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Transponder Maps: Domestic ~ Data 2/22/2017

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Gary Toma, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Jun 20, 2013 #161 of 2016
    HoTat2

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    Humm ...

    Strange the FCC doc has a "CoBC" pairing with the Venezuela Broadcast Center ("VBC") to supply the 24 prospective HD transponders down-linking to regions 1 and 2 covering the northern portion of SA.

    Although I see no reason why the California Broadcast Center ("CBC") here in So Cal.can't pair with the VBC to supply HD programming to those transponders as it does with the 16 transponders for SD programming of the Pan Regional 1 set.
     
  2. Jun 21, 2013 #162 of 2016
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    Yes, I am aware that may well be the case.... :bang

    Just for grins we might have a final try using an 8' offset dish and call it a day after that.... It really sucks that just a couple of years ago we could get a huge number of HD channels here (Dishnetwork) and now with the loss of HD on GLA PR sub the HD options are extremely limited!

    I have two 8' dishes, a 6' and a 4' that are basically collecting spiderwebs and bird droppings in my backyard!! Just wish I could put them to good use.
     
  3. Jun 21, 2013 #163 of 2016
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    From your location and those dishes, your best alternative for HD are channels on DLA's Beam Sur (South), soon to be divided up into "Regions 1, 2, 3, and 4 covering northern and southern SA for HD programming when the new intelsat birds go up.

    If you can obtain the DLA equipment and somehow subscribe to it of course Beam Sur and the future Regions 1 and 2 of north SA should be receivable on St Lucia with a large dish.
     
  4. Jun 21, 2013 #164 of 2016
    P Smith

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    I would try 10' or better 12' dish
     
  5. Jun 23, 2013 #165 of 2016
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    Thanks for the suggestions! I would love to try a 10' or 12', unfortunately the only people that I know that have anything that size is Digicel (Cell phone company) and one of the local TV stations....

    Totally off topic, we tried for Dishnet at 129 degrees (Ceil 2), got a lock using an 8' dish with the Sat Buddy (on a whole bunch of transponders from 18 up) but the quality read zero on the meter and when hooked up to a VIP 622 receiver got absolutely nothing....:-( Thats where the 10' might just work!
     
  6. Jun 26, 2013 #166 of 2016
    Gary Toma

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  7. Jun 30, 2013 #167 of 2016
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    Sorry egakagoc2xi;

    Ignore the last part of my statement here earlier. Got brain-lock I suppose;

    The extended frequency IF band would be confined to the two coax lines feeding the SWiM module. Not the coax network feeding the receivers at the output of the SWiM module. Therefore your SWiM and MoCA frequencies are likely the same as ours.

    But anyway, can you upload a picture of the SWiM module used down there?

    Or does it look just like our SWiM-8 or -16?

    I assume the dish side configuration is for the SWiM switch to supply 13 vdc on one line to the LNB and 18 vdc on the other for (with the new LNB now) 450-700 MHz, 900-1650 MHz range odd and even channel sets respectively to the SWiM switch'es inputs.
     
  8. Jul 3, 2013 #168 of 2016
    Gary Toma

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    [SIZE=12pt]Doctor J Comments for the 7/03/13 Data[/SIZE]


    [SIZE=12pt]HD LIL Channel New[/SIZE]

    NETWORK NAME CHANNEL LIL_MKT NOTES_0 NOTES_1
    11 WNYE 25 134 A3 New York 25 WNYE ETV ETV from WNYEDT-TV, 25, New York, NY
    11 KPBT 36 137 A3 Odessa 36 KPBT PBS PBS from KPBT-TV, 36, Odessa, TX




    [SIZE=12pt]HD LIL Channel Removed[/SIZE]

    NETWORK NAME CHANNEL LIL_MKT NOTES_0 NOTES_1
    15 NBC 12 57 A3 Dothan 12 NBC (Virtual) For NBC programming tune to Ch. 23
    15 UMas 42 72 A3 Fresno 42 UMas (Virtua) For UniMas programming tune to Ch. 61
     
  9. Jul 10, 2013 #169 of 2016
    Gary Toma

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    A Parameter Change

    For the past few years, within the TPN Map 'LIL Market List' tab, we have listed a parameter "MPEG4-Only DMA" which tracked a Designated Marketing Area (DMA) as '100% MPEG4' if all their Locals (non-CONUS channels) were provided only in MPEG4 compression. We held a strict standard, so that a DMA such as Joplin, MO, as an example, was not held to be an "MPEG4 Only" DMA because just one of their network channels was provided as an MPEG2 channel.

