Transponder Maps ~ Data 10/21/2020

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Gary Toma, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. slice1900

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    Does he see the same tweaking of the 99s/103s screens to show 'N/A' for all tpns other than the ones locals are delivered on?
     
  2. inkahauts

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    Well they have been doing that for years.

    And yeah I've always wondered why they did it for here and not everywhere. I have to think they wanted to test this and decided it was to much work after they succeed in Los Angeles market to roll it out everywhere.
     
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    Gary Toma

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    No N/A tweaking here in the San Diego DMA. We get a 'normal' display like everyone else.
     
  4. Gary Toma

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    SKY_Mexico TPN Map
    This is the first time trial for us -- Post #1 now includes the TPN Map for SKY_Mexico.
    Two primary services are provided by SKY_Mexico:

    • Net 0, from IS21 @58W, is the legacy service, predominantly SD. This is a fading service offering, but supports a mass of legacy receivers.
    • Net 1, from SKY_M1 @79W, is marketed as the ''FULL HD' package. The equipment provided is designed to handle SKY_M1 and the forthcoming SKY_M2 @76W. While there are some SD channels from SKY_M1, there are no SD and HD duplicates. In other words, when an SD channel moves to HD, only the HD channel is then carried and the SD version is dropped.
     
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  5. HoTat2

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    Hey cool Gary! ....

    Is this from our new correspondent "Eduardo" down there?

    And since the three SD x'pndrs (13, 14, and 23) at 79W overlap with HD ones, can you tell if the SD channels are in MPEG-4 SD and multiplexed along with the HD ones?

    Sent from my LGMS550 using Tapatalk
     
  6. Gary Toma

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    HoTat2,
    Yes, we have our colleague in Mexico, so we can capture and format this data for our readers.

    The analysis has not yet been done, even using the SHEF commands, to verify the compression scheme being used. However, my personal conjecture is that everything is in MPEG4, that is: HD content, SD content and even the Audio channels. I expect that SKYM_1 is 100% MPEG4.
     
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    Gary Toma

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    The opening up of new TPNs on D14 is in progress. National-only channels from D10 have been re-mapped to D14 where they are now provided on D14's NATL+PR beams. There is much change ahead.
     
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    P Smith

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    May be we will see D15 coming alive next year ... perhaps it's linked to activation RB and tpn bonding after all the hashing with D14 will be settled ?
     
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    slice1900

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    If they're successful in getting everything off SW1, or even getting it down to only one or two active transponders, they could at the very least use some of D15's CONUS transponders 1-8. Though that assumes they have something to put there, i.e. bringing on a lot more HD channels.

    Otherwise, it may not do much until Q3 2018 when they're supposed to start using reverse band.
     
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    Lots of changes today - the most in any one week since the D10 failure on February 19, 2015.

    Here is a link to this week's analysis
     
  11. slice1900

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    Didn't Directv already move the Portland channels from SW1 to D14 and back again not long ago? When they moved it back someone was speculating that maybe it didn't work so well because it was 9 HD channels?

    They've got 9 channels again, are they still all HD? Did they alter the modulation on that transponder to get a higher bit rate? Otherwise it isn't clear what's changed since the last time they tried it...

    Interesting news about D5 being down to 8 channels. Can they remove everything from 110, or does PR need it for guide data? Or maybe the plan is to move the SD channels from SW1 to D5 so they can finally decom SW1?
     
  12. inkahauts

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    I would imagine the latter if it allows them more bandwidth elsewhere
     
  13. slice1900

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    Taking SW1 out of service for CONUS and taking it out of service completely doesn't really matter as far as more bandwidth. Either way they can enable 103ca tpns 1-8 for programming to the US.

    AFAIK they have never done anything with SW2 have they? It is still in its slot, just not transmitting anything. I guess it is being kept around as a backup in case D14 has problems, to at least provide some locals? Maybe SW1 will similarly remain as a backup for D12, so it wouldn't make much difference to them whether it still carries PR channels or not.
     
  14. inkahauts

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    Except that if they are using those frequencies for conus why wouldn't they also mirror that to Puerto Rico like you're doing with the other frequencies so they can get even more channels to Puerto Rico as well as the US without using two satelites.
     
  15. slice1900

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    Until they've got all 16 CONUS tpns on D14 mirroring to PR, plus all 16 CONUS tpns on D15 (9-24) worrying about whether they can use D15 tpns 1-8 for more PR mirroring is pointless. They don't need them.
     
  16. inkahauts

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    I'm assuming they want everything on conus going to pr...
     
  17. slice1900

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    Doesn't that depend on contracts (like everything else)
     
  18. inkahauts

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    Well sure. But I imagine they have rights to most everything they have renewed in the last five years. I was pondering if it's just bandwidth that has been holding them back. Do they get more Spanish channels? Do they have their own locals? I have no idea...
     
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    Late Edition
    Doctor J Analysis of the 6/22/2017 Domestic Data

    These are changes in the 6/22/17 data, one day after the normal Weekly TPN Map.

    As correctly prophesied by Kyl416, two new CONUS HD channels, along with two other SD channels are now in Test status

    The Analysis Excel has Complete Change Detail
     
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    Just for followup, here on 7/18/17: the TPN 10 Low Signal Level problem remains. TPN 10 is 20 points below all other active TPN SS levels and varies by several points from one 6 second scan to the next scan.
     

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