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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. DarinC

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    I think over 90% of what I would actually watch is already available in HD via DirecTV now. Out of everything in the list of HD channels not yet carried by DirecTV, the only things I would expect to ever watch are: The Travel Channel, the extra HBO channels, and IFC. I am MUCH more interested in getting the legacy HD channels moved to D11 than I am about any new channels. Personally, I would rather they DIDN'T try to cram too much in. But of course, everyone likes something different. :)
     
  2. harsh

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    TLE #130:

    DIRECTV 11
    1 32729U 08013A 08208.33440185 -.00000126 00000-0 00000+0 0 1307
    2 32729 000.0079 078.7853 0001824 059.1979 187.5777 01.00313326 1400

    Drifting towards 99.11 (still edging in the wrong direction).
    Eccentricity is up a tiny bit.

    Time stamp is 8:01:32 Zulu Saturday.
     
  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    This requires that you subscribe to premiere and HD Extra. Anything less and your available channels drop off fast.
     
  4. DarinC

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    Not only that, but you actually have to subscribe to DirecTV.
     
  5. curt8403

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    Lets back off on Harsh a bit please. he is trying to be helpful, and I count it good that he is on friendly terms with Directv.
     
  6. Sixto

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    Latest TLE from above ... just catching up on thread ...
    Code:
    DirecTV-11(TLE130)
    1 32729U 08013A   08208.33440185 -.00000126  00000-0  00000+0 0  1307
    2 32729 000.0079 078.7853 0001824 059.1979 187.5777 01.00313326  1400
    
    NORAD #			32729
    COSPAR designator	2008-013-A  
    Epoch (UTC)		07-26-2008 08:01:32
    Orbit # at Epoch	140
    Inclination		0.008
    RA of A. Node		78.785
    Eccentricity		0.0001824
    Argument of Perigee	59.198
    Revs per day		1.00313326
    Period			23h 55m 30s (1435.50 min)
    Semi-major axis		42 153 km
    Perigee x Apogee	35 767 x 35 783 km
    Element number / age	130 / 0 day(s)
    
    Lon			99.2116° W
    Lat			0.0248° S
    Alt (km)		35 782.090
    
    [U]Perigee(bottom of orbit) x Apogee(top of orbit) - Target is 35,786 x 35,786 km (Circular)[/U]
    TLE#130(07-26-2008 08:01:32) 35 767 x 35 783 km (+113.6hours,at 128.6 days,  99.21°)
    TLE#129(07-21-2008 14:24:00) 35 778 x 35 794 km (+147.6hours,at 123.9 days,  99.21°)
    TLE#128(07-15-2008 10:46:32) 35,785 x 35,787 km (+96.6 hours,at 117.7 days, 100.68°)
    TLE#129(07-11-2008 10:11:30) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+22.0 hours,at 113.7 days, 100.73°)
    TLE#127(07-10-2008 12:13:58) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+25.1 hours,at 112.8 days, 100.72°)
    
    Last 5 TLE's above ... 
    
    [URL="http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=1508286#post1508286"]Post #2[/URL] has the overview and complete TLE history ...
     
  7. Dolly

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    +1 !rolling Someone throw the dog a bone so it will run back to the Dish site :D Back on topic--do we really think D*
    will have D11 go live in July? When this whole subject started about when D11 would go live D* at first said late 3rd quarter. I don't consider the end of July as late 3rd quarter myself.
     
  8. curt8403

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    for shame. would you rather have Harsh Bashing Directv???
     
  9. cartrivision

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    I think that Harsh has a point... to take his logic one step further, for non-subscribers DirecTV effectively has zero HD channels. I guess that makes DISH the HD leader. :lol:
     
  10. cartrivision

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    I'm not sure how pointing out that you don't get certain HD channels if you don't subscribe to them is "helpful". It's just dumb.
     
  11. n3ntj

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    Actually, the D* ad that Joe Buck read said "By the end of summer."
     
  12. Radio Enginerd

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    Mods,

    Any chance we can create a locked thread that folks could subscribe to that Sixto could use to provide a general status (daily/weekly or as things change)?

    This discussion thread is AWESOME, it's just difficult to find "an update" when something changes.

    Yes, no, maybe so?

    I just think it be cool so when new channels light up, Sixto (or a mod) can post to the locked thread and I can get an email if I wish. :) Kinda like the CE announcement thread.

    My 2 cents for what they're worth.
     
  13. evan_s

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    130 channels was promised this summer that doesn't how ever mean that D10 and D11 can't and won't still deliver 150 channels by the end of the year. The two statements are not mutually exclusive. In fact it's the exact opposite in that they support each other. 130 stations this summer is a stepping stone to 150 by the end of the year.
     
  14. Jeremy W

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    A point that is obvious to anyone with enough brain cells to subscribe to DirecTV. He was simply bashing DirecTV, something he does (with varying amounts of subtlety) in every post he makes in the DirecTV forums. I see no reason to defend him.
     
  15. Alan Gordon

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    The first post of the thread is updated with the "important" updates! ;)

    ~Alan
     
  16. curt8403

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    uhm second post.
     
  17. syphix

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    However you look at it, going from 10 to 100-150 HD channels in about 400 days is awesome! Hell, the SIRIUS/XM merger took longer!! :)
     
  18. bwaldron

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    Through no fault of the two companies. :)
     
  19. Alan Gordon

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    I have read 130 "total" in several places, but it's EXTREMELY possible that THEY were confused by the 130 this Summer.

    ~Alan
     
  20. purtman

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    When Joe Buck mentioned it during the MLB All-Star game, he said "over" 130 HD channels. Then again, he can't pronounce Xavier Nady's first name either.
     
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