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The State of Directv

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by ivoaraujo, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. Sep 29, 2009 #41 of 116
    HoTat2

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    I considered that simple solution evan_s, but the complication to me seemed that except for the H/HR23 series, there would be a problem with non-SWM installs of the H/HR20/21/22, R22 receivers. For how can either tuner alone of these receiver models see both the Ka-hi and lo bands at the same time to place all their signal levels on the same screen at once? :confused:

    Since the B-band converter will only allow a tuner to see one or the other Ka sub-band, but not both simultaneously as with the wideband satellite tuners of the H/HR23s.

    This is why I suggested possibly two different screens...
     
  2. Sep 29, 2009 #42 of 116
    Stuart Sweet

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    I think that it's probably too early to worry about minutiae like that. There will be a fix for the signal strength screens, don't worry.
     
  3. Sep 29, 2009 #43 of 116
    HoTat2

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    Again, not at all worried Stuart;

    But just a technical curiosity, from a techmogeek. :)
     
  4. Sep 29, 2009 #44 of 116
    BattleZone

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    Every Slimline, and even the old Side-Car dishes (if they still work) will get D12 when it is launched. No new dish or LNB required.
     
  5. Sep 29, 2009 #45 of 116
    Movieman

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    Hardly shambles. I think we are seeing marketing at work. More and more Dishnet is hurting for business (not to mention cable but thats a different story) so they are running endless commercials which is what you do when your down. You put out whatever you can to get attention. They make it sound like they are cheaper but in fact with the current offers you really dont get much tv and then the price changes.

    We have seen Directv grow extensively and now they are doing their planning for the next phase of growth. What your seeing is the other carriers catching up and bragging about it. As for the negativity. I find that relative. I can tell you on a daily basis all I hear are complaints about customer service at Dish and crappy programming (HD issues) with cable. Problem is that some people are not getting deals they want when they thought they deserved and are trying to be the louder voice in the crowd. If we started customer service threads for each carrier Directv's positives we out weight everyone else. I think its time to sit back, ignore all the crap commercials, enjoy tv, and be ready for all the new services and features that are on the way. If Directv was doing so why are they still growing...
     
  6. Sep 29, 2009 #46 of 116
    harsh

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    As the OP specifically referred to national HD programming, core programming is implied.
     
  7. Sep 29, 2009 #47 of 116
    rey_1178

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    i would :D:D but seriously, i would tell those who are thinking of leaving to wait until D12 is up before making any decisions.
     
  8. Sep 29, 2009 #48 of 116
    harsh

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    You are correct; it was indeed Q1 and not month 1.
     
  9. Sep 29, 2009 #49 of 116
    harsh

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    You made a mistake similar to mine earlier in this thread. The official turn-up schedule of D12 is "first half 2010" as opposed to Q1 2010.
     
  10. Sep 29, 2009 #50 of 116
    taz291819

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    I read that article about Verizon. The WSJ simply made that thing up, there wasn't any merit to it. Think about it, why would Verizon (whom is touting Fios) want Directv?

    On the other hand, I could see AT&T wanting them.
     
  11. Sep 29, 2009 #51 of 116
    hdtvfan0001

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    We'll see...I have seen no evidence that my estimate is inaccurate. With a 4Q launch, we can still have a 1Q live date.
     
  12. Sep 29, 2009 #52 of 116
    Albie

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    Why would AT&T want DirecTV any more than Verizon?
     
  13. Sep 29, 2009 #53 of 116
    BattleZone

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    Most of us realize that launching sats into space is still not wholely routine, and things happen. The Sea Launch explosion in Jan 2007 set back launches for both DirecTV and Dish about 6 months. It's understandable that DirecTV is being very conservative when setting a date for their bird going live.

    Having said that, short of any major problems, the new bird should be on station in early 2010.
     
  14. Sep 30, 2009 #54 of 116
    harsh

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    Given the recent intervals between launches, the information about Eutelsat W7 and the anik calendar that suggests that ILS has two 2009 launches left after W7, it would appear that a December launch is possible but not a certainty.
     
  15. Sep 30, 2009 #55 of 116
    harsh

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    Whether they are being overly conservative or not, first half 2010 is the official time frame.
     
  16. Sep 30, 2009 #56 of 116
    man_rob

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    And as before, when some folks knew that there was going to be a Sept. 09 launch, D12 still doesn't appear to be actually on the schedule.
     
  17. Sep 30, 2009 #57 of 116
    sigma1914

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    You were right. Feel better now that your internet ego was stroked? :rolleyes:
     
  18. Sep 30, 2009 #58 of 116
    man_rob

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    The thread isn't about me. Please try to stay on topic.
     
  19. Sep 30, 2009 #59 of 116
    Capmeister

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    DirecTV is doing awesome technically, I think. Customer service wise? Not so much. I think they're working on it, however. But I have to say, I'm strongly considering trying FiOS.
     
  20. Sep 30, 2009 #60 of 116
    Horsefan

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    2 things I have not liked that have been instituted over the years. Customer service agreements and leased equipment. Neither was in effect when I first joined up and I have resisted upgrading because of them.

    One day I think I am going to put a good antenna on top of the house and be done with all of it.

    Horsefan
     

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