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DIRECTV Satellite Discussion D-14 @99W

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sixto, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Feb 6, 2011 #61 of 3078
    SPACEMAKER

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    So basically I have no hope of getting HD locals in DMA 115 until 2014 at the earliest. Total crock of s***.
     
  2. Mar 7, 2011 #62 of 3078
    aa9vi

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    Buy the AM21 and an outdoor antenna. You'll get your locals then.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2011 #63 of 3078
    SPACEMAKER

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    I have an AM21 connected to an HR24 and all of my locals come in nicely. At the time of my post I had an HR20 and I was having severe multi-path issues. Every thing is working great now.:)

    But still, not getting HD locals in DMA115 is pathetic. And no one seems to be able to explain why which pretty frustrating.
     
  4. Mar 9, 2011 #64 of 3078
    Shades228

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    Because of $$.

    :backtotop
     
  5. Mar 10, 2011 #65 of 3078
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    In my parents town of Minot, ND, they finally got locals last year except for FOX, which is odd because in Minot, both FOX and ABC are owned by the same company.

    Don't ask me why anyone in that town would sign up for LIL when you still need an antenna for FOX. Also, the "local" affiliate is the Bismarck affiliate 90 miles away.
     
  6. Mar 10, 2011 #66 of 3078
    P Smith

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    And again: :backtotop PLEASE!
     
  7. Mar 12, 2011 #67 of 3078
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    Not true. The ABC affiliate is owned by Forum Communications and the FOX affiliate is owned by Prime Cities Broadcasting. FOX used to operate the ABC affiliate, but now the CBS affiliate operates the ABC station.

    BTW, all of the Big Four networks have full-power transmitters in Minot. That's why they have their own call signs.

    I lived in Dickinson until a few weeks ago and the CBS, NBC, and PBS stations had their own call signs. ABC is carried as a digital subchannel off the CBS station, while FOX is operating as a translator.


    The reason FOX isn't carried is that News Corp. want a piece of the fees that DirecTV would pay the affiliate. News Corp. isn't approving any new retransmission consent agreement for non-owned stations.
     
  8. Mar 12, 2011 #68 of 3078
    P Smith

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    adkinsjm,
    Could tell me what is your side thread have common with the thread's topic ?
     
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  10. May 9, 2011 #70 of 3078
    P Smith

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    Yeah, I'd like last page - a picture.
     
  11. Jul 23, 2011 #71 of 3078
    cypherx

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    Ok so they can get away with 0.2 degree spacing instead of 0.4 degree now? That's an improvement.
     
  12. Jul 23, 2011 #72 of 3078
    Sixto

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    The most important is what license(s) you can get.
     
  13. Jul 23, 2011 #73 of 3078
    HoTat2

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    Think the limit is actually .25° to be exact. But these are co-location distances not separately resolvable by the subscriber dish.
     
  14. Jul 23, 2011 #74 of 3078
    P Smith

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    From FCC papers:

    licensed DTV Ka:

    99.115 W
    99.225

    100.85
    101.10

    102.765
    102.815
    102.925

    and 17/24 GHz BSS:

    99.175

    102.765
    102.825

    110.9
     
  15. Jul 28, 2011 #75 of 3078
    doctor j

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  18. Jul 28, 2011 #78 of 3078
    Tom Robertson

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    Great find, spear61!
    Note the portion I bolded. DIRECTV has made progress on the other two BSS satellites. No details except looks like Space Systems/Loral has the contract for these two satellites as well.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  19. Jul 28, 2011 #79 of 3078
    RAD

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    So the way I read it, it sounds like they really didn't want to give up the license but looking at other claims for adjacent slots they felt they wouldn't be actually allowed to put a satellite there, or am I reading it wrong?
     
  20. Jul 28, 2011 #80 of 3078
    Tom Robertson

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    Pretty much it. They don't want to spend hundreds of millions on a satellite they probably won't be able to operate in the US.

    I wonder if behind the scenes they were unable to get a waiver on the milestones timelines until the courts cleared up the rights over the US. Or if they decided it wasn't even worth the effort based upon prior experience with the international courts.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     

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