Satellite Changes Coming - May 31st, 2015

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  1. James Long

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    South Bend (Indiana) is also not on the list posted ... yet DISH is pushing for a re-aim to Eastern Arc. South Bend has a similar setup with SD on WA and HD on EA.
     
  2. scooper

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    Has there been any news on this lately ?
     
  3. James Long

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    No big changes on the satellites yet ... still watching for any moves/changes.
     
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    We'll find out on Monday (at the earliest) when those who have been ignoring the repeated reminders start to get hit.
     
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    I hope dish sticks to their date and actually starts shutting stuff down. I hate when anyone keeps extending needlessly for the few people who always ignore these kinds of warnings...

    Plus I'm curios to see how much this will help them with adding new channels or maybe even say deliver 4k like DIRECTV does today where it's all pushed content at the moment.
     
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    I tried to get my 510 DVR swapped out, to no avail. The CSR's not only told me I had to re-up another 2 yr commitment but that I had to also do the same for my 322 recvr. All I wanted was to upgrade my 510 to a 512 an get rid of my 322 (off the account), and was told that would not be possible. Either upgrade both or upgrade none. I went with none.

    I'm almost anxiously awaiting the day when Superstations go away completely, so I can de-activate my account.
     
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    I wouldn't count on 4K on anything but VOD / PPV for a good long while/
     
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    Replacing QPSK with 8PSK isn't a paradigm shift.

    I don't think very many really want what DIRECTV is offering today in terms of UHD content and delivery. You have to be pretty hard core.
     
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    Where are you ? The 322 should be fine if your market will still be on WA. And you should be play CSR roulette on that new 2 year commitment.
     
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    Eliminating QPSK isn't doing nothing. DISH already has an "all 8PSK" Eastern Arc (one QPSK transponder with a few free channels). Eliminating receivers that can't do 8PSK from the Western Arc will allow DISH to go "all 8PSK" on both arcs. It is a major step.


    What DirecTV offers today is more that what DISH offers ... but the goal is to offer more than what is offered today. The 4K Joey is coming to improve DISH's offerings. It is not all about today ... it is about the future.
     
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    Posted Yesterday, 06:12 PM


    I'm almost anxiously awaiting the day when Superstations go away completely, so I can de-activate my account.

    Edited by shadough, Yesterday, 06:13 PM.







    I am looking at those channels now:
    239 WGN America
    238 WWOR My 9
    236 WSBK My 38
    235 KWGN
    234 WPIX
    233 KTLA


    My 722K receivers still work and I still see the channels from 110 , 119, and 129.
     
  12. James Long

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    WGN America is not a superstation ... the rest are. They are no longer offered to customers but if one has the superstations one can keep them.
     
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    damondlt

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    Satelliteguys is reporting, June 10th is when the channels will start to switch to 8psk
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    James Long

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    DISH has the following temporary channels on 119 ...

    6908 / 6926 Fox News (119° 6)

    6904 Discovery Channel (119° 8)
    6911 / 6930 TNT (119° 8)
    6923 E! Entertainment TV (119° 8)

    6900 / 6918 Bravo (119° 10)
    6913 Univision (119° 10)

    6905 / 6924 ESPN (119° 11)
    6906 / 6925 ESPN 2 (119° 11)

    6907 FX (119° 12)

    6901 / 6919 Comedy Central (119° 13)
    6902 / 6920 CNBC (119° 13)
    6910 / 6929 TBS (119° 13)
    6914 / 6931 USA Network (119° 13)
    6928 MSNBC (119° 13)

    6909 NFL Network (119° 16)
    6912 Cartoon Channel (119° 16)

    6922 CSN Bay Area (119° 17)

    6933 WGN America (119° 18)

    6903 / 6921 CNN (119° 19)

    6915 / 6932 WCBS NEW YORK, NY (CBS) (119° 20)
    6916 / 6934 WNBC NEW YORK, NY (NBC) (119° 20)
    6917 / 6935 WNYW NEW YORK, NY (FOX) (119° 20)
    6927 KTLA LOS ANGELES, CA (CW) (119° 20)

    These might be a hint as to the first channels to move.
     
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    harsh

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    An important milestone, yes. A major increase in WA bandwidth, not so much. That comes with next transition to MPEG4.
    Capable hardware and satellite capacity is not an offering; it is an assurance that the company will be ready if and when the time comes. Delivering a broad selection of compelling UHD content at a competitive price is what matters and neither satcaster is doing that.
     
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    James Long

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    Opening up room for forty (or more) HD channels on 119 - about the same on 110.
    The 8PSK conversion alone (MPEG2 on 8PSK instead of MPEG2 on QPSK) is enough to make Eastern Arc the bottleneck for bandwidth.

    Room for 70+ HD channels isn't a major increase?

    It is a good beginning. The content will come. It is a chicken and egg situation. The equipment and content will come together.
     
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    I'm in west Texas on the WA, and I dunno if my receiver is a 501, 510, or what.....but it gets the HD format on all channels.
    I'd like to see Dish go to a carousel available channel menu and allow me to pick and choose which channels I am going to pay
    for watching each month. I already pay $129/month for the Top 250 with Encore......and I don't see where Dish is cheaper
    than DirecTV. Of all those channels, I watch maybe 30.....the rest are in packages of sports and other things I'm not interested in
    at all.....yet I pay for them every month.

    And when I went to Dish, years ago, they had a channel that showed a camera pointing back at the Earth from the
    satellite......whatever happened to that?

    Lawrence49
     
  18. Jun 2, 2015 #238 of 267
    inkahauts

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    That's an entire satellite worth!!!!

    And I would be surprised if dish used a transponder for pushing out 4k movies like DIRECTV does.
     
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    James Long

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    If it gets HD it isn't a 500 series. Those are SD only. You should be able to see the receiver type by pressing the MENU button twice on your remote (cancel to exit).

    That is called "a la carte" and has practically no chance of occurring. Most programmers that create the channels refuse to sell their content a la carte - and they are big enough to tell DISH to deliver the channel to 4 million/9 million/14 million subscribers or not be able to carry it at all.

    The source of that channel was a camera on the satellite. The picture was returned to Earth via a special feed provided under temporary authority from the FCC. The authority expired. It was an interesting channel.
     
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    damondlt

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    What are they going to do to increase capacity on Eastern arc?
     
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