- Feb 22, 2006
When are the new satellite's scheduled to be launched? Anyone have that information?
-----------------ScoBuck said:Another one scheduled for THIS year is DIRECTV9S. Not sure exactly what the proposed launch date is.
Usually it is about a 3 month span between launch+testout+handover and operation=mid Nov. or Dec., however this is a hybred bird with both KA-KUMadtown HD Junkie said:
NO. There's also D* 10 & 11 on the schedule, one in April and one in Summer 2007. These will add bandwidth in significant amounts. 9S is a replacement unit with some added capacity.Madtown HD Junkie said:
Exactly right. April 2007+ 3 months of testing etc.. Id say August 2007. But we all know how the schedules get pushed back, so I wouldnt be surprised if its 2008Madtown HD Junkie said:
vurbano said:Exactly right. April 2007+ 3 months of testing etc.. Id say August 2007. But we all know how the schedules get pushed back, so I wouldnt be surprised if its 2008
Madtown HD Junkie said:
DBSOgre said:I am really getting annoyed with DirecTV's outlook on the Voom channels. If they decide to not add the Voom channels, Dish will be receiving my HD business.
ScoBuck said:BTW, the biggest holdup is the fact that there ARE NOT that many more channels to add (since they are not including VOOM).
rad said:While there's not that many out there, there are one's that I would like to see, such as Cinemax-HD, Starz-HD, National Geographic-HD, NFL Network-HD (it would be nice to see it full time so we don't have to guess when a game would be there since channel /9596 tends to disappear from the guides and you have to add it back to favorites) and InHD.
Rumor mill hopes that once the MPEG4 DVR hits the streets that the west coast network feeds could be shutdown and make room for four new channels before D10 and D11, will be interesting to see if that happens.
ScoBuck said:since the new HD DVR is ONLY now starting its rollout in L.A. DMA, there is no way in hell that they will have it available with enough time to convert all West Coast DMAs BEFORE DIRECTV10 is launched - to think otherwise is a pipedream