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Location of HD programming (including locals)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Robert Wood, Sep 6, 2007.

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  1. Robert Wood

    Robert Wood New Member

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    I am anxious to convert to HD through D* but have a tree problem. I can "see" the 101 bird fine and get my SD programming (including Baltimore locals) from there, but 110 and 119 are out of the question. Out of curiosity, I emailed D* and asked the location of the transponders carrying Baltimore HD locals. To my surprise, they answered, "...I found that we currently offer HD local channels on your area from Satellite 101".

    Can any user verify that statement? What other HD programming is available from 101?

    Thanks for any information.
     
  2. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

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    No that is not correct. Baltimore MPEG4 HD locals are on SAT 103.
     
  3. Robert Wood

    Robert Wood New Member

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    Thanks, Mike. I may be able to see 103, but is it worth it to upgrade if most other HD programming comes from satellites farther west?
     
  4. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    Most of the newest HD will be coming from D10 at 103 in a few days, hopefully, and then more will come later via D11 at 99.
     
  5. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

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    The HD channels that are on SAT's 110 and 119 will be moved to either SAT 103 or 99 at some point. It will probably be a year or so until it happens.

    The new MPEG4 HD channels that are about to start will be on SAT 103 and DirecTV 11 will be launching later this year or early next year and will be at the 99 spot. That SAT will allow DirecTV to add more HD channels.

    So I would say yes to upgrading.
     
  6. Robert Wood

    Robert Wood New Member

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    Thanks again. Go, Ravens.
     
  7. quizzer

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    I have the same issue .. have only 95 and 101 at present....internationals and SD..

    I can see 99 and 103...I love HD and would like to know if i can get a receiver to look at these 3 satellites.

    I live in los angeles.
     
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