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#1221 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 01:35 PM

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.

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.

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.
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#1222 OFFLINE   Gotchaa

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 04:13 AM

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.

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.


This issue is simple, Directv is sending ESPN 3D in 720pSBS, an optional 3D format that companies like Pioneer choose not to support in 2010 AVRs. We know that ESPN 3D is available in TopBottom format on other providers. DirecTV does not have to send it in a mandatory format because they don't have any HDMI 1.4 receivers in the market yet, so mandatory 3D broadcast formats mean nothing. They also do not allow up conversion in their sat receivers to 1080i with 3D content. This leaves many with 1 choice, let your satellite company dictate how to hook up the box...straight to the display, who cares that you want to switch thru your AVR you spent $$$ on...IMHO, poor decision, but probably should not be too hard on them as they are providing 3D without forcing consumers to pay for a new sat receiver.....yet...

#1223 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 05:51 AM

The new 5 HD/3D:
[U][B]SIGNIFICANT[/B] Changes: NEW (added/moved) from [B]2011-07-27[/B] compared to 2011-07-22:[/U]

  106 ESPN3D  FT D12 13 1020  <------  106 ESPN3D  PT D12 19 1700

  505 HB2wHD  FT D12 13 1050

  520 5MAXHD  FT D12 16 1030

  521 WMAXHD  FT D12 15 1050

  523 @MAXHD  FT D12 18 1020



[U][B]SIGNIFICANT[/B] Changes: OLD (removed) from 2011-07-22 compared to [B]2011-07-27[/B]:[/U]

  106 *ESPN3D FT D12 13 1020

  505 *HB2wHD FT D12 13 1050

  520 *5MAXHD FT D12 16 1030

  521 *WMAXHD FT D12 15 1050

  523 *@MAXHD FT D12 18 1020



[U]Part-time Changes: NEW (added/moved) from [B]2011-07-27[/B] compared to 2011-07-22:[/U]

  NONE



[U]Part-time Changes: OLD (removed) from 2011-07-22 compared to [B]2011-07-27[/B]:[/U]

  NONE

 

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1st column is the channel number

2nd column is the channel name, an '*' prior to the name designates a TEST channel

3rd column is FT for Full-Time, PT for Part-time, RM for Remapped from another channel

4th column is the Satellite, 5th column is the transponder number

6th column is 'slot' number with 10xx: active/online, 1700: offline, 0000: unassigned

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#1224 OFFLINE   GregLee

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 11:54 AM

This issue is simple, Directv is sending ESPN 3D in 720pSBS, an optional 3D format that companies like Pioneer choose not to support in 2010 AVRs.

For whatever interest it may have, my Onkyo 2010 AVR (tx-nr3008) is working fine with the new channel 106.
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#1225 OFFLINE   maartena

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 11:58 AM

The new 5 HD/3D:



Sixto, out of curiosity.... it has been reported that Universal Sports has been made "live" on channel 625.

Does this channel not show up on your scans, or do you not report it since it is not HD?
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#1226 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:15 PM

Sixto, out of curiosity.... it has been reported that Universal Sports has been made "live" on channel 625.

Does this channel not show up on your scans, or do you not report it since it is not HD?

Only tracking D10/D11/D12.
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:16 PM

Sixto, out of curiosity.... it has been reported that Universal Sports has been made "live" on channel 625.

Does this channel not show up on your scans, or do you not report it since it is not HD?


You're right: the topic name is "DirecTV National HD Listing/Maps".

#1228 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:21 PM

One other point ... there's the other thread for all the data:

http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=194886


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#1229 OFFLINE   maartena

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:27 PM

Only tracking D10/D11/D12.


That explains it, thanks :)
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#1230 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 01:31 PM

As expected, Nasa SD now on D12, and a little other re-balancing:
[U][B]SIGNIFICANT[/B] Changes: NEW (added/moved) from [B]2011-08-03[/B] compared to 2011-07-27:[/U]

  129 CINEHD  FT D12 16 1010  <------  129 CINEHD  FT D12 12 1050

  245 TNTHD   FT D10 13 1040  <------  245 TNTHD   FT D10 11 1050

  252 LIFEHD  FT D11 11 1050  <------  252 LIFEHD  FT D11 13 1040

  289 NASA    FT D12 12 1060

  564 UHD     FT D12 12 1050  <------  564 UHD     FT D12 16 1010



[U][B]SIGNIFICANT[/B] Changes: OLD (removed) from 2011-07-27 compared to [B]2011-08-03[/B]:[/U]

 NONE



[U]Part-time Changes: NEW (added/moved) from [B]2011-08-03[/B] compared to 2011-07-27:[/U]

 NONE



[U]Part-time Changes: OLD (removed) from 2011-07-27 compared to [B]2011-08-03[/B]:[/U]

 NONE

 

[U]Legend:[/U]

1st column is the channel number

2nd column is the channel name, an '*' prior to the name designates a TEST channel

3rd column is FT for Full-Time, PT for Part-time, RM for Remapped from another channel

4th column is the Satellite, 5th column is the transponder number

6th column is 'slot' number with 10xx: active/online, 1700: offline, 0000: unassigned

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 09:39 PM

I have to say that NasaTV looks much clearer and not as over compressed now that it made the move to mpeg4.

