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Seattle 4 in HD... any updates?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by pecocus, Apr 20, 2007.

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  1. litzdog911

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    My DirecTV contacts aren't talking. And my KOMO contacts say they've finalized negotiations. That's all I know.
     
  2. carl6

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    There are a variety of factors that could be causing the delay beyond contract completion. DirecTV is in the process of buying and installing new HD uplink equipment, upgrading it's uplink facilities, etc. Backhaul capacity, as well as normal transmission capacity, could be factors. I guess most/all of these would be in DirecTV's court as opposed to KOMO or Fischer Broadcasting, so KOMO could well be providing correct information. Problem is there is no way for us to know beyond the information we have, which as litzdog911 indicated, is not forthcoming at this time.

    I'm fortunate in that I get a great OTA signal from all of the Seattle/Tacoma locals (outdoor antenna), so it is a minor issue for me as opposed to others who do not get a good OTA signal.

    Carl
     
  3. bobnielsen

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    I hadn't checked for a few days but KOMO is now there!
     
  5. Maleman

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    in HD? what channel?
     
  6. bobnielsen

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    Channel 4. It must have just started up--there is no guide data yet.
     
  7. Maleman

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    Ooops didn't have that on my channel list :p does this mean HD version now? Sorry new to all this stuff.

    And also while sorta on topic, always wondered what the SE4, 5 etc mean.

    Thanks
     
  8. bobnielsen

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    4 KOMO = HD
    4 SE4 = SD
    4-1 KOMODT = OTA HD

    When I discovered it was up they were broadcasting news in 16:9, but there won't be any more HD programming until the 5PM news.

    I tried resetting the receiver to force a guide update, but there is still no data for the HD version of the channel.
     
  9. Maleman

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    Cool find, I hope it stays. :p

    And why SE lol and why not SD4, what exactly does SE stand for?
     
  10. bobnielsen

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    SEattle. Directv uses a two-letter designation for each area's SD locals.
     
  11. Maleman

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    Cool thanks!
     
  12. LDLemu4U

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    Watching KOMO4 - HD on my HR20-700!
     
  13. litzdog911

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    Guide data should appear in a day or two.
     
  14. Maleman

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    So it must be staying then? :jumpingja
     
  15. bobnielsen

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    Of course. I suspect that if it had gone up on a weekday the guide data would be there by now (IIRC it was up quickly for KCPQ).
     
  16. Maleman

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    Hmm strange but KOMO is ABC correct? On the guide it shows NBC symbol beside the actualy Channel 4 :sure:

    So all 4 networks now right? ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX.
     
  17. bobnielsen

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    I don't see any logos in the guide, but in the edit area of favorites it shows NBC. They obviously have a bit more work to do.

    Yes, the four major networks are now carried in HD. CW and MyNetwork are not (some areas have one of them).
     
  18. Maleman

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    Hmm I think maybe I didn't explain it properly-sorry. :blush:

    I meant at the top, I guess you call it the "title bar"? It shows NBC logo then shows KOMO and then of course on bottom right shows ABC logo. :)
     
  19. bobnielsen

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    Oh, the bar that comes up with info or channel changes. I see the NBC logo but don't recall it being there this morning (??)
     
  20. I_P

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    Yay! It's about dang time!
     
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