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Mpg guide receivers

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by wcalifas254, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. HoTat2

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    Actually now past yesterday's dinner, today's breakfast and lunch now and coming up on tonight's dinner. :D

    But anyhow after repeatedly counting all the MPG streams comprising PIDs x05XX, x0001, x0009, x00b4, x00be, and the questionable x00f9 packets, the total aggregate stream comes to 1295.14 kbps.

    Or ~1.3 mbps.

    As was said, virtually nothing in the way of saving transponder bandwidth by turning off the old MPG data related streams, but perhaps a great saving on equipment resources at the broadcast center(s) by its eventual elimination.
     
  2. P Smith

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    Someone (bean-counters ?) added the 1.3 Mbps from a all transponders what carry MPG PIDs and got a whooping amount almost equal to one tpn.
    My wonder how it could be utilized after all ?
     
  3. HoTat2

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    See the PM I sent you.
     
  4. P Smith

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    I got it.

    Now time to find someone who could watch the transition and will measure the real gain in bandwidth. ;)
     
  5. wcalifas254

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    Yes and I'm awaiting the transition so I can finally upgrade my 10 year old receiver. It's funny cause nowadays Directv receivers don't last as long as the older receivers.
     
  6. inkahauts

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    DO you have an hd tv? If so, get a h25. It will be better than what you have now, period. Its lightning fast, and easy to use.
     
  7. inkahauts

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    I don't know, i have origanl hr20 dvrs that i got the week they where launched and they still work fine for me.
     
  8. CCarncross

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    Same here, I've got an HR20 from OCt 06, very soon after release.
     
  9. BAHitman

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    I got my notice from DirecTV that march 31st will be the cutoff and they ask me to call them to setup replacement...
     
  10. wcalifas254

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    The countdown begins, out with old in with the new. Time to start retiring my old receiver.
     
  11. wahooq

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    I think Im going to trade in my plasma for a tv/vcr combo with only a coax input
     
  12. ThomasM

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    We'll see. I still have my original Hughes HIRD-E2 active (which they cheerfully collect $6 a month for).

    What, exactly do they mean "to setup replacement"?

    1. Some moron coming to my house with a junker reconditioned D10 because I'm too stupid to swap an F-connector?

    2. A new 2 year commitment.

    3. A CHARGE for a replacement box?

    4. All of the above.
     
  13. Satelliteracer

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    Most of California will be later so you have some time.
     
  14. dpeters11

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    You won't have a commitment or out of pocket charge under this program. You'd have to upgrade to HD or something.
     
  15. Satelliteracer

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    9 times out of 10 the replacement receiver(s) will be shipped to the customer and they can unplug the old and plug in the replacement. No 2 year commitment, no commitment at all. We deactivate the old receiver, activate the new one and you're off and running. The only exception that would require a technician is if the customer decided to upgrade to HD and obviously a new dish, etc would have to be put up...in that case it's like any upgrade and a commitment would be required.
     
  16. ThomasM

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    You could be right. I can't believe they would alienate a customer that's been with them for 12 years and gives them over $100 a month-especially since the change is being instituted by DirecTV.

    I use the Hughes strictly for Sonic Tap in my computer room. It is hooked to a 5" B & W TV which displays the song titles!! I like it because it doesn't have a screen saver and when I hear a tune I like I just glance over and there the title is. But I suppose I'll suffer along and press INFO to get the song title if they opt for giving me a FREE replacement box.... I'll also get a bunch of extra Sonic Tap channels that they never bothered to add to the MPG.
     
  17. Krazeyman

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    No. It would be a D12.
    No, there wouldn't be a 2 yr commitment
    No, there wouldn't be a charge, unless you upgrade to HD. There might even be a discount in the upgrade.
     
  18. Dude111

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    No and I dont want one!!

    Standard is fine and always has been... If they try to make me get rid of my RCA box i will cancel,I WILL NOT END UP WITH A P.O.S. RECIEVER AND PAY THESE INSANE PRICES WHEN I HARDILY WATCH IT!! (Like what happend when time warner went to navigator... COMPLETE GARBAGE (I do not watch any cable TV anymore,i wont deal with that slow/disgusting stuff))
     
  19. P Smith

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    SD at DTV is sucks ! Worst in the country !
     
  20. inkahauts

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    So how do you know a box other than the RCA me isn't any good? Have you used a d12 extensively?
     

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