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HD Locals

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Satpro92, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Feb 7, 2009 #1 of 16

    Satpro92 Legend

    Jan 30, 2005
    On the retailer chat last week they announced several HD locals coming Feb.25(I think).However, no mention of whether they would be eastern arc or western.

    Where can I find this info?Specifically Tri-cities TN/VA
  2. Feb 7, 2009 #2 of 16

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    Any new HD locals will almost certainly be coming from 129, as Ciel-2 has just gone online there and has 16 spot-beam-capble transponders.
  3. Feb 7, 2009 #3 of 16

    Satpro92 Legend

    Jan 30, 2005
    Thanks,I hope you are right.Eastern arc has it's advantages here,but all of our recently installed HD customers would be POed.Do you know of a definitive source for this info?
  4. Feb 7, 2009 #4 of 16
    Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    All things considered, I would be surprised to see Virginia locals on 129, since Virginia should be square in "Eastern Arc" territory.

    There have been hints in the uplinks that lead us to think some markets might be duplicated on eastern/western arcs... but I'd be surprised if Virginia was one of them.

    I have no insider knowledge, just going based on what I thought the purpose of having eastern/western arcs would be.
  5. Feb 7, 2009 #5 of 16

    dennispap Icon

    Feb 1, 2007
    Go to the last few weeks uplink reports and look for your city. If they werent uplinked yet, wait until this weeks uplink and look.if they were/are uplinked to 129, that is where they should wind up.
  6. Feb 7, 2009 #6 of 16

    Satpro92 Legend

    Jan 30, 2005
    Our closest DMA(other than Tri-cities) is Knoxville,they are eastern.So,I assumed it to be eastern.I was just looking for help to plan for the HD locals.Again,I hope it is 129 but i just wanted to know the answer with certainty.
  7. Feb 7, 2009 #7 of 16

    Satpro92 Legend

    Jan 30, 2005
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    JohnH Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
  10. BobaBird

    BobaBird EKB Editor

    Mar 30, 2002
    From the 1-14-09 uplinks:

    ADD 5250 WKPT {KINGSPORT, TN} - MPEG4 HD - Tp 11sXX - Ciel 2 - 129w UNAVAIL HIDE map 19
    ADD 5251 WJHL {JOHNSON CITY, TN} - MPEG4 HD - Tp 11sXX - Ciel 2 - 129w UNAVAIL HIDE map 11
    ADD 5252 WCYB {BRISTOL, VA} - MPEG4 HD - Tp 11sXX - Ciel 2 - 129w UNAVAIL HIDE map 5
    ADD 5253 WEMT {GREENEVILLE, TN} - MPEG4 HD - Tp 11sXX - Ciel 2 - 129w UNAVAIL HIDE map 39

    Scheduled to be available Feb 25 as announced on the Retailer Chat last week. I would expect the virtual uplink to become the actual uplink given how soon the date is but it's certainly subject to change. The rest of that list is at the bottom of http://www.dishuser.org/hdlocal.php
  11. dennispap

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    Feb 1, 2007
  12. Michael P

    Michael P Hall Of Fame

    Oct 27, 2004
    This is not the only market with potentially PO'd customers. I'm in the Cleveland DMA. There are lots of Dish 1000's (not ".4" and aimed at the western arc), very few have 61.5 "wing dishes".

    I'm lucky, I had a 61.5 dish (for Sky Angel) before I had the 622 so I was all set when the 622 arrived. I was pleasantly surprised to get the Cleveland HD locals the day the 622 replaced the 942 (the last in a long line of replacements for what originally a 921).
  13. spdmonkey

    spdmonkey Mentor

    Feb 5, 2006
    So according to that chart Toledo and dayton will have HD and yet Columbus still does not? Now I get mine via OTA and its just fine, but come on Dish get real here. Our DMA is got to be one of the highest still not uplinked in HD. In the next few days I will decide what I'm going to do for TV and right now stuff like this is really starting to play into it. IF IF IF I could get cable HD better than Time Warner (and its HD is improving very fast) I would dump Dish after all these years. I want SPEED HD and Time Warner now has it. I am staying for the moment as my RV waiver allows me to get locals thru AAD while we travel, but I might keep the receiver just for the distant nets and dump the rest of the service.
  14. bobukcat

    bobukcat Hall Of Fame

    Dec 20, 2005
    The last I heard TW was still not carrying the NFL Network, so if you care about NFL football I would check that before making the switch to TW.
  15. Rob052067

    Rob052067 Mentor

    Nov 20, 2008
    On the other hand, if you care about the MLB Network, it's available from TWC but not DishNetwork. :p
  16. Hamp89

    Hamp89 Cool Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    Toledo coming soon makes me happy! :)

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