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jarrett From: jarrett Date: February 13th, 2004 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

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No, put away the tin foil hat... for now.

Some time after Dish Network started doing HD, they switched to eight-level phase shift keying modulation on their newer channels, which uses 35% less bandwidth.

Decoding 8PSK would not be possible without a hardware upgrade, and the receivers have a slot in the back for just such an occasion.

I never bothered to do the upgrade before because I've been waiting to get their Tivo-like HD receiver. It was supposed to come last year. But I'll probably need to wait at least another month before I get one of those puppies.

At any rate, it will be easier to sell my 6000 on eBay if it's got the 8PSK installed.
jarrett From: jarrett Date: February 13th, 2004 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

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I never realized "eight-level phase shift keying modulation" sounded so cool.

"Why, yes, my receiver is equipped for eight-level phase shift keying modulation."
yellzer From: yellzer Date: February 13th, 2004 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

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That's so hot...talk electronics to me :P
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