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D10 Satellite - HD Anticipation and other posts

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by lwilli201, Aug 23, 2007.

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  1. azarby

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    Maybe they will enable them in real time during the show.

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  2. SteveHas

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    yes they can
    the party they are having I believe is to celebrate the Emmys, and the launch of new channels
    they can do all of that without us having them today :nono2:
     
  3. SteveHas

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    could be
     
  4. henryld

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    Hmmm!!!!That would be impressive.:sure:
     
  5. Juppers

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    Doubt they would try to show off by enabling them during the show. If there was a problem, that would be extremely bad PR, the exact opposite of what they want.
     
  6. F1 Fan

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    But they can turn on specific receivers - or have an engineering card in them for their party tonight. They get them we dont.

    I doubt very much if they would turn on a channel early for us if they spent hundreds of thousands on a launch party tonight to showcase it.

    Tomorrow morning may be the earliest. And Monday isnt a good day for new stuff but maybe the odd channel will pop up. I would also guess (pure guess) that TNT would be one of the first to show up in its SD channel slot. This is because it is currently being broadcast (in the 70s and on mpeg2) and have more subscribers than HBO and SHO which are also simultcast in mpeg2.

    So if they turn those on to us and no one reports a problem all is good (You know that 100,000 people on here will report if TNT HD comes on 245 and is good or bad so they get their feedback). If there is a problem, no worries as they can turn it off and still have the old mpeg2s going. If no problem then turn on the rest when they are ready by 19th.

    Nothing like DBSTalk members to give an "across the country, dma by dma" feedback of picture quality. I mean they already have every tp reading on 103b for every dma from these forums in less than 24hrs. Even non CEers are being HD CEers!
     
  7. David Carmichael

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    I don't know but a fair number of the shopping and other channels are off the air stating will be back at 9pm EST.. about the same time that the Awards show starts broadcasting..??
     
  8. F1 Fan

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    no - thats for ST
     
  9. ActiveHDdave

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    Anybody notice the HD broadcast of the Steelers .... NOT VERY GOOD!
    The picture is real blurry at times seems like heat waves coming off the ground.


    Could this be because of lack of bandwidth or software updates?
     
  10. Ken984

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    Bossier...
    Pitt-Buff game looking pretty good to me, but im looking at this thread more than the game too so....
     
  11. dcrews

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    My steelers channel looks fine, but the sound keeps switching from stereo to dolby digitial, just like last week..
     
  12. Dolly

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    I don't care if the Steelers are blurry just so they win :lol:
     
  13. kryscio23

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    There are a few channels in the low 200's that say, "programming will return at 9 p.m." ... sooooooo maybe, just maybe, before their Emmy party kicks off, they will put the new HD's into motion at 9 pm?!
     
  14. ShiningBengal

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    DirecTV tech support routinely advises customers to pull the plug on their receivers to reset them. In fact, on many of them, it is the ONLY way to reset them, as they don't have on/off switches. And of course, turning the switch off is electrically identical to pulling the plug.

    Surge protectors are designed to protect electronic devices from surges and spikes in the line, not in the device. But you know that, of course.

    I agree that it isn't normally good practice to simply switch of any device that has RW memory, HDD or otherwise, because it may corrupt system files or data.

    But in practice, I don't think you will do any harm to a DVR by doing this. I've done it many dozens if not over a hundred times and have never had an issue of any kind as a result. Furthermore, momentary power outages (in the absence of a UPS) do the same thing.
     
  15. Ken984

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    Bossier...
    Those are gone to make room for ST games, it has nothing to do with D10.
     
  16. ShiningBengal

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    DirecTV always does this on days with national sports events. They currently don't have enough bandwidth to go around, so they simply shut down channels that don't have a lot of viewership, or where the same programming is normall repeated as it is on Universal High Def.
     
  17. Hoxxx

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    Well by this time next week I sure hope the extra bandwidth is not an issue.
     
  18. Ken984

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    Bossier...
    I have noticed it switching but only during commercials. Getting Dolby Digital EX for the game.
     
  19. Ken984

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    Bossier...
    D10 will not affect the way ST is handled this season, it will still result in channels being turned off. Next year they should have no problem with bandwidth, they have stated ST will be mpeg4 next season.
     
  20. kryscio23

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    I know all of this, but with D10 up there and supposedly ready to go, there wouldn't be any need to shut down channels any longer.

    Plus, we all anticipated it today, and 9 p.m. would be before their party, which is 3 hours earlier in Pacific time, dont forget.
     
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