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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Gary Toma, Jul 5, 2012.
I got 11/29/2012 for the announcement
Whichever the case, even though its outside your service area, appreciate whatever technical info. you can dig up on it down there, and please post it here.
In particular I'd really like to get a good look at the new dish PR going to use for this.
Part of that 11/29 official announcement is supposed to be that for New users or Existing users who wish to upgrade, Directv will install an LHR24 for HD users and an LH25 for SD users. (Yes, an HD receiver for SD only subscribers.) Along with a Slimline 3?
Sounds to me like they are transitioning to a complete MPEG4 market...
I live in Puerto Rico and waiting for news of this long awited switch to DTV USA. An installer told me that the dish would be a Slimeline with 3 LNB's for old and new customers.We were expecting news of this this week but as I notice in your threads it'll be on the 29th.Another little bit of something is about to be announced is that the magazine for Puerto Rico(called Directv Zone) hasn't been posted for December
Glad to actually have a sub. on the island to keep us abreast of whats happening there!
Please post back in the future whatever new info. you can find out about the status and technical details of the transition. Particularly about the new sort of dish they'll be using for it.
But then how would you guess 110w fits into the picture which is listed on the map as carrying some 26 Ku/MPEG-2 SD channels?
Wouldn't this new rumored "3 lnb dish" really need to be something in between a Slimline-3 and 5 to cover Ka 99 (programming), Ku 101 (for system info., guide data, FW updates, etc.), Ka 103 (programming), and Ku 110 (programming)?
Thanks for the welcome HoTat2. So far I can tell you guys that there are at least a 100 new channels either on a test phase or with an assigned number already. As soon as I get new info or an official letter or a call from DTV I'll post it here.
By this do you mean that these new channels now appear in the guide but the receiver cannot tune to them (of course)?
No I have a friend on the inside that is giving me the info from a meeting that DTV have for their CSR's earlier in the week. Us subs still in the dark for the most part
And just to be clear, right now all DIRECTV subs there presently use a single satellite slot 24" round dish with the Latin America LNB aimed at 95w, correct?
The 24" dish is for SD programming only. If you want the HD package is a 48" round dish with a single LNB aimed at 95w
Also the HD pack is only 16 channels for now until and hopefully the merger happens
I assume the HD pack there then breaks down as;
ABCHD ch. 1172
FOODHD ch. 1228
TNTHD ch. 1244
USAHD ch. 1246
TBSHD ch. 1248
DISNHD ch. 1324
HBOHD ch. 1564
SHOWHD ch. 1577
STRZHD ch. 1585
ESPNHD ch. 1645
ESP2HD ch. 1648
DSCHD ch. 1753
HISTHD ch. 1756
13 full time linear HD channels
On Directv HD ch. 1161
MLB Extra Innings HD ch. 1680
NFL Sunday Ticket HD ch. 1687
3 part time HD channels?
Yes that's it for now hopefully more to come and soon.
NEW HD CONUS CHANNELS IN TEST
[table]None|No New HD CONUS Channels In Test [/table] .
NEW HD CONUS CHANNELS ACTIVE
[table]None|No New HD CONUS Channels Active [/table] .
NEW HD-MARKET IN TEST
[table]None|No New HD Markets In Test[/table] .
NEW HD-MARKET ACTIVE
[table]None|No New HD Markets Active[/table] .
NEW HD LIL CHANNELS IN TEST
11|*WFBD|48|A3 Mobile 48 WFBD IND|Independent from WFBDDT-TV, 48, Mobile, AL [/table] .
NEW HD LIL CHANNELS ACTIVE
[table]None|No New HD LIL Channels Active [/table] .
NEW SD LIL CHANNELS IN TEST
14|*WIWN|68|A3 Milwaukee 68 WIWN IND|Independent from WIWNDT-TV, 68, Milwaukee, WI [/table] .
NEW SD LIL CHANNELS ACTIVE
[table]None|No New SD LIL Channels Active [/table] .
HD OR SD LIL CHANNELS REMOVED
[table]None|No Channels Removed [/table] .
Keys in the Excel TPN Map:
Channel Names in the Excel TPN Map which begin with an asterisk (*) are in TEST status
Channels shaded blue in the Excel use MPEG4 compression.
While all HD channels are MPEG4, SD channels may also be in MPEG4.
Lots of activity for Puerto Rico. HD channels active, HD channels in test - lots of churn going on. Even the OTA data for Puerto Rico is updated and now included. Gentlemen: Get your Slimline 3's ready!
Looks like channel numbers will be from 100's through 700's. No more 4-digit channel numbers.
It was MPEG4 SD prior, so the data wouldn't have reflected the change, but ABC (WALB-DT2) is now available in HD from DirecTV in the Albany, GA DMA.
I just need WSWG-DT3 (The CW) to hurry up and get an HD signal available, so I can start bugging DirecTV about it!
Did you lose NY ABC HD DNS when they turned it on today?
No... I still have it.... along with the L.A. version.
Does the SHEF query procedure via IP (discussed earlier in this thread) pick up a clear distinction here that this is now an HD channel?
As you know, we clearly identify an MPEG4 vs an MPEG2 channel in the TPN Map. But until we get a little smarter, we can't tell whether a given MPEG4 channel is carrying HD content or SD content.