Sixto Report-D11 Status: In Operation July 31, 2008

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  1. Dolly

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    !rolling We have officially crossed over to the Twilight (Sp?) Zone :lol: Or is it we are boldly going where no man has ever been :D
     
  2. jodyguercio

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    Very true....:lol:
     
  3. curt8403

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    neither.. we are in an episode of a very old series called Quark.
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  4. Sixto

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    An item that's been bugging me for a long time. Related to the question about D10 being full or not.

    D10 currently shows 16 national transponders. Originally, like D11, the specs and FCC Filings show the plan was 14 national transponders for D10 and D11.

    D10 currently has 77 national HD channels and 35+ game-only RSN's.

    Assuming approximately 5 HD channels per transponder, they have room for 80 national channels. Maybe they're squeezing more then 5 when you have some HD channels with mostly non-HD content, and they do turn off PPVHD when the games are on.

    So it does look like D10 is full.

    Is it safe to assume that they enabled transponders 15 and 16 by taking frequencies that they had set aside for spot beams?

    And now with D11 going "live", they'll take D10 back down to 14 national transponders, take those two transponders and re-use those frequencies within spotbeams in every market? and move those national channels to D11? and move many RSN's to D11 to remove the need to turn off PPVHD.
     
  5. Jeremy W

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    I think your assumptions are sound.
     
  6. paule123

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    Woohoo!

    99(c) from Cleveland on HR20-700, 9:35 pm ET:

    96 96 89 90 95 95 88 91
    95 95 88 88 96 95 NA NA
     
  7. Sirshagg

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    7/23 - 2%
    7/30 - 75%
    8/06 - 20%
    Other - 3%
     
  8. Alan Gordon

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    Wouldn't that depend on how much damage was done to D10's spot beams?

    ~Alan
     
  9. davros74

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    Readings on my HR21-100 for 99(c):

    94 94 87 88 91 91 87 87
    89 88 88 86 92 90

    This from eastern Iowa (Cedar Rapids).
     
  10. RD in Fla

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    Just checked 99(c) on one of my HR20-700s, all TPs in the 40's, I'm in the 85-97 range on all other birds, including 103(c). Is it possible to have high numbers on all other sats. and be that low on 99(c)? I don't receive anything from 99(s) and I am located in SW Florida. Any thoughts on what adjustment to make to my dish would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  11. Sixto

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    All depends on whether they turned on the 15th and 16th transponders because a) they needed the bandwidth because D11 was delayed, or b) had spot beam problems which freed up the bandwidth?

    Thinking more "a" then "b".
     
  12. jaficker

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    Its coming alive in Lewiston, ID on 99(c)
    61 70 58 61 63 69 59 61
    62 69 60 61 65 67 n/a n/a
     
  13. gregjones

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    Dish signed an agreement with those parts of the galaxy allowing eventual distribution of those channels when our technology matches theirs. Though not offered in some areas (Earth), Dish will count those channels as part of their HD package immediately.
     
  14. DodgerKing

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    If your others are fine, I wouldn't worry too much. I had 40 readings on the first two transponders for 99c. I left the screen up for a few minutes and watched the numbers change, they eventually changed to over 80.
     
  15. VeniceDre

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    Remembering the morning of 9/19 very well... A lot of cranky tired people in the chat room.

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  16. pbg

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    question for the experts:

    I have a H20-100 and thought I'd check my signals for a pulse on D11. As it turns out, I'm not even showing a 99(c) Got 99(a) and 99(b) but no 'c'. I rebooted the box but still no 'c'

    any ideas?
    thanks,
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  17. Alan Gordon

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    Hopefully!

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  18. bjamin82

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    99c is for HRx models... 99a is for Hx models So you are good to go.
     
  19. raoul5788

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    The H series boxes show 99a for D11. The HR boxes show it as 99c.
     
  20. The_Geyser

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    I forgot about that show!
     
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