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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. Sep 6, 2007 #601 of 8833
    Jeremy W

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    If the tuner is just digital, it will not receive an analog signal. If it's digital AND analog, it will receive them both.
     
  2. Sep 6, 2007 #602 of 8833
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    Every one has an ATSC tuner. Manufacturers can not sell TV's in the US without them having an ATSC tuner. HDTV is not manditory by law. Only digital.
     
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    Yes, I did say that before, that is why this thread is getting weird. :grin:

    NTSC tuners can be digital signal processors that convert analog signals to digital and not be ATSC tuners.

    You are correct that there are hybrids that will do more than one type of signal. I've seen some that can do SECAM, PAL, and NTSC. The ad has a hybrid NTSC/ATSC albeit EDTV and not HDTV. The ad also has a set that has a warning, that it will not be useable after a certain date. The tuner is digital.
     
  5. Sep 6, 2007 #605 of 8833
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    I disagree! The satellite signal being received is analog...spread spectrum, but analog, a continuous waveform. Your tuner for the satellite signal is digital, it quantizes the analog signal and makes it into 1's and 0's.
     
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    You are twisting words around here, nobody refers to an NTSC tuner as "digital" in the way you're talking about. It's completely incorrect. Yes, almost all modern tuners use digital signal processing, but that doesn't make them digital.
     
  7. Sep 6, 2007 #607 of 8833
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    Thanks Jeremy! Thats the point I was trying to make to him! The tuner itself is Analog for NTSC but its the "processor" that turns the signal to digital, thus making it a hybrid.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2007 #608 of 8833
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    I don't consider it twisting words. I consider it semantics. While the general public considers NTSC as analog, I agree. When I first mention digital I was meaning HDTV, however that isn't quite right, based on these semantics either, since everyone here (at least during this barrage in the thread) and the general public would call it simply HDTV. In addition, I made a bad assumption, that the mandate for ATSC was for HDTV, it isn't. My bad! I think that is clear though, now. I tend to look at the technology from an physics perspective too, which is why I have been saying that tuners, most today, have an Anolog to Digital converter to convert RF signals to digits, a serial stream of 1's and 0's.

    But hey, to get back on topic, I can not wait to get those new HD channels. How about you?
     
  9. Sep 7, 2007 #609 of 8833
    Smthkd

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    :feelbette Gottcha! That makes sense!
     
  10. Sep 7, 2007 #610 of 8833
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    I don't often do this, but after at least one whole page of ATSC/NTSC Analog/Digital, can we get... :backtotop

    I look forward to actually reading about HD coming to D*. I hope I'm understanding that's what this thread is about.
     
  11. Sep 7, 2007 #611 of 8833
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    I have been reading all the anticipation on the upcoming turn on of the HD channels, but have seen nothing as to an increase in HD PPV movies. Any thoughts if we are going to get more then the current channel 99?
     
  12. Sep 7, 2007 #612 of 8833
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    My bet is that not too many people are ordering the current HD PPV offerings. If they thought it would increase sales they would have tons of HD PPV.

    If Directv had any brains they would realize the main reason nobody orders the HD PPY is because the selection is so lousy.
     
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    I dont get many PPV because I dont want to watch them in SD. So I either wait for them to come out on HBO HD (soon it will be on them all) or rent the BluRay when it comes out (so D* is losing my $$ to Blockbuster).

    The one HD PPV always shows at obscure times of the day and I guess I could record it, but I am not sure if that would work if it isnt an ADT (I have recorded an SD ADT PPV and it still lets me watch it).

    Given the choice of 1080p over 1080i (BluRay vs D* HD) I would go for the 1080p. Given the choice of going to Blockbuster vs pressing a button I prefer the pressing the button and that overrides the 1080p bit. So D* - I would take PPV anytime over Blockbuster. Once you get the channels on. Which I suspect will work the same as the proposed channels when HD comes on - there will be PPV in HD on the current channels and the HR20 will select the HD over SD.
     
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    I don't think anyone knows. I have to always brace myself.:grin:
     
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    I had heard 300 was a great flick, but when I went to review the HD titles I couldn't find it. I think you're on to something, selection DOES make a difference.
     
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    I think the main problem here has been lack of bandwidth I would guess we may see more HD PPV Channels in the future probably after D11 comes live next year.;)
     
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    Definitely, I haven't order PPV in a long time. An upconverted widescreen DVD is better than a SD pan and scan. Viva Netflix. In addition, with the new LG and Samsung multiformat DVD players, I will probably go ahead and step up to the plate on a High Def DVD player. But it still begs the question about how the on demand HD content will impact bandwidthand channel rollout. Be it true VOD or PPV. It won't surprise me if there are 10 HD PPVs that D* counts towards the "..up to 100.."
     
  18. Sep 7, 2007 #618 of 8833
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    That's fine with me. The more PPV HD options I have the more I'll use it. In the last 5 months or so, I've bought 3 or 4 ppv hd movies using the time shift functionality of the HR20. It works well, and I'd use it more if more options were available.

    But as someone says, it's netflix and blockbuster getting my money now.
     
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    Everybody just shut-up :)
     
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    Ok I don't know about anybody else here, but I think D* should make a statement soon about when its going live, and what to expect for thier customers. While the info on D10 interesting it would be nice to know when we can expect more HD. Further more I have been a d* sub for 11 years now. Not once have I ever threatend to go somewhere else, and still wouldn't. It would just seem to be the right thing for them to do.
     
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