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SixtoReport: D12 Satellite Info in Post#1 - Live!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sixto, Jul 27, 2008.

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  1. Apr 12, 2010 #5261 of 10270
    James Long

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    Responding to rumors and speculation only lends credence to those speculating.

    While those in this thread who are desperate for new HD would disagree, putting D12 into service isn't important. When it gets to the right place there may be a few more HD channels but DirecTV is doing fine as a company without those channels.

    Launches are impressive ... successful ones get a glowing press release (done). After that I wouldn't expect an announcement until new channels are added. The satellites are irrelevant to most customers. All they want is to turn on their receivers and get channels. Stockholders would only care about problems ... there being none why wake them up with updates that don't change the value of the company? Or even worse, give updates that (like much of this thread) only serve to introduce doubt?

    E14 is fine and will be on service as scheduled. (D12 too.)
    Updates as events warrant ... if events don't warrant don't take the lack of an update as the sign of the end of the world!
     
  2. Apr 12, 2010 #5262 of 10270
    bigyfoot30

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    Actually, they're probably sitting back laughing their heads off at all the lack of knowledge and patience :D
     
  3. Apr 12, 2010 #5263 of 10270
    Jeremy W

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    IIRC, Boeing doesn't turn over the satellite until it's parked in it's final slot. So Boeing still owns D12 right now.
     
  4. Apr 12, 2010 #5264 of 10270
    Athlon646464

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    Reaction of three of us to the latest TLE:

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  5. Apr 12, 2010 #5265 of 10270
    mhayes70

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    Nice Avatar Doug! :D :lol:
     
  6. Apr 12, 2010 #5266 of 10270
    nd bronco fan

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    From Post #1

    On 3/19/2010, an extension of 30 days was requested and granted for additional testing at 76°.
    After testing is complete at 76°, DirecTV-12 will then be drifted to 103° "over the course of 3 weeks", followed by final testing and going "live".

    The additional 30 day extension will expire in less than a week. Its safe to say we will see some action this week with either another extension to do additional testing or the move will begin. Sit tight and relax.
     
  7. Apr 12, 2010 #5267 of 10270
    HoosierBoy

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    This could be the reason why we won't see D* respond or communicate. Even though testing is on-going, it is not their's to comment on.
     
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    bb37

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    Just not always able.
     
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    SuperZ06

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    :lol: :lol:
     
  10. Apr 12, 2010 #5270 of 10270
    tuckerdog

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    The implication that the vast majority of DTV subscribers know and care nothing about D12 is correct. As stated they just want to turn on the TV and watch.
    However with such a long latency for any replacement Sat. to be put in service, assuming there are real problems with D12, the inability to turn on their T.V.'s and watch channel X in H.D.on their new high priced HDTV, could become significant. Especially if their spouse starts questioning why Mildred down the block can watch LMN in HD on Dish or Cable and she can't.
    I still hold that things are probably OK and that we will see the FCC approve the drift extension request when DTV is ready to move it. This will maximize the drift window and will be the precursor to any TLE changes.
     
  11. Apr 12, 2010 #5271 of 10270
    Rikinky

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    Here's some fuel to the fire of speculation. Directv has now updated their website that once stated "Now with the capacity for 200 HD Channels" to 130 HD Channels. and they have cut all adds and commercials boasting about the capacity for 200 HD Channels. So question? Why?
     
  12. Apr 12, 2010 #5272 of 10270
    erosroadie

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    Probably just to drive us all nuts...:ewww:
     
  13. Apr 12, 2010 #5273 of 10270
    sigma1914

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    So you could bring it up again from here: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2421491#post2421491
     
  14. Apr 12, 2010 #5274 of 10270
    Lord Vader

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    Galactic Empire
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  15. Apr 12, 2010 #5275 of 10270
    sigma1914

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    I posted this in the wrong thread...it goes here.


    Here is what all the D12 panickers are doing. ;)

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  16. Apr 12, 2010 #5276 of 10270
    SuperZ06

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    :lol: :lol:
     
  17. Apr 12, 2010 #5277 of 10270
    Renard

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    Here is what all the D12 panickers are doing.



    OR other panickers are also thinking :D
     

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  18. Apr 12, 2010 #5278 of 10270
    btedford

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    I had a question....once D12 has moved into its position....will it be ready for use instantly? or will it take them a few days to get it fully operational and for us to start receiving the new High Definition?
     
  19. Apr 12, 2010 #5279 of 10270
    LameLefty

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    Much ado about nothing . . . ;)
     
  20. Apr 12, 2010 #5280 of 10270
    slimoli

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    :mad:So far, Lord Vader is my only hero here. All the other "reliable sources" are just messing with us.
     
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