The change from part-time to full-time is fairly simple, but it's always possible that they will be making other changes as well.
I have a question about the ESPN3D going from part-time to full time. I apologize if I use the wrong terms here.... But I'm curious if Sixto or others will be able to tell if that channel's method of encoding/transmission may also be changed? Can you tell?
I ask because of a side-issue, where some folk's AVRs aren't compatible with the ESPN3D signal (and some other 3D content). Rumor has it that if DTV delivered the signal differently, the way they apparently originally sent it, it could resolve the issue. Also there is an ambiguous post by Satracer that may be suggesting that this issue is being fixed. I hope I'm not getting us too OT here.
Today, to transmit ESPN3D, they take down a Cinema HD channel, and bring up ESPN3D.
Starting next week, they will just leave the channel up full-time, and they've already allocated bandwidth, and are testing.
I'm not familiar with the 3D issue with ESPN but it's doubtful that this one change would affect anything, since it's using similar bandwidth to that it was using previously, but now it's full-time instead of part-time.
But it's always possible that they're tweaking others things as well to address the issue you reference.