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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by lwilli201, Aug 23, 2007.
College in 1966? Man, I thought I was old! I graduated HS in 1972.
I was still in grade school in 1972.
You beat me to the joke, I was thinking the same thing reading the post :lol: And I was only in middle school in 1972...
Channels 71, 73, 75, 76, 78 have disappeared????
Nope. I'm watching channel 78 right now.
That was weird. They all came back, one at a time, over the next 10 minutes.
Sorry for the dumb question, but what company is " E* " ??
E* stands for Echostar. AKA DishNetwork
E* is Echostar DishNetwork.
I did a CE last nigt and it happened to me as well
OK the new HD channels will be here soon, we all hope anyway so what do you want to see after they are all added? I would really enjoy a free week of the premier package or at least a LONG weekend. this would be a great way for HDirecTV to showoff all the new HD goodies & might even get some to upgrade to the premier package.
I wouldn't be surprised if they took the "Liberty" to push Starz HD.
what happened the resto of this thread i only see 3 pages the last 3
As for what channels are first, I would think National Geographic is ready to go since DirecTV has been demo'ing that channel from time to time.
The thread was split into two; this one and a "technical" one, http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=91383.
donshan had posted on the other "technical" thread about this. Presently in my guide data for channel 499, they show a "To be announced" starting at 5:00 am CDT this Monday morning. I believe donshan wrote that his is due to change tomorrow, Sunday, at 3:00 am pst.
Anyone have any ideas of what may be going on here? Do others have this change in the future guide listings? Just curious as to what others think may be going on here.
I think they're just going day-by-day on 499. I've been through a couple of TBA on my Guide [MDT] in the past few days. Same old, same old still pops up.
Channel 499 is the channel for testing that your BBCs are installed correctly and if so, you get a "Searching for Satellite" message. Technical discussions think channel 499 is looking for the first transmissions from D10 and some sort of "test" will appear on 499 when that first D10 transmission to our receivers is received.
Last week my Guide listing changed from "Broadband Testing Channel" to showing "To Be Announced" starting at 3AM Sat.Aug 25. This implied some news was coming soon about D10 startup. However yesterday the Guide listing changed back from the TBA message to BBC Test Channel again and pushed the TBA forward 24 hours to Sunday Aug 26 (3 AM PDT).
Again today the Guide listing did the same change. It has reverted back to the BBC Test Channel and again pushed the TBA to 3AM PDT on Monday- (the same time as you are getting with time zone corrections.)
My interpretation is that there is "news pending" on 499 soon, but those in charge of the Guide don't have it yet either or it is not ready for release yet. They, are taking the Guide listing one day at a time. We are getting closer each day so one day soon I expect that TBA to have some real info when they are ready, but we might see 499 stop searching and find a D10 signal first.
I am hoping that they put up live video test from D10 on 499 before the actual HD channels arrive , but that is just speculation now. Lots of people are checking 499 for D10 lighting up, however actual HD channels are should not be expected until after the FCC approves a "Special Temporary Authority (STA) allowing an early move of D10 to its final operational slot. This FCC STA gives permission for D10 to start the drift to its final operational slot "on or about September 1" with HD channels turning on after it gets to 102. 775 West Longitude and everything is ready ( D10 is still in its test location near 102.6 W +/- 0.05).
Edit added with additional possibility: D* requested a STA from the FCC on Aug 16 (see page 1 of the technical thread for link to request letter). These typically take about a week for FCC approval. It is possible D* was anticipating approval by this past Friday -thus the TBA on Sat. The FCC Public Notices published Friday had nothing listed about D*. With the FCC approval not yet received, it is possible D* is prudently delaying any announcements about early moves and startup of D10 based on that Aug 16 STA request, until they actually receive FCC approval.