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Dallas HD Locals Active

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by ChuckA, May 10, 2006.

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  1. ChuckA

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    My wife just came in my office complaining the Guide data was bad for our local channel 8. This triggered me to check the new HD local channels and they were apparently just activated a few minutes ago. Channels 6383-6386. I had to do a Guide download to get the complete EPG for them, but they look great to me!
     
  2. m00se

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    Oh happy day. I've waited for this day long enough already. Thanks for posting this.
     
  3. drsiebling

    drsiebling New Member

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    Please tell me WFAA (Channel 8) is included in that list. OTA reception has been horrible on that channel lately.
     
  4. bluescat

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    Hope that means Houston is active as well.
     
  5. m00se

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    Yep, Channel 8 is alive and kicking amongst the HD Channel favorites list. PBS doesn't appear to be among them though.
     
  6. yence99

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    Is there any way to change the channel order, so that the HD Locals are shown as 4, 5, 8 and 11 instead of 63xx?
     
  7. alan s

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    One problem...the standard def transmissions on the normal channel numbers 8-00 etc are also the digital feeds. For those of us with 4x3 hi-def sets it means the picture will not fill the screen when showing std def content
     
  8. BFG

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    You can change the ration to full zoom, or change to SD map down, or just enter the SD channel. Several options there...
     
  9. ChuckA

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    In the Local Channel set up screens there is a mapping option. You can set HD Priority which will map the HD locals down to the low channel numbers. They will also be listed at 638x. If you use the SD Only option, the SD local channels are mapped to the low channel numbers instead of the HD channels. Or you can select Disable to not map down either the HD or SD channels.
     
  10. alan s

    alan s Cool Member

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    Thanks very much...mapped to SD....thanks for the help!!
     
  11. liferules

    liferules Godfather

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    This is the best news!:goodjob:

    I'm ecstatic!! PQ is slightly less than OTA but pixelation is less...
     
  12. JrVtecAccord

    JrVtecAccord New Member

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    ME TOO, I can never lock WFAA's signal.

    I can finally get rid of my rabbit ears.

    As far as the mapping, if you have HD priority checked, your local channels 004, 005, etc will be in HD, SWEET!!
     
  13. alan s

    alan s Cool Member

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    Only got a chance to check Letterman last night but thought that motion (rapid hand movements, etc) seemed slightly blurred. Is that an MPEG 4 symptom or a channel 11 to dish transmission problem. Over the air was clear as a bell.
     
  14. zer0cool

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    Just to be sure I've got this straight, If I choose HD priority mapping, channel 8
    (008)will be HD through Dish and 008-01 will still be HD through OTA? And how will this affect my second (SD) TV?
     
  15. liferules

    liferules Godfather

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    Everything will be downregulated to 480p...

    Personally, I have opted to have it NOT downmap to local low numbers. This way, I set timers for shows that are NOT broadcast in HD, such as Deal or No Deal, on SD, saving disc space...
     
  16. yence99

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    Any idea why CC isn't working for the 4 HD locals?
     
  17. timfitz99

    timfitz99 Cool Member

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    Just a quick comment, may be helpful to some... I found only 2 of the locals were working, the others were "black". I rebooted the 622 and it fixed itself.
     
  18. bobr

    bobr Cool Member/Supporter

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    LAst night all my Local HD channels had no Video just audio. Had to do a soft reboot to get picture.
    Channel 4 FOX is getting humming noise and distortion every few minutres
     
  19. DRJDAN

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    What Sat's are the Dallas HD on?

    I have a 942 that I plan to upgrade to a 622. I am currently connected to 110 and 119 with a Dish 500 and to 61.5 with a second Dish 500. Will need to change anyting or just plug in the 622?
     
  20. liferules

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