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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Gary Toma, Mar 23, 2011.
Nope, these are Ka transponders.
Let's see if this makes any sense to you guys that have a whole lot more knowledge on this. Think of this like a torrent downloads but instead of more than one computer, it's just more than one transponder.
Say *d pushes 1-2 mins of all 400 movies to your reserved space on the dvr.
then they take the movies and break them up into 10-20 min chunks and roll those chunks across the spectrum reserved for push and send it in a faster than real time blast.
You order a movie, and get 10 mins of pre pushed promos, and then the 1-2 min pre-recorded block starts.
while this is playing, the DVR starts to DL the next chunk, and or whatever other chunk is available and you shortly have the entire movie DL'd or coming down.
Obviously, they can prioritize the data rolls by which movies are in more demand, and the lesser movies may have more delay to start while it 'buffers' the download.
If they turn down the FEC because it's not real time and can be batch fixed when you decompress it, and or, re-compress things even tighter because it's not real time delivery can they squeeze enough bandwidth out of just those few transponders to make that kind of scenario happen?
Well, it does seem unlikely to me that D* would have a request for every one of those 400 simultaneously. . . so I would expect that there would be some intelligence to that algorithm. . . at least eventually. Whether it starts that way or not is a different question.
I can't see them preloading 800 mins (or even 400 mins) of "starters" on every DVR, however. It'd eat up to much of that reserved area that has full preloads in it for the "watch it now" people. Seems like right now the "watch it now" is around 12 movies. 800 mins would be roughly 6 movies worth.
Ben Hur still in queue
I set up probably 100 shows to record.. after I had reset all network defaults and flushed the guide data.. Weird part, none are showing in the qeue, but all are showing as pending download.. SO not sure whats happening.. I did that yesterday, and I do know it has downloaded 3 or 4 movies that are pushed last night, so I guess we will see what happens over the rest of the week.
Of the 3-4 that already downloaded, were they already "now" recordings (DVR reserved space) or on one of the Cinema HD channels, or you think truly downloaded from satellite?
And what channel shows for the recordings that have downloaded? 9931-9953?
Still no Ben Hur, I assume now that it will not work for me.
Closing this thread. Please see the latest TPN MAP with data of 4/6/11.