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Transponder Maps: Domestic, LatinAm and SkyMex New Data 12/19/2012

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Gary Toma, Jul 5, 2012.

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  1. Sep 7, 2012 #141 of 418
    P Smith

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    We don't need the long string - just parse it in Notepad (make new line after each few bytes - that mean start parsing by hands :) ) as HoTat2 did in post#134 and post first part with relevant info :
    In bold above I marked the relevant info (HEX values). Please copy these without your altering.
     
  2. Sep 7, 2012 #142 of 418
    P Smith

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    You didn't read my posts ...

    I said : Or using some program what could retrieve the data using TCP/IP connection...
     
  3. Sep 7, 2012 #143 of 418
    HoTat2

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    Just checked;

    You may also substitute FA90 at the end of the URL to get the Signal Strength reading directly (00-64) for any given tuned channel.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2012 #144 of 418
    P Smith

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    I did mention: use MD-0058 PDF file for read how to use the commands.
     
  5. Sep 7, 2012 #145 of 418
    HoTat2

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    Or for quick access to those who want to study it;

    The only thing is I don't know if there is a way to use the URL to enter additional parameters other than the default value of "none" implicitly encoded into the URL to get the Multi-Tuner ("MT") commands listed in the later part of the document to work.
     
  6. Sep 7, 2012 #146 of 418
    Alan Gordon

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    WALB (DMA #150, Network #513, Market #2)

    GPB (virtual DMA #150, Network #513, Market #2) (real DMA #50, Network 607, Market #96)

    *WTLF (DMA #106, Network #695, Market #184)

    WLTZ-DT2 (DMA #127, Network #558, Market #47)

     
  7. Sep 7, 2012 #147 of 418
    P Smith

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    Could you please delete irrelevant numbers ? At least present it as one row per channel ? Same format as gct or as in my post above.
    It's hard to use ... Thank.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2012 #148 of 418
    P Smith

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    URL would be enough ;).
    It was posted here many times .... See that DTV Tips and Trick main post
     
  9. Sep 7, 2012 #149 of 418
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    Like... Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome....


    I could foresee writing a script that does it. I bet that's how some of this stuff is done. Script to store the data, send a channel change, retrieve the data again, store it... Rinse and repeat. Is that how Sixto does it?
     
  10. Sep 7, 2012 #150 of 418
    P Smith

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    So, you did read it finally ? :D Good...

    Yes. Any Inet browser will do.
    No, Doctor J, gct and Sixto doing they job different way. But we could use your help (really ? where is your numbers ?) to verify parsing algos for system tables.

    And , yeah - in that script you forgot very important step - tune to a channel first, then query info about it. Kidding - it's just to show you in return how no reading post and reply does lead to nowhere ...
     
  11. Sep 7, 2012 #151 of 418
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    Some notes on Alan's post;

    Since the Signal Strength can only be two hexadecimal digits

    WALB"s 59 Signal Strength should be "89"

    GPB's E14E Signal Strength is probably "4E" for an SS level of 78. The "E1" part possibly the last two digits of your access card number you mistakingly parsed in.

    Same for *WTLF where "E15E" should be just "5E" for an SS reading of 94.

    and WLTZ-DT2 SS reading of "5F" means a 95 level.
     
  12. Sep 7, 2012 #152 of 418
    Alan Gordon

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    Per your request, I tightened it up. :)

    WALB was my bad... when I C/P'ed the layout.

    As for GPB, the CAM is digits only, and 1 is not one of the final two digits. I also carefully counted out the number of digits in the access card and RID. Those were extra. Ditto for *WTLF.

    Also... one correction... the part about "Channel type tuned to ("10" means its an HD channel)" is apparently a mistake. That should just mean that it's an MPEG4 channel, right?!

