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    AT&T exploring Deal to sell off DIRECTV.

    Well many of us thought AT&T would do that with Directv and Uverse TV but they never did.
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    OTA sub channels

    If that's the case he needs to call Directv. The guide data is there, the COM system just isn't picking it up for whatever reason. Maybe there's a configuration change that needs to be made, or maybe its software can't handle subchannels for some reason.
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    OTA sub channels

    So you aren't getting guide data for the subchannels on the ABC, NBC, etc. stations just the -1 channel??
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    OTA sub channels

    So are you getting guide data for the channels I listed? The reason you are picking up 61 but maybe only have guide data for those 35 or so is because some of the channels you are picking up may be out of the Detroit market, and some may be low power channels which Directv does not deliver guide...
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    OTA sub channels

    You should be able to get guide data for these stations in Detroit. If you aren't, I'd probably chalk it up to something funky about the way the COM1000 works. How you are getting the off air stations, with the COM module for ATSC or some other method? WJBKDT 2.1 WJBKDT2 2.2 WJBKDT3 2.3...
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    OTA sub channels

    65535 is the largest number you can fit in two bytes. I'm sure that's why it was the limit for Directv, their guide data format must have allocated only two bytes when it was designed - assuming there would never be more than 65536 channels to worry about. They didn't foresee the huge flood of...
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    AT&T exploring Deal to sell off DIRECTV.

    I'm sure Tivo can make it work with existing hardware, and will for the MSO branded boxes. But that doesn't mean that cable companies would be willing to cooperate with Tivo to come up with a solution for consumer owned boxes. That's just added work for them with less revenue, when they are...
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    AT&T exploring Deal to sell off DIRECTV.

    Prove it, show us which market that is. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161207005117/en/Entire-Mediacom-Communications-Broadband-Network-Gigabit-Ready-Year
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    AT&T exploring Deal to sell off DIRECTV.

    The FCC ruling lets them quit supporting cable cards for consumers without affecting the cable cards they use in their own equipment.
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    AT&T exploring Deal to sell off DIRECTV.

    They'll do it in phases. First the premium channels and extra stuff like MLBEI, then all the non "expanded basic" channels, and then finally everything once all boxes in use are able to handle it. Will take years - basically a similar project to when cable companies went digital. The customers...
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    Connect remote TV over Ethernet cable

    "Works" doesn't mean it is in spec. Switched ethernet has very tight timing specs, which are exceeded by any twisted pair connection longer than 100 meters. If you check the ports for errors and increase traffic levels you'll find more and more dropped frames. This isn't like length limits for...
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    OTA sub channels

    They don't use the specific channel numbers to pull the guide data, they use TMS IDs - basically numbers that have been assigned by Tribune Media Services or their successors. For ones with a TMS_ID over 65535, Directv uses a defunct number under 65535 (because their guide data system apparently...
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    New Receiver

    I think it would be worth paying $5 or whatever eBay asks for one rather than deal with the hassle of calling, but that's just me.
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    New Receiver

    There is no advantage to switching, if everything is working there's no reason to touch anything. If it ain't broke, don't fix it! If something breaks then maybe you'll want to take the plunge then to simplify your setup a bit and make it current but unless you like to spend money and do work...
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    End Of Directv H10

    It was only sort of an HD receiver. It handled their stopgap solution of MPEG2 HD until MPEG4 was ready, but since it didn't support MPEG4 once the MPEG2 HD channels went away it was SD only except for OTA.
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    AT&T exploring Deal to sell off DIRECTV.

    Why would they need to build any replacements? Once they've dropped MPEG2 SD which looks like it is happening next year, everything older than D11 is no longer needed. The existing fleet should be fine until at least the late 2020s. Heck, D8, which they don't even need once MPEG2 is done, has...
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    AT&T exploring Deal to sell off DIRECTV.

    Stories around the rumors have mentioned that price. There are not only no legitimate offers, there is nothing to indicate that AT&T is actually looking to sell. It is ALL rumor currently. I figure $20 billion is the absolute bare minimum AT&T would accept. That's less than five years of cash...
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    AT&T exploring Deal to sell off DIRECTV.

    No, because they are designed specifically for the US market. The national beams are designed for the shape of the US, spot beams are designed for US DMAs. It would be useless in Europe or Asia since it won't hit everywhere you need to hit and/or will hit a lot of places you aren't allowed to...
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    AT&T exploring Deal to sell off DIRECTV.

    Directv's assets likely aren't worth even 1/10th of $20 billion. Parting it out is a non-starter.
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    Genie Upgrade

    That claim was made to someone that August 25th one of his SD receivers would stop working. Maybe something they changed prevented non D1x receivers from working any longer, since he said they mentioned his pre-Directv model. Or maybe that was just part of a phased approach, get the non-Directv...
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