It's still SD but at least it's bearable SD now.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 09:55 PM

I have to say that NasaTV looks much clearer and not as over compressed now that it made the move to mpeg4.

It's still SD but at least it's bearable SD now.


Well, you have to consider the source, Directv...of course it's still in SD.

#1233 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 06:41 AM

[U][B]SIGNIFICANT[/B] Changes: NEW (added/moved) from [B]2011-08-08[/B] compared to 2011-08-03:[/U]

   54 INFO    FT D11  4 1700

  201 AUDHD   FT D10  1 1050



[U][B]SIGNIFICANT[/B] Changes: OLD (removed) from 2011-08-03 compared to [B]2011-08-08[/B]:[/U]

 NONE



[U]Part-time Changes: NEW (added/moved) from [B]2011-08-08[/B] compared to 2011-08-03:[/U]

  701 PGACHD  PT D11  6 1700

  702 PGACHD  PT D10 14 1700

  703 PGACHD  PT D11  2 1700

  704 PGACHD  PT D11  2 1700

  705 PGACHD  PT D11  2 1700

 

[U]Part-time Changes: OLD (removed) from 2011-08-03 compared to [B]2011-08-08[/B]:[/U]

 NONE

 

[U]Legend:[/U]

1st column is the channel number

2nd column is the channel name, an '*' prior to the name designates a TEST channel

3rd column is FT for Full-Time, PT for Part-time, RM for Remapped from another channel

4th column is the Satellite, 5th column is the transponder number

6th column is 'slot' number with 10xx: active/online, 1700: offline, 0000: unassigned

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 07:58 PM

  201 AUDHD   FT D10  1 1050


Okay Audience is on 5 spots now! Yeah I know, " it doesn't take additional bandwidth", but 5 spots is overkill.

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#1235 OFFLINE   Nighthawk68

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 08:31 PM

Okay Audience is on 5 spots now! Yeah I know, " it doesn't take additional bandwidth", but 5 spots is overkill.


Isn't it 6 spots now? I havn't looked but last I knew it was on 101, 239, 334, 500, 800 and now 201. Yeah its total overkill

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 08:36 PM

Isn't it 6 spots now? I havn't looked but last I knew it was on 101, 239, 334, 500, 800 and now 201. Yeah its total overkill


not on 800 any more

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 09:35 PM

[U][B]SIGNIFICANT[/B] Changes: NEW (added/moved) from [B]2011-08-08[/B] compared to 2011-08-03:[/U]
   54 INFO    FT D11  4 1700
 


Wonder what a national inactive Ka band channel designated as "INFO" in the channel range for local TV supposed to become?

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 11:23 PM

Wonder what a national inactive Ka band channel designated as "INFO" in the channel range for local TV supposed to become?

Deleted because it's probably a mistake.

#1239 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 07:43 AM

Golf ...
[U][B]SIGNIFICANT[/B] Changes: NEW (added/moved) from [B]2011-08-10[/B] compared to 2011-08-08:[/U]

  142 CINEHD  FT D11  6 1700  <------  142 CINEHD  FT D11  6 1030

  143 CINEHD  FT D11  6 1700  <------  143 CINEHD  FT D11  6 1020



[U][B]SIGNIFICANT[/B] Changes: OLD (removed) from 2011-08-08 compared to [B]2011-08-10[/B]:[/U]

 NONE



[U]Part-time Changes: NEW (added/moved) from [B]2011-08-10[/B] compared to 2011-08-08:[/U]

  122 PPV     PT D11  4 1700  <------  122 PPV     PT D11  4 1040

  124 PPV     PT D11  4 1040  <------  124 PPV     PT D11  4 1700

 9245 *DTV    PT D11 13 1040

 9701 *DTV    PT D11  6 1fc0

 9702 *DTV    PT D10 14 1050

 9703 *DTV    PT D11  2 1010

 9704 *DTV    PT D11  2 1020

 9705 *DTV    PT D11  2 1040

 

[U]Part-time Changes: OLD (removed) from 2011-08-08 compared to [B]2011-08-10[/B]:[/U]

 NONE

 

[U]Legend:[/U]

1st column is the channel number

2nd column is the channel name, an '*' prior to the name designates a TEST channel

3rd column is FT for Full-Time, PT for Part-time, RM for Remapped from another channel

4th column is the Satellite, 5th column is the transponder number

6th column is 'slot' number with 10xx: active/online, 1700: offline, 0000: unassigned

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:03 AM

PGA Championship is over, channels gone.

BTW Sixto, the "future" info in the locked thread is outdated and should be removed.

Edited by Coca Cola Kid, 15 August 2011 - 10:36 AM.


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