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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 9, 2007 #701 of 8833
    bnash972

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    Who said D* was ahead of schedule...a bunch of guys speculating from their couches? Aren't we the same guys that started most of the rumors? Obviously D10 is the biggest piece of the puzzle. But the TV stations have to be ready, there's hardware and software on the ground, CSRs to train (OK that might be stretch, do they have CSR training? :lol: ), there's a lot of moving pieces here that we don’t see. ALL of those tiny pieces have to be in place before they can flip the switch.
     
  2. Sep 9, 2007 #702 of 8833
    bbaleno

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    I thought the official word was by end of September
     
  3. Sep 9, 2007 #703 of 8833
    Jeremy W

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    Official word was mid September, and Eric Shanks said by the 16th.
     
  4. Sep 9, 2007 #704 of 8833
    bbaleno

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    isn't the 16th the emy party? what day of the week is that?
     
  5. Sep 9, 2007 #705 of 8833
    harsh

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    "Final Stages of Deployment" in industries other than those dominated by Micro$oft means testing. At Micro$oft, it means that the packaging is ready so it is time to ship the latest beta build.

    I agree with RAD: This part of the process should have been completed some time ago except perhaps any live satellite testing that might be required.
     
  6. Sep 9, 2007 #706 of 8833
    Jeremy W

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    Yes, it's a Sunday.
     
  7. Sep 9, 2007 #707 of 8833
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    Actually D* said they were ahead of schedule in there filed request to the FCC for temporary geo. location 102.775. In the report D* specifically mention this! So this was not speculation but factual. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Sep 9, 2007 #708 of 8833
    donshan

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    Is it Version 1.00?:eek2: :eek2:
     
  9. Sep 9, 2007 #709 of 8833
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    FWIW, the link to this story no longer works. Did someone pull the story?

    And another thing, I went here....

    http://www.celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/geo.txt

    and did a quick scan of ALL elements. And the latest date out of all is 07250 [which is this past Friday] so this is nothing unique to D10. Maybe the folks at Norad took the weekend off to watch some football like the rest of us! :lol:

    So relax and enjoy your Sunday. :) I am with Tom and his previous post and believe this has nothing to do with receiving new HD channels, but will provide some enhanced capabilities down the road. :D

    Cheers,
    John

    P.S. Link works now....must have been a temporary problem early this morning.
     
  10. Sep 9, 2007 #710 of 8833
    bnash972

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    I stand corrected, the release does say they were ahead of schedule. A lot of what we (myself included) chat about in here is speculation, it's hard to separate the fact from educated calculations from the guesses. Some folks are starting to freak out, I'm just trying to remain positive. There's just a lot of moving pieces we can't see. We haven't missed any dead lines yet. If I don't have HD by the end of next weekend, then I'll worry.

    I'm watchin', but the pot ain't boilin' yet!
     
  11. Sep 9, 2007 #711 of 8833
    JMCecil

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    Actually, it's extremely easy to tell the difference. Everything, including the TLE information, is irrelivent. The only things we have for certain are FCC filings and ambiguous press releases. In other words, we don't know anything other than if everything goes ok we will have some HD channels in September. That's it. The 923409023572039480234 posts have neither decreased that statement or improved that statement.

    The tech info is interesting at times. It is even possible that a couple of people will dial-in to a new HD channel just prior to the announcement. But, in general, you will end up viewing the new channels within a few hours of them being broadcast.
     
  12. Sep 9, 2007 #712 of 8833
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    They said ahead of schedule not way ahead October 1st ????
    There is still plenty of September left and like someone else said the target date is still ahead.
    Rummors ????? I remember you were pretty involved in the Sept 1st date back in the HD Tomorrow thread.;)
     
  13. Sep 9, 2007 #713 of 8833
    Herdfan

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    Teays...
    And what is confusing is that D* filed that would be ready to go with the move 9/1, yet as of today the satellite is still at 102.55.:confused:
     
  14. Sep 9, 2007 #714 of 8833
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    From all that I have read here, we know bandwidth is tight. A little while ago, I noticed that almost all the PPV and HD feed of TNT were off the air until later tonight, most come back at 9 pm. I guess this is for the football games today.
     
  15. Sep 9, 2007 #715 of 8833
    MattWarner

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    Here is my take: although it is complete speculation.

    Anyway, pure speculation, but I bet the engineering department doesn't talk all that often to the marketing department.

    -Matt
     
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    Smthkd

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    I just think of the positive! If we all rememer Chase Carey said in ther quarterly conference call, that we would have the new HD channels "by" the end of the 3rd Quarter! That means the end of September. Yes, they hope to have it turned on before then, but if not they still are "on" schedule.
     
  17. Sep 9, 2007 #717 of 8833
    jash

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    worse yet, showtime is unwatchable since the picture is as dark as night
     
  18. Sep 9, 2007 #718 of 8833
    aramus8

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    The longer this goes on without D* stating why they filed the move early application and then not moving D10, the wilder the speculation will become. I'm starting to think cable was right or Liberty has taken over and sold it to somebody else!!!:lol:
     
  19. Sep 9, 2007 #719 of 8833
    Smthkd

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    Has anybody thought that maybe just maybe D* filed for early movement just to get E* to wink as to what they intended to do to counter D*'s offering! and now since they know, they will make sure there package is more appealing than the competition!? Just speculation and giving them a little credit you know! :D
     
  20. Sep 9, 2007 #720 of 8833
    VodGod69

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    As someone who works in national engineering for a major cable co I can assure you that engineering and marketing are joined at the hip in this business. Marketing can't get new features and services without engineering involvement.

    I would assume, from experience where I work, that there may be some very tense marketing folk at D* right now.

    In any event, yes it's all speculation until the new HD services show up.
     
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