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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. Sirshagg

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    I'm sure they will send you a 4 minute video in your playlist that you can't delete.
     
  2. PoitNarf

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    This will probably end up being the most effective way of notifying most of their customers of the impending HD launches.
     
  3. uncrules

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    I've watched the video on channel 77 but it has never downloaded to my HR20.
     
  4. jrodfoo

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    ditto. I guess just the 700s got it if I'm not mistaken.

    hope these next 2-3 weeks fly by.
     
  5. Sirshagg

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    But not all of them. One of mine has it and the other doesn't.
     
  6. loudo

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    I got it tonight, automatically downloaded to my Play List, from Channel 1010, and Yes you couldn't delete it until you viewed it.
     
  7. loudo

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    Make sure you are not using a favorites list. Had mine on on my H20 and it wasn't picking them up, until I added them to favorites.
     
  8. EaglePC

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    views 122,513 and going :)
     
  9. Dolly

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    I haven't watched that video yet. I just turn on the Channel to see if that video is still there and then turn to another Channel :D And how do you tell if it was downloaded to the HR20 :confused: As you can tell I don't record :lol: I just read somewhere you got better reception, if you had the HR20. So I got the HR20-700--what do I know--nothing :blush:
     
  10. Sirshagg

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    Definitely 200k first. Suppose the better question is 300k?
     
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    It will show up in your "My Playlist" and you cannot delete it...I enjoy reading your posts its rare to see someone so "bright" :sunsmile:
     
  12. EaglePC

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    Ch 499 jumped from 720p to 1080i anyone noticed
     
  13. EaglePC

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    oh yes SD looks way better in reception on a HR20 to me that is
    I had a H20 once
     
  14. jlancaster

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    ? What do you mean...
     
  15. EaglePC

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    I think with the hr20 you get a better picture quality
    on my old h20 i got smear disclored grainy picturelike watch a vcr....
     
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    Welcome brother the water is fine...jump in!
     
  17. richlife

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    Ok, first of all, it's fascinating to watch the technical info in this thread.
    Second, c'mon Petie, what else is there to talk about right now?
    Third, I'm almost always overloaded with the content available with only 10 - no 8 -- or is it 9 HD channels. How am I going to cope with 20, or 30 or 70 or -- no, no, no! I just can't handle the stress!

    Give me overload! Give me overload! Give me overload!

    Is there anybody OUT there?
    D* -- do you hear me?

    Going down the drain,
    Going down the drain --
    All we have to say
    Is that we're going down the drain.

    Edit: Tune is Bringing in the Sheaves. Now, doesn't that read better?
     
  18. Sixto

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    Been sitting pretty at a steady 102.6 degrees for a few days now .... would love to have a view into the testing ... probably all kinds of internal tests being run ... then channels to be setup ... very nice
     
  19. tonyn

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    Egad folks! What is the big deal? I am really looking forward to D-10 too, but I already spend too much time watching the HD I already have. I'd think my home theatre was worth the expense and effort if the only channel was Discovery HD!
    I don't have enough time to watch all the Extreme Engineering shows.

    My fav show isn't even in HD. It is Davinci's Inquest. Re-runs of a Canadian cop show. Kinda "Dragnet-esque" Gritty, down to earth, low key color. Almost has a black & white feel. Not like CIS maimi where the color is so enhanced it looks like a Disney cartoon. On DI the mourge looks like a morgue, not like a Los Vegas penthouse, as on CSI.

    In short, I am eager, but I can wait. Got plenty to do meanwhile.

    Tony
     
  20. donshan

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    Be careful what you ask for!:)

    Just for the fun of it to see what is generally involved in testing in orbit, (and to keep this more or less near the topic), I Googled "communications Satellite in orbit tests" and got this Abstract link on Intelsat IV A and Comstar- 1977 in orbit testing :

    http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1977COMTR...7..197D

    That was 1977. Imagine how much more complex D10 is, so even the names of the items to test are different and many more of them! Do we really want to know all those kinds of things? And I can just hear them, " get a duplicate set of data on each value.

    And then a third repeat set of data, because " a man with only two watches never knows exactly what time it is". They need at least three sets of data on each value to calculate accuracy statistics.

    This thread could really get to 200K explaining all those terms to me! And then how about someone explaining them in plain English to Dolly too:?

    Oh please, NO!:D :D
     
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