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  # 90249 9-Oct-2007 13:21
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grolschie: Anyways, D2 has launched! Looking forward to see if the quality of the current FTA stuff on B3 improves when it gets moved to D2. :)

The quality will only be as good as the provider encodes it at.  IE: Low Bitrate, poor quality.. High Bitrate, good quality.
It also comes down to how they've set up the 'weighting' on their mux (multiplex).


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  # 90251 9-Oct-2007 13:24
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Most if not all the stuff on B3 is sourced from afare and dragged in via already thin Cband pipes.



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  # 91511 18-Oct-2007 13:34
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So is D2 just replacement?  Are we not going to getting any more channels?  Even if their in afghani or maori I want more channels.

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  # 91518 18-Oct-2007 13:50
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Yep, D2 is simply a replacement for B3 that is suspected to go the same sad way as B1. It essentially has the same transponder payload as B3, so at this point I doubt there are no new services that would have not gone on B3. I guess the only real change of note (in the Ku payload) is the power output is up just as D1 was over B1.


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