudden they are booming again. When I talk to DTV and USSB they reflect the boom also. In short, there next numbers are going to look a lot more encourging and I expect this trend to last through the Christmas season. This stock is definitely a take-over or a merger candidate also. There has been no news what-so-ever but it is slowly, steadily growing. Cable crept up on everybody until one day companies were buying out everybody for 2000 dollars a subscriber. USSB has somewhere over a million subscribers now and are adding 60 thousand and up a month. I'm holding on to this for the long run.

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