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DirecTV HD - Current Listing

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Sixto, Oct 5, 2007.

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  1. Oct 15, 2007 #61 of 1596
    Sixto

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    Back in early September, Ken_F posted the following info:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=1082130&postcount=256

    "DirecTV has ~500MHz usable CONUS spectrum on D10 and another 500MHz usable on D11. D10 will use 14 CONUS transponders @ 36MHz each. Each transponder would provide ~61Mbps with DVB-S2 using 8PSK @ 3/4 FEC.

    Ten channels per transponder would work out to ~6Mbps each. Current MPEG-4 feeds of CBS and NBC -- downconverted from 1920x1080 to 1440x1080, but which most agree look quite good -- are >10Mbps. The ABC and FOX 720p feeds run less.

    If DirecTV actually uplinks all 85 channels posted by Bschneider to D10, that would translate to six channels per transponder @ ~10Mbps each, which is probably close to the maximum they can uplink while maintaining quality comparable to the MPEG-4 locals. They might be able to add another 15, depending on the mix of 720p and 1080i channels and whether they stick to 1440x1080 or drop resolution down to to 1280x1080.

    Of course, these are all guesstimates until we confirm the actual modulation type and and FEC rate used by D10."​

    It appears that 73 HD channels are now being transmitted from D10: 47 networks, 7 PPV, 6 NBA, and 13 NHL.

    What do we think the maximum HD capacity of D10 is?

    Just curious what the experts think now that we have 73 HD channels already active.

    From Ken_F's post, it seems like the maximum (with good quality) was between 84 (6*14) and 99 HD channels for D10.

    We're at 73 today, plus the 14-16 that we know of, puts us at about 89, so it seems like we're in the right range.
     
  3. Oct 16, 2007 #63 of 1596
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    Updated with 10/15 changes
     
  4. Oct 17, 2007 #64 of 1596
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    Thanks for all your hard work Sixto...This is great stuff!
     
  6. Oct 17, 2007 #66 of 1596
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    I didn't think I'd ever say this but D* has now added every HD channel that I care about. I could care less about any that are left.


    I guess I would like to see BBC added (The real one).
     
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    Mostly the same opinion here. About 98%+ of my HD needs now satisfied.

    ESPNEWS would be nice but I only watch it every once in a great while. MSG & FSNY would also be nice but rarely watch NY basketball or hockey, and YES, SNY, and Sunday Ticket already have baseball and football covered fully in HD.

    Really not many more to worry about for me. MTV would be nice but probably only watch the VMA's once per year. Maybe a few more, but almost all covered now. Really a nice place to be with D* today. Man, if they ever add MRV and DLB then all would be perfect.
     
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    Awesomeness!
     
  10. Oct 18, 2007 #70 of 1596
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    Wow, my entire view of FiOS just changed:
    http://www.engadgethd.com/2007/10/18/is-verizons-fios-out-of-bandwidth/

    FiOS may be near out of bandwidth for a while.

    Thought D* & FiOS were way ahead of cable. Now, might just be D*. FiOS has limited bandwidth with the info from the links referenced.

    There also appears to be some more info to back up the transponder maps now included in the 1st post. Still not official or confirmed but more data seems to be available ...
     
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    Could you make this post sticky please....GREAT INFO
     
  13. Oct 19, 2007 #73 of 1596
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    I don't think you should be counting the 6 nba and 13 nhl channels. I believe most if those are remapps of the rsns, are they not? I think we are closer to 54 HD channels beaming conus on D10 right now...
     
  14. Oct 20, 2007 #74 of 1596
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    Very interesting point ... maybe you're right ... what we know for sure is 56 from D10 ... hadn't considered that the NBA and NHL games each night were just re-maps ... could be ... would be smart ...
     
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    Great work Sixto and thanks for all the hard work it looks great.
     
  16. Oct 20, 2007 #76 of 1596
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    I am getting NESN in 720p on channel 682. I don't know if this is a limited spotbeam for NH or what. THANKS for the Excel spreadsheet.
     
  17. Oct 20, 2007 #77 of 1596
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    NESN HD (similar to YES HD & SNY HD for NY) were on the Spaceway MPEG4 spotbeams.

    When D* added NESN HD, YES HD, and SNY HD to D10 a few weeks ago, it seems like they moved the old Spaceway HD spotbeam feeds to the 68x channels, and the duplicate 62x channels became the new D10 HD feeds.

    As of today, not 100% sure whether the 68x channels are still the old Spaceway HD feeds or just a re-map of the new D10 HD feeds. Doesn't seem like there's a need for the old Spaceway feeds anymore but maybe they're keeping the old feeds around until baseball season was over for those that didn't have the CONUS MPEG4 HD feeds with BBC's setup correctly.
     
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    Added NBA-TV HD.

    Also just noticed that FSHHD (639-1) and FSMWHD (648-1) are in guide but no programming yet so will wait until some official announcement.

    Also leaving off the BTNHD additional channels (218-1 & 219-1) for now, unless we think they should be added.

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=1191378#post1191378
     
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