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

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  1. DodgerKing

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    There's my new sig. Thanks!
     
  2. l8er

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    Can I cipher too? I was a double knot spy in a former life. :D
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

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    You go Jethro.... :D
     
  4. DarinC

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    Even if that were the case, is that a huge deal? It almost seems like the numbers are becoming more important than the content. Personally, beyond Travel, and maybe a few more premiums, there's not much more HD I would watch. 80% of what's recorded on my HR now, I'll never get around to. I would MUCH rather they focus on quality before quantity. I'd really hate to get back to where we ended up with SD: hundreds of channels that look like @ss, but are less fullfilling. :nono:
     
  5. syphix

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    @DarinC: point taken. Well said, and I completely agree. I'm only waiting for about 6-8 more channels that I want (Travel Channel HD!!!), and I'm set.
     
  6. DarinC

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    And I wasn't ragging on you... I spent a lot of time reading a thread today about the Dish PR, and it just seems like so many (on both sides) are caught up in a channel count competition. We just TODAY got rid of the last of the last of the overcompressed HD channels. Just hoping we don't go back. DirecTV wants to market themselves as a premium provider. Let's see if they mean it. :)
     
  7. JayPSU

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    Honestly, all I want in addition to what we already have is the HBO/Cinemax/Starz multi-plex channels. When/IF they add those, I'll be 100% happy.
     
  8. Aug 1, 2008 #6928 of 6958
    Sixto

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    Parked ... a little tighter ...
    Code:
    DirecTV-11(TLE135)
    1 32729U 08013A   08214.23405301 -.00000141  00000-0  00000+0 0  1356
    2 32729 000.0208 092.0612 0001405 133.9712 069.1766 01.00270629  1464
    
    NORAD #			32729
    COSPAR designator	2008-013-A  
    Epoch (UTC)		08-01-2008 05:37:02
    Orbit # at Epoch	146
    Inclination		0.021
    RA of A. Node		92.061
    Eccentricity		0.0001405
    Argument of Perigee	133.971
    Revs per day		1.00270629
    Period			23h 56m 06s (1436.10 min)
    Semi-major axis		42 165 km
    Perigee x Apogee	35 781 x 35 793 km
    Element number / age	135 / 0 day(s)
    
    Lon			99.2163° W
    Lat			0.0243° S
    Alt (km)		35 784.310
    
    [U]Perigee(bottom of orbit) x Apogee(top of orbit) - Target is 35,786 x 35,786 km (Circular)[/U]
    TLE#135(08-01-2008 05:37:02) 35,781 x 35,793 km (+47.1 hours,at 134.5 days,  99.22°)
    TLE#134(07-30-2008 06:33:57) 35,779 x 35,795 km (+47.6 hours,at 132.5 days,  99.21°)
    TLE#133(07-28-2008 06:57:49) 35,779 x 35,795 km (+19.5 hours,at 130.6 days,  99.21°)
    TLE#132(07-27-2008 11:26:19) 35,779 x 35,795 km (+27.4 hours,at 129.7 days,  99.21°)
    TLE#131(07-26-2008 08:01:32) 35,779 x 35,794 km (+ 0.0 hours,at 128.6 days,  99.20°)
    
    Last 5 TLE's above ... 
    
    [URL="http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=1508286#post1508286"]Post #2[/URL] has the overview and complete TLE history ...
     
  9. Aug 1, 2008 #6929 of 6958
    LameLefty

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    Excellent point. It kind of reminds me of the "Megahertz Wars" between Intel, AMD and the PowerPC consortium in the 90's and early 2000's. Everyone fussing and fuming about the numbers of cycles per second their processors could churn through, but never mind graphics performance, memory and disk bandwidth, etc. It was all about who could claim the fastest clock speed. Usability and functionality took a back seat.

    I agree that Directv's 30-odd remaining national HD should be plenty for the next year or so. D12 will fill in the gaps later. :)
     
  10. Aug 1, 2008 #6930 of 6958
    hdtvfan0001

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    I'm with ya on that....besides....we won't have to squint while watching our HD, like that other sat brand's customers... :D :lol:
     
  11. Aug 1, 2008 #6931 of 6958
    tkrandall

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    I vote give me quality of picture over quantity of channels.
     
  12. Aug 1, 2008 #6932 of 6958
    TerryB

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    This weekend I will try a tweak of the sl5 dish to raise the 99(c) from a usable but dodgey 75-80 range up to a 90+. The other birds are between 95-100 so I'm hoping a nudge in elevation will make the numbers look better.

    TerryB
     
  13. Aug 1, 2008 #6933 of 6958
    baker60

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    I agree, can't watch all that's on now and have any kind of family life, to say nothing about work life. I want the channels I watch to be worth watching and to have good PQ. "E.T." looked great on channel 552 last night and what I saw of TNT and ESPN were of high PQ. D-11 certainly was worth the wait.
     
  14. Aug 1, 2008 #6934 of 6958
    syphix

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    I completely agree. 110%. I was hoping to just point out how surprised I was at how quickly D11 was filling up.

    And, unfortunately, we're a "quantity" driven market ("size matters";)).
     
  15. Aug 1, 2008 #6935 of 6958
    kd3yt1

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    I posted this question in a separate thread yesterday and no replies at all. Maybe you guys can answer it here as it concerns D11. Will they be adding more HD locals after the first of the years. I am in Johnstown-Altoona Pa DMA 98 or 99 and we are not on the list of the 44 to be done by end of the year.
     
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    syphix

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    Only DirecTV knows the answer to that...sorry.
     
  17. Aug 1, 2008 #6937 of 6958
    jefbal99

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    yes
     
  18. Aug 1, 2008 #6938 of 6958
    kymikes

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    Will they be adding additional HD locals? Yes but who and when seems to be one of life's major mystery's. I'm in Lexington, KY DMA (#60 something) and all local majors have been broadcasting in HD and "penetration" numbers are good (opportunity metric best I can determine) and we aren't in that list either. I can't see any vehicle to determine any of the 'why's' and I am guessing that you are in a similar situation. Good luck.
     
  19. Aug 1, 2008 #6939 of 6958
    dcowboy7

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    ok so it sounds like u are a movie fan....then why wouldnt u want amc hd ?

    or fox movie channel hd (if there is) as well ?
     
  20. Aug 1, 2008 #6940 of 6958
    Hdhead

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    Maybe a better question is - Does the announced locals to be added this year fill out the current capacity for D* to add more locals? Any takers? If this is the case you will have to wait for D12.
     
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