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DIRECTV12 is live today 5/19/10 ... and 5 new channels roll out!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, May 18, 2010.

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  1. tyrok3k

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    Not a major network? Say it isn't so! :eek2: :grin:
     
  2. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    So, will tomorrow bring new HD or what? ;)
     
  3. Coca Cola Kid

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    No, gotta wait til D10 is fixed first.
     
  4. ricochet

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    I thought this started with the assertion that PPV channels would sometimes go away to provide bandwidth for the game only RSNs (and currently the French Open). I then thought you said that there were hardly any game only RSNs left so no additional bandwidth was required.

    I was just pointing out that there are a lot of game only RSNs that still exist. The bandwidth from these has to come from somewhere and I believe it is "borrowed" from PPV channels. Yes, the presence of EI doesn't require any additional bandwidth since they are shown locally, although if EI didn't exist they would possibly be on spot beams.
     
  5. raoul5788

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    Oh, I get what you are saying now. The overflow YES channel takes extra bandwidth, that makes sense.
     
  6. dpeters11

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    I thought D12 had enough extra to support around 10 new HD channels as well as take the load off D12.
     
  7. hdtvfan0001

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    Just about....but then...they'll likely wait to see the status on the "reset" of D12 before activating more new HD channels (other than the 5 we already recently).
     
  8. shy007

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    Okay guys I don't understand all of this stuff but it really is very interesting. I checked my signal strength today and transponder 19 is in the low 80s on the new satellite. The rest are in the mid 90s. Is everything okay with this? My numbers are in the middle 90s on the other HD satellites.
     
  9. Jeremy W

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    Yep, you're fine.
     
  10. CHaynes112

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    This leads into my question. I know D10 is listed as 103s for spot beam and 103cb for conus. I also know D12 is listed as 103ca. But does D12 have a spot beam listing? Does it perhaps only have 1 spot beam transponder and it is 19?

    -Thanks
     
  11. curt8403

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    D10 is not in service right now, D12 has spotbeams, but they would be listed as 103S right now (I think)
     
  12. Alan Gordon

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    103s is a mixture of SW1/D10/D12.

    ~Alan
     
  13. CHaynes112

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    Sorry for my ignorance, but what is SW1?

    -Thanks
     
  14. mlb

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    Spaceway1 - originally built for internet, repurposed for TV.
     
  15. Alan Gordon

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    SpaceWay 1 also has the distinction of being DirecTV's first KA satellite.

    It does not have ANY conus beams, and is strictly a spot-beam satellite.

    SpaceWay-2 shares the 99° orbital location with D11.

    ~Alan
     
  16. inkahauts

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    You always want to leave a little room left, especially for the 3d channels, they can NOT afford to not launch those now.... and those have a specific launch date set...
     
  17. inkahauts

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    Say what? I thought D10 is still broadcasting all the channels it has been all along.. I haven't heard one word about them moving all the channels off of it to d12 yet...

    I expect the channel move to start soon...

    Sixto?

    Sixto?
     
  18. Sixto

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    Correct.
     
  19. Sixto

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    For those that were debating the use of Cinema for part-time and RSN's, here's a sampling of what a regular night looks like. They all switch late afternoon, and then switch back early AM.

    This is only baseball, it was more complicated when you also had hockey and basketball to deal with.
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    [U][B]SIGNIFICANT[/B] Changes: NEW (added/moved) from [B]2010-05-25[/B] compared to 2010-05-22:[/U]
      138 CINEHD  FT D11  4 1700  <------  138 CINEHD  FT D11  4 1020
      139 CINEHD  FT D11  4 1700  <------  139 CINEHD  FT D11  4 1010
      140 CINEHD  FT D11 10 1700  <------  140 CINEHD  FT D11 10 1040
      141 CINEHD  FT D11 10 1700  <------  141 CINEHD  FT D11 10 1030
      143 CINEHD  FT D11 11 1700  <------  143 CINEHD  FT D11 11 1040
      144 CINEHD  FT D10 10 1700  <------  144 CINEHD  FT D10 10 1040
      145 CINEHD  FT D10  9 1700  <------  145 CINEHD  FT D10  9 1020
      146 CINEHD  FT D10 11 1700  <------  146 CINEHD  FT D10 11 1030
      147 CINEHD  FT D10  7 1700  <------  147 CINEHD  FT D10  7 1040
      151 CINEHD  FT D11  2 1700  <------  151 CINEHD  FT D11  2 1040
      152 CINEHD  FT D11  2 1700  <------  152 CINEHD  FT D11  2 1020
      153 CINEHD  FT D10 14 1700  <------  153 CINEHD  FT D10 14 1050
      158 CINEHD  FT D11  4 1700  <------  158 CINEHD  FT D11  4 1040
    
