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What is the Latest on HD Locals for Los Angeles?

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by Skates, Jan 2, 2006.

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  1. Jan 2, 2006 #1 of 11
    Skates

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    This thread is prompted by the fact that we're getting torrential rain right now and I've lost all of my OTA channels (which means I'm missing all the bowl games I wanted to see)...:mad:

    I thought I heard that perhaps they may be coming in Q1, 2006? I'm moving in a week and right now I'm considering making a change. It seems ridiculous that I still have to depend on an antenna, a pre-amp and good weather to get HD locals (sorry, complaint dept. is now closed).

    Thanks,

    Skates
     
  2. Jan 2, 2006 #2 of 11
    James Long

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    Expect an annoucement later this week. That's the last we heard.

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    Do we know what the future of distant HD locals will be? Will they be in MPEG 2 or 4? And I wonder which sat they will be on?
     
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    Jerry 42

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    I live much further away from the LA OTA towers than you and have not lost any Digital channels inc. ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC. You may want to check your OTA antenna. I do need to use an amp (Ventura County) and I have 942 boxes.
     
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    James Long

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    Would you like the rumors or would you like to wait a couple of days for an announcement?

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    lakebum431

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    I'd love to hear some rumors and then wait a couple days for the official announcement.
     
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    Skates

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    from Jerry42:

    Hi Jerry:

    I don't know what it is about this particular spot, but I've had trouble from day one. In Redondo Beach I had a tiny antenna with no preamp and got fantastic reception. Here in Woodland Hills, I'm actually closer to the tower, am at the top of a hill, am using a huge antenna, have a preamp, and have had all kinds of problems with reception.

    The good news is, I'm back in Redondo next week and hopefully all my troubles will be over.

    Thanks for the tip.

    Skates
     
  8. Jan 2, 2006 #8 of 11
    havana

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    I know this defies all logic, but try disconnecting the amp. I did and in my area my HD reception went from it sucked to excellent...go figure.
     
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    Skates

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    Nah - that won't work for me - reception was worse before I added the amp.
     
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    OK...I waited...

    Any news?
     
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    Monday Night - 6pm Pacific Time - Channel 101.

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