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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. VeniceDre

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    The math I came up with that Sixto is quoting shows around 33 slots even less when you consider a couple of the other TEST channels (Movie Now, etc). It seems to me after they balance D10 to 70 channels, and they add the 12 fulltime RSNS we'll have around only 30 slots left. Maybe that's why they say "Beginning August 14, DIRECTV will launch more than 30 additional HD channels, bringing the total HD channel lineup to 130."

    14 TPs x 5 Channels on D10 + 14TPs x 5 Channels on D11 = 140 Channels.
     
  2. syphix

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    Wow...I never thought D11 would fill up that quickly!:eek2: That means that it'll be full by the end of the year! And as someone posted, how does the NFL package work in??

    Well, they have space for the only five channels I want:
    Travel Channel HD
    WGN America HD
    AMC HD
    Fox News HD
    and the rest of the HBO's

    (ok....so that's more like 8...but they have the room!:);))
     
  3. curt8403

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    no, they were moved to 103 lo hence they do not need a b band,
     
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    let me guess. when the nfl starts, they will just compress the channels a bit more to squeeze a few more channels
    but a channel that has 10% compression will not suffer much if it jumps to 12% compression
     
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    103 lo would require a bbc. 103 hi would be the one that wouldn't need a bcc and that is currently only Spaceway and doesn't have any Conus transponders so I don't see how the DNS could be on that.
     
  6. curt8403

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    you are correct, I should have said that they were on the 103 Lo, I always confuse the 2 bands and frequencies
     
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    My Thanks to all who contributed to the success of this thread and for keeping it civil (most of the time :D ) It was a most interesting and very informative ride. I have been here at DBSTalk nearly 4 years now and must say that you guys are amazing with your knowledge and (speculation :lol: )

    Now have fun and enjoy the new HD content. :)
     
  8. Sixto

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    As of 7/27 ...

    East DNS HD were 110 (TP12: NBCE) and 119 (TP24: CBSE, FOXE, TP32: ABCE).

    West DNS HD were 101 (TP2: NBCW, ABCW, FOXW, TP24: CBSW).

    Have corrected the post for East DNS.
     
  9. VeniceDre

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    I knew I wasn't losing my mind on WEST DNS HD being on 101, even though they switched it to MPEG4 they kept it somehow on 101 so the MDUs that hadn't upgraded to the new dish systems could still see it off 101 using the H & HR MPEG4 series boxes.
     
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    The press release says 130 on 8/14.

    Currently have 95.

    130-95=35.

    35 new using the counting methodology from all along ...
     
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    So, after 8/14, there's only 33 slots left for HD nationals?
     
  12. VeniceDre

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    Nope, after they add West Coast DNS and the 12 part RSNS there will be about 33 slots left.

    9 MPEG2, 4 East Coast DNS, Toon Dis, MSG, 6 PPV went live on D11 this morning. Thats 21 existing channels right there, add 12 RSNs, and 4 West Coast DNS we'll be at 37 before we get to the additions. So 33 slots for new channels.

    That's all based on 5 channels on each TP, and 14 TPs.
     
  13. curt8403

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    remember 9 MPEG2 = 5 MPEG4
     
  14. dcowboy7

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    im lost....didnt he say that ?
     
  15. syphix

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    Still confused...the 8/14 additions were supposed to amount to 30+...how many will be left??
     
  16. VeniceDre

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    Huh?

    It has nothing to do with compression size. DirecTV is putting 5 "MPEG4" channels per TP on D10 and D11.
     
  17. VeniceDre

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    :lol:

    I think he meant after the new channel additions on 8/14. Whatever NEW NATIONAL CHANNELS added on the 8/14 will come out of the 33 number (Planet Green, ABC Family, the SHOs, and whatever else they add on that day.

    It all depends on what they launch that day.
     
  18. VeniceDre

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    The release says they will start adding 30+ channels that day.

    I'm shutting up now.

    :lol:
     
  19. syphix

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    Do the "additional PPV HD's count? That's in the press release for 8/14...if NOT...then..

    Planet Green HD
    ABC Family HD
    Showtime Extreme HD
    Showtime Showcase HD

    That's four channels out of the 33, so 29?

    And if the PPV HD's count, then who knows how many will be left...D11 is filling up faster and faster!!
     
  20. VeniceDre

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    Now we're on same page buddy. :lol:

    I hope they don't add more than a few HD PPV channels. For chrissakes, how many do we need?
     
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