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List of HD Local Markets NOT Available on Dish Network

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by Adam Richey, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    ... and as you move further East of BillR the angles get worse for 129°.

    Looking at where an EA dish points from Washington DC is nearly straight south. Eastern Arc could be "Southern Arc" along the coast. The western satellites, 129° and especially 148°, are not easy/impossible to get.
     
  2. dishlover2

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    Ok it appears that any day now IF i have it straight locals in hd are at 77 degrees but I Noticed sd locals in harrisburg are at 72.7 i checked on the info screen with one station thats still in sd broadcast eg whp cbs 21 i know the hd versions are uplinked but not marked as hd what i need clairified specfically are all my locals specifically on 77 regardless or what I said about hd locals on their way down to get simulcast in hd in other words my understanding all channels in sd are 72.7 like i thought in short now it seems all my locals are now in 77 instead of non hd being on 72.7
    thanks in advance
     
  3. Bill R

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    DISH moved all of the SD locals channels that were on 72.7 to 77.

    The updated list for the 77 degree satellite is here: http://www.dishuser.org/77list.php

    The updated list for the 72.7 degree satellite is here http://www.dishuser.org/72list.php
     
  4. dishlover2

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    actually the tn tri cites dma

    There also a Bristol tn believe it not in the same dma
     
  5. TE_DSMIA

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    Strange I'm in DSM IA and I don't see any new locals (HD) on my guide?

    I have Turbo HD platinum with local package etc....
     
  6. Bill R

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    As I posted in the other thread you likely don't have a dish for 61.5. The Des Moines HD locals are on the 61.5 satellite (ch 5150 -5153) and you will not see them in your guide unless you have a dish pointing at that satellite and subscribe to your locals.
     
  7. Grad

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    I see that the Macon market has nothing planned for it. Does anybody with knowledge of how Dish is progressing through the channels want to comment? Will Macon's HD channels go online anytime soon? Direct Tv now offers them and I am going to switch to Direct if Dish doesn't get their act together soon. I have been waiting for years to be able to watch network TV in HD and I am not going to wait another one.
     
  8. Dec 2, 2008 #108 of 235
    dishlover2

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    Some in the eastern arc could have it done putting one 1000.4 ask your technician if thats feasible in your area if you have one dish 500 dish 110/119

    then the second one being removed completely too

    as it was explained to me by tech support
    61.5 hd core progamming
    72 programming 119 mirror 77 110 need I say more

    for those that in other words attempt to exercise the antenna option for hd locals lets just say shvia needs another revision so do dmas in one sense i'll follow up creating a thread about that

    if thats the case then how come no distant net range space issues due to hd taking up 6 sd channels?
     
  9. Adam Richey

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    I have the list updated with the recent launch of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Topeka, Kansas and South Bend, Indiana.
     
  10. davethestalker

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    Nope, still no South Bend locals. According to a conversation I had with a CSR last night, the only HD local we are actually getting (Thursday/today) is channel 16. That is the one we need the least, it's the strongest out of the whole bunch :(
     
  11. Hacker

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    Lexington Ky HD locals have been uploaded to the 77w sat.
     
  12. James Long

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    One HD local is better than none ... I've enjoyed having WNDU HD this past week. With their messed up OTA signal getting a clean satellite feed of WNDU is the most important for me. The other channels have better OTA signals.

    I don't consider one channel a market ... but DirecTV only has two in this market (WSJV HD is also available).
     
  13. davethestalker

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    16 HD is still not in my list. How have you been viewing it for the last week? Today was supposed to be launch day.
     
  14. diospyros

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    What? Cincy locals already available? They put them where? 77? Good grief.
    Morons. This is pretty much the last straw for me.

    Never would have known if I hadn't checked in here. Now I'm sorry I did.
     
  15. denier

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    Any news when the Santa Barbara DMA 121 will be available in HD?
     
  16. Adam Richey

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    I am not sure on Santa Barbara HD locals, but several California local markets had HD locals uplinked. I am in the process of updating this list, but here is the list of markets I saw uplinked (including testing on the new satellite):

    #25: Indianapolis, IN
    #32: Columbus, OH
    #56: Little Rock, AR
    #67: Roanoke, VA
    #74: Springfield, MO
    #83: Champaign / Springfield, IL
    #91: Colorado Springs, CO
    #92: Bristol, VA & Kingsport / Johnson City, TN
    #96: Savannah, GA
    #98: El Paso, TX
    #105: Tallahassee, FL
    #116: Peoria, IL
    #120: Fargo, ND
    #123: Lafayette, LA
    #124: Monterey / Salinas, CA
    #125: Bakersfield, CA
    #142: Palm Springs, CA
    #145: Wichita Falls, TX & Lawton, OK
    #147: Albany, GA
    #161: Sherman, TX & Ada, OK
    #166: Missoula, MT
     
  17. Justsuernc

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    I also discovered Cincy channels were in HD by accident. I have been emailing Dish every 6 months asking when it would happen and always told, don't know. When we had technical problems last week I asked again and was told they were in HD and I should have them. Told the girl, no, I do not have them. She then checked into it and told me I needed another dish since they came off the 77 satellite. Today I called to set up the appointment. While waiting on hold, they disconnected our SD local channels. Finally got them back with an excuse they had to do that in order to place the order. Then we get a call from the installer saying the work order didn't make sense and were we replacing the dish? We said no, just wanted our local channels in HD and were told we would need another dish. They then transferred us back to Dish. She said we needed the Dish 1000.2. We currently have the Dish 1000, the Vip622 receiver and the purple smart card. We told them we can not have a bigger dish as we have the dish on a pole and the last installer told us we could not have anything bigger than the Dish 1000. Doing some research it looks like we need the Dish 1000.4 in order to get 110, 119, 129 and 77. IT is about an inch wider than our current dish. I assume if we can't go with the Dish 1000.4 we could have them add the Dish 500 in order to get the local HD channels. IS the 77 satellite higher than 110? I know 129 is lower and to the right. We had to cut down several trees in order to get the HD channels. I sure don't want to have to cut down any more trees!
    Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. They aren't coming until Friday, so I am trying to learn as much as possible about this new set up. I have learned with some of the Dish techs, it is best to be prepared and informed.
     
  18. FastNOC

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    Help me out here a little I'm trying to make sense of some of this. First I read this on a website:
    Now I see this below

    The areas of interest for me are in bold. Little Rock Arkansas. But I don't know where to find these channels. They do not appear in the guide.
     
  19. BobaBird

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    Justsuernc,

    :welcome_s to DBSTalk!

    You've identified the best option - replace what you have, going to Eastern Arc with a Dish 1000.4. Next would be a Dish 1000.2 with an extra dish pointed to 77° going to the 1000.2's input. The original Dish 1000 would require the extra dish and an add-on DPP44 switch. The angle to 77° should be higher for you, check http://www.dishpointer.com to find a site on your property that should work.

    FastNOC,

    The Little Rock channel (I hesitate to call that a market ;)) is available at 77°. The response to Justsuernc also applies to you except that if you have any SD receivers you won't have the EA option.
     
  20. Adam Richey

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    I believe the remainder of the big 4 Little Rock HD locals are uplinked. That was what I was referring to.
     

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