    Admittedly, the "100% MPEG4" banner has been a standard used by the Marketing folks, not the Engineering folks.

    This distinction however, has become a muddied, moving-target of late. As just one example, the Honolulu DMA has been an "MPEG4 Only" DMA since its inception in October, 2007. So Honolulu has been a prime example of an MPEG4 DMA. But recently an MPEG2 'ION' channel has been added to the Honolulu DMA and our staunch definition has been un-done.

    Since DMA's are now able to gain -and lose- their "MPEG4-Only" status from week to week, they are now a moving target no longer warranting a week to week tracking.
     
  10. Jul 10, 2013 #170 of 2016
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    [SIZE=12pt]Doctor J Comments for the 7/10/2013 Data:[/SIZE]



    [SIZE=12pt]HD CONUS CHANNELS, NEW IN *TEST[/SIZE]

    NETWORK NAME CHANNEL NOTES_0 NOTES_1

    15 *QVCHD 70 QVC HD (70) QVC is the (Virtual) shopping mall that never closes
    15 *QVCHD 275 QVC HD (275) QVC is the (Virtual) shopping mall that never closes
    15 *QVCHD 317 QVC HD (317) QVC is the (Virtual) shopping mall that never closes
    15 *GALAHD 404 Galavision HD 24 horas de programacion en espanol
    15 *PBTVHD 9400 Playboy TV HD Experience HD as only Playboy TV can deliver
     
  11. Jul 18, 2013 #171 of 2016
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    [SIZE=12pt]Doctor J Comments for the 7/17/2013 Data:[/SIZE]



    SD LIL CHANNELS, DELETED

    NETWORK NAME CHANNEL NOTES_0 NOTES_1
    0 CW 14 Charleston CW 14 (Virtual) CW
     
  12. Jul 24, 2013 #172 of 2016
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    Doctor J Comments for the 7/24/13 Data:


    No changes of consequence!
     
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    Gary Toma

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    Sorry,
    But there is nothing in the data that says an HD WHP Channel 22 is alive or even in testing.

    On 5/29/13, the WHP-22 came alive as the MNT provider for this DMA; but this is clearly an MPEG2 SD channel.

    WHP Channel 21 exists in HD and WHPDT2 21.2 MNT exists in the OTA section.

    It will be interesting to see what the local folks in the Harrisburg DMA discover!

    :)
     
  15. Jul 31, 2013 #175 of 2016
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    Doctor J Comments for the 7/31/13 Data:


    No changes of consequence!
     
  16. Aug 9, 2013 #176 of 2016
    Gary Toma

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    Doctor J Comments for the 8/7/2013 Data:



    HD INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS, NEW IN *TEST

    [SIZE=9pt] NETWORK NAME CHANNEL SATELLITE NOTES_0 NOTES_1[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=9pt] 3 *beINHD 426 D7S @119W beIN SPORT en Espanol HD beIN International Sports[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=9pt] 3 *ESPDHD 432 D7S @119W ESPN Deportes HD ESPN Deportes HD[/SIZE]


    This is a new step in evolution to keep an eye on. Here are two HD/MPEG4 channels being tested
    on D7S @119W – a satellite that presently provides no HD channels.
     
  17. Aug 9, 2013 #177 of 2016
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    It already has 2 HD channels, 405 MegaTV HD and 408 UniMas West HD are on the same transponder.
     
  18. Aug 9, 2013 #178 of 2016
    Gary Toma

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    Like I said, these will be the 3'rd and 4'th HD channels for D7S........

    :bang
     
  19. Aug 9, 2013 #179 of 2016
    P Smith

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    Gary, somehow last reports here missing TPN column, is it a glitch ?
     
  20. Aug 9, 2013 #180 of 2016
    Gary Toma

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    If the question is about Post #176, for example - then no, it is not a glitch. I have precious little geography to provide a quick perspective of the changes, so many fields of the records are necessarily left out of the 'Doctor J Comments' posts.

    The complete records, with all fields, are always found in theweekly TPN Map Excel.
     

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