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Sixto Report-D11 Status: In Operation July 31, 2008

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Mar 19, 2008.

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  1. Tom Robertson

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    I could see some premium channels, from HBO for instance, that might not have an SD counterpart.

    But I truly do not know if that is going to happen or not.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  2. woj027

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    Thanks.

    As far as I can tell and remember HBO stops at 509 and Stars starts at 512. if we add the NEW HBO's from Smiddy's list they would fill 510 and 511. I just wasn't sure what would happen if any of the channels were going to be squeezed in between others.

    maybe i'm just too worried about the new channels.
     
  3. jodyguercio

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    I think 510 and 511 are being used by HBO right now..
     
  4. Herdfan

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    509 is the old HBOHD mirror, so it is available. 511 is HBOL, so unless they move it to the hispanic channel area, 509 and 510 are the only ones available.
     
  5. baker60

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    Thanks, That explains some of the "0" readings on the spot beams and the "92" and up on the conus 103(a). Thanks again.
     
  6. Curtis0620

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    HBO Comedy and HBO Zone will fit in there nicely.
     
  7. Alan Gordon

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    I mentioned in another thread that Hallmark Movie Channel is supposed (last I heard) to be added in SD and HD... and I'm going to assume at the same time, but it's possible that the HD could be added before the other.

    Currently, DirecTV broadcasts the West Coast HD-DNS on seperate numbers from their SD counterparts (why?), so I would expect the East Coast HD-DNS to be mirrored in MPEG4 (YAY!!) the same way(?). In other words:

    CBS-SD East (380)
    CBS-HD East (390)

    I believe around the time that DirecTV 10 lit up, there was a listing of HDNet Movies in the 250s (which makes sense given the movies area), but the 250s are full right now.... so I'm not sure WHERE HDNet and HDNet Movies will be moving to.

    All the other MPEG2 HD channels are already mapped to their SD counterparts or seperate (259/281).

    ~Alan
     
  8. rey_1178

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    wow! has there ever been a larger thread than this one? impressive! :grin: by the way has directv ever added a channel on a different day than wed?
     
  9. DarinC

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    And what about the (reliably) rumored mirroring of legacy HD in MPEG4? Is it safe to assume those would keep the same upper channel numbers they are on now (so change the upper channel numbers from being a mirror of the lower channel numbers, to being a separate MPEG4 transmission)? If so, I guess someone like me, who doesn't have LOS to 110/119, will know when those channels switch from a MPEG2 guide duplication to a separate MPEG4 transmission. ;)
     
  10. doctor j

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    I have a H20-100 with all 0's on all Ka sats yet all authorized channels are coming in fine.
    Nationals, LIL's and Sports Ch's.
    What software version are you on.
    I'm on a CE 4090 ,I think, and just attributed it to new software .
    Older versions the signal strenghts worked.

    Doctor j
     
  11. Alan Gordon

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    I'm not crazy, and I'm not making stuff up (though I could be mixed up), but I remember some application asking for permission (after they're parked, but before they start offering customers service from that satellite) to broadcast.

    ~Alan
     
  12. FHSPSU67

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    Same situation here w/ 0x4090.
     
  13. Tom Robertson

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    I think, "though [you] could be mixed up", that you might be thinking of some requests to slightly modify the final orbital slot a tiny bit. I think that is all done; they have all the need for full HD ahead.

    Woohooga! Full HD Ahead!
    Aye, Cap'n, Full HD Ahead!

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  14. LameLefty

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    I think one of the channels added to D10 had a hiccup and was added on Thursday instead of on Wednesday along with the rest of that batch.
     
  15. nj1313

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    From my recollection, there were some channels that were added on a Monday back in October 2007.
     
  16. Steve Robertson

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    Yup this one http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=838060

    Keep in mind this is the continuation of the original thread that had over 1 million hits.
     
  17. Alan Gordon

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    Not what I was thinking of, but I'll drop the subject since it's not important! :)

    ~Alan
     
  18. wmj5

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    I have a H20-100 and a couple of days ago I was't getting anything on 99a, I just checked it and I am getting 81 and up in the high 90's, on 99b only get tp 1-81 and tp 5 80, so they must be going to do something. upstate south carolina.
     
  19. Alan Gordon

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    MHD was added on a Thursday.
    A collection on a Monday (10-15-2007)
    NBA HD on a Monday.
    CSTV HD and Tennis Channel HD on a Friday.

    Of course, years ago, they were all willy nilly. Some were added on a Saturday! ;)

    ~Alan
     
  20. I WANT MORE

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