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Bangor Maine HD Locals

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by David MacLeod, Apr 15, 2009.

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  1. David MacLeod

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    all LIL's (except CW14) showing in 720 or 1080 as of this morning :)
    fox 22 is showing 720.
    2,5,12 and wvii 7 all 1080 right now.

    EDIT: looked at CW14 wrong, still 480 this morning, sorry about that.
     
  2. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    Let a Mod know via PM so they can confirm/put on the News page. :)

    Congrats, bby the way. We're still waiting on CW, MyNetwork and PBS here in Nashville.
     
  3. David MacLeod

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    was just checking and PBS is 1080, no MyNetwork here but hey...its all good :)
    mods were notified already.
     
  4. sundude90

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    I checked this morning at 6:10 and I noticed that I only could see the HD and not the SD channels anymore. I also didn't see anything about HD in the Guide.
     
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  6. David MacLeod

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    noticed guide description did not change either, going to reboot one unit to see if that matters.
    12 has big old MPBN HD sign on it right now :)
     
  7. spaceghostinME

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    Woohoo! :D
     
  8. David MacLeod

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    edited original post, CW is still sd. had 2 units side-side and looked at wrong one when checking CW :(
    did reverify all others, fox is 720, nbc/cbs/abc/pbs all 1080.
    been comparing wabi ota vs lil-hd and its looking good, can't see any differences in quality.

    rebooting units did not affect guide, nothing there (including program descriptions) designates HD. since this was just turned on this might be forthcoming still.
     
  9. sundude90

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    This is odd. I have show SD Duplicates ON and I don't see my SD Local versions at all, just the HD locals. Anybody else see this?
     
  10. David MacLeod

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    haven't checked, but why would they broadcast sd and hd locals?
    wouldn't that, except for cw, require 2 feeds?
     
  11. sundude90

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    When I talked to Directv they made is sound like there was going to be a HD Version and a SD version. They told me I couldn't get the HD because I don't have the HD Package, but I have all HD Receivers & Sat except for my R22.

    Right now it looks like there is not such thing as SD except for the CW.

    Could you please look and see if you are seeing the same thing please.

    Are these HD locals still on the same Satellite?
     
  12. David MacLeod

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    I can verify that the guide only shows 1 choice, is no sd/hd version.
    I don't know what sat they are on, honestly cannot remember, so I can't answer the last part. sorry.

    does the r22 gain them?
     
  13. sundude90

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    So it looks like the channels are actually in HD now, but the the guide basically says it's SD. That's kinda weird I think.

    I will call George at WVII 7 and see why FOX is only 720. I will also ask him if he knows if SD is gone now or what.

    I sure wish I knew more info about what is going on.

    Thanks David!

    Josh
     
  14. Wisegoat

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    Fox and any of their properties (FX, FSN, FoxNews, FBN) are always 720p. That is the HD format they have chosen.
     
  15. Bobwhite

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    Finally! Now I can watch the Celtics on ABC!
     
  16. David MacLeod

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    I had forgotten about that, thanks.
     
  17. sundude90

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    The CW 14 will not be in HD for awhile because they don't have the ability to broadcast that channel in HD Over the Air. Directv picks up all channels except for ABC 7 & FOX 22 via OTA. ABC 7 & FOX 22 are not OTA because Directv's equipment is a ABC 7's studios in Bangor.
     
  18. sundude90

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    I have not been able to find out why the guide is saying that those channels are not HD. I am also trying to find out if SD is totally gone for this market now or what the story is with that.

    If anybody finds this out before me, please let me know.

    Thanks,
    Josh
     
  19. flyingtigerfan

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    Excellent. Congratulations, Maine types! Every time a new city gets locals I get happy, because it means at least they are continuing the rollout of new HD locals (and not just adding channels in existing local markets).

    So we have hope yet.
     
  20. elguapo79

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    Working here! Curious about why there is no separate feed for the SDs and if there will be. Shows that should be in HD don't have the HD logo on the guide yet. Hrrmmmm.

    Any idea how long I'll have to keep the national networks now? I'm assuming that having the locals in HD now means that I will soon lose the NY and LA networks.
     
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