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    Quote Originally Posted by RJDB View Post
    101 Ka or Ku?
    Ku. We would all need modified ODUs to receive Ka from 101.

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    Can the 101 Ku transponders currently assigned to local spots be repurposed for Conus (HD/MPEG4) once the local SD spots are retired?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Ortiz View Post
    Ku. We would all need modified ODUs to receive Ka from 101.
    There will be no Ka band transmissions from 101. But there will be mpeg4 A3 modulated transmissions from 101. the Ka bands are are not licensed from 101.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJDB View Post
    Can the 101 Ku transponders currently assigned to local spots be repurposed for Conus (HD/MPEG4) once the local SD spots are retired?
    Yes, if those frequencies are transmitted from either D15 or the soon to be launched T16. The current transponders on D9S and D4S can't create a national beam. But the frequencies they use are also licensed to the new satellites, so can be used nationally, including PR and HI, when the transponders on D4s and D9S are shut down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Speer View Post
    Yes, if those frequencies are transmitted from either D15 or the soon to be launched T16. The current transponders on D9S and D4S can't create a national beam. But the frequencies they use are also licensed to the new satellites, so can be used nationally, including PR and HI, when the transponders on D4s and D9S are shut down.
    Thanks Tom.

    A followup. I was reviewing your TPNGrid spreadsheet, and noticed a handful of TPNs populated with Addr. Ad Push. What does this notation represent?

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    Those carry the local ads that are pushed to your DVR's hard drive so they can playback during designated local ad breaks on national channels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyl416 View Post
    Those carry the local ads that are pushed to your DVR's hard drive so they can playback during designated local ad breaks on national channels.
    Thanks

    Not to wander too far off topic, but how do non DVR receivers handle local ads on national channels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJDB View Post
    Thanks

    Not to wander too far off topic, but how do non DVR receivers handle local ads on national channels?
    They don't show them. They just show the national ad that is normally replaced by cable/satellite providers (Directv inserts their own ads into the national feed they broadcast, which you don't see if you have a DVR but do if you have a receiver)

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    The transition may be much longer than anyone has speculated.

    I assume King has received official information on the transition timing, which indicates Q1/Q2 2021 before Ku HD happens.

    https://kingconnect.com/wp-content/u...NG_03.2019.pdf

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    Too bad there isn't a date in there to see how recent the information they were basing that on was. While they aren't shutting down DMAs in the order the document I was given from last June states, they are starting them exactly as scheduled. If they've shut down around 70 markets by mid summer they'll still be on schedule, though this makes it sound like they may have lengthened the schedule for shutting down MPEG2 SD CONUS.

    Not sure what the benefit would be of waiting to shut down MPEG2 SD for nationals, it isn't as if there's anything difficult about RV customers swapping receivers. Especially since that document makes it sound like they will have a package or two targeted for RVs with a 101 only dish after all...you'd think the sooner the better as far as keeping them from jumping ship.

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