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D10 Status Summary: New HD Launched, now over 90!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Tom Robertson, Sep 13, 2007.

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  1. Tom Robertson

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    New HD on DIRECTV

    DIRECTV - DIRECTV Launches the first round of long awaited national HD channels! DBStalk has several pages covering this exciting news!

    Now that DIRECTV has parked, the old Tech thread has been closed in favor of this summary thread. New posts will be limited to a few people sharing detailed technical, press release, or new HD channel information.

    Breaking news: 4 New HD channels served up today (10/10/2007)

    Location: Parked. oakwcj posted new TLE and analysis.

    Recent news:
    New channels Launched!
    Two tests channels, 9300 and 9301, had a 3 hour test period Saturday nite thru Sunday morning.
    Test Channel 498 has been launched.
    More Transponder testing this past weekend, I have seen all TPs lit up at one point or another.
    No info from the Emmys. :(
    New HD package confirmed further confirmed in Merrill Lynch Fall Preview Webcast, but no details. Expected announcement in October.
    D10 has spotbeam issues, but won't affect overall plan Sept. 14
    D10 Testing has resumed on TP11
    Directv has been updating their website Sept. 14
    TP 11 was sighted at full or nearly full power for long periods Sept. 12.​
    Links some helpful, some rumor, some with both:
    Cheers,
    The friendly DBStalk staff
     
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    Added DIRECTV has been changing their website with the HD Overview link
     
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    Updated with the DIRECTV press release announcing problems about D10's spotbeams, the latest TP testing, and updated the format. And added links to all the appropriate information sources.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
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    Notes from the Michael Palkovic, Chief Financial Officer at the Merrill Lynch Media Fall Preview webcast:
    Roughly 70 Channels within 30 days (60 new)
    100 Channels by Year End
    Capacity for 150 after D11 launches, dependent upon providers to fill

    New HD package to be announced in October. (The expected HD Xtra package?)

    No particular mention of when the first group of the new HD channels will launch.
     
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    At the rumored hour, no new channels reported. Calls to DIRECTV call centers are answered with "New HD Channels will be up before the end of the month."

    We continue to gather more information...
     
  6. Stuart Sweet

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    The official announcement from Earl:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=99678

    As he says, he will be away from the keyboard much of the day but Tom, Doug, Donnie, and I, along with the other mods/administrators are here to help keep things going.

    We're not expecting any new information today, but if it comes, we will get it to you as we get it.
     
  7. oakwcj

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    Back to the topic, sort of:

    DIRECTV 10
    1 31862U 07032A 07262.24837340 -.00000100 00000-0 10000-3 0 818
    2 31862 000.0557 297.1401 0000282 286.3438 120.9314 01.00268540 757

    At least D10 is right where it should be, inclination is very low, and the orbit is nearly circular.

    1DIRECTV 10
    Lon 102.7908° W
    Lat 0.0233° S
    Alt (km) 35 785.900
    Azm 150.0°
    Elv 41.7°
    RA 16h 27m 29s
    Decl -5° 56' 13"
    Range (km) 37 648.018
    RRt (km/s) 0.000
    Vel (km/s) 3.075

    Name DIRECTV 10
    NORAD # 31862
    COSPAR designator 2007-032-A
    Epoch (UTC) 09-19-2007 05:57:39
    Orbit # at Epoch 75
    Inclination 0.056
    RA of A. Node 297.140
    Eccentricity 0.0000282
    Argument of Perigee 286.344
    Revs per day 1.00268540
    Period 23h 56m 08s (1436.13 min)
    Semi-major axis 42 166 km
    Perigee x Apogee 35 786 x 35 789 km
    BStar (drag term) 0.000100000 1/ER
    Mean anomaly 120.931
    Propagation model SDP4
    Element number / age 81 / 0 day(s)
    StdMag (MaxMag) / RCS N/A
    Diameters N/A
    Satellite group Geostationary
     
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    Test channels 9300 and 9301 were lit up for three hours last nite. Was very busy with the CE chatroom and other annoucements, I apologize was not able to get the announcement here too.

    Ongoing discussion can be found in the Special Test Channels 9300/9301 Discussion

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
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    DIRECTV launched the NBA HD channel today, just in time for tip off! Join us in the NBA TV (Channel 601) discussion.
     
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    DIRECTV launched 23 more HD Channels today:

    Full Time National Channels:


    Games Only Regional Sports Networks:


    ...plus five more HD pay-per-view channels! (all showing different content, not 30 minute shifts)
    • 175 PPVHD
    • 176 PPVHD
    • 177 PPVHD
    • 178 PPVHD
    • 179 PPVHD
     
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