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Why is CW in Baltimore still SD?

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by StringFellow, May 18, 2012.

  1. shadough

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    As far as CW B-more goes, just get a lil HD ANT and an OTA module for your receiver, assuming you've got a VIP series receiver. If youve got a 211 than you've already got the OTA tuner built in.

    I'm down here in Northern Va and even *I* can pick up CW Baltimore in HD over the air. You could prolly get away w/ a lil table top antennae.
     
  2. StringFellow

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    I noticed in the past few days that the CW out of Baltimore is now being broadcasted in HD. Finally!
     
  3. James Long

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    DISH turned it on Wednesday morning at midnight.
     
  4. StringFellow

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    Do my timers need to be recreated?
     
  5. garys

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    Assuming you have them set on the sd channel, then yes.
     
  6. Rduce

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    I cannot get the CW in HD OTA in my market, yet they offer it in HD to the local cable company. Being carried as a sub-channel they did finally bow to pressure and expand the 480i to a 16 to 9 format. But, as long as Sinclair owns the station I am not hopeful of ever seeing it in HD. I usually wait until the next morning and catch the show I want to see on HULU, and by passing most commercials as well.
     
  7. Jim5506

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    With limited and precious transponder space, I don't look for Dish to provide HD locals that are not mandated, i.e, if they are on a sub channel or they are on a low power OTA channel, they may not show up in HD for some time.
     
  8. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    There are a few low power OTAs that are carried by DISH in HD ... plus a few second HD signals that are carried (one OTA with two HDs both carried by DISH). If it makes sense for DISH or is negotiated by the channel (including owners with channels in other markets) channels can be carried.

    But yes, I agree that non-mandated channels are not guaranteed carriage.
     

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