    [U][B]SIGNIFICANT[/B] Changes: OLD (removed) from 2010-05-22 compared to [B]2010-05-25[/B]:[/U]
      156 CINEHD  FT D10 14 1700
    
    [U]MINOR Changes: NEW (added/moved) from [B]2010-05-25[/B] compared to 2010-05-22:[/U]
      633 YESA    PT D11  2 1040  <------  633 YESA    PT D11  2 1700
      644 FSTNHD  PT D10  7 1040  <------  644 FSTNHD  PT D10  7 1700
      654 FSFLHD  PT D11 11 1040  <------  654 FSFLHD  PT D10 14 1700
      661 FSNCIN  PT D11 10 1040  <------  661 FSNCIN  PT D10  9 1700
      666 CSNCHD  PT D11  4 1040  <------  666 CSNCHD  PT D11  4 1700
      669 FSWIHD  PT D10 11 1030  <------  669 FSWIHD  PT D10  7 1700
      672 FSKCHD  PT D10  9 1020  <------  672 FSKCHD  PT D11  2 1700
      673 FSINHD  PT D10 10 1040  <------  673 FSINHD  PT D10  9 1700
      678 FSHHD   PT D11  4 1020  <------  678 FSHHD   PT D11 11 1700
      698 CSCAHD  PT D11  4 1010  <------  698 CSCAHD  PT D11 10 1700
      721 MLBHD   RM D11  3 1050  <------  721 MLBHD   RM D10 14 1700
      722 MLBHD   RM D11 11 1040  <------  722 MLBHD   RM D10 11 1700
      723 MLBHD   RM D10  2 1030  <------  723 MLBHD   RM D10 10 1700
      724 MLBHD   RM D11 14 1050  <------  724 MLBHD   RM D11  8 1700
      725 MLBHD   RM D11  4 1040  <------  725 MLBHD   RM D11  2 1700
      726 MLBHD   RM D11  9 1040  <------  726 MLBHD   RM D11  2 1700
      727 MLBHD   RM D11  4 1010  <------  727 MLBHD   RM D10  7 1700
      728 MLBHD   RM D11  2 1030  <------  728 MLBHD   RM D11  2 1700
      729 MLBHD   RM D11 10 1030  <------  729 MLBHD   RM D10  7 1700
      730 MLBHD   RM D10  8 1030  <------  730 MLBHD   RM D11  3 1700
      731 MLBHD   RM D11 11 1020  <------  731 MLBHD   RM D11 10 1700
      732 MLBHD   RM D11 10 1040  <------  732 MLBHD   RM D11 10 1700
      733 MLBHD   RM D11  4 1020  <------  733 MLBHD   RM D11  4 1700
      734 MLBHD   RM D10 11 1030  <------  734 MLBHD   RM D11  8 1700
      735 MLBHD   RM D10 11 1020  <------  735 MLBHD   RM D11 10 1700
      736 MLBHD   RM D11  2 1040  <------  736 MLBHD   RM D11 10 1700
      737 MLBHD   RM D11  3 1010  <------  737 MLBHD   RM D11 14 1700
      738 MLBHD   RM D10  5 1040  <------  738 MLBHD   RM D10  7 1700
      739 MLBHD   RM D10  9 1020  <------  739 MLBHD   RM D10  1 1700
    
    [U]MINOR Changes: OLD (removed) from 2010-05-22 compared to [B]2010-05-25[/B]:[/U]
     NONE
     
    Notes: 'MINOR Changes' is movement for part-time channels
           1st column is channel number, 2nd column is channel name
           3rd column is FT=Full-Time, PT=Part-time, RM=Remapped from Another Channel
           4th column is Satellite, 5th column is transponder number
           6th column is 'slot' number, 10xx: main, 1700: hold, 0000: unassigned
     
  20. dontknow

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    looks like D* finally sent an email out about the new HD channels, click HERE to check it out on their site
     
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