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#41 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 08:59 AM

James - you mentioned earlier that Dish only has room for 4 more HD channels on WA with the current setup.  Other than putting more SD channels on a single transponder and degrade quality, is there anything that can be done with QPSK to make more space?  Or is Dish really stuck with only room to add 4 more HD channels until the 8PSK transition occurs?


They can put more HD on each transponder. There are a couple of transponders with 10 channels, most of the rest have 9. The four open channels reflect moving to 9 on existing transponders (Western Arc). Going to 10 would provide another 11 channels.

They might be able to do some moving around of SD channels and free up a transponder ... but the last couple SD channels added (beIN Sports, Fuse, Sundance, Pac-12, Fox San Diego) ended up on the All American Direct transponder (before AAD went away). If there was free space I'd expect it to be used before going on a transponder that was "leased to a third party".

Beyond that it would be time for harder choices ... for example moving all the Latino channels to 8PSK and losing any customers who do not convert, or adding channels on Eastern Arc only.

DISH does not seem to be pushing hard to convert to 8PSK ... so I suspect that 10 channels per transponder will be the answer. I hope the older receivers (211, 622) can handle it.
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#42 OFFLINE   zippyfrog

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 03:48 PM

DISH does not seem to be pushing hard to convert to 8PSK ... so I suspect that 10 channels per transponder will be the answer. I hope the older receivers (211, 622) can handle it.

 

Why wouldn't an older receiver be able to handle 10 channels per transponder?  Wouldn't every single receiver be affected by 10?



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 04:22 PM

Why wouldn't an older receiver be able to handle 10 channels per transponder?  Wouldn't every single receiver be affected by 10?

sure, they would handle more then that ...

perhaps PQ would drop significantly and current FW/HW will not able to make it looks good enough to avoid complains



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 04:52 PM

The important part is making it good enough to avoid complaints. And while it is just uncertainty on my part when it comes to ViP-211s and ViP-622s being able to process a signal as well as the XiPs - I really do not expect a 2005-2006 receiver to do as well as a 2012 release. One would hope the chipsets would improve year to year.
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Posted 31 March 2014 - 03:27 PM

1 change seen 3/31/14 at 11:36am ET (v10)

Other Changes
5847 INFO9 129° TP 21 SD *TEST* Hidden - xED Added

Local Channel Info Added
5847 INFO9

9266 Channels


2 changes seen 3/31/14 at 12:32pm ET (v12)

Channels Renamed
9645 AMEX (Advertising) renamed DEAL (Advertising) (95 Local) (110° TP 10 SD Preview)
9645 AMEX (Advertising) renamed DEAL (Advertising) (95 Local) (72.7° TP 25 SD MPEG4 Preview)

9266 Channels


1 change seen 3/31/14 at 3:31pm ET (v13)

Other Changes
868 TLHIT Telehit 77° TP 28 SD MPEG4 - xED Added

Local Channel Info Added
868 TLHIT

9266 Channels


1 change seen 3/31/14 at 4:51pm ET (v15)

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6312 WOHL (18 HD Local) LIMA, OH (ABC) 77° TP 9 HD Lima, OH market Hidden - xED Added

Local Channel Info Added
6312 WOHL (77° TP 9)

Regional Flag Change
6312 WOHL (77° TP 9) Regional Flag changed

9266 Channels


4 changes seen 3/31/14 at 5:27pm ET (v16)

Preview Status Change
9472 MLBSZ (153 HD PartTime) MLB Network Strike Zone 129° TP 26 HD Preview
9472 MLBSZ (153 HD PartTime) MLB Network Strike Zone 72.7° TP 10 HD Preview
9434 MLBN (152 HD) MLB Network 129° TP 28 HD Preview
9434 MLBN (152 HD) MLB Network 72.7° TP 17 HD Preview

Regional Flag Change
9434 MLBN (129° TP 28) Regional Flag changed
9434 MLBN (72.7° TP 17) Regional Flag changed
9472 MLBSZ (129° TP 26) Regional Flag changed
9472 MLBSZ (72.7° TP 10) Regional Flag changed

9266 Channels
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Posted 31 March 2014 - 03:51 PM

The Billy Joel Channel replaced 40s on 4 as a limited engagement until June 25th:
http://www.siriusxm.com/40son4

That stinks.  I'd rather have the Big Bands.







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