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

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  1. Newshawk

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    Sep 3, 2004
    What a long, strange trip it's been... but now we get to reap the rewards of that trip. Thanks to all who shepherded us through the "birth" of D11.

    Let the Festivus begin!
  2. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

    Oct 16, 2006
    I remember watching the launch with many of you in the Chat Room. Seems like it was actually a very short time ago. :)

    Thanks to all of you for monitoring the skies so earthbound users like myself didn't have to learn math. :lol:

    Thanks sixto, lamelefty, psmith and everyone else.
  3. Button Pusher

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    Jan 19, 2007
    Thanks to sixto,lamelefty and the rest that have made this thread great to read everyday!
  4. Dolly

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    Jan 30, 2007
    Well said so I will just add my thanks :sunsmile: And Drew2k
    you are not a dunderhead like I am ;)
  5. GlennDio

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    Jan 19, 2007
    It was tutor the turtle ... Mr.Wizard the lizard would turn him into something each espisode that Tutor thought he would like to be (e.g. a knight in King arthurs court) and then when he was about to be killed jousting he would scream for Mr. Wizard and Mr. Wizard would bring him back with "trizzle, trazzle, trozzle trome, time for this one to come home!"....and the quote "tutor, always I tell you be what you is not what you is not folks that do this is the happiest lot"!
  6. bwaldron

    bwaldron Impossible Dreamer

    Oct 24, 2005
    I'm feeling old...
  7. steveken

    steveken Godfather

    Sep 15, 2007
    wow, COMPLETELY off topic now. :) I guess it IS time to poke this turkey and call it done. Great job everyone!!! Lovin the new content.
  8. n3ntj

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    Dec 18, 2006
    I'm waiting for D11 to turn on new HD channels and PBS HD feeds to get excited.
  9. VeniceDre

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    Aug 16, 2006
    Somebody help me here with the math here if I miss something:

    So they moved (9) MPEG2 nationals over last night to D11:

    HDNet Movies
    Discovery HD Theater

    And from P Smith's info (8) MPEG4 chans left D10 and migrated over to D11, which were 6 PPVs, MSG, & Toon Disney.

    Then we have (8) West Coast and East Coast DNS + (12) RSNs going fulltime on D11.

    So D11 has 37 slots already allocated.

    If they keep to 5 Channels per TP does that leave us with 33 slots for new future channels until D12 goes up?

    Where does NFL Sunday ticket play in here also?

    Seems like D11 is going to get full pretty fast.
  10. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Been out most of today but may need to re-think the latest for 8/14 (more positive).

    With P. Smith's latest D11 channel map, it looks like D11 now has the 9 legacy HD channels in MPEG4, 6 PPVHD's (at least 5 moved from D10), Toon Disney & MSG moved from D10, and the four East DNS. All "live".

    In test, there's 4 DNS west, 1 Movie's Now, that Sacramento HD, ABC Family, and the 12 new fulltime RSN's.

    So now maybe there aren't 6 new HD, just mostly moved from D10, to avoid to sharing that goes on now with the game only RSN's.

    That leaves many possibilities for D11 on 8/14 ... gotta look at this further ... to make a better educated guess at 8/14 ... but it certainly looks like D10 is relieved as of right now. at least 7 channels have moved from D10.
  11. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Just read your post after also posting.

    Yep, mostly agree with the math. Gotta check channel 181, not sure that was on D10.

    And there's that Movie's Now channel, and the Sacramento channel ...
  12. rey_1178

    rey_1178 Member

    Dec 12, 2007
    thanks sixto and the rest of you that helped :)
  13. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Figured it out ... looks like 6 PPVHD channels did move from D10 to D11, not 5.

    They slightly changed the PPV HD channel assignments. Still 14 PPV HD in MPEG4, just now 8 on D10 and 6 on D11.
  14. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Thanks Sixto.

    I guess what the various posts are getting at....what's left in terms of space on D10 and D11 total after all these moves (for National HD channels)?
  15. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    8 moved from D10.

    4 new East DNS, shutting off 110 (NBCE), 119 (CBSE, FOXE, ABCE) eventually.

    4 new West DNS, shutting off 101 eventually.

    9 new legacy, shutting off 110/119 eventually.

    Totals 25.

    12 RSN's makes 37. All on D11.

    Same math as VeniceDre.

    33 left assuming 5 per and only 14 transponders.

    And 1 for Movie's Now.

    And some space for 1080p.

    And not sure if more needs to move from D10, especially if turning off 2 transponders eventually.
  16. curt8403

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    Dec 27, 2007

    East HD DNS from 119 not 101
    West HD DNS has been gone from 119 for months (to 103)
  17. l8er

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    Jun 18, 2004
    Thanks to all who contributed positively to the D11 thread. It's been real. :D
  18. syphix

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    Jun 23, 2004
    I'm confused reading this thread....:confused:

    So, Sixto, there's only space for 33 more HD nationals on both D10 & D11? Is that BEFORE or AFTER the 8/14 additions?

    Just counted the channels in the "national HD channels NOT carried by DirecTV" thread: 25, not counting channels not launched yet (ESPNU HD, Chiller HD, etc. etc.).

    Would/could DirecTV use 110/119 to transmit MPEG4 HD's (I'm guessing they can, but wouldn't because of the new Slimline3 being actively installed soon, and fewer new installs even "seeing" 110/119)?

    Next fall is a LONG way away (latest timeline for D12's launch)...
  19. xxx

    xxx Cool Member

    May 6, 2007
    I'm really confused at the whole thing now. D:confused: :confused: :confused:

    Perhaps, Sixto, you may know this. How many and what channels (national) will be launching on 8/14?

    Do we have a COMPLETE list yet or are we speculating. We know from the PR that Showtimes, Planet Green, etc. will be there but wondering what is in store for us on that day.

    I think ESPNU will be launching on 8/28 or 8/31---I forget. And I am guessing that DTV will be carrying ESPNU (only wish that they wouldn't have that channel in the sports pack, but oh well)

    Any light shed, will be mostly appreciated. Thanks!
  20. VeniceDre

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    Aug 16, 2006
    I think the West HD DNS were actually moved temp to 101 but in MPEG4 to help with MDU transition. I don't think you need BBC converters connected for those. I read it somewhere here.

    Either way, they are up on D11 under TEST channels so they are moving there eventually with the East Coast counterparts.
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