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HD Locals - City By City What's Available

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Earl Bonovich, Sep 25, 2006.

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  1. Mar 27, 2007 #301 of 1601
    Mike P

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    CB: I'm out in Coleman, MI and am using an HDTVo OTA antenna by Terk and I get all locals, 5-1, 12-1, 25-1, and 66-1.

    I got the antenna at Best Buy.
     
  2. Mar 27, 2007 #302 of 1601
    iwusig

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    Anyone have any idea (or how to find out) when HD locals will be available in the Bloomington-Normal/Peoria, IL Market?????? Other than just e-mailing Directv. I am still waiting for a response from my last one!!!
     
  3. Mar 27, 2007 #303 of 1601
    BluewookieJim

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    Just want to vent a little here.

    I'm totally annoyed that we don't get ABC HD (WTNH) here in CT. It really pisses me off.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2007 #304 of 1601
    drded

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    You think you are steamed? The marketing folks really missed the mark on Tucson. 1/4 of the town cannot receive OTA because they are behind the mountains. Until recently, only 1 of the 2 cable companies even carried the local HD channels. And Directv doesn't even have on us the list yet for local HD.

    Someone in market research apparently didn't research Tucson very carefully as this would have been a perfect market to take away cable share and Dish share and sign up lots of new subscribers.

    Dave
     
  5. Mar 27, 2007 #305 of 1601
    twotufruff

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    Anyone have any word on HD locals in the Albany/Schenectady/ Troy NY area.
     
  6. Mar 28, 2007 #306 of 1601
    harsh

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    Bloomington/Peoria is market #116. Expect DirecTV to double their current offering of HD LIL before your market lights up.

    Consider also that DirecTV only has 142 of the 210 DMAs served by SD LIL.
     
  7. Mar 28, 2007 #307 of 1601
    LGM2007

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    Greenville SC et al are live with 4 (NBC), 7 (CBS), 13 (ABC), and 21 (FOX).
     
  8. Mar 28, 2007 #308 of 1601
    buist

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    Jacksonville...
    Jacksonville FL is live, also, with Fox, ABC, NBC and CBS..

    Tim
     
  9. Mar 28, 2007 #309 of 1601
    Earl Bonovich

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    The lists have been updated
     
  10. Mar 28, 2007 #310 of 1601
    buist

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    Jacksonville...
    The one thing I noticed is that there doesn't appear to be an Mpeg4 HD entry for SUN Sports.. I thought that the Regional Sports networks were available in the 90's (channel 97?)? I have seen complaints from some of the Miami viewers that confirm they are getting SUN in HD.. I do get SUN in SD, so I'd think I would get it in HD.

    Hopefully, it is just a part time HD Channel that they enable when there is HD content. Otherwise I don't know what the deal is..

    Tim
     
  11. Mar 28, 2007 #311 of 1601
    ciscokidd979

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    I thought OKC was on deck...BS!
     
  12. Mar 28, 2007 #312 of 1601
    Greg Bimson

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    DirecTV has tied the RSN's in HD to the market in HD.

    I am in the Baltimore market, but I do not receive Comcast Sports Net Mid-Atlantic in HD, even though I receive the SD channel. The HD feed is tied to the DC locals. This goes for many other markets as well.

    I assume since Jacksonville is so far north of Miami, Orlando and Tampa/St. Pete, that DirecTV won't bother to add Sun HD until it is moved from the spot-beam to the CONUS beam.
     
  13. Mar 28, 2007 #313 of 1601
    burnside

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    Great, Spokane, WA got all 4 main locals and Portland, OR still only has 2. SPOKANE!!!???
     
  14. Mar 28, 2007 #314 of 1601
    poonjahb

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    Any ideas on DMA 96, Davenport, IA Rock Island-Moline, IL? When I signed up for D* service in December, they told me that it should be first quarter this year.... That was before I realized what lying b****rds some of the D* installers around here are.
     
  15. Mar 28, 2007 #315 of 1601
    Hamiltony

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    Spokane is an interesting situation. We have over 600,000 people in the immediate area. Spokane, Spokane Valley (newly incorporated city), Cheney, Deer Park and a couple af others are all wadded in here. So while Portland is obviously bigger than Spokane, it is a way bigger slice of pie than you can see by looking up population statistics. Also, the cable carrier in neighboring Couer d'Alene, Idaho recently stopped carrying the FOX affiliate and D* has been blitzing the airwaves to gather up unhappy viewers. This is a big move for D*, as I think it will really translate into more subscribers.

    Additionally, you could complain to the local guys at your Portland stations. I am just guessing, but I bet they are the fly in the ointment to carry their signal. I doubt D* would just light up two locals because they are lazy to flip the switch on the other two.

    But, I do hope you get them soon. Good luck!

    - Tony

    PS- Can you get OTA's?
     
  16. Mar 28, 2007 #316 of 1601
    Greg Bimson

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    I'll echo what Hamiltony said:

    The owners of the big four stations in Spokane had no problem coming to an agreement with DirecTV. Belo owns the CBS there; the others are owned by small broadcasters that simply want to get the job done, and have no axe to grind.

    Meanwhile, Fisher Communications, owner of both the ABC in each Portland and Seattle, will not come to an agreement with DirecTV. Also, Montecito Group will not come to an agreement with DirecTV, which will prevent local channels in Portland (CBS), Wichita (NBC) and Honolulu (FOX and CW) from coming online in HD.
     
  17. Mar 28, 2007 #317 of 1601
    bobnielsen

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    According to KOMO in Seattle, Fisher Communications and Directv reached an agreement in December. Where's the HD? KOMO's HD antenna is on the side of the tower and the OTA coverage is limited.
     
  18. Mar 28, 2007 #318 of 1601
    Wildcat

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    Any word on when Knoxville, TN will be adding HD locals?

    Also, I notice some say 'available', some say "coming soon", and some say "not yet"..

    Knoxville is in the last group.
     
  19. Mar 28, 2007 #319 of 1601
    I_P

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    That's correct. I'm puzzled about the delay as well.
     
  20. Mar 28, 2007 #320 of 1601
    burnside

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    Don't get me wrong, I'm happy for Spokane and know it's the second largest city in WA. I just get pissed that an area like Portland/Vancouver who has Intel/HP in the area and is always tech oriented still has the least number of HD locals for Directv HD cities. Just a little p'd off I guess.
     
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