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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by lwilli201, Aug 23, 2007.
Is this the technical thread?
While there often is Tecnical HD information, it is not the technical D10 location thread.
What in particular are you looking for?
I'm sure you probably know by now but many people hate this guy. I'm not a big fan myself. He posts old material all the time and acts like he broke a story. Just read the HR10 story he posted not to long ago. He basically takes common knowledge or lifts info from people in the know on the forums and passes it off as his own. So if you don't know already anytime you use him as your source get ready for somebody to point that out.
Eric Shanks is the EVP of Entertainment at DirecTV. You must be thinking of someone else, because I haven't heard very much Eric Shanks hatred around here.
I think you have Eric Shanks confused with Swanni.
Twas the Night Before HD....
Twas the night before HD, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a clicking mouse;
The posts were made by the users with care,
In hopes that DirecTV HD soon would be there;
The subscribers nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of brilliant pictures dancing in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long summer’s nap,
When out of DBSTalk there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed and ran to the computer to see what was the matter.
Away to my living room I flew.
Could it really be true?
The moon reflecting of my favorite show,
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But posts a flying by impatient subscribers, is HD finally here?
With my computer, HR20 and eSata drive,
I knew in a moment it D10 must be live!
More rapid than eagles the signals they came,
And they whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
"Now, Lefty! now, Sixto! now, RAD and Eagle!
On, Smthkd! on Harsh! on, Ken984 and syphix and all the others too!
The 5-LNB dishes on top of the roof so tall!
Now channel surf away! surf away! surf away all!"
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the entertainment center full of high-tech toys, and DirectTV HD too.
And then, in a twinkling, across the nation
The glistening and Dolby of each glorious HD station.
As I drew in my hand, and was surfing around,
And through the sky came DirecTV HD with crystal sound.
It was brilliant color on my DLP
The wonderful new picture was bright as could be;
A bundle of HD channels for all,
Just in time for NFL Football.
All the hardware updated.
Their eyes -- how they twinkled!
And oh, how they had waited, Spending endless hours explaining KA-band;
and other stuff we still don’t really understand.
But it didn’t really matter, the channels were so crystal clear,
All the viewers, they were finally happy;
Their days of waiting were through
All of the colors were now in perfect hue
After hundreds of thousands of posts, what next?
I guess its back to complaining about D* CSRs and install techs.
Its time to move on, bigger better things await
There’s still VOD, 1080p, more channels to create.
Laying their left hands on the remotes, their right hands on their mouse’s,
I don’t expect these guys will ever leave their houses.
In the living room they sit, planting themselves on the couch,
Sitting there for hours, even days, each one a big ol’ slouch.
And, then they all heard one lone lurker exclaim…
"HD for all, and to all a good-night."
great poem... now the real question is will there tomorrow be hd???
I haven't seen anyone talking about it, so I thought I'd bring it up... but lately, I've had times when I tried to change the channel, set something to record, or check satellite signals on 102 and it told me that it couldn't because it interfered with "Signal Testing". This has happened to me SEVERAL times in the last week or so at various times...
BTW, another interesting thing that was in the article I posted was that a satellite company (using MPEG4) could fit 27-32 SD channels on a single transponder using 8PSK and MPEG4...
all sat 103 (b) are 0's still
just talked to a D* rep because I lost my locals after reverting back from the upgrade and was told we will have 36 channels this month with 25 coming in October and they are hoping for 75 by the end of the year.
Should be moving into place any day now.
Damn! 103(b) is still all 0's. Retest...
Damn! 103(b) is still all 0's. Retest...
Ya I really should have stated that better. I meant Phillip Swann aka Swanni who wrote the article. I really don't have that much of a problem with that article, but I do hate to see people post his stuff on the forums. He uses it like advertising all the time. I'll go to AVS,TCF, and DBStalk only to find somebody (himself usually) posting his material on all three forums. So in a way I view allot of his work basically as SPAM. It wouldn't be a problem if he sourced his material like Engadget does and stopped posting his own work on forums.
Edit- Oh and in the interest of full disclosure Jeremy W your not Joseph Whip are you???
Honestly not really. I've seen some guys go ape $H** over people posting his stuff on avs. For the most part I just view it as spam but occasionally he does break some news. I believe HDTVFan (I think that's his handle} hates the guy. To me usually I see a thread from one of his article's and I end up saying to myself "ya we knew that a month ago".
I was agreeing with you. Touché is the award of a point in fencing. I was awarding you a point (a +1). I totally agree that Swanni over does his self promotion. His articles are included somewhere among all the advertising. And he is not shy about putting his picture everywhere.
My username isn't Joseph W...
Try re-booting your box.
Several people had this problem after some of the recent CE's and a re-boot seems to cure it.
I had the problem for the first time, this morning. And, yes, a menu reboot cured it.