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DIRECTV Announces First 12 Markets to Receive Local Channels in High-Definition

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Chris Blount, Jan 6, 2005.

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  1. nollchr

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    Will the dish fit on the same base? I just had my roof done and they flashed it up real nice. I would hate to have to rip it out and bore 4 more screw holes in the roof for a new base
     
  2. beasst37799

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    we really dont know yet . were not even sure how big its going to be or anything really
     
  3. Skyboss

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    NY and LA will remain MPEG 2 during the transition. In 2007, they will go MPEG-4. The rest will be MPEG-4.

    Will the dish fit on the same base? I just had my roof done and they flashed it up real nice. I would hate to have to rip it out and bore 4 more screw holes in the roof for a new base

    It may require a larger base for wind loading.
     
  4. beasst37799

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    why wait till then if there gonna switch hd customers during the second into half of the year and also 2006 . and any new hd customers will probley get the mpeg 4 box they arent gonna wait till 2007 they might though move them over to the new sats
     
  5. jabroni

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    These two markets provide the DNS to the entire CONUS, which incidentally includes me. Ergo, it is in my best interest to keep these channels mpeg-2 until I am ready to convert! :)

    Smart-alekness aside, these two markets must be the last to be converted.
     
  6. fluffybear

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    Is this firm or are your just speculating?

    Things I have heard indicated that only the BIG 4 from LA and NYC will remain at MPEG-2 during the transition but all secondary locals will go up as MPEG-4
     
  7. fluffybear

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    D* could continue to go with a 3 LNB format with one LNB being slightly larger in order to receive signal from 99 and 103. The spacing is far to close together and 3 sperate LNB's pulling in signal from 3 slots within 2 degrees could be problems.
     
  8. Alan Gordon

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    Wouldn't it make more sense for it to be 99 and 101?! Then you'd have a five LNB dish.

    99(Ka), 101(Ku), 101(Ka), 103(Ka), 110(Ku) and 119(Ku).

    ~Alan
     
  9. fluffybear

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    Peachtree...
    As I have said many times. It is very possible that the BIG 4 in both NY and LA will remain at MPEG-2 for a while but by no means does that mean every single station in those markets will be at MPEG-2. It is very possible (while not confirmed) that D* will put the secondary stations in those markets at MPEG-4.
     
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    Could be interesting. We just barely have a clear view of 101 around a big tree in the back yard. It's so close, I think, that 99 might be a question mark without hacking up the poor tree even more than we did in order to have a clear view of 101.
     
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    I disagree that NY/LA would be last to move. Why? Because they're already bandwidth constrained, and this would free up a ton of mpeg2 channels.
     
  13. jabroni

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    ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX from NY/LA cannot be taken off MPEG-2 until everyone with DNS has been converted to MPEG-4. Directv will obviously have these markets in MPEG-4 soon, but they will be beamed on the new Spaceway satellites.

    Therefore, there will be concurrent feeds of the distant nets from NY and LA in both MPEG 2 and 4.

    Finally, the new MPEG 4 feeds of NY and LA will PROBABLY be on spot beams and not CONUS. We will not know this for sure until the satellite is deployed and we see the actual transponder configuration.
     
  14. Skyboss

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    You just repeated what I said. NY and LA stay MPEG-2, the others come up MPEG-4.
     
  15. Skyboss

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    Not to sound like an ass or anything... But... I told you so comes to mind.
     
  16. Nick

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    Gee, am I going to have to "move" again, and switch to D* to get finally my ATL locals in HD? :shrug:
     
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