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SixtoReport: D10/D12 Satellite Info in Post#1 - Both D10 & D12 in service

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sixto, May 7, 2010.

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  1. May 7, 2010 #81 of 1252
    inkahauts

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    Yep.. which in essence doubles the capacity over night, assuming they can pick and choose what frequencies are used on which spot beams, which I don't see why they can't...
     
  2. May 7, 2010 #82 of 1252
    Davenlr

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    Couldnt they just move Spaceway 1 or 2 over to 101, and give out new LNBs with KA/KU capability at 101 for those new small towns they add to LIL service for?
     
  3. May 7, 2010 #83 of 1252
    inkahauts

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    I agree, I think thats what was happening as well, a test for the fix...

    And we all know they and some backup spot beams to use on these sats, so if say they had 10 backups, and 15 spots where bad, if they can fix 8, that gives them back all capacity, and still have a couple backups again as well... I'd like to know how many transponders on every sat they have have actually died over the years and they have had to switch to a backup transponder, spot or conus... (for sats that where in service at the time of needing to use a backup transponder)
     
  4. May 7, 2010 #84 of 1252
    LameLefty

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    They'd need Ka licenses for 101, which they don't have.
     
  5. May 7, 2010 #85 of 1252
    Sixto

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    post 54. last 8 words of line 1.
     
  6. May 7, 2010 #86 of 1252
    Canis Lupus

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    Meanwhile, back in Boise ID - I'm enjoying my playoff hockey and all other things DirecTV. And I have full confidence in all things going forward. Fanboy stamp.

    EDIT: And thanks to Sixto and LameLefty for balanced and informative updates.
     
  7. May 7, 2010 #87 of 1252
    inkahauts

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    Ha! SO we are all right.. I started that post before i read that line... :) Wonder if that makes me psychic?
     
  8. May 7, 2010 #88 of 1252
    thelucky1

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    Can you help doctor j? How many spotbeams are currently not working on D10?
     
  9. May 7, 2010 #89 of 1252
    gbubar

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    HAHAHA...you just have to love the humor on this site:lol::lol::lol:
     
  10. May 7, 2010 #90 of 1252
    Groundhog45

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  11. May 7, 2010 #91 of 1252
    Neural762

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    Could it be that if D10's spot beams are fixed, they'll move the LiLs from S1 to D10 and reconfigure S1 to do nationals, thus giving even more national capacity? Isn't it the one with the super flexible antenna array that can do lots of different combinations of national and spot beams? Even if not, it would be really cool to get all that capacity to start carrying all the subchannels that are available OTA.
     
  12. May 7, 2010 #92 of 1252
    jdspencer

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    I think that DirecTV is 99% sure that the fixes for D10 will work.
    Otherwise, we would have seen an order by DirecTV for D13 to be built. :D
     
  13. May 7, 2010 #93 of 1252
    evan_s

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    Actually they do have the Ka License for 101. They use it for backhauling signals with some 250mhz wide spot tps on d8 and d9.

    Altho to answer the original question there really is no reason to move Spaceway 1 or 2 from where they currently are. They can already provide spots for locals where they are at.
     
  14. May 7, 2010 #94 of 1252
    evan_s

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    Actually it's 10 tps, at least thats how many they have reserved for the spots. 24 Tps in the Ka band and they have 14 conus and 10 for spots on D10. I wouldn't be surprised to see the kick D10 back up to 16 conus tps since it won't have nearly as many if any spots on it.
     
  15. May 7, 2010 #95 of 1252
    hdtvfan0001

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    D12 is solid and on target for arrival at 102.765.

    D10 now might have the chance to be "corrected" and provide its original level of services.

    Its all good news.
     
  16. May 7, 2010 #96 of 1252
    LameLefty

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    They don't have a license for direct-to-home service, however. The FCC treats those as separate uses and requires separate authorizations and licenses.
     
  17. May 7, 2010 #97 of 1252
    Sixto

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    Have added the location info for D10 to post#1. Will try to somewhat keep up-to-date, as we track movement.
     
  18. May 7, 2010 #98 of 1252
    kevinwmsn

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    This is great news for those who don't have HD LiLs. Even if they can't fix all the spots, this could allow D* to add more markets to get over that 95%. Maybe do a reconfig for the ones that can't fix and use more conus tps to add more HD. We waited this long, whats another month. It's going to be a couple of years before they build much less launch D14. I wouldn't be suprised if there was antipication thread for it.:lol:
     
  19. May 7, 2010 #99 of 1252
    Tom Robertson

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    Nice idea, alas the Spaceways don't have electrical power to go CONUS or even something that resembles CONUS.

    So with your nice idea... what else could they potentially use S1/S2 for? :)

    (Though we might need to discuss that in another thread...)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  20. May 7, 2010 #100 of 1252
    georule

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    You were never going to get 30 in May. Go back and read the PR. ". . .will begin rolling out in May and will continue in the following few months. . .". Then go google some of those channels and realize some of them aren't even slated to *start* broadcasting in HD in May (for example, Gol TV HD is supposed to start broadcasting 8/1). So "30 in May" was never promised, and never even possible. That's a study in seeing what you want to see rather than what's on the page.

    http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global/article.jsp?assetId=P6770018
     
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