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#51 OFFLINE   Jeffro

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:12 AM

Satelliteracer, is it official, are we getting E! in HD and when?

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#52 OFFLINE   JACKIEGAGA

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:41 AM

Whatever Directv wants to give in HD I will take it

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#53 OFFLINE   Jason Whiddon

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:24 AM

I agree on degradation, lets not get like Dish and cram more into the same. One of the big things for me and being a Directv sub is the improvement in PQ. That being said, Ill take their word that new tech will allow a jump from 5-6 without any issues...

If they are now able to use 6, instead of 5, doesnt that mean we have a good bit more capacity than we thought we did 6 months ago?
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:35 AM

If they are now able to use 6, instead of 5, doesnt that mean we have a good bit more capacity than we thought we did 6 months ago?


I was wondering the same thing. Perhaps they are now testing new encoders that will allow more compression while providing the same end user experience. If that is the case, they could have substantially more capacity than was thought they did.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:37 AM

We've always said it's just a matter of time and $, with the new stuff being pricey.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:39 AM

Why does DTV always pick channels that aren't that popular? E, Tru TV, what about TCM, TV Land, DIY, etc? I would even take QVC over Tru TV....

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:43 AM

Well I for one am very happy with E! HD finally lighting up! Love me THE SOUP and CHELSEA LATELY; E News would be good too. Plus those damn Cardassians! :)

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:53 PM

So what does this change the "potential" open slot count to? Which Sats have the hardware to handle the change? sounds like lots of new questions to be asked.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

I haven't tuned to E! since Kinnear left Talk Soup. I guess it has been a very long time.



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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:05 PM

So what does this change the "potential" open slot count to? Which Sats have the hardware to handle the change? sounds like lots of new questions to be asked.


Up to about 28 I believe for D10 and 11. They each have 15 transponders used for national channels I believe.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:14 PM

So what does this change the "potential" open slot count to? Which Sats have the hardware to handle the change? sounds like lots of new questions to be asked.

Potentially, 38 transponders. D10 14, D11 14, and D12 10 (6 are used for other purposes).

The key though is $, timing, and the state of D10.

New ground technology costs $, which will be weighed against the benefit.

Timing in that there's strong pressure to meet quarterly fiscal targets, and there have been mentions of recent belt tightening.

State of D10 in that there have been issues with D10 and bandwidth may be desired as backup.

Much goes into this.

And there's always the matter of contractual content agreements as well, that must stay within the quarterly financial targets.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:23 PM

No disrespect, but that's exactly the argument AT&T made a few years ago with regards to cramming HD channels down small VDSL pipes. Years have passed and AT&T is now regarded as one of the worst in terms of picture quality because there are limits to what you can do with MPEG-4 compression and be backwards compatible with all those set tops you've deployed into the field.


Apples to oranges with what AT&T is doing
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:44 AM

Potentially, 38 transponders. D10 14, D11 14, and D12 10 (6 are used for other purposes).

The key though is $, timing, and the state of D10.

New ground technology costs $, which will be weighed against the benefit.

Timing in that there's strong pressure to meet quarterly fiscal targets, and there have been mentions of recent belt tightening.

State of D10 in that there have been issues with D10 and bandwidth may be desired as backup.

Much goes into this.

And there's always the matter of contractual content agreements as well, that must stay within the quarterly financial targets.


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:31 PM

Why does DTV always pick channels that aren't that popular? E, Tru TV, what about TCM, TV Land, DIY, etc? I would even take QVC over Tru TV....


"I don't watch it" does not equal "it is not popular" :D :D

E! is a very popular channel, especially among females. It's not my cup of tea, but it's a basic HD channel, and so far in 2012 we've only been getting Basic HD! (Which is what people want). It's been slim pickings, but it's HD!
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:33 PM

Where did the date of the 25th come from?

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:11 PM

Satelliteracer, is it official, are we getting E! in HD and when?


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:32 AM

Going HD can only make E! more popular. I have never watched it before because it is currently SD (and the only SD channel I watch is TCM). I'll definitely skip the Kardashian attention shows but maybe there might be one show that will entertain me.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:36 AM

It's official


Do you have a link to a post that says that?

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:59 AM

Going HD can only make E! more popular. I have never watched it before because it is currently SD (and the only SD channel I watch is TCM). I'll definitely skip the Kardashian attention shows but maybe there might be one show that will entertain me.

The Soup is the only one I watch.

And I agree, if more of the SD channels were in HD they might get more eyes on them.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:39 PM

I do not know if there is any truth to this, but I read elsewhere, that the reason that DirecTV is adding E! HD is that NBCUniversal has required them to add it in order to be able to broadcast all of their Olympic coverage. Perhaps some of you might know if there is any validity to that.


I believe so Ryan Seacrest announced he would be covering the Olympics for NBC and it sounded like it is the start of his career at NBC

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:52 PM

It will launch end of this week
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:01 PM

It will launch end of this week


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:13 PM

Thanks SatRacer...now about that driveby post from someone that H2, Military History, TCM and TCM2 were in testing...

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:36 PM

Thanks SatRacer...now about that driveby post from someone that H2, Military History, TCM and TCM2 were in testing...


That driveby person should provide some visual proof I would think.
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:08 PM

That driveby person should provide some visual proof I would think.

Well that settles that.

Good enough for me. :)




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