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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2 2011 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Scott Kocourek, Mar 17, 2011.

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    I guess that is the signal distribution to the providers , not the transmission to our receivers which is already mpeg4.
     
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    No, what that article is saying is that ESPN is supplying all of its providers with an MPEG4 feed. So does that means D* can give us a direct MPEG4 feed?
     
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    From reading the article, it sounds like ESPN has given DirecTV an MPEG4 feed for a year now. I'd expect no change in picture.
     
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    They already give us the MPEG4 feed. The MPEG2 feed was on like channel 72 or something and they removed that last year.
     
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    Depends really. If its constant bit rate I expect not, as D* uses bitshaping to balance the needs of all the channels on one transponder. That wa if one channel needs extra bandwidth for a high motion sequence while another show on the transponder is just doing a pretty static scene, that show lends its bits to the other.
     
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    I added Gamecenter on my ROKU for other reasons than to get the canadian HD broadcasts but I found myself watching the ROKU for those feeds (I watched more Vancouver/edmonton/Calgary/Ottawa games since January than I have in my whole life combined up to this point and I am a 49 year old lifelong hockey fan) instead of games on CI on DirecTV quite often ... pic quality is not as good but certainly OK ...
     
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    Here's one thing they said:


    "The Spanish-language RSN will showcase dedicated productions -- not SAP feeds. The team spokesman said that Lakers owner Jerry Buss was "ecstatic" about the formation of the Lakers-centric RSN aimed at Hispanic audiences."
     
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    And with all the hours they have they cannot find room for those shows?

    Bet it is game only on more than one system.
     
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    It's really more that ESPN will pull the MPEG2 feeds, sounds like many distributors already are using the MPEG4 feeds.
     
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    Yes, all the MPEG2 mirroring of the HD channels was pulled. That and NFL took a big chunk out of D11. :)

    Cheers,
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    Didn't they also have RSN HD on the spot beams in the past as well?
     
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    Mirroring isn't really the question. The important point is that they should not need to re-encode MPEG2 feeds into MPEG4. The reduces the potential or loss of picture quality.
     
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