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Lansing, MI Finally to get HD Locals?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by engeler1, Dec 29, 2011.

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  1. Nov 3, 2012 #81 of 101
    Alan Gordon

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    The DirecTV delivered LiL channels will be listed as the following:

    In other words, WLNS would be channel #6 in your Guide, and your AM21 provided channel will be #6-1.

    You can continue to use the AM21 for sub-channels, backup in case of technical problems, etc.
     
  2. Nov 4, 2012 #82 of 101
    swissin

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    Thanks Alan!
     
  3. Nov 4, 2012 #83 of 101
    darkon

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    Thank you for posting that. It helps a lot.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2012 #84 of 101
    SPACEMAKER

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    Lansing HD locals launched today.
     
  5. Nov 8, 2012 #85 of 101
    dettxw

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    So looks like Lansing got DirecTV HD locals before Sprint LTE!
    Good thing you guys are so patient.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2012 #86 of 101
    grover517

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    Outstanding! Just in time for MSU Basketball!!!!! Go Green!

    Now if Verizon would just release ICS for my thunderbolt............ :rolleyes:
     
  7. Nov 8, 2012 #87 of 101
    tvfreak1987

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    Just discovered them a few min. ago. SWEEEEET!!!!!
     
  8. Nov 8, 2012 #88 of 101
    SPACEMAKER

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    If not for my AM21 allowing me to get them OTA for the past 5 years I don't know if I'd have been very patient.

    For me, the main advantage of HD locals is being able to watch and record them from my other receivers.

    And getting rid of the AM21 and antenna is good. I don't care about sub channels so it works out well.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2012 #89 of 101
    HGuardian

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    With an AM21 what sub-channels do you get on DIRECTV in the Lansing market (on an HR24 not 34, I know that gets everything)? Does 47-2 MeTV get broadcast?
     
  10. Nov 8, 2012 #90 of 101
    jcrandall

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    AM21 on an HR24 will get beyond what you can now get via satellite:
    10.2 Weather
    23.2 PBS
    23.3 PBS
    47.2 Me
    53.2 CW

    Only one I know is not in the database for the AM21 on HR24:
    6.2 Livewell
     
  11. Nov 8, 2012 #91 of 101
    HGuardian

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    Thanks. An AM21 may be a good investment then. :)
     
  12. Nov 9, 2012 #92 of 101
    CCarncross

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    Isn't there also a 23.4?

    I believe there is also a sub channel or two for 18...maybe .2 and .3....
     
  13. Nov 9, 2012 #93 of 101
    larrybliss

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    I live in the Northern suburbs and I can also get WCMU 28 and subchanels from Mt Pleasant and Fox 66 and subchanels from Flint with the am-21
     
  14. Nov 9, 2012 #94 of 101
    SPACEMAKER

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    I am probably going to sell my AM21 for like $35. I bought it about 22 months ago when I got my HR24. Works great and is in great shape.
     
  15. Nov 10, 2012 #95 of 101
    jcrandall

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    23.4 was eliminated by wkar a few months ago. They no longer duplicate PBS in HD and SD. 18 has no subchannels, and I dont recall them having any in the past.
     
  16. Nov 10, 2012 #96 of 101
    swissin

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    pbs 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4
     
  17. Nov 10, 2012 #97 of 101
    tvfreak1987

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    ^23.4 no longer exists. Read the post above yours.
     
  18. Nov 10, 2012 #98 of 101
    jcrandall

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    There is still a 23.4 programmed in the Directv HR2x database. That doesn't mean WKAR is broadcasting it. If you tune 23.4 you should just get searching for signal.
     
  19. Nov 15, 2012 #99 of 101
    SPACEMAKER

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    Before I disconnected my AM21 and antenna I decided to compare the PQ and sound between OTA and DirecTV. There is no difference in PQ or sound as far as I can tell. And I get way less macroblocking during sporting events through DirecTV's signal.

    Another thing that I noticed is that the OTA signal was about 5 seconds behing the DirecTV signal which would often result in the very beginning of some shows being cut off (most notably, Modern Family) but that no longer happens.

    I fully realize that some people love their OTA and swear by the PQ/sound, etc but for me, having DirecTV supply HD locals is an improvement over OTA.
     
  20. CCarncross

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    I did comparisons for a few days but kept the OTA, because of the superior audio and PQ. The added benefit is I dont have the potential to lost my locals in inclement weather, unless the station goes out.
     

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