DirecTV gets FCC Permission to Test DirecTV 11 (1 Viewer)

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goober

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really really dumb question. Why does D* need so much time to test compared to e*. I believe E* is 60 days tops. D* seems to take forever
 

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really really dumb question. Why does D* need so much time to test compared to e*. I believe E* is 60 days tops. D* seems to take forever


Lots and lots of spotbeams to test?

Personally, I think D* is saying September as there really is no rush to launch any new HD until we get to the fall TV season. What new & popular networks are showin much HD now that D* doesn't have? A few, but not many.

Longer they wait to but it in full service, and the slower they move it, the longer the overall life.
 

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If I can chime in here, while DirecTV has been saying September, I believe that they could have it in operating sooner if they were forced to.

But at the moment there is no real reason for them to rush.
 

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and i still think the september date came off a different press release and wasn't changed once d11 was launched. just my retired journalistic instinct...but others have wondered the same thing.
 

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I agree with Scott as well; I think it would have been better if they would have phrased it like:

"no later than September" as opposed to "in September".
 

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We may see if Direct intends to add anything to D10. They may put a handful of hd on D10, that is if it is not full, if D11 checks out good.
 
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