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    More ATT/DirecTV layoffs

    As a satellite professional and past employee of DirecTV, I can say with all honesty that the overall quality has dropped noticeably in the last few years. Go back 5 or 10yrs and you could watch DirecTV for weeks or months without a single glitch on any channel. Back then I believe the goal was...
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    More ATT/DirecTV layoffs

    The quality of a particular channel can depend on where its uplinked from. Many times an anomaly or outage is uplink site specific, so if that site has a problem with a transponder or channel for a specific area like Milwaukee on a spot beam, the rest of us are not going to be aware of it.
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    More ATT/DirecTV layoffs

    Looks like some technical people are getting laid off and right before the holidays, how nice of ATT to do that. Some I know are responsible for the quality of your DirecTV signal, so I hope the overall signal quality is not affected.
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    Is AT&T gutting DIRECTV?

    Still haven't done your homework. Compression can be added to an analog or digital signal and nearly all older analog recordings on vinyl, cassette, 4-track, 8-track, reel to reel, etc, have anywhere from some to way too much compression. Today compression is almost always done in the digital...
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    Is AT&T gutting DIRECTV?

    Apparently you haven't done your research yet. Please tell us how many award winning songs you have recorded or mixed? How much time have you spent in recording studios with both analog and digital? Have you ever compared vinyl to CD? I suspect not.
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    Is AT&T gutting DIRECTV?

    How bout doing a little research before you post?
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    Is AT&T gutting DIRECTV?

    I wasn't going to respond, but I will say I've spent countless hours in recording studios where music has been recorded and mastered for vinyl and CD. I know the whole process, I've watched and heard the lathe cut the lacquer master, I've A/B compared vinyl and CD from the same recording, etc...
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    Is AT&T gutting DIRECTV?

    You don't seem to know facts or have not experienced what you are stating, so I see no point in responding any further.
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    Is AT&T gutting DIRECTV?

    Dolby works fairly well, problem is the Dolby circuits in most consumer decks are never aligned properly and they usually take out the highs. I've had a few commercial cassette decks where Dolby did a great job with no loss of highs and a usable reduction in noise. A good cassette deck that will...
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    Is AT&T gutting DIRECTV?

    Not true to the extent you can hear. Somewhere above 20KHz CD playback is rolled off but that's about it. Otherwise for most people CDs have much more consistent frequency response over most peoples vinyl playback due to massive differences in phone cartridges, phono preamps, etc. A high end...
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    Headphone DAC/amplifier

    I see you already got something but in the future the Audioquest Dragonfly Red is the bomb. It never ceases to amaze everyone feeding various headphones including some well known recording engineers and its also a fantastic DAC interface between a laptop or iPhone and a high end sound system.
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    Is AT&T gutting DIRECTV?

    ATT laid off all the people who do the planning, designing and purchasing of satellites plus it takes a good year and a half to design and launch one. If they need another satellite 5yrs from now they will be lucky to have one in orbit 7yrs from now.
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    Is AT&T gutting DIRECTV?

    Yes, the original recordings on tape are heavily equalized with the RIAA curve before cutting the record, but it goes through the inverse on playback on your home equipment. This is how its been done since the 1950s.
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    Is AT&T gutting DIRECTV?

    Vinyl never went away, there are lots of people who know a good vinyl album is superior to CDs and record sales have "breaking records" every year for the lat 25yrs or so.
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    Is AT&T gutting DIRECTV?

    I don't know, its been a long time since I worked with the set top box people. DirecTV used to have a huge receiver research and development group and from what I've seen its all gut gone. That doesn't mean a set top box mfr won't submit a new design on their own dime. Maybe I need to make a...
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