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8 Additional Markets to Get HD locals in April

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by ScoBuck, Mar 23, 2007.

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  1. BobZ

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    Which Harrisburg channels are being shown in HD?
     
  2. AFH

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    I called my dad this morning in J'ville and they're getting all 4 as you mentioned. I thought that Directv might throw them a bone and add the local CW but they didn't. I believe it's posted somewhere that Directv stated that they would come back and all the CW to those markets which they don't currently carry them in.
     
  3. djstough

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    All four major networks are on!

    WHTM, WHP, WGAL, WPMT
     
  4. LowandSlow

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    WGAL, WHP, WHTM and WPMT. It looks like they did not get WLYH, which I imagine is a technical reason and not a contractual one, as WHP and WLYH have the same ownership and management.
     
  5. calwan

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    Do you know how to get the HD channel to come on first when you enter the channel? I am in Harrisburg area, enter channel 8 and SD version of WGAL comes on first?! Any ideas?
     
  6. rsc

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    HD locals are on in Greenville-Spartenburg, SC. NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX. I was surprised to get ABC (WLOS) as they are not carried by Charter cable, I assumed they wouldn't let Directv carry their HD signal either.
     
  7. LGM2007

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    WLOS charges to carry their signal. Charter wouldn't pay. D* did. The Greenville News did a piece on it this weekend. They also said D* would have LIL HD over the summer, so they might have the story wrong.:lol:
     
  8. ScoBuck

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    starting to believe now?
     
  9. ScoBuck

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    a good source I would add
     
  10. ScoBuck

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    are you fine?
     
  11. ScoBuck

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    I guess its time now - huh?
     
  12. ScoBuck

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    Looks like the HD march forward is on! No looking back!

    ;)
     
  13. RAD

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    ScoBuck, you having fun this morning:D
     
  14. whitey2755

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    All I know is I am naming my 1st born Scobuck......I know, a strange sounding 1st name, but his or her name none the less. I am just happy the dates appear to be true and all the people in the markets that are scheduled for the upcoming weeks can have some confidence that they will be getting them as well.
     
  15. ScoBuck

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    Truly, its just that I am glad for those folks, and I am glad to see that DirecTV is back to opening new markets.
     
  16. dressig

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    Jacksonville locals, (NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX) are all on this morning. Each local station channel with HD capability now is listed twice, e.g. Channel 12, the NBC affiliate, has two separate lines on the guide. Does anyone know why they introduce the HD locals in this manner? Why have a local channel on the guide with only SD capability? Wouldn't you always want to view the channel in HD if available? Even if you did not own a HD TV you still would get SD from the HD capabile channel. Or do they plan to eliminate the SD channel at a later time?
     
  17. whitey2755

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    Also, an additional question to the above, if you have season passes set up, will it attempt to record both the SD and HD channels or only the SD?
     
  18. RAD

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    I'm glad both are there since the TV stations don't put as much effort into keeping their ATSC signal on the air vs. their NTSC signal. I've seen ATSC stations go off for a day or two since they usually don't have backup equipment installed yet, so it's nice to have the SD fall back.
     
  19. RAD

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    I've seen it record only the HD version on mine.
     
  20. RAD

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    Since we now know that it wasn't an issue with SW1/2 running out of space I'm really curious as to exactly why there's been the long delay. Some have said backhaul issues (maybe they needed D9 up and running) or shortage of MPEG4 encoders, wonder what it really was?
     
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