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Old 05-18-2004, 12:11 PM   #1
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Old 06-01-2004, 11:18 AM   #2
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When will directv add more HDTV programing. It is geting boring with so few
channels. When you call directv I can not get any information.

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I've read on this site before that Directv is simply out of space on their satellites (not a technical guru on this, other people here know more than I). The outlook seems sluggish at best for more HD programming.

I'd hope that that Directv is intuitive enough to get on the ball ASAP. Sports fans like me will not put up with this crap much longer (ie not broadcasting TNT in HD during the Western Conference Finals, big no-no!). Once the Fox Sports digital networks become more widespread, the pressure will be put on Directv to expand. The've worked for years to try to recruit the cable tv subscribers; I hope they're not stupid enough to loose them by not keeping up with the HD world.
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Supposedly DirecTV is launching a new satellite system in July that will allow them to expand their HD offerings and for the first time provide two-way broadband Internet service.
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Old 06-29-2004, 08:05 PM   #6
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Actually Directv already has broadband internet service now on two different satellites with their DirecWAY service. I have installed two of them and they are a pain. You loose service everytime it rains.
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Actually Directv already has broadband internet service now on two different satellites with their DirecWAY service. I have installed two of them and they are a pain. You loose service everytime it rains.
But I believe it's only one-way broadband and you use your phone line for upload direction.
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Old 07-03-2004, 02:37 AM   #8
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I've read on this site before that Directv is simply out of space on their satellites (not a technical guru on this, other people here know more than I). The outlook seems sluggish at best for more HD programming.

I'd hope that that Directv is intuitive enough to get on the ball ASAP. Sports fans like me will not put up with this crap much longer (ie not broadcasting TNT in HD during the Western Conference Finals, big no-no!). Once the Fox Sports digital networks become more widespread, the pressure will be put on Directv to expand. The've worked for years to try to recruit the cable tv subscribers; I hope they're not stupid enough to loose them by not keeping up with the HD world.
As a sports fan, I agree. Just wanted to check in. I'm new to this forum, and about to be new to Direct TV. Not being able to get the NBA Finals in HD pushed me over the edge to dump Time-Warner cable. IMHO, the satellite companies have little to fear from cable- they've always been a day late and a dollar short. It was damned miraculous that the CBS HD feed showed up on TW the Friday before the last Super Bowl. Coincidence? I seriously doubt it. Even if I can't get the TNT HD feed, it was still worth it to dump TW. Their marketing people have to be clueless. No ABCHD (no MNFHD), no ESPNHD (no SNFHD), no NFL Network, but we're adding more Spanish language (& si hablo espanol & I don't care) and more religious programming instead. Do those guys have mush for brains?? Give me 50 channels that I'll actually watch, instead of giving me 50 decent channels and 280 garbage stations.

BTW, I'm hoping I didn't goof up going for the Directv Toshiba HD receiver- my OTA digital HD stations are all less than 5 miles from my house- I'll give everyone a full post install report.
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Im switching to Voom!!!. Tired of the same channels. Can't wait to see my local channels in HDTV!!!
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Direct tv lanched new satellite for high def also told they are buying voom
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Old 08-18-2004, 10:12 AM   #11
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Direct tv lanched new satellite for high def also told they are buying voom

Where did you hear that Directv was buying VOOM?
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But I believe it's only one-way broadband and you use your phone line for upload direction.
That was true for 1st generation systems (identified by DirecPC or some such, I believe), but not for DirecWay. Satellite is used for both upstream and downstream now, but the service is -terrible-. Extremely unreliable. I wouldn't even recommend it over dialup.
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Are myou sure? DTV buying Voom. I was considering voom, but they don't have a ability to offer locals
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Old 08-27-2004, 01:41 PM   #14
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I had 2 way satellite internet Direcway for a year until I got DSL in my area. They don't deliver on their promises of speed. Just read their "fair access" policy. I would get about 200-250 megs into a download and they would throttle me back to a slower speed. You have to wait a period of time to get back up to the faster download. What it comes down to is over a 24 hr period your average download speed will be about 56K!

As far as High Def goes we would all like to see everything in HD. When that will happen depends on the market.
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Old 08-27-2004, 02:20 PM   #15
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Here's the scoop on Direcway.

I have had several Direcway systems installed for clients in rural locations where there is no cable or DSL available. The earlier DW4000 system was not much better than dial up depending on the capabilities of your computer. The key marketing phrase for Direcway was "up to" as in "up to 500kbs" download speeds. To get that you need the traffic to be light on the satellite AND a very fast computer. The reason why the fast computer is needed for the DW4000 is the compression used by Direcway and the decompression that is required by the computer. With a P2 400mhz computer we could not get better than about 256kbps download.

We ended up with a Pentium 4 at 1.8ghz only running the Direcway software and internet connection sharing as the internet server in order to get any speed out of the system.

When we upgraded to the new DW6000 system, there was a big difference. With the new DW6000 the decompression is built into the modems and they point at a different bird that has better bandwidth apparently. It still is not as good as DSL, but it is much better than dialup and the issue of large downloads is still there as thorerik described, although they have upped the total download before going into the throttle mode somewhat from what it used to be.

In summary, I would say if there is any way possible to get DSL or cable internet, that's the way to go. But I'd take the new DW6000 over dialup given those two choices.
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