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Twenty Five More Local HD Markets Named

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  1. Oct 10, 2006 #1 of 125
    Earl Bonovich

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    DIRECTV to Deliver Local HD Programming in 67 Markets by Year End
    Twenty Five More Local HD Markets Named; Approximately 74 Percent of U.S. Television Homes will have Access to Local HD Channels from DIRECTV

    http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=127160&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=914114&highlight=

     
  2. Oct 10, 2006 #2 of 125
    Capmeister

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    Well, nice. I'm in the Flint, MI DMA (I'm 22 miles or so outside of Flint) and just got the AT9 and HR20. I obviously need to replace my normal TVs with HD. :)
     
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    Mavrick

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    :( I am still not on the list!
     
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    tiger2005

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    Anyone have information on when FSN Pittsburgh might be available on D* in HD?
     
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    dtv757

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    yay HD LOCALS in NORFOLK, VA finally. thanks

    the off air HD antenna @ my work pixle-lates(sp?) too much. finally hd locals would be nice and would be better in this area cause the local cable company only has CBS, but from what i heard WTKR stoped brodacasting HD after MARCH MADNESS 06. but i'm not 100% on that

    thanks for the info.
     
  6. Oct 10, 2006 #6 of 125
    SParker

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    Grand Rapids again hopefully this time it means they worked out there differences. Must be they did because I highly doubt they would list them again otherwise.
     
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    Chris Blount

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    ejhuzy

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    Macrick, me either! :(

    I've got to ask this, who is that on your avatar?
     
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    bonscott87

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    Hopefully WWMT has it's act together this time.
     
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    gr8reb8

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    I suspect it was not WWMT (CBS) that was the problem...
     
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    crockett

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    Welcome, to satelite TV. I'm assumming you just signed up yesterday:eek2:.

    When is that satelite going up next year.....

    Anyways, just another Grand Rapids hopeful here. I hope they get done. And if they do I hope it's soon.

    Now what about FSN-D in HD for us outside of Detroit. I'm assumming this will be next fall because of bandwidth issues?

    Also, you guys are assumming a lot. I don't think ONE single local DMA has launched ALL networks in HD so don't be surprised if a few are missing if they get this done. WWMT might not even be there, but my guess is that they will be one of the channels. I would be our luck to get the worse HD provider (by provider I should clarify that I mean WWMT) on the planet. I think I read last weekend they went the whole weekend without turning on the HD. It'd give us something to complain about :).
     
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    Herdfan

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    Teays...
    And if so, will it also be available to anyone outside of the Pittsburgh DMA who has it as their "local" RSN?
     
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    mike_augie

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    So let me ask a stupid question...when you locals are in mpeg 4 (hd) but you dont get them all lets say...abc...but you get them on waivers now out of NY ,which I understand they take away when you can get your locals in hd will you still be able to keep your waiver for the others that you dont get??? until they get the rebroadcast rights with that station???thanks
     
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    Earl Bonovich

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    Right now, no waivers have been pulled.
    So if you have them on waivers, then you will still have them.

    But there will be a point that they will be pulled... and as for if you can keep 1 if your local ABC hasn't gotten on board with DirecTV, I don't konw.
     
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    EidolonGG

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    I heard Madison, WI locals would be Oct. Is that still the case? Anyone have a specific date?
     
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    mcbeevee

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    My city (#58) got skipped over again! :scratchin

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    35 Greenville, S.C.
    39 Grand Rapids, Mich.
    41 Harrisburg, Pa.
    42 Norfolk, Va.
    43 New Orleans
    45 Oklahoma City, Okla.
    46 Albuquerque, N.M.
    47 Greensboro, N.C.
    49 Buffalo, N.Y.
    51 Providence, R.I.
    52 Jacksonville, Fla.
    57 Little Rock, Ark.
    61 Tulsa, Okla.
    62 Mobile, Ala.
    65 Flint, Mich.
    66 Ft. Meyers, Fla.
    69 Green Bay, Wisc.
    70 Toledo, Ohio
    73 Des Moines, Iowa
    74 Portland, Me.
    77 Springfield, Mo.
    78 Spokane, Wa.
    85 Madison, Wisc.
    112 Reno, Nev.
    122 Santa Barbara, Calif.
     
  17. Oct 10, 2006 #17 of 125
    Earl Bonovich

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    Madison is in the list... which according to the press release means by the end of the year... I don't know of any specific dates.
     
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    bagleyb

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    I'm in the Tulsa DMA. When I had my HR20 installed a few weeks ago, the installer told me Tulsa HD's would be available soon. We have a large D* call center here, and he said D* was trying to get local HD's in all the call center locations ASAP. I wonder if any of the other cities that are lower than 58 have call centers?
     
  19. Oct 10, 2006 #19 of 125
    rkester

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    Yea! i'm also in Tulsa area. Nice to see us on the list. It took them years to get our SD locals!

    At the rate they are going, I might have DTV HD locals faster than the OTA tuner is turned on! lol :)
     
  20. Oct 10, 2006 #20 of 125
    Herdfan

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    Mine (#64) did also. Kind of surprising since at least three stations already have agreements in place.
     
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