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DirecTV Locals - City By City What's Available (v2)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by bamaweather, Jul 3, 2010.

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  1. Jul 7, 2010 #21 of 829
    doctor j

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    Not much new in DATA today.

    1) 4 new DNS for Panama City FL. MKT #144 (CBS-61 NBC-63) and Salisbury MD. MKT#164 (ABC-60 NBC-63) as reported elsewhere.

    2) Atlanta, GA *TEST to *GPB Ch8 PBS wait mode, not active.

    3) Macon, GA *WMUM to *GPB Ch29 PBS wait mode not active.

    4) Cincinnati, OH *WCVN to WCVN Ch54 PBS ACTIVE mode not wait.

    5) Jacksonville, FL WJXX (ABC) Ch25 change TPN from 18 to17.

    6) Pittsburg, PA *WQED to WQED Ch13 PBS ACTIVE mode, not wait.

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  2. Jul 8, 2010 #22 of 829
    bamaweather

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    Thanks for covering the updates, doctor j! I'm busy with work. I'll update the lists tonight.

    DirecTV now offers PBS HD to over 80% of the markets where they offer HD locals, over half of all markets.
     
  3. Jul 8, 2010 #23 of 829
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    map looks great!

    thanks for all the hard work!
     
  4. Jul 8, 2010 #24 of 829
    Vinny*

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    I think they forgot Richmond Virginia. PBS HD would complete the set!
     
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    broeddog

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    They forgot Rockford, IL as well.
     
  6. Jul 8, 2010 #26 of 829
    Alan Gordon

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    Two in the works, two (Augusta and Savannah) more to go... and I should be feeling pretty good about the chances of Albany, GA getting PBS next month (as well as Columbus, GA in September)...

    ~Alan
     
  7. Jul 9, 2010 #27 of 829
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    Woohoo! I'd been waiting for WQED-HD for ages. Hopefully DirecTV finishes fleshing out the Pittsburgh HD locals as well at some point but this is already much appreciated. :)
     
  8. Jul 9, 2010 #28 of 829
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    FYI, for the Johnstown-Altoona, PA market, you have it listed that WWCP, WATM and WJAC have HD newscasts. That is not accurate, none of those channels have HD newscasts. WJAC does have 16:9 SD newscasts. WWCP and WATM are 4:3 SD.
     
  9. Jul 9, 2010 #29 of 829
    bamaweather

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    Thanks for the update paragon. I primarily use the HD newscast information from AVSForums to keep that portion of the lists updated. I'm not sure what the story was behind all three of those stations being added originally. I could see someone confusing the 16:9 SD for HD. Maybe they assumed that the other two were doing the same thing because WJAC produces news for the other two?

    I'll make these corrections with my next update. Thanks again!
     
  10. Jul 11, 2010 #30 of 829
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    No worries. I can see how those assumptions could occur.

    Not that it's important to you, but I doubt WWCP and WATM will have HD news for a very long time (I'm hesitant to say ever, but in this case it might be true). They are both operated by the same rinky-rink company that spends the absolute minimum to get by. It's a shame, really.
     
  11. Jul 11, 2010 #31 of 829
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    Never say never, paragon. I used to work for Adelphia cable at a local origination channel in New Jersey. We were woefully underfunded for years-to get away from clunky and trouble-prone 3/4" U-matic two piece ENG field camera units we had to go to industrial grade Hi8 camcorders-but suddenly, one year, I was told to budget for a complete station upgrade to digital! I crafted a 3 year upgrade to Panasonic's DVCPro digital videotape format that brought us up to a par (well, almost) with the big network stations in New York City and Philadelphia. Two years later, we found out why the purse strings were suddenly loosened-we were traded (along with a number of other Adelphia systems) to Comcra... er, Comcast! 11 months after the trade took effect, Comcra... er, Comcast shut us down and put CN8 on in our place! So much for upgrading the facilities!
     
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    Much easier to see the differences now. Great work
     
  13. Jul 12, 2010 #33 of 829
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    FYI, in the Austin, TX market, Directv no longer carries KODF. When that station changed affiliation to Mega TV, Directv switched channel 26 to KLEG, the new Azteca America affiliate. I suspect there is a contract between AA and Directv...
     
  14. Jul 12, 2010 #34 of 829
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    Excellent information - thanks for passing that along. Both Dallas and Austin have been updated on the lists.
     
  15. Jul 12, 2010 #35 of 829
    Alan Gordon

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    bamaweather,

    WTLH (FOX 49) in Thomasville, GA/Tallahassee, FL has HD newscasts now. It looks like widescreen ED, but they are airing commercials about their HD newscasts, so apparently it's just not very good quality, or I tuned in on a day when they were having issues...

    Do with this information as you wish... :rolleyes:

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  16. Jul 12, 2010 #36 of 829
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    Three HD newscasts in market 106. Quite impressive. It'll be included on the next update.

    Thanks!
     
  17. Jul 14, 2010 #37 of 829
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    The GPB HD stations were added today along with a completely new station for Springfield MO...

    Atlanta GA - WGTV 8 HD (PBS)
    Springfield MO - KRBK 49 HD (MNTV)
    Chattanooga - WNGH 18 HD (PBS)
    Savannah GA - WVAN 9 HD (PBS)
    Augusta GA - WCES 20 HD (PBS)
    Macon GA - WMUM 29 HD (PBS)


    Anyone see anything else new?
     
  18. Jul 14, 2010 #38 of 829
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    Is Boston going to be last in the country to have PBS-HD?

    Is there any info as to when Boston will get PBS-HD?
     
  19. Jul 14, 2010 #39 of 829
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    Nope, that would be Lansing, MI who is no HD LiL
     
  20. Jul 15, 2010 #40 of 829
    Alan Gordon

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    Potentially good news for Albany, GA and Columbus, GA next month and the next.

    I said a little bit ago that I felt GPB was probably wanting STATEWIDE coverage, and now that Georgia DMAs are being taken care of this year, they reached an agreement.

    Of course, that theory could be blown to bits given that GPB is offered in HD in the Columbus, GA DMA on Dish Network, but not anywhere else in GA (to my knowledge).



    Looking at the Transponder map for 6/30/2010, it looks to me like WTXL-HD is the only channel uplinked to the TPN3 (covering this area) on 99(s). Am I correct?!

    My reason for thinking so, is I bet that Albany, GA HD-LIL will probably go to that spot-beam.

    ~Alan
     
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