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DIRECTV Domestic & LatinAm Transponder Maps: New Data 6/27/2012

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Gary Toma, Apr 4, 2012.

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  1. Gary Toma

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    Sorry -

    The server is not uploading the xls file ( or a range of several other test files either.)

    I'm off to bug Stuart for help.
     
  2. Sixto

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    No problem. When you look at the file, what do you see for D12 TP9 & TP10? (the old file had nothing)
     
  3. Gary Toma

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    We're uploaded now - looks like some new testing going on!
     
  4. Sixto

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    Yep, that's why I thought it was weird that comments say nothing new in test.

    There's the "Test VC 9400-9411". :)
     
  5. Gary Toma

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    The 6/6/12 TPN Map has just been uploaded.

    New HD-DMAs which went into *TEST status on 5/23/12 are still in test and have not yet come alive:
    DMA 121 - Eugene, OR
    DMA 140 - Medford - Klamath Falls, OR
     
  6. Sixto

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    One little wrinkle that has somewhat perplexed me ...

    Example ... Cinema 132 is network 10 in the excel and shows as D10 1040. Since network 10 is usually D11, how do you know it's D10 1040 and not D11 1040. I know you have it correct, but how do you know it?

    There's a few channels like that.
     
  7. Gary Toma

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    This is an instance of a 'redirected' channel. The data tells us that this channel is assigned as a part of Network 10, which normally would be D11 @99W. But the record also has a 'redirected' flag, indicating that this signal is actually being provided by resources within Network 15.

    The record is assigned to TPN 2. In Network 15, data is provided by both D10 and D12. In this straightforward case, TPN 2 resolves the source as D10, since D10 provides TPNs 1 through 14 only, while D12 provides TPNs 9 through 24.

    If the TPN for the redirection had been one which could be provided by either D10 or D12 (TPN 9, for example), we would go one step further and use the TID value to resolve whether this signal was from D10 or from D12.

    Hope this helps.
     
  8. Sixto

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    Thanks gct!

    For D10/D12, yep, definitely different transponders. It was D10/D11 that was the interesting case.
     
  9. P Smith

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    :) Pushing from outside didn't work, finally internal guts begin driving the curiosity ... Finally you come to the issue by yourself. ;)
     
  10. Sixto

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    Yep, I do need to dig into it further.
     
  11. Gary Toma

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    Is there any interest in my publishing, or making available, past TPN Maps? I have a stash of about 150 TPN Map documents, going back to March, 2009.

    These older maps are embarrassingly crude, compared to what we are doing today; but there is a wealth of information buried here. These could be available via links, a parallel to the mechanism we use to provide the Beam Footprint GoogleEarth maps.

    Only if there is interest....
     
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    Directv has updated the over the air guide for WYDO-DT2 14.2, it was on RF ch 14 since WYDO changed frequencies after the digital transitions. 14.1 did change to RF47, but they finally got 14.2 moved to 47 on the directv system. Now we can see Bounce TV.
     
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    Probably be better to post that in the "OTA Guide Issue" thread here;

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=134005
     
  14. Gary Toma

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    That OTA change first appeared in our 5/30/12 TPN Map and thus was made between 5/23 and 5/30/12.

    That change has been out there since 5/30 and you have just discovered it? Or perhaps did your system require a reboot to discover the change? I am not sure how the OTA mechanism works...
     
  15. P Smith

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    It's working as DB, updates coming from stream each minute and some resident process updating the DB what will allow to other tasks to use it.
     
  16. HoTat2

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    Hey gct;

    Minor technical question. I notice among other things in the test screen menu accessed from a simultaneous front panel button press of "Guide" + ">" I get a string of numbers with spaces listed for the Network ID.

    Like mines for the LA market as displayed on my HR34 with a SL-5 dish for instance is "0 2 3 10 11 14 150 15 113"

    Now I gather from this that this string refers to;

    But do you know if the "150" stands for Net. 15 --- 103cb and the "15" is for Net. 15 --- 103ca?

    Or is it vice-versa?
     
  17. Gary Toma

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    HoTat2,

    All the answers are on the "Network Decoder" tab within the TPN Map Excel - and you are mostly correct. However, Net 15 is a CONUS Network that covers both the 103CB Display (D10) and 103CA Display (D12).

    There is no Network 150 that I have ever seen in the data, although this is an ever-evolving cloud of data. On my systems, I too get that same '150' mixed in the display. And that is on an HR21 and an HR24 - so the 150 is not unique to any equipment.

    If I find anything else - I'll share it with you!
     
  18. P Smith

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    Perhaps the numbers: 150 and 113 means TIDs ? Not net## ?
     
  19. Gary Toma

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    Nah. The "113" is clearly the Market Number for the Los Angeles DMA. My Local DMA shows up on that same screen for me.

    But I too, get the '150' in the Network list.

    We have yet more to learn...
     
  20. P Smith

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    Something like session/internal or fake or phantom network# ... The net#150 is not in current system tables for sure.
     
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