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D11 Sat: Launch Date March 19 at 6:48pm ET, Channel 573

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Dave, Jul 20, 2007.

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  1. Nov 1, 2007 #201 of 1715
    BNUMM

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    Because they own the patent.
     
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    davemayo

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    Having your own patent does not automatically protect you from being sued for infringing someone else's patent.
     
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    jtn

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    That's is so true, thanks for the support. So Tivo should be sued by the other manufacturers who produced their own DVR's years before Tivo.
     
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    davemayo

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    Not sure what you mean by "Thanks for the support." Can't read sarcasm in writing....

    If the other manufacturers have patents, and IF Tivo infringes those patents, then the other manufacturers could sue Tivo.
     
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    jtn

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    That's exactly what I said, we are in agreement. :)
     
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    :)
     
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    We are also "off-topic"! :)

    So ...

    :backtotop
     
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    I'm not a Satellite Techie . . . what I want to know is . . . how does this effect me as a D* HD subscriber?

    Will I need a new dish and 6 lnb setup to pull in D11??

    If so, at what cost??
     
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    Michael D'Angelo

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    No, the 5 LNB dish is all you will need.

    D11 will be at 99a along with 99B that is already up. There will be two SAT's at the 99 spot just like there is two SAT's at the 103 spot.
     
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    It means more HD!!!! a whole lot more LIL HD and more National HD as well.....
     
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    Thanks!

    Makes me want to learn more about the satellites to be honest. I'm curious how they park the satellites so they appear to be broadcasting from the same spot.

    At one time I read a lot about the Sirius moving birds - pretty cool configuration there too.
     
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    Not entirely technical, but enough is there to get you started...

    D10 Status thread

    Where is D11 right now? Sitting in a Boeing warehouse?
     
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    Even though the satellites are dozens of miles apart, it's only a small fraction of a degree at this distance. The satellites get very frequent (but small) pushes from their on-board engines to keep them there.
     
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    The good thing with D11, since it is being launched at the equator it gets launched right into its oribtal location. So the turn around time to operational status should be a lot less than D10.
     
  18. Nov 6, 2007 #218 of 1715
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    I am right here! El Segundo BABY. In case you noticed, I was in the Boeing clean room with my brother D10 in the Boeing segment shown during the DIRECTV-10 launch broadcast in July. If you recorded it, you can see me plain as day.
     
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    So do they shut you down every night when all the techs go home, or do they leave you on to keep the circuits energized / contemplate life / help SETI @home / etc...?
     
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    LameLefty

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    That's not quite how it works, actually. But at the same time, an equatorial launch means only a very small correction to the orbital plane to correct any minor offsets, as opposed to the much larger plane change required for a launch from Baikonur or even Cape Canaveral. That DOES equal less time to reach operation, barring some unusual problem with the launch or the satellite.
     
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