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Official: D10 in orbit testing, national beams ok, problem with spotbeams

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  1. Sep 14, 2007 #1 of 283
    bonscott87

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    From DirecTV Investor Relations: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=127160&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1051829&highlight=

     
  2. Sep 14, 2007 #2 of 283
    bonscott87

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    National HD channels are very, very close!
     
  3. Sep 14, 2007 #3 of 283
    compnurd

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    I wonder if it will affect more then they are stating
     
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    I hope not :mad:
     
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    syphix

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    The local spot beam problem has gotta hurt....ouch....hope they can resolve the problem!
     
  6. Sep 14, 2007 #6 of 283
    garoo

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    but it should just hurt the people without their locals right?
     
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    jlancaster

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    True
     
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    EaglePC

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    Houston we have a problem
    everyone throw there HDTV's out the window
     
  9. Sep 14, 2007 #9 of 283
    mexican-bum

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    wonder if the spot beams are not covering a certain area they anticipated, if so they maybe able to move some locals off the spaceway sats to D10 so the spaceway sats can beam new locals in those locations that D10 can't, of course all just speculation:rolleyes:
     
  10. Sep 14, 2007 #10 of 283
    Earl Bonovich

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    Re-Read the statement....

    "However, we currently believe our planned expansion of HD local programming as previously announced will not be materially affected."

    Basically... everything they have planned... is not affected.
     
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    VeniceDre

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    Man, I had this info yesterday and didn't want to start a riot... I should've just dropped the bomb anyway.
     
  12. Sep 14, 2007 #12 of 283
    mexican-bum

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    Thats why I posted what I said, if there is a problem maybe they can work around it..... :)
     
  13. Sep 14, 2007 #13 of 283
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    Well the rumors were partially true about D10 that there was something wrong, just nothing catastrophic wrong. Which is a very good thing!
     
  14. Sep 14, 2007 #14 of 283
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    I wonder what "materially affected" means?? :whatdidid I'm an accountant and "materiality" can be hard to define....
     
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    Smthkd

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    Seems like the expected "backup" spotbeams are not functioning! So, this will only be a problem in the future! I wonder is this small failure enough for them to launch D12 in its place!?
     
  16. Sep 14, 2007 #16 of 283
    henryld

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    Some more of that legal speak I imagine.
     
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    VeniceDre

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    From what I heard yesterday, they were having problems on Wednesday during testing with D10. It wasn't doing what it was supposed and the only way to fix it was to bring it down. Which, of course, wasn't going to happen. There was a mention of certain states in the Northwest which I hoped meant it was spotbeams and not nationals.
     
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    brewer4

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    Several statements are up for interpretation and are filled with legalize.

    Materially- To a significant extent or degree; substantially.

    Which means there could be some loss of channels but not the lion share. There's lots of gray area in that but they have to say that. There's no guarantee they can find the issue and fix it. Lets just hope they figure it out and folks dont get materially affected. ;)
     
  19. Sep 14, 2007 #19 of 283
    say-what

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    Meaning they may just use D10 for national channels and whatever spots are working as planned & D11 for spots. Or they could shift spot beams among the existing fleet to get the necessary coverage. Then again, if the national coverage works as planned, they can just put some locals on national beams.

    All they're saying is that they're not going to have the number of spot beams on D10 that they thought - at least that's how I'm reading the statement.
     
  20. Sep 14, 2007 #20 of 283
    garoo

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    I'm happy I live in the South!! :lol:
     
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