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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 #901 of 8833
    jrodfoo

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    good. Steelers fan here :)
     
  2. Sep 10, 2007 #902 of 8833
    RAD

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    Scott has now posted this on his site:

    "I just got a call and an email from a member (thanks) with word that it appears Boeing will be handing off control to DirecTV fully on Wednesday.

    If this is true then it is good news. :) "
     
  3. Sep 10, 2007 #903 of 8833
    DarkAudit

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    Yep.

    Looks like I got my D* service back just in time. :grin:

    Had service from 1998-2005, then suspended/cancelled the account after getting burned out of my house and having to rent then find a new house.

    Took a bit of Comcast sticker shock to realize that D* and Verizon DSL was the better deal all along.
     
  4. Sep 10, 2007 #904 of 8833
    Hdhead

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    Right on schedule!
     
  5. Sep 10, 2007 #905 of 8833
    John4924

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    Sorry if this has been posted before, but exactly what does "control to DirecTV" mean? Will Boeing be responsible for moving to 102.775, or will DirecTV do this?

    Cheers,
    John
     
  6. Sep 10, 2007 #906 of 8833
    Sixto

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    Good question!

    Anyone know the protocol?
     
  7. Sep 10, 2007 #907 of 8833
    Jeremy W

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    I believe that Boeing is responsible for moving D10 to it's final position. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  8. Sep 10, 2007 #908 of 8833
    Hdhead

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    Perhaps it will be all finished moving by Weds. :)
     
  9. Sep 10, 2007 #909 of 8833
    MattWarner

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    If Boeing starts the move and gives control to DirecTV... I sure hope DirecTV remembers to stop it from moving... :)
     
  10. Sep 10, 2007 #910 of 8833
    DawgLink

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    My Saints looked worse
     
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    Jeremy W

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    Yes, they got creamed.
     
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    lwilli201

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    I hope you are right. That would mean, if all else is true, it will be at 102.775 on Wednesday. :)
     
  13. Sep 10, 2007 #913 of 8833
    John4924

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    +1 :(
     
  14. Sep 10, 2007 #914 of 8833
    Jeremy W

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    Nope, and I'm sure he got a ton of extra hits on his site today.
     
  15. Sep 10, 2007 #915 of 8833
    BobbyK

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    I googled sw 1-2 and found this. Lets hope they do this to D10.

    On April 19th, 2006 the satellite was delivered to DirecTV's control after successful on-orbit testing. SPACEWAY-2 immediately started broadcasting HD locals to DirecTV customers in eight more markets:
     
  16. Sep 10, 2007 #916 of 8833
    LameLefty

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    Middle...
    Which was exactly his (and his advertisers') likely aim, just like certain yellow journalists of yesteryear, in my humble opinion. :lol:

    Anyway, back on topic - if, as I said in another thread, new updated TLEs pop up tonight or tomorrow evening showing D10 parked at 107.775 W with nothing in between, I might have a cow.
     
  17. Sep 10, 2007 #917 of 8833
    Jeremy W

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    I can't see why they couldn't. All of the ground systems aside from the transmitter are most likely already up and running. All they should have to do once they get control of the satellite is fire up the transmitter.
     
  18. Sep 10, 2007 #918 of 8833
    jrodfoo

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    you and me both
     
  19. Sep 10, 2007 #919 of 8833
    Herdfan

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    Teays...
    You are supposed to carry the couch outside BEFORE you set it on fire.;)



    Sorry, I couldn't resist. House fires aren't a laughing matter. But I'll bet you were nervous for a while on Saturday.



    For those of you who don't, know, Dark's avatar is that of WVU where they burn couches in the streets after big football wins or losses.
     
  20. Sep 10, 2007 #920 of 8833
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    I was there in 8th grade (my sister was a freshman), and got to see them light half of Sunnyside on fire. They beat PSU for the first time in years.

    On topic - It seems that Tom was saying they could broadcast and move at the same time although lefty seems to say they will have to (potentially) do multiple maneuvers in order to get to the correct axis and then move to position.

    Finally, having been reading this forum all day, I have to agree with the comparison to crack. Except I have never actually seen, let alone smoked crack, so it is a comparison without experience. So take it for what it is worth.
     
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