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D10 Status Summary: New HD Launched, now over 90!


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#1 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 01:25 AM

New HD on DIRECTV


DIRECTV - DIRECTV Launches the first round of long awaited national HD channels! DBStalk has several pages covering this exciting news!

The list of Launched Channels,
Troubleshooting Tips for the New HD Channels.



Now that DIRECTV has parked, the old Tech thread has been closed in favor of this summary thread. New posts will be limited to a few people sharing detailed technical, press release, or new HD channel information.

Breaking news: 4 New HD channels served up today (10/10/2007)

Location: Parked. oakwcj posted new TLE and analysis.

Recent news:

New channels Launched!
Two tests channels, 9300 and 9301, had a 3 hour test period Saturday nite thru Sunday morning.
Test Channel 498 has been launched.
More Transponder testing this past weekend, I have seen all TPs lit up at one point or another.
No info from the Emmys. :(
New HD package confirmed further confirmed in Merrill Lynch Fall Preview Webcast, but no details. Expected announcement in October.
D10 has spotbeam issues, but won't affect overall plan Sept. 14
D10 Testing has resumed on TP11
Directv has been updating their website Sept. 14
TP 11 was sighted at full or nearly full power for long periods Sept. 12.

Links some helpful, some rumor, some with both:

DBSTalk Thread about D10 Problems
DIRECTV Webcast "Merrill Lynch Media Fall Preview"Official DIRECTV D10 Press Release
DIRECTV HD Overview
When DIRECTV HD Channels Launch Subscription thread
DBSTAlk Thread - Projected: DIRECTV HD list
"DirecTV Prepares to Launch New HD-Only Programming Tier"

Original "D10 Satellite TECH THREAD - HD Testing Schedule / Press Releases / Location" thread


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#2 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 10:54 AM

Added DIRECTV has been changing their website with the HD Overview link

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#3 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 09:57 AM

Updated with the DIRECTV press release announcing problems about D10's spotbeams, the latest TP testing, and updated the format. And added links to all the appropriate information sources.

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#4 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 05:33 PM

Notes from the Michael Palkovic, Chief Financial Officer at the Merrill Lynch Media Fall Preview webcast:

Roughly 70 Channels within 30 days (60 new)
100 Channels by Year End
Capacity for 150 after D11 launches, dependent upon providers to fill

New HD package to be announced in October. (The expected HD Xtra package?)


No particular mention of when the first group of the new HD channels will launch.

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#5 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 04:12 AM

At the rumored hour, no new channels reported. Calls to DIRECTV call centers are answered with "New HD Channels will be up before the end of the month."

We continue to gather more information...

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 08:18 AM

The official announcement from Earl:

http://www.dbstalk.c...ead.php?t=99678

As he says, he will be away from the keyboard much of the day but Tom, Doug, Donnie, and I, along with the other mods/administrators are here to help keep things going.

We're not expecting any new information today, but if it comes, we will get it to you as we get it.
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 05:19 PM

Back to the topic, sort of:

DIRECTV 10
1 31862U 07032A 07262.24837340 -.00000100 00000-0 10000-3 0 818
2 31862 000.0557 297.1401 0000282 286.3438 120.9314 01.00268540 757

At least D10 is right where it should be, inclination is very low, and the orbit is nearly circular.

1DIRECTV 10
Lon 102.7908° W
Lat 0.0233° S
Alt (km) 35 785.900
Azm 150.0°
Elv 41.7°
RA 16h 27m 29s
Decl -5° 56' 13"
Range (km) 37 648.018
RRt (km/s) 0.000
Vel (km/s) 3.075

Name DIRECTV 10
NORAD # 31862
COSPAR designator 2007-032-A
Epoch (UTC) 09-19-2007 05:57:39
Orbit # at Epoch 75
Inclination 0.056
RA of A. Node 297.140
Eccentricity 0.0000282
Argument of Perigee 286.344
Revs per day 1.00268540
Period 23h 56m 08s (1436.13 min)
Semi-major axis 42 166 km
Perigee x Apogee 35 786 x 35 789 km
BStar (drag term) 0.000100000 1/ER
Mean anomaly 120.931
Propagation model SDP4
Element number / age 81 / 0 day(s)
StdMag (MaxMag) / RCS N/A
Diameters N/A
Satellite group Geostationary

#8 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 05:25 AM

Test Channel 498 has launched in glorious HD!

Discussion can be found at: D10 - Test Channel 498: Now available

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#9 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 11:23 AM

Test channels 9300 and 9301 were lit up for three hours last nite. Was very busy with the CE chatroom and other annoucements, I apologize was not able to get the announcement here too.

Ongoing discussion can be found in the Special Test Channels 9300/9301 Discussion

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#10 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 12:01 PM

Do not know how long this will last, but test channels 9300 and 9301 are live again. Will update this post as more information is known.

Update, please participate in the new survey: Test Channels 9300/9301 (back); More data collecting
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#11 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:49 AM

Talk about the new DIRECTV Channels: New DIRECTV HD Channels Discussion

Below is the list of new HD channels that are now available on DIRECTV.
Available channels based upon programming packages.

List of new HD channels (each line is a discussion thread link)
If you are having trouble seeing these channels and you are subscribed to the necessary programming package, please visit the Troubleshooting Tips for the New HD Channels thread to make sure everything is set up properly.

And don't forget The "I Got Them!" Challenge.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:16 AM

Good morning all!

DIRECTV has just released 11 new channels in high definition! Look for these on a DVR near you:

Enjoy!
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#13 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:17 AM

DIRECTV Launched MHD this morning: Rock on about the newest HD channel: HD Discussion: MHD (Channel 332)

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:11 AM

DIRECTV is serving up even more HD today:
Yum! :)

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 04:32 AM

DIRECTV Launched more HD today:With new Regional Sports Networks:
Plus PPVs 135, 136, 137, 138, 145, 146, and 147

DIRECTV now has over 70 channels in HD!

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 04:21 AM

DIRECTV launched two more HD RSNs today:
Keep 'em comin'!

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 05:40 PM

DIRECTV launched the NBA HD channel today, just in time for tip off! Join us in the NBA TV (Channel 601) discussion.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 04:34 AM

DIRECTV - The puck is dropped, the NHL Network is launched in glorious HD and also in SD. Check out channel 215 and our discussion in the HD Discusson: NHL Network (Channel 215) thread.

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#19 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 08:28 AM

DIRECTV launched 23 more HD Channels today:

Full Time National Channels:


Games Only Regional Sports Networks:


...plus five more HD pay-per-view channels! (all showing different content, not 30 minute shifts)
  • 175 PPVHD
  • 176 PPVHD
  • 177 PPVHD
  • 178 PPVHD
  • 179 PPVHD

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#20 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 11:42 AM

Hold the presses!

DIRECTV has a few more HD channels for you:

Games Only Regional Sports Networks:


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