DIRECTV to Offer More Than 40 HDTV Channels in Mid-2007

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  1. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    The largest part of the claim is that if they don't launch one of the satellites before April, it won't be ready by the end of June. June 30 - five months = February 28. I've given them (Boeing and/or DirecTV) the benefit of the doubt by reducing the best case handoff time to four months. A simultaneous turn-on would be incidental and would likely delay the turn-up further.

    Perhaps you could provide a rosier scenario?
     
  2. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    I recall many such suppositions, but nothing authoritative. I'm of a mind that because of the pointable spotbeams, it takes longer to get them all arranged and tested. Previous satellites were considerably less complex than the Spaceways.

    A possible complication in my theory would be that the DirecTV satellites were designed from scratch for DBS and both the Spaceways were refitted from their original data communications task.
     
  3. RAD

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    If I remember, SW1 had some issues due to something happening at Boeing that really caused a big problem shortly after launch, I think it was LonghornXP that mentioned this but couldn't go into details. On SW2 I seem to remember that Hughes was supposed to have access to it for a few months in order to do some testing of actual internet/data capabilites to get ready for their launch of SW3.
     
  4. ScoBuck

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    well OBVIOUSLY if there is a delay in launch it will put back the schedule - DUH. However, ALL of that is OUT of DirecTV's hands isn't it?

    Also, in all honesty, from my perspective all of this pigeon-holing of having to meet specific dates or they have 'done something wrong' doesn't fly with me (sic). As we see with shuttle launches, software launches, etc. - companies put out good faith info as to expected rollouts. My concern is that they have taken the steps and have made the investments to reach the next level. If it is July 1st, or August 17th my world is not going to change much, and I will get by without ANY problem. Yeah, I wish it was here today, but it's only TV.

    BTW, ECHOSTAR XI is a backup sat. ECHOSTAR XII doesn't launch until '08. I am convinced that by summer -07 (give or take a month), DirecTV will clearly have a far greater HD capacity than E*.
     
  5. HDSeeker

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    I'm just not seeing the problem you are talking about.
    My DirecTV HD is far Superior to any 480i anolog signal on the planet.
    What makes you think your getting overcompressed?
    You either get 1080i or you don't
    If you are getting pixalation, maybe it a local issue.
    I just don't see it as being an issue at this time.
     
  6. Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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    This is in another thread. Click here: 100+ HD Channels.

    Lyngsat shows that Directv 11 launch is still on on April 6th and the Directv 10 is moved back to September now.

    - Craig
     
  7. davidrumm

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    Actually I think they are stating will be in the 2nd quarter. April to June of 07. I'm not sure about that though.

    David
     
  8. harsh

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    The Lyngsat information is dated September 2006. Satellite Finance says that the dates are April or May for DirecTV 10 and June for DirecTV 11 as of some time in November. My recollection is that DirecTV 10 has been delayed a month and DirecTV 11 had been moved up a month to June.
     
  9. westernamerican

    westernamerican Banned User

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    What is the cost to consumer gonna be (estimate)?
     
  10. Ryanm86

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    I hear that is the way Time Warner is going
     
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