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Message from DirecTv

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by johnck78, Jun 27, 2007.

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  1. johnck78

    johnck78 Godfather

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    I got a voicemail from a D* Rep about losing all my HD Content if I do not have my BBCs on by September 1. Seems strange so I thought I'd post it and see what you all thought.

    Listen to the VM here: http://members.cox.net/jknight9/wav/message.wav
     
  2. cavihitts

    cavihitts Godfather

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    Yep. Many people are getting those calls.
     
  3. Drew2k

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  4. johnck78

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    So they will move all the MPEG-4s to the new Sat right away?
     
  5. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    Any HD that gets added will be on the new sat and the RSNs will also move to the new sat so they can go on the CONUS beams. Locals will stay where they are on the spotbeams.
     
  6. premio

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    Will you actually need the BBC though at this point?
     
  7. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

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    Today? No...
    September... yes..

    They are simply attempting to get everyone upto date, during these next 2 months...
    So you don't have to wait for any type of backlog, or shortages in September
     
  8. forecheck

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    The message says you need the B-Band on "all high definition equipment", but I assume that doesn't include the HD-Tivo? I know it will never get the new channels, but this recording makes it sound like it will lose the current HD channels without a B-Band connected.
     
  9. Michael D'Angelo

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    You only need them for the HR20 and H20.
     
  10. Dolly

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    What does B-Band mean :confused:
     
  11. Michael D'Angelo

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    BBC=Broad Band Converter. They are the little gray boxes you connect in between the SAT line and the HR20/H20. They will allow you to receive the new MPEG4 HD channels when they launch.
     
  12. tonyd79

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    That voicemail is not quite correct. The MPEG2 content will not require BBCs nor is the September 1 date likely to be firm.
     
  13. Newshawk

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    Broken...
    Actually, "B-Band" means just that! Ka signals are in two bands. Tha A Band is 1650-2150 MHz, and the B Band is 250-750 MHz, but the receiver can't go that low, so the BBC frequency shifts the 250-750 MHz band up to the 1650-2150 MHz band. Tha B Band is in the UHF TV band, so that is why you cannot diplex the UHF signal with the Ka/Ku signal.
     
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