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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sixto, Jul 27, 2008.
More testing? So, D12 is broke? Great!
What is Sunday DT?
Nothing wrong with that!
For some it's the detox from too much drinking on Friday and Saturday.
If D12 will park at 103W with half of SB tpns or half span-life or something else (extended wobbling), BUT will deliver new national HD channels I would say it is OK and fine !
30 channels to start being added in May. They did not say that all 30 would be added in May (and it actually sounds like they won't). So it wouldn't take any effort to add a few channels to the existing birds regardless of where D12 is and it's status.
Actually, wasn't D12 originally planned as an on ground contingent replacement in the event of a failure of D10 or D11? I seem to remember that discussion but could be mistaken.
Updated post#1 with details.
To summarize ...
At 76°, there's D12 testing and earth station communication, total of 3 STA's.D12 was approved 2/13/2010 to 3/15/2010.
Then extended 3/19/2010 to 4/19/2010.
Awaiting approval for beyond 4/19/2010. Request was made on 4/15/2010.
Earth Station (2) Communication was approved 2/12/2010 to 3/12/2010.
Then extended 3/19/2010 to 4/19/2010.
Then extended 4/22/2010 to 5/22/2010.For the Drift, there's D12 and earth station communication, total of 3 STA's.
D12 was approved 3/8/2010 to 4/6/2010.
Awaiting approval for beyond 4/6/2010. Request was made on 3/31/2010.
Earth Station (2) Communication was approved 3/8/2010 to 4/6/2010.
Then extended 4/7/2010 to 5/7/2010.
May also still need another request for Drift past 5/7/2010 if necessary.
Looks to me like someone at the FCC keeps getting behind on their paperwork.
Because D*'s press release said that the 30 HD channels would begin rollout in May and the rollout would continue the "following few months." A "few" is more than two, which puts us in August. Additionally, at least one of the channels GolTV HD doesn't begin broadcast until 8/1/10. Maybe all 29 others will be broadcasting in May, June and July, but at least one has to wait until August. None of the new Showtime channels are in HD currently and a few other of the new HD channels do not yet broadcast in HD. So, D12 isn't (or won't be the only) reason they all won't pop up in May. Finally, it is likely that many of the contracts with the channels have various start dates - when negotiating those, they may not have wanted to lock themselves into too early of a date.
I think all the 30 announced new HD channels are already broadcasting in HD with the exception of GOLTV, is that correct ?
Maybe they're using the same practices of the SEC regulators.
SEC and Pornography: Workers Spent Hours on Porn Sites Instead of Stopping Fraud
how about we remember the old days before local in local when D* never added more than one or two channels a month.
Yeah I remember when we were excited to get ESPN in HD. What were there in 2001... Like 3 to 4 channels. I remember I used HDNet late night to calibrate my TV.
Earth Station STAs for testing were granted... still nothing for the Sat itself (either the pending drift or the pending test)
Yea, I remember spending close to $600 for a Hughes E86 DirecTv receiver (no DVR even available) to watch those couple channels on my new HDTV. There was one local station broadcasting in HD OTA at the time.
Now you can get a HD DVR for <$200 with a crudload of channels, and people whine...
My best guess, the sun will come out Wed, May 19th, 3am pacific time when D12 will broadcast its first HD broadcasts
Bet your bottom dollar...Come what may
Everyone just chill out about D12, Everything is going to be fine Directv is sending backup for D12: Look for yourself:
Mysterious X-37B unmanned space shuttle launched by U.S. ... and they won't say what it's for
By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 3:23 AM on 23rd April 2010
It looks like the space shuttle's more diminutive cousin - but experts say it was created with technology from a generation beyond.
The U.S. military launched the mysterious X-37B unmanned winged spacecraft last night - but what America plans to do with it there is anyone's guess.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/wor...e-shuttle-launched-tonight.html#ixzz0lt8v6GdY
Its getting ready to photograph the 2012 Myan predicted Apocalypse in 3D-HD in case anyone is around to complain about DirecTv 13 not getting to its on orbit slot quick enough.