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#61 OFFLINE   Sixto

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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?

I welcome E HD with open arms. My wife will enjoy this one.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:11 PM

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


It's official

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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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Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:28 PM

I actually wasn't expecting an answer :)

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:48 PM

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


Is his information true or false though? :confused:

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:18 PM

Well that settles that.

Good enough for me. :)


It does? It could be yes and SR can't say. Or it is not true and he can't say.

Basically it just says he can't say.
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:20 PM

If that were the case, I don't think he'd respond to my post at all. But if there were test channels, I'd think they would show up in the maps.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:36 PM

It does?

For me it does. Based on SR's earlier post confirming E!-HD coming this week and his subsequent response saying he'd like to see pictures and the lack of test channels on transponders monitored by Sixto and GCT and PSmith I see this as saying E! is coming this week but that's it.




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