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DirecTV National HD Listing/Maps Discussion Thread (Technical - Not Anticipation)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Sixto, May 29, 2012.

  1. maartena

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    I see this in my Guide:

    751: Olympic Soccer Channel
    751: CNBC
    752: Olympic Basketball Channel

    When I use the guide to navigate to the CNBC 751, I get a black screen. Nothing. (I have CNBC in my package, the regular channel works).

    Soccer channel works perfectly fine, the games look good. Basketball channel of course has no coverage yet, they start play on Saturday.

    When I use the remote to go to 751 directly, I go to the Soccer channel.

    I have no idea though, how the 751 CNBC popped up there. I am assuming its just a simple human error in setting up the Soccer and Basketball channels, and they will - soon - add channel remaps for the other channels.
     
  2. maartena

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    Which topic does doctorj usually posts these in? Looked around real quick, but probably didn't go to the right forum.
     
  3. tonyd79

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    I originally had only one 751 that was 480i and blank. Then I turned all channels on and off now I have the list you show. But I get the same programming in both 751s.
     
  4. Gary Toma

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    In the 'Tips and Resources' Forum, there is a "Transponder Map" thread that is a standing sticky, updated at the least each Wednesday.

    Investigate the various 'tabs' within the Excel. You will literally have 'all' the information at your fingertips.
     
  5. Aug 6, 2012 #385 of 653
    maartena

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    So.... BBC America and NGWild confirmed as new HD this month.... not yet in test. Also, there is more HD coming after that.

    Where do we think they will house this HD? Now that Tru and E! seem to work perfectly fine as a 6th HD on a transponder, will these two also become 6th HD on existing 5HD transponders?
     
  6. Aug 6, 2012 #386 of 653
    Sixto

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    We may find out Wednesday. :)
     
  7. Aug 8, 2012 #387 of 653
    maartena

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    So... are they new "sixth HD" channels?
     
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    Mariah2014

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    Scott over in the other forum heard that we could see 8 by the time football season starts.
     
  9. Aug 8, 2012 #389 of 653
    dhaze

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    If you go with 6 per transponder, would that be 312 total HD channels?! Wow, somehow I don't think I'm correct about that assumption.
     
  10. Aug 8, 2012 #390 of 653
    inkahauts

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    Eight what? New channels total maybe. That's a guess anyone can make. Per transponder he is a fool.
     
  11. Aug 8, 2012 #391 of 653
    Sixto

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    Yes, a few, I need to update the maps.
     
  12. Aug 8, 2012 #392 of 653
    maartena

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    What is this change all about?

    9245 *DTV PT D11 13 1040

    Are they moving TNT to another transponder? (245 is TNT)
     
  13. Aug 8, 2012 #393 of 653
    Sixto

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    Those 9xxx changes are usually related to the 7xx mix channels.
     
  14. Aug 8, 2012 #394 of 653
    Sixto

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    Also TNT is covering the PGA so it made sense.
     
  15. Aug 8, 2012 #395 of 653
    maartena

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    Thanks.... did TNT maybe do a lot of PGA coverage and they just put the channels in a row like they have done in the past? That would explain it.

    Oh, and thanks for all the work you do for DBSTalk, I am sure many of us appreciate it a lot.
     
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    TravelFan1

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    RAD

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    Dripping...
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    maartena

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    Their satellites also have space for much more bandwidth per transponder, I think it is somewhere along the lines of 45 Mbps vs DirecTV's 38 Mbps, so a direct comparison between transponders can't be made. Echostar simply contracted a different company to make the satellites to their specifications.
     
  19. Aug 8, 2012 #399 of 653
    Sixto

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    Thanks ... what I've always noticed is that every time they have mix channels that contain regular HD channels for special events, that they usually have those 9xxx channels as well. It happens all the time for NFL, Golf, Olympics. I don't pay much attention any more to the details other then to report them, because it's always very similar, and they really don't effect anything.
     
  20. Aug 8, 2012 #400 of 653
    RAD

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    That's why I qualified it saying maybe not for DIRECTV. Dish is also in the Ku band so they can use less FEC then DIRECTV which uses Ka for their HD transponders.
     

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