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Local HD in Bakersfield?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by LamontJoe, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. LamontJoe

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    I hear that Bakersfield is scheduled to finally get local HD sometime in 2012, I have also heard in late September, can someone shine some light on this?
     
  2. celticpride

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    WOW! i cant believe you guys dont have HD yet out there! I was lucky to get HD channels back in the mid 90s. I hope its true and you are finally able to enjoy all the goodness HD offers!
     
  3. maartena

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    DirecTV has been on a mad rush - or so it seems - to add HD locals everywhere. I think this week alone several markets went live.

    This is coming down the pipeline this year still:

    Bakersfield CA - 2012
    Bend OR - 2012
    Corpus Christi TX - 2012
    Duluth MN-Superior WI - 2012
    Fargo-Valley City ND - 2012
    Lafayette LA - 2012
    Lansing MI - 2012
    Laredo TX - 2012
    Lima OH - 2013
    Monterey-Salinas CA - 2012
    Rochester MN-Mason City IA-Austin MN - 2012
    Topeka KS - 2012
    Twin Falls ID - 2012

    So it's looking like sunshine for Bakersfield, you will have them this year for sure.
     
  4. maartena

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    Huh? Didn't DirecTV not start doing HD till the early 2000s?
     
  5. Jhon69

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    If you put up an OTA TV antenna you can get HD now.;):D
     
  6. Gary Toma

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    Wow, the mid 90's for HD was about 10 years before Directv offered it. New York and Los Angeles were the first, and they both got HD Locals on 1/30 of 2004. Then it was a long wait until late 2005 before more DMAs got HD LIL's.
     
  7. antzona

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    I have been calling and bothering Directv about the lack of HD locals in Bakersfield for over five years now. I was pissed beyond belief that I had to watch the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics in standard definition, and here it is one day away from the opening of the 2012 games and we still don't have our locals in HD. Brighthouse, Dish, and U-Verse have all provided our locals in HD since the Beijing games and Directv for whatever reason, has dragged their feet. We were set to get our locals in early 2009 and Directv even had us on their site for March of 2009, but a few weeks later we were dropped from the list. Now we are on the list for 2012 and we will probably be the last DMA to actually get our locals.

    I have an OTA and it sucks! I can't get ABC. I only get NBC and CBS and if I truck drives by my house the signal goes out. It is 2012 and I am tired of dealing with that nonsense.

    I sent Mikey White an email asking if I could come and watch the Olympics at his house, but he has yet to reply. Probably just reported me to the authorities.

    I would have switched years ago, but all television providers are terrible. They are just downright dreadful. I like Directv's GUI, but I hate everything else about them. At least I like one thing about them though.
     
  8. JoeTheDragon

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    a booster / AMP may help
     
  9. antzona

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    A dish from Dish Network or a cable from Brighthouse would work too, since they have both provided my locals for a few years now.
     
  10. thomas_d92

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    I live in Exeter Ca. and I can receive all the Bakersfield stations . I am 65 miles from the transmitters. If you are in the Bakersfield area you should be able to receive all the stations. For KERO the ABC station you need a VHF antenna since it is on channel 10.
     
  11. sbelmont

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    As reported elsewhere.

     
  12. maartena

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    Nice, Bakersfield HD in test!

    Good chance then you will have them before the end of the month!
     
  13. LamontJoe

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    Any way for people to see the test HD channels in Bakersfield?
     
  14. maartena

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    No.... but at least now you know they are REALLY coming and coming pretty SOON too! :)
     
  15. LamontJoe

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    Wow I'm excited, finally!
     
  16. BakeBarry

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    Soon is finally soon!
     
  17. antzona

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    Not to be Debbie Downer, but I won't be excited until I see one of these channels on my television and I can see that it is truly in HD. We were within a month of getting them back in early 2009 and then disappeared from their list, not to return until three years later.

    We didn't make it to test mode back then, so we are closer than ever, but I still won't celebrate until I see it on my television.

    One final cruel joke from Directv is that they turn them on right after the Olympics are over. Oh well, at least I'll finally see a Super Bowl in HD. I heard the grass they play on is green and the uniforms are colorful and pretty.
     
  18. antzona

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    I originally joined this forum to find answers about my locals in HD. Directv was unable to provide any answers themselves so I figured this would be the place to go. I just noticed that I joined on September 23, 2007. It has almost be five years that I have been griping and complaining about the lack of locals in HD! I am certainly excited about having this phase of my life behind me. :)
     
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    Unless you have an HR34, then you may be able to dig some or all those test locals up as with nationals. ;)
     
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