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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by pappasbike, Nov 28, 2014.
Back up in Philly.
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Just popped up in Baltimore.
Just back up in Baltimore. Sorry for the repeat guys, didn't see the others. But I am happy this is fixed.
The emoticon was meant to indicate sarcasm toward the original post...
Reporting all are back now.
Back in NY
Hey Mike how are you been a long time?
South Florida back at 3:45....
Now that it's back on, my question is, why didn't it effect the Jersey coast?
Maybe they have a different broadcast center
Glad to see everyone is back up and running.
We're in the low country in South Carolina, and we had no problems.
i know- my post was in support of yours
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Pretty strange that there are no reports of a major fiber cut (on the East Coast) that corresponds with the times listed here.
The closest thing (on the East Coast) was Amazon Data Services East (in Northern Virginia) going down from about 12N ET for 5 hours (on Black Friday) and those times do not sync to this.
Sure appears limited to the DirecTV infrastructure, more so than a large fiber network.
Even more strange, I find it hard to believe that DirecTV is still paying for 2 feeds (HD and SD) back to their site 5 years after the NTSC>ATSC switch, instead of just center cutting the HD feed of the lils for SD, especially as the stations no longer supply DirecTV with a SD program feed any longer.
That really leads me to believe it was something inside the DirecTV infrastructure, not a fiber cut on the East Coast.
I agree. Something as substantial as the entire eastern coast only has one path out to directv? I doubt it, it has to be a diverse ring especially all of those miles covered.
If private data network, could be, however, I doubt that to be the case.
It is very strange no major outage appears to sync up with that time frame.
Not the first time this is happened. This is what Stuart posted in 2012 on another site:
Directv has four sites that uplink locals, NWUF in Washington state, SWUF in Arizona, MWUF in Minnesota and NEUF in New Hamphire. There would be separate connections from all the small sites where they pick up the locals, of course, but they'll all go into some telco's internal network (AT&T, Verizon, Level3, etc.) and each uplink site wouldn't necessarily have a redundant connection from the telco. If that single connection is cut (i.e. someone digging on the street outside the NEUF) it would take them out, and would only affect the NEUF so it wouldn't make the national news.
The mystery is why some sites in the eastern US were OK. Why did some areas of NJ and SC not have problems?
My area of SC didn't have any issues and some of our channels are on the same transponders as the Charlotte channels. That seems to rule out a satellite issue as some suggested. Also I think I saw someone mention that NYC was down... I have DNS and my CONUS NYC network channels were up. Which adds to the weirdness.
Unless it has changed back recently (too lazy to look at Channel Mapping info in separate thread and seriously doubt it has changed) DirecTV got rid of the redundant HD LILs/Conus feeds in NY and LA several years ago. Both use the same Conus feed (D11 for all except WNBC-HD which is on D12)and just remap the Conus feed for NYC/LA TV DMA accounts to the appropriate local Channels 2, 4, 5 and 7.
Which means it would be impossible for one to be up and the other down.
I have checked recordings of the midday Newscasts from Friday on channel 2,4,5 and 7 all recorded properly - so without a doubt the NYC Big 4 Network Channels were working. I suspect that the NYC Locals that were reported out were the WPIX's of the world, which are not Conus.