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D10 Satellite TECH THREAD - HD Testing Schedule / Press Releases / Location

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sixto, Jul 6, 2007.

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  1. Aug 3, 2007 #381 of 2718
    satexplorer

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    D10 @ 102° W for HD only?
     
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    RAD

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    Actually at 103 along with Spaceway1 for national HD and local HD. Spaceway 2 and D11 at 99 for the same thing.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2007 #383 of 2718
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    RA = Right Ascension

    DEC = Declination

    These are measurements of the Equatorial Coordinate System, most commonly used in astronomy.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2007 #384 of 2718
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    Lynsat says D10 is @ 96.0°W is this correct? Does this mean that D10 is now in a circular orbit and now being moved to its testing position of 102.6?
     
  5. Aug 3, 2007 #385 of 2718
    Ken984

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    Right now its at 97 but its moving east again so no it is not moving to its final orbit. Still being tweaked.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2007 #386 of 2718
    harsh

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    Not necessarily, but you will need a receiver that knows about Ka satellites to see them.

    There have been rumblings about some SD LIL coming from 99W and/or 103W.
     
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    Jeremy W

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    There already is SD LIL for Alaska and Hawaii coming from 103.
     
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    Greyshadow2007

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    Actually, they're currently at 99
     
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    D* must be doing some preliminary changing around of channels. The last few days some of the channels have been going on and off line. Yesterday I has listening to XM 803, and it went down for about a half hour. Then last night my wife was watching a movie on one of the Lifetime channels and it went down. Last night the screen popped up saying, don't call us we know this is down.

    This could be just a coincidence, but it could be them moving things around.
     
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    MAXX

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    Ok, I'm new here and I'll admit I skipped from page 2 to the last page. Can anyone give me an update on when we'll actually be able to view some additional HD channels?
     
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    Jeremy W

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    The only thing we know for sure is that it will be in September. Exactly when, we don't know yet.
     
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    D10 should be in it's testing slot of 102.6 by August 10th. After approximately 30 days of testing it'll drift to 102.8 and begin transmissions to DirecTV customers... Officially they are saying mid-September, but the inside track says Labor Day weekend perhaps if everything goes well.
     
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    MAXX

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    Thank you sir! Does the inside track have an idea what stations or how many?
     
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    Thanks again! :)
     
  17. Aug 4, 2007 #397 of 2718
    MAXX

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    VeniceDre, hate to be a pain, but since you are so knowledgeable, are there plans to upgrade ESPN and ESPN2 from 720p to 1081i? If so, when? I saw in some other threads discussion about upgrading from MPEG2 to MPEG4, so I assume that has to do with the quality of the HD?

    In that same discussion, they said that ESPNNews would be going HD. I did not see it in your list--D* has no plans to add it? Thanks in advance for putting up with the newb questions!
     
  18. Aug 4, 2007 #398 of 2718
    Jeremy W

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    1080i is not an upgrade from 720p, it's just a different format. ESPN will not be changing formats for any of their channels any time soon.
    It's in the list under Spring 2008.
     
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    Smthkd

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    However, ESPN did state that they would eventually uprgrade to 1080p as they see this as the future standard. The question though is when!?
     
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    Jeremy W

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    10-20 years at the very least. ESPN just spent a ton of money on 720p, and they're still buying 720p gear. 1080p broadcasts are very far off.
     
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