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SixtoReport: D10/D12 Satellite Info in Post#1 - Both D10 & D12 in service

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sixto, May 7, 2010.

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  1. Jun 8, 2010 #861 of 1252
    georule

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    So, stage 1 (whatever they did with the signal strengths at 0s) seems to have gone very quick, and stage 2 (higher power testing) is on the books for tomorrow. . . . what's the odds she's hiking her skirts for her old position in another 48 hrs or so?

    Given the testing of D12 at 76, and other hints as to how simple this issue turned out to be, I've got to think there's a pretty good chance the testing required in Stage 2 is very pro-forma.

    And with Satelliteracer starting to pull gently on the outside limits of his target date marginally, I have to think the results of Stage 1 were very satisfactory and Stage 2 is not expected to be any different.
     
  2. Jun 8, 2010 #862 of 1252
    Alan Gordon

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    I'd say that last week's announcement of 19 new HD-LIL markets next year is a pretty good sign as well! :)

    ~Alan
     
  3. Jun 8, 2010 #863 of 1252
    Sixto

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    Probably some good nuggets in there.

    Safe to say, going well ...
     
  4. Jun 8, 2010 #864 of 1252
    harsh

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    Does this consider that D12 didn't need a high power waiver as part of its testing regimen??? It wouldn't appear that all things are equal.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2010 #865 of 1252
    smiddy

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    The important thing here is that DirecTV continues to work issues, BIG and small. They are always finding ways to improve their product, this is a prime example of that. Go DirecTV - 10, get well soon! :D
     
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    hancox

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    Fixed for you. Seriously?
     
  7. Jun 9, 2010 #867 of 1252
    LameLefty

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    Don't spam the thread with absurd snark. The internet has enough of that as it is.


    Seriously. :nono:
     
  8. Jun 9, 2010 #868 of 1252
    georule

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    There was permission for D12 to exceed max licensed power by up to 7dB for testing (which was the same language used in the D10 request). The primary difference between D12 and D10 in this regard seems to be closeness in degrees to other sats (D10 being closer), requiring some back and forth with the FCC and other sat operators. The max power rules seem primarily aimed at not interfering with the sat-to-ground communications of other sats in the neighborhood. Presumably 76 degrees was chosen as a test location at least in part for the amount of separation from other sats it offers. There is a reference to 9 degrees separation in the D12 app, but only 6 degrees in the D10 app for amelioration.
     
  9. Jun 9, 2010 #869 of 1252
    hancox

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    ...as opposed to the pom-poms above? Right, none of that around...
     
  10. Jun 9, 2010 #870 of 1252
    wavemaster

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    Pom-Poms are ALWAYS allowed! Just don't complain about anything.

    So are they expecting the high power testing to go on today? Will we see it on the sig pages, or will we be blind to it?
     
  11. Jun 9, 2010 #871 of 1252
    harsh

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    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  12. Jun 9, 2010 #872 of 1252
    hdtvfan0001

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    I'm sure the the Dish folks would appreciate finally getting a full HD signal. :lol:
    But then - I look terrible in a skirt. :D

    As for D10's testing itself....I suspect we have one more week of testing, followed by a week to re-position the unit. Perhaps during that time frame, we'll learns something about any successes.

    Based on the timing of everything reported to date, as well as Sixto and Satelliteracer's information...I'm figuring the next flurry of additional HD channel activations will come the week of June 28th. Ironically, that Wednesday (the common day for new content launches) is June 30th - that would still be June I guess. ;)
     
  13. Jun 9, 2010 #873 of 1252
    LameLefty

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    There are "Glass Half Full" people and "Glass Half Empty" people.

    And then there are apparently "Glass Full of Piss" people. :lol:
     
  14. Jun 9, 2010 #874 of 1252
    harsh

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    And then there are those who wile away the hours trying to classify other people.
     
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    And then there are those who...ah forget it.:nono2:
     
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    James Long

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    There are 10 kinds of people, those who understand binary - and those who don't.

    If the topic of the thread is the corrective action being done to D10 perhaps everyone should get back to it?
    Then the 10 types of people can be those on topic and those not. (Or preferably: 1 type of people - those on topic.)

    Please ignore off topic posts and report problematic posts. Thanks.

    :backtotop
     
  17. Jun 9, 2010 #877 of 1252
    georule

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    There are two kinds of people --those who think there are two kinds of people, and those who don't.

    Should we expect to see some changes in signal strength on our boxes for 103cb during this overpowered testing? Tho you'd likely have to be watching closely as it is supposed to only be for short time.
     
  18. Jun 9, 2010 #878 of 1252
    hdtvfan0001

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    Good to continue to see solid signals from both D10 (left screen photo) and D12 (right screen photo) during the D10 test phase. :)

    In checking on D10 periodically several times a day and almost every day - for the past week now its been pretty steady in transponder readings.

    D12 has also been pretty steady.

    Now just waiting to learn about any successes in the "fix" process for the previous problem few transponders...
     

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  19. Jun 9, 2010 #879 of 1252
    Ernie

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    They will probably be 0 since the testing will be done with un-modulated carriers. The signal strength indicator in the boxes is based on error correction information in the modulated signal.

    Ernie
     
  20. Jun 9, 2010 #880 of 1252
    Alan Gordon

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    DUDE! Talk about being behind on the times... ;)

    New HD channels will be available "SOONER"! (LINK and LINK)

    While some people are guessing the 16th (most likely due to Doug Brott's signature), most people are assuming that the 23rd will be the date! :)

    ~Alan<~~~~~~~~Who is looking forward to a more exciting "Festivus" than the last one...
     
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