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Anyone getting PBS LIL?


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#1 OFFLINE   fingerstyle

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 08:38 AM

Sorry if this has been answered but I looked and couldn't find it. My locals went HD earlier this month-Springfield Holyoke. We are not getting the local PBS station in HD which is a wee bit odd since that is where the DTV collection facility is. The local PBS affiliate says that they hope to have this corrected next week but I'm not holding my breath

Are there any areas with locals in HD that have PBS or are they being excluded?

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#2 OFFLINE   LarryFlowers

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 09:07 AM

DirecTV worked out some kind of agreement with PBS last year, though we have never been given any details other than it was to be implemented in 2008. So far we haven't seen much on the HD front. Of course there are still 2+ months left in 2008...
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#3 OFFLINE   capecodsooner

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 09:36 AM

Of course there are still 2+ months left in 2008...LF

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Not picking on you but I love those type of answers when dealing with DTV timelines.

I too would like to see ONE of the PBS channels I recieve in HD on DTV. I also get two extended local versions of PBS (RI and NH), and while I enjoy 3 different PBS programs simultaneously I would like the one in my primary viewing area to be in HD.

Looks like the flood of new transponders wa not as big a flood as "advertised" or speculated upon......either that or the one entity with perhaps the lowest costs and supported "with viewers like you" cant get an HD deal with DTV.....me thinks the problems lie with DTV not PBS on getting these programs on the air in HD. $$$$$

I still get ghetto cable though and my TVs can tune it in in HD via that route and routinely do.....thus eliminating any chance of channel surfing via D and a subsequent loss of all there attempts at catching my revenue while I watch PBS(game channel, PPV, etc...) or any of THEIR paying advertisers.
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Posted 25 October 2008 - 10:01 AM

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I still get ghetto cable though and my TVs can tune it in in HD via that route and routinely do.....thus eliminating any chance of channel surfing via D and a subsequent loss of all there attempts at catching my revenue while I watch PBS(game channel, PPV, etc...) or any of THEIR paying advertisers.[/QUOTE]

So what the F..... are you trying to say? You enjoy cable more than DTV?

#5 OFFLINE   capecodsooner

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 10:26 AM

BN



The WTF you are aiming at is way off target.

I like D and the choices they give me for the $$ provided. However, I'm sure that their ADVERTISERS or bean counters don't really want me to select an alternate delivery method, CABLE, as my primary viewing method for HD PBS.

Also, I stopped drinking the D coolaide a long time ago.....:D

If I'm on cable watching PBS in HD I have almost ZERO chance of flipping over to another DirecTV channel, Pay Per View, subscription based programming choice, etc... I might have fliped to another DirecTV channel but for the lack of a truely universal remote that can also control SOURCE or INPUT.

Therefore, during the time I'm on local cable PBS in HD they have almost ZERO chance of getting any more money out of my pocket.

Like post number 2 stated, there are still two months left in 2008 for D to live up to the propoganda/hype they delivered through their PR dept befor D10/11 launced.....successfully. I thought that was supposed to be the timeline for HD nirvana but apparently things did not work out that way.
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Posted 25 October 2008 - 12:24 PM

A couple of markets have their PBS in HD. More info here: http://dbstalk.com/s...ad.php?t=141875

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 03:10 PM

Most of us aren't getting our local PBS stations in HD via D*.. it appears most of the PBS stations are mum on what's going on and D* isn't talking either. After the joint press release last December, everything is silent. There are about 3 or 4 threads on the topic on DBSTalk.com, however. Hopefully, satelliteracer will have good news for us soon, as 2008 is almost over.
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Posted 25 October 2008 - 08:18 PM

In my DMA (Burlington, VT-Plattsburgh, NY) we get WETK and WCFE, 2 PBS's in HD




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