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New PBS HD Available

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by James Long, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. James Long

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    Channels Now Available
    5256 KIXE (9 HD Local) REDDING, CA (PBS) 129° 5s16 (North California) HD Chico/Redding, CA market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5256 KCOS (13 HD Local) PHOENIX, AZ 129° 11s46 (West Texas) HD El Paso, TX market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5256 WQLN (54 HD Local) ERIE, PA (PBS) 129° 3s25 (East Ohio) HD Erie, PA market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5174 UNCTV (31 HD Local) WILMINGTON, NC (PBS) 61.5° 9s8 (Charleston) HD Florence, SC market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5256 KAFT (13 HD Local) FAYETTEVILLE, AR (PBS) 129° 3s37 (Arkansas) HD Fort Smith, AR market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5194 UNCTV (26 HD Local) WILMINGTON, NC (PBS) 61.5° 9s8 (Charleston) HD Greensboro/Winston Salem, NC market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5195 UNCTV (33 HD Local) WILMINGTON, NC (PBS) 61.5° 1s6 (Atlanta) HD Greenville/Spartanburg, SC market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5154 WMPN (29 HD Local) JACKSON, MS (PBS) 61.5° 1s12 (New Orleans) HD Jackson, MS market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5266 KSYS (8 HD Local) MEDFORD, OR (PBS) 129° 16s10 (Central Oregon) HD Medford, OR market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    6409 WLRN (17 HD Local) MIAMI, FL (PBS) 129° 2s54 (South Florida) HD Miami, FL market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5278 WLAE (32 HD Local) NEW ORLEANS, LA (PBS) 129° 10s50 (SE Louisiana) HD New Orleans, LA market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5184 UNCTV (2 HD Local) WILMINGTON, NC (PBS) 129° 1s40 (East Virginia) HD Norfolk, VA market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5184 UNCTV (2 HD Local) WILMINGTON, NC (PBS) 61.5° 3s5 (Raleigh) HD Norfolk, VA market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5175 WQEC (22 HD Local) QUINCY, IL (PBS) 61.5° 1s14 (St Louis) HD Quincy, IL/Hannibal, MO market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    6469 UNCTV (4 HD Local) WILMINGTON, NC (PBS) 129° 1s40 (East Virginia) HD Raleigh/Durham, NC market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    6469 UNCTV (4 HD Local) WILMINGTON, NC (PBS) 61.5° 3s5 (Raleigh) HD Raleigh/Durham, NC market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    6493 UNCTV (4 HD Local) WILMINGTON, NC (PBS) added to 129° 7s39 (North Carolina) HD Charlotte, NC market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    6493 UNCTV (4 HD Local) WILMINGTON, NC (PBS) added to 61.5° 11s8 (Charleston) HD Charlotte, NC market Hidden - AVAILABLE
     
  2. tcatdbs

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    Very cool... let's hope that means more to come soon. AUSTIN! Finally start to watch PBS again and make annual contributions (boycotting until HD happens).
     
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    5278 WLAE (32 HD Local) NEW ORLEANS, LA (PBS) 129° 10s50 (SE Louisiana) HD New Orleans, LA market Hidden - AVAILABLE

    In the new orleans market this is the smaller pbs station. They dont show all of the natl pbs shows. Hopefully dish will come to terms with the main pbs station, channel 12, wyes. for their hd feed, as we do have the sd feed.
     
  4. phrelin

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    Northern...
    Of course in California it would be the Chico-Redding DMA which is the fourth smallest market in California. I wonder why they didn't opt for KEET in Eureka, the smallest market in California? Oh, that's right they don't do HD.:nono2:
     
  5. 356B

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    No KQED........San Francisco Ca.:( one of the bigger markets in the Cally.....:icon_bb:

    :icon_band
     
  6. Jim5506

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    Smaller markets are easiest to add, and they meet the PBS requirement PLUS the requirement to have a certain percentage of DMA's with all HD stations carried.

    Unintended consequences strikes again.

    If the FCC/congress had allowed market forces to make these changes they would have done the most lucrative ones (largest) first, but when the gubmint drops unnecessary requirements on a business, the business complies in the least expensive way it can.

    These requirements are also slowing the propagation of HD carriage to a crawl, if Dish adds one station in a market, the will be soon required to carry all, none is cheaper, especially if the incentive is low.
     
  7. scooper

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    Well - when I decide to upgrade to HD - at least PBS-HD will be easier to get than OTA is right now.
     
  8. phrelin

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    If there was one PBS HD station in each of the Los Angeles, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, San Diego, and Fresno-Visalia DMA's, those five would cover 90.16% of the TV Households in the state. Instead, Chico-Redding has 1.59%. Outstanding service plan.
     
  9. olguy

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    No KUHT in Houston this morning. Guess the folks at Dish have no sense of history. KUHT was the first public education station having started up in 1953.
     
  10. Dario33

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    Nothing in Minneapolis yet -- holding out hope though.
     
  11. Paul Secic

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    What a shame! The best PBS station in the nation in center cut & SD.
     
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    I'll echo that.

    At least my OTA works well for HD on tpt 2.1 (KTCA).
     
  13. dahauss

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    What about Philly??
     
  14. TulsaOK

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    The Giants beat them. :)
     
  15. CABill

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    Good to see :) from Marietta about who the Giants beat.

    No more :( about not seeing it in HD on RSN?
     
  16. TulsaOK

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    Well, it did force me to drive to Turner Field to see the final regular season game.
     
  17. Richard King

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    When I lived there I watched PBS all the time. They had some very good local programming (music related). Since moving here I can count on one hand them times that I have tuned in. :(
     
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    Easy now. KEET in fact has an HD channel plus SD feeds of World, Create and an audio reading channel!!!
     
  19. CoolGui

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    I get KUHT pretty well OTA out here in the Sugar Land area. What part of town do you live in?

    Err I just saw your Location... I am not sure where their transmitter is, I always assumed it was near the station. I would think you should be able to get them OTA from up there in Kingwood. That being said, I do have an antenna in my attic. I think the transmitter might actually be in Missouri city like a lot of the other stations. So... I'm pretty close to that, I guess my experience would not help you too much way up there.
     
  20. nmetro

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    When I lived in Houston, about 15 years ago, KUHT's transmitter was on the U of H campus. I think channel 51 was out on Westpark. Most of the remaining stations came from the towers in Missouri City.
     

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