Echostar 11 - 1:21am ET July 16th Launch / August 26th LIVE Discussion

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  1. simulated

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    ok Bill R wrote in a different thread:

    "The load from Echostar 8 (at 110) will start to be transfered to Echostar XI this week and should be completed by Sept 1st according to an email that I got from an "insider"."

    Thanks for the answer :)
     
  2. Bill R

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    As of today transponders 8, 16, and 24 are now alive on Echostar XI. More to come soon. :)
     
  3. James Long

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    Yep ... those transponders are about 10pts higher than E8 transponders here in the midwest.

    I'd be interested in seeing some numbers from AK, HI and PR for 8, 16 and 24 plus a couple more for comparison from that location.
     
  4. JohnH

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    The rest of the channels on E*8 are listed Off Air at 3 AM EDT. :)

    You may not see it in your EPG until just before it happens.
     
  5. James Long

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    Gotta get it empty to get it moved East! :D

    Thanks JohnH for the updates ...
    (I'm glad they didn't do this change last week during Olympics coverage.)
     
  6. Charles Oliva

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    From Honolulu Vip211 receiver with 30" Dish

    Tp.8-68
    Tp.16-66
    Tp. 24-67

    For comparison, Hawaii Spotbeams from E8:

    Tp.12-50
    Tp.27-61
    Tp. 31-64
     
  7. James Long

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    Terrific! The prediction was that E11 ConUS would be as strong as E10 spots - it looks like the prediction came true.
     
  8. Charles Oliva

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    Just noticed something that may be interesting.

    All of the HI spotbeamed programming from 110w is normal with one exception, ESPN-HD(5505) is also listed as "Off Air" at 3am ET(9pm HI).
    Makes me think they may be doing a test for AK/HI HD subs.
    Hmmm.
     
  9. redsalmon

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    In Ak with a 6' dish at 110 the readings for 8,16, and 24 have all jumped to 80 from an average of 24 before. Spotbeam readings are around 90.

    :D Maybe now they'll turn on Sci-Fi and USA HD for us.:D
     
  10. James Long

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    I would not be surprised to see all the 5500's that are also ConUS from 110° moved to the ConUS beams by morning. I'm rooting for AK/HI to get everything they can from 110° - but I wouldn't expect it tomorrow.
     
  11. JohnH

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    looks like the EPG for that one may be coming from 9424.
     
  12. Charles Oliva

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    Guess I'll try to watch SportsCenter at 9pm here and find out. :)
     
  13. redsalmon

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    The only problem I can see with going from spot beams to conus beams is they will be in mpg2 and not 4. Not picture quality, but DVR storage. Minor problem I realize, just a side happening.

    James, a while back you had a map up of the footprint for ciel-2. Is this still available anywhere? When it's in place at 129 will AK be able to receive all the HD that is presently on it?

    Thanks
     
  14. JohnH

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    FYI: There is no EPG data in the streams for 5505, 5506 and 5507. Of course, the latter 2 would not have Off Air anyway. May be they are testing some conservation in the EPG streams.
     
  15. Charles Oliva

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    Yep 5506 and 5507 only display Now and Next programming followed by "No Info Available".
     
  16. JohnH

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    Well, that sure killed the signals. :D
     
  17. JohnH

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    Those with a low Tp 3 should be happy now.
     
  18. James Long

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    That was odd ... watching at 3:00am and watching the MUX drop ... then "Locked - Name not acquired" until the new TP was turned on.

    TP10 is back 85 instead of 53 ...
     
  19. JohnH

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    Tp 14 is bit low, but seem to be signals on all now.
     
  20. Charles Oliva

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    Wow, that was fast!
     
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