    ~Alan
     
  13. Sep 7, 2012 #153 of 418
    P Smith

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    Well, you don't get :)
    Let me show what would be more pleas-able to review:

    Code:
    ch	net	tid	ss	note
    0027	000E	46	5F	WLTZ-DT2 (DMA #127, Network #558, Market #47)

    and so on

    instead of:
     
  14. Sep 7, 2012 #154 of 418
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    How about this?

    [table]CHANNEL|NETWORK|TID|SS|STATION|NOTES1|NOTES2
    016A|000F|81|59|WALB|HD A3 Albany, GA 10 WALB-DT NBC|(DMA #150, Network #513, Market #2)
    000E|000E|97|4E|GPB|HD A3 Albany, GA 14 GPB*|(virtual DMA #150, Network #513, Market #2) (real DMA #50, Network 607, Market #96)
    0018|000E|39|5E|*WTLF|HD A3 Tallahassee, FL 24 The CW|(DMA #106, Network #695, Market #184)
    0027|000E|46|5F|CW|SD A3 Columbus, GA 39 WLTZ-DT2, The CW|(DMA #127, Network #558, Market #47)[/table]
    *Remap of Jacksonville, FL's WXGA-DT's #8 (DMA #50, Network 607, Market #96).

    A list of my local channels:

    [table]CHANNEL|NETWORK|TID|SS|STATION|NOTES1|NOTES2
    000A|000E|35|58|WALB-DT|HD A3 Albany, GA 10 NBC|(DMA #150, Network #513, Market #2)
    000B|000E|35|58|WALB-DT2 (ABC)|SD A3 Albany, GA 11 ABC|(DMA #150, Network 607, Market #96)
    000E|000E|97|4D|WABW (PBS/GPB)|HD A3 Albany, GA 14 GPB*|(virtual DMA #150, Network #513, Market #2)
    0011|000E|35|5B|WSWG-DT3 (CW)|SD A3 Albany, GA 17 CW|(DMA #150, Network 607, Market #96)
    001F|000E|35|59|WFXL-DT|HD A3 Albany, GA 31 FOX|(DMA #150, Network 607, Market #96)
    002C|000E|35|55|WSWG-DT|HD A3 Albany, GA 44 CBS|(DMA #150, Network 607, Market #96)
    0037|000E|35|59|WSST-DT|SD A3 Albany, GA 55 IND|(DMA #150, Network 607, Market #96)[/table]
    *Remap of Jacksonville, FL's WXGA's #8 (DMA #50, Network 607, Market #96).

    ~Alan
     
  15. Sep 7, 2012 #155 of 418
    P Smith

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    Pefect !

    One last twitch - SS is one byte. The "E1" should be removed (sanity check rule: values out of 00...64h and second byte must be cut out). Personally I would preface such tables with a note: all numbers are hex-decimal.

    And final point: before giving it out: compare it with cgt's table and post it if you see discrepancy or your info is newest.
     
  16. Sep 7, 2012 #156 of 418
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    The only reason I left them in, is because as I stated earlier, the E1 were extra information that the other two did not have, so I wasn't sure where to stick them.

    ~Alan
     
  17. Sep 7, 2012 #157 of 418
    P Smith

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    Please do not include it as meaningless for SS value.
     
  18. Sep 7, 2012 #158 of 418
    P Smith

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    Alan,
    So, now major question: what the reason for informing us by the table ?
    Or it was just exercise for new excitement of tricks with DVR ? ;)
     
  19. Sep 7, 2012 #159 of 418
    Alan Gordon

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    I thought it was cool... wanted to see if I could figure out how to use it, so I checked the data for channels from three markets, and one virtual channel.

    It's still mostly Greek to me of course, and I'm probably going to lose sleep over why "E1" was listed in the results for those two channels and not the other two, but now I have a (very) basic understanding of how to read parts of the data anyway.

    I'd like to see Go Beavs try it now.... :D

    ~Alan
     
  20. Sep 7, 2012 #160 of 418
    HoTat2

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    Right ....

    But it wasn't my idea ... :sure:

    From the document for that data byte:

    Though I should have surmised as much as it reflects the shortcoming in the regular TPN Map posted by gct where the data stream can indicate whether or not a program is in MPEG-4 (the "shaded" entires) but not whether the content is HD or SD.

    Therefore, perhaps the document should better read for this byte as;

     
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