- Sep 1, 2004
I don't think you will be seeing ESPN 2 HD or TNT HD until spaceway 2 gets up.
charper1 said:BUT as I said the masses (some 95% or more) will NOT be using this box. So are you saying that this one, unreleased box will justify ESPN2-HD being MPEG4? I can't see that in my wildest dreams. At best it might be beamed both MPEG2/4, but in reality I see it as MPEG2 only for now.
gchasse said:Not sure this makes sense. If D* is going to put the new HD national channels in MPEG 4 format and then say if you want to add, you need a new receiver, why add just one or two channels? If they do that, it will be to add several HD channels.
Also, the indication is that for those of us who already have HD, we will get a free or significantly discounted upgrade to the new receiver when we switch to MPEG 4, and this is not just the local subs.
bonscott87 said:If and when ESPN2-HD and others get added it will be on the Spaceway sats. Now I guess they could put it on Spaceway in MPEG2 but why since you need a new receiver to get the Spaceway sats anyway? So it'll be MPEG4. Spaceway 2 isn't even up there yet.
vurbano said:Considering that tonight ESPNHD is showing the world eating championship, Um Who cares?
Chado said:Really kind of kills the argument doesn't it??? Of course if you like ER and Law and Order you would be set with TNT HD......
Or the NBA finals for the last two years. Or Nascar.Chado said:Really kind of kills the argument doesn't it??? Of course if you like ER and Law and Order you would be set with TNT HD......
bonscott87 said:You'll bound to be disappointed then. There just ain't no more bandwidth on the old sats. None. If and when ESPN2-HD and others get added it will be on the Spaceway sats. Now I guess they could put it on Spaceway in MPEG2 but why since you need a new receiver to get the Spaceway sats anyway? So it'll be MPEG4. I highly doubt it gets added anytime soon though. Spaceway 2 isn't even up there yet.
djsmokyc said:When D* recently shuffled around its HD channels onto different transponders, they left CBSW on a transponder by itself. Then a "test" channel started sharing with it. I would assume this is the space they would use to add ESPN2HD.
charper1 said:Well the new DirecTV 8 that just got into its orbital slot has new KU transponder space space, but you are right they could do anything, and seeing that Spaceway 2 has been delayed again, they are bound to continue to move things around and might just have to add the ESPN2-HD for NCAA. Who knows, the launch delays have twisted everything up like crap.
But it also has KA transponders on it along with KU. While the original announcement said these would be for internal D* usage it SW1 and SW2 are delayed maybe D* would chage their plans for that.bonscott87 said:DirecTV 8 is basically a replacement for one of the original D* sats from a decade ago that is nearing it's life end. You can add all the transponders you want at a slot but there are only so many frequencies, of which they are filled up already.