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#1 OFFLINE   David Bott

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:49 PM

Members and Guests of DBSTalk....

After many months of planning and tons of work behind the scenes, DBSTalk is currently making a much needed update to our forum software along with a new and much wider canvas of discussion.

First, this will be no ordinary software update. We will actually be changing platforms and moving away from VBulletin. Our new software will be running on the latest version of Invision Power Board (IP.Board). This new software will do a much better job handling our huge database and also giving you new features.

Along with the software update, we will also be expanding! As you know, entertainment delivery has moved almost completely into the digital world. Therefore, the name DBSTalk will no longer simply be limited to "Direct Broadcast Satellite" talk but rather "Digital Bit Stream" news, content, information and discussion.

Even though the name of the site and all current forums will remain the same, we plan on moving DBSTalk into the future by including forums about digital content delivery systems including IPTV services, programming and mobile services. A world of information about any digital delivery system will be right here at DBSTalk! To do this, we will be merging IPTVConnection.com into DBSTalk to handle the ever expanding digital bit world!

While the look and feel of the site will be a little different, the entire database will be migrated intact so you shouldn't have any issues adapting. In other words, if you can use VBulletin, you should feel right at home on IP.Board!

As with any migration, some feature will be missing at first. We will be, of course, adding many of them back as time progresses so please be patient with us. For example...The dedicated app for your phone will no longer function. (Feel free to remove it after the migration.) But you can just use your mobile browser as the site will support mobile devices.

We wish to thank the over 50 members of the site that helped with testing and suggestions. So...THANKS!

This is an exciting time for DBSTalk as we move forward into the broader world of digital content delivery. We invite you to come along for the ride!

Thank you!

Your DBSTalk Team!
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#2 OFFLINE   Kevin F

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:58 PM

Sounds like great news to me! I can't wait to see what it looks like!

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:09 PM

And please keep your hands inside till the ride comes to a stop...


Sounds like fun!

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:18 PM

When I saw the header notice before this thread appeared, I anticipated IPB.

When I started reading the above and saw IPB, I wondered about ingesting the other site before I got to that paragraph. I wasn't sure why the offshoot was launched to begin with, but now I wonder if it was a test site to try out the platform.


Now all I ask for is a Media Business section for discussion of mergers, acquisitions, court cases, etc.
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#5 OFFLINE   NR4P

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:20 PM

Looking forward to the new stuff

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:43 PM

Ah, gee.

I like the feel of the Soviet era server the current board is running on!



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#7 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:47 PM

Goodbye DBSTalk.com...

Hello DBSTalk.com - The next generation.
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#8 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:48 PM

Will miss the current version of DBSTALK but am looking forward to the new version.

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#9 OFFLINE   APB101

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:51 PM

It sounds like these changes aren't merely cosmetic.

I do like the site as it is currently; but if it's going to improve, that would make it all the more encouraging.

This should be interesting.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:59 PM

Sure would like to see a cable section for those of us who have both. I have yet to find a DBSTALK type forum for cable users.

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#11 OFFLINE   SayWhat?

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:10 PM

^AVS, but I have other problems with them.
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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:33 PM

I suppose the old timers here are going to start reminiscing about the good old days when they went down to the Western Union office to telegraph their posts . . .

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:43 PM

Looking forward to the future. Good Luck!
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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:44 PM

Sure would like to see a cable section for those of us who have both. I have yet to find a DBSTALK type forum for cable users.


Yes, I hope to help coordinate a FiOS section.
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#15 OFFLINE   David Bott

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:45 PM

Sure would like to see a cable section for those of us who have both. I have yet to find a DBSTALK type forum for cable users.


Hummm...we already have a general one...(Started last month I think.)

http://www.dbstalk.c...splay.php?f=197

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:45 PM

I suppose the old timers here are going to start reminiscing about the good old days when they went down to the Western Union office to telegraph their posts . . .


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:55 PM

Best of luck with the migration and looking forward to all the new features.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:03 PM

Hummm...we already have a general one...(Started last month I think.)

http://www.dbstalk.c...splay.php?f=197


Thanks.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:16 PM

Nice knowing you DBSTalk... Nice to meet you DBSTalk generation 2.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:27 PM

After being on the board for 11 years (this month), I'm ready for a change. Best of luck for the migration.

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