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HD channels launched today 1/30/09 (local markets)


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#21 OFFLINE   Satelliteracer

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 05:14 PM

dangit racer...my heart always skips a bit when I see Columbia-Jefferson City MO and their new locals...

I'm patiently waiting until you say "Columbia, SC locals"

But, by the time Cola locals get here...I bet I'll be moving to my internship site :(...hopefully THEY'LL have their locals in HD ;)


Columbia, SC is on for 2009 (subject to change of course, but hang in there, it's on the list.

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#22 OFFLINE   jamieh1

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 05:18 PM

Back on Jan 7th Directv added NBC, CBS, FOX in HD to the Greenville NC market. Alot of people were upset that ABC was missing. Well those people are now very happy that WCTI ABC was added this morning.

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 10:41 PM

I'm in the Augusta, GA market, and NBC (WAGT) still looks like standard def to me....Leno is supposed to be in high def, but it doesn't appear to be. Anyone else in the market can confirm?

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 10:42 PM

I'm in the Augusta, GA market, and NBC (WAGT) still looks like standard def to me....Leno is supposed to be in high def, but it doesn't appear to be. Anyone else in the market can confirm?


Are you sure you are on the HD stations?

If you have a favorites list you might have to go in and add them.
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#25 OFFLINE   brbowen

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 10:46 PM

Don't use a favorites list....but this NBC channel has had the two listing since we got our high def channels back in September. But they have always been standard def on both. That still appears to be the case. I click on both channels for 26 and they look exactly the same as always...does that make sense?

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 06:41 AM

Don't use a favorites list....but this NBC channel has had the two listing since we got our high def channels back in September. But they have always been standard def on both. That still appears to be the case. I click on both channels for 26 and they look exactly the same as always...does that make sense?


On my receiver there is now only one channel 26. It has "side bars" like an HD station but is definitely 480i. I made sure I had ALL CHANNELS selected on my favorites and did a reset on the box.

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 07:08 AM

Hi Jestr....that matches what i'm seeing, except i still have the two listings for channel 26. WAGT (NBC) does NOT appear to be in high def, regardless of what is being said...

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 07:56 AM

Is Lexington, KY still the largest viewing area without HD locals? My brother lives there and is starting to get frustrated.
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Posted 02 February 2009 - 08:46 PM

Is Lexington, KY still the largest viewing area without HD locals? My brother lives there and is starting to get frustrated.


Based on messages in other threads in dbstalk and in conversations with local tv officials here, it does appear that, barring delays, it could be possible that Lexington may be getting HD locals on D* as soon as the second quarter '09. (Will believe it when I see them.)

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:38 AM

I believe we've gotten past discussion of the markets that opened up on 1/30. Please continue discussion in the "More HD in 2009" thread.
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