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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 10, 2007 #781 of 8833
    Ken984

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    Bossier...
    I am not a tle expert but i do know there is NO information in a TLE about the broadcasting capabilities of D10, nor about the actual footprint of the beams(which is what i believe is being alluded to in the above quote). So while the TLE will help you determine a lot of info about its location it really doesn't have much to do with uplinks and downlinks.
     
  2. Sep 10, 2007 #782 of 8833
    DCSholtis

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    +1 Completely agree
     
  3. Sep 10, 2007 #783 of 8833
    RAD

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    Dripping...
    BTW, IIRC it was Scott that called Earl to get things worked out, he doesn't like the battle either, but sometimes reading his posts you couldn't tell that;)
     
  4. Sep 10, 2007 #784 of 8833
    TimGoodwin

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    I just know that as much as I love Directv (Been with them for 12 years now) I really hope that there is nothing wrong with D10. I just tired of waiting for more HD channels that seem to be always around the corner. For the past two to three years we keep hearing they are coming just hang in there they are coming! Mean while everyone else has been adding channels and we are still waiting!
     
  5. Sep 10, 2007 #785 of 8833
    RAD

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    Dripping...
    Agreed, if there is something wrong with D10 that prevents D* from adding the HD programming that they've been talking up for this year I might just have to make the change to the dark side.
     
  6. Sep 10, 2007 #786 of 8833
    uncrules

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    I would think about switching as well but the lack of dual OTA tuners from the 622 and no HD LiL from E* for my market would keep me with D*. I have to be able record two network HD shows at once. My wife and I watch more network HD than any other kind.
     
  7. Sep 10, 2007 #787 of 8833
    Hdhead

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    If there is truly a problem with D10, how long can D* wait before divulging the problem and it's impact for new HD? I would think it would have to happen no later than the end of the week.
     
  8. Sep 10, 2007 #788 of 8833
    RAD

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    Dripping...
    That's also an issue I have since Austin doesn't have HD LIL's either, maybe this years network programming will be bad enought that I don't need to record two ATSC channels at a time;)
     
  9. Sep 10, 2007 #789 of 8833
    RoundRockJohn

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    You know I was thinking about this. I've got an HR10-250 sitting on a shelf that would record quite nicely OTA.
     
  10. Sep 10, 2007 #790 of 8833
    RoundRockJohn

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    If this thing isn't moving by the 12th, it would seem unlikely they could hit their "Emmy Party" date.

    That's when I would start worrying.
     
  11. Sep 10, 2007 #791 of 8833
    RAD

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    Dripping...
  12. Sep 10, 2007 #792 of 8833
    Starchild

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    It's too early to panic o yea of little faith.
     
  13. Sep 10, 2007 #793 of 8833
    Tom Robertson

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    Here is a couple ways how the TLEs could, in theory, be a secondary indicator of problems:
    1. IF the TLEs show D10 moving away from an intended orbit IN a fashion that can't be explained by the orbital experts here. (I can read TLEs, but am by no means an expert!)
    2. IF the TLEs show a longer than expected delay at the testing location.

    Note, the original FCC filings gave an expected move start date of Sept. 12, two days from now. The follow-up gave a possible earlier move date if they remained ahead of schedule. We really don't need to worry yet.

    Perhaps one of the TWTA amplifiers died in testing, that is why they have spares. Perhaps the first phase of tests went quickly but a subsequent set took as long or longer than expected but aren't actually failing. Perhaps there is an uplink problem at the broadcast center that the wanted to resolve with D10 in the test location.

    Cheers and relax,
    Tom
     
  14. Sep 10, 2007 #794 of 8833
    dogs31

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    Clear (electric shock) Clear (electric shock) Beep, beep, beep WE'VE GOT A LIVE ONE

    Just a humorous thought. Relax. All in good time.
     
  15. Sep 10, 2007 #795 of 8833
    syphix

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    Scott is posting on his site quoting this exact post...stating that this is the reason for the concern....TLE/rocket scientists: why??
     
  16. Sep 10, 2007 #796 of 8833
    Sixto

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    D10 is in space ... they're working on it ... probably working around the clock ... be alot worse if it was sitting on the ground awaiting a launch window ... or destroyed like the other satellite last week ... all in time ... maybe even this weekend ... you gotta believe their best and brightest are working 100% on this ...
     
  17. Sep 10, 2007 #797 of 8833
    Tom_S

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    ALL IS WELL!! REMAIN CALM!!
     
  18. Sep 10, 2007 #798 of 8833
    Tom Robertson

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    I moved this post only because I posted an answer in this thread a few posts above.

    Many people are/were expecting more movement by now, but in reality the first STA didn't plan for a move until Wednesday anyway. :(

    But more HD is coming! :)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  19. Sep 10, 2007 #799 of 8833
    Tom Robertson

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    I so wanted to find this and post. Thanks and good job!

    Cheers and relax,
    Tom
     
  20. Sep 10, 2007 #800 of 8833
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