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#1 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:36 AM

The following station launches have been confirmed.


1. SD Mpeg 4 stations launch

Syracuse, NY
SD Mpeg4 launch
WCNY2 Ch 24-2 (PBS)
WCNY has selected the PBS option of airing two SD channels. The station will be available for ALL Mpeg 4 hardware customers.

Boise, ID
SD Mpeg4 launch
KAID2 Ch 4-2 (PBS)
KAID has selected the PBS option of airing two SD channels. The station will be available for ALL Mpeg 4 hardware customers.

Waco-Temple-Bryan TX
SD Mpeg4 launch
KXXV Ch 25 (ABC)


2. HD Mpeg 4 stations launch.

Portland, OR
HD Mpeg4 Station Launch
KPXG Ch 22 (ION)
Mpeg 2 customers will see ION east remap. Mpeg 4 customers will see ION east remap and KPXG HD signal.

Salt Lake City UT
HD Mpeg4 Station Launch
KUCW Ch 30 (CW)

Salt Lake City UT
HD Mpeg4 Station Launch
KUED Ch 7 (PBS)

Wilkes Barre-Scranton PA
HD Mpeg4 Station Launch
WVIA Ch 44 (PBS)

3. SD Mpeg 2 stations launch.

Chicago IL
SD Mpeg 2 Station Launch
WCPX Ch 38 (ION)

Dallas TX
SD Mpeg 2 Station Launch
KPXD Ch 68 (ION)

Houston, TX
SD Mpeg 2 Station Launch
KPXB Ch 49 (ION)

Kansas City MO
SD Mpeg 2 Station Launch
KPXE Ch 50 (ION)

Milwaukee WI
SD Mpeg 2 Station Launch
WBME Ch 49 (Ind)

4. SD Mpeg 2 station removal.

Houston, TX
Station Mpeg2 Removal
KTBU Ch 55 (IND)
Station will drop. Traffic will place OSD for 2 weeks. OSD not available for SCD1 boxed.

Milwaukee WI
Station Mpeg2 Removal
WPXE Ch 55 (Ind)
ION East remap to replace the channel.

Sacramento, CA
Station Mpeg2 Removal
KSPX Ch 29 (ION)
ION West remap to replace the channel.

5. SD Mpeg 2 remap signal update

Los Angeles, CA
Remap Mpeg2 change
ION Ch 30 (ION)
Remap will be replaced with new ION west signal

Phoenix, AZ
Remap Mpeg2 change
ION Ch 51 (ION)
Remap will be replaced with new ION west signal

Portland, OR
Remap Mpeg2 change
ION Ch 23 (ION)
Remap will be replaced with new ION west signal

Salt Lake City UT
Remap Mpeg2 change
ION Ch 16 (ION)
Remap will be replaced with new ION west signal

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose CA
Remap Mpeg2 change
ION Ch 65 (ION)
Remap will be replaced with new ION west signal

Denver, CO
Remap Mpeg2 change
ION Ch 59 (ION)
Remap will be replaced with new ION west signal

Seattle-Tacoma WA
Remap Mpeg2 change
ION Ch 33 (ION)
Remap will be replaced with new ION west signal

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#2 OFFLINE   Mavrick

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:49 AM

4. SD Mpeg 2 station removal.

Houston, TX
Station Mpeg2 Removal
KTBU Ch 55 (IND)
Station will drop. Traffic will place OSD for 2 weeks. OSD not available for SCD1 boxed.

Milwaukee WI
Station Mpeg2 Removal
WPXE Ch 55 (Ind)
ION East remap to replace the channel.

Sacramento, CA
Station Mpeg2 Removal
KSPX Ch 29 (ION)
ION West remap to replace the channel.

5. SD Mpeg 2 remap signal update

Los Angeles, CA
Remap Mpeg2 change
ION Ch 30 (ION)
Remap will be replaced with new ION west signal

Phoenix, AZ
Remap Mpeg2 change
ION Ch 51 (ION)
Remap will be replaced with new ION west signal

Portland, OR
Remap Mpeg2 change
ION Ch 23 (ION)
Remap will be replaced with new ION west signal

Salt Lake City UT
Remap Mpeg2 change
ION Ch 16 (ION)
Remap will be replaced with new ION west signal

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose CA
Remap Mpeg2 change
ION Ch 65 (ION)
Remap will be replaced with new ION west signal

Denver, CO
Remap Mpeg2 change
ION Ch 59 (ION)
Remap will be replaced with new ION west signal

Seattle-Tacoma WA
Remap Mpeg2 change
ION Ch 33 (ION)
Remap will be replaced with new ION west signal


This better explains the reasoning for launching the ION west signal for it seems they are freeing up bandwidth by removing alot of local ION station and replacing them with the national feed.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:03 AM

Wilkes Barre-Scranton PA
HD Mpeg4 Station Launch
WVIA Ch 44 (PBS)

Man I was hoping for the CW instead. Come on bring up the CW.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:03 AM

The SD Mpeg4 launch in Waco Temple Bryan TX on Ch 25 is showing the HD feed but in 480i. Whereas the other Ch25 appears to be showing the SD (mpeg2?) feed.

Would there be a reason why they are getting the HD feed but can only retransmit it on SD? Bandwidth? And if so will they be able to give us an idea when we could expect it to be in HD?

I am not sure which is worse... watching an SD program or watching the HD feed in SD hahaha.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:37 AM

ION in HD for Portland!


I still won't watch it....:lol:

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:46 AM

Directv.com shows Orlando WOPX ION ch-56 is HD. Is this true?

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 09:13 AM

Dang it! When are they ever going to carry the Terre Haute, IN locals... SD or HD?!?!

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 09:13 AM

The following station launches have been confirmed.

1. SD Mpeg 4 stations launch

Syracuse, NY
SD Mpeg4 launch
WCNY2 Ch 24-2 (PBS)
WCNY has selected the PBS option of airing two SD channels. The station will be available for ALL Mpeg 4 hardware customers.


Why would WCNY choose 2 SD channels instead of their HD channel?

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 09:45 AM

Still waiting for the CBS Station in Milwaukee to go HD! Also would be nice to have the PBS Station in HD. Got instead a channel that has almost nothing on it, go figure!

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 10:03 AM

Traffic will place OSD for 2 weeks. OSD not available for SCD1 boxed.


Translation?

What is "OSD" and "SCD1 boxed"

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 10:10 AM

I'm now receiving Ch 3 WPSU State College, PA in 1080i HD according to all my HR's. Previously it has shown as 720p on my HR20-700, but as 480i on my two HR21-200's. No HD programming yet to know for sure.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 10:46 AM

I'm now receiving Ch 3 WPSU State College, PA in 1080i HD according to all my HR's. Previously it has shown as 720p on my HR20-700, but as 480i on my two HR21-200's. No HD programming yet to know for sure.


I will confirm this when I get home tonight, but I just went to www.directv.com/locals and typed in 16801 and it now has WPSU listed as being in HD!

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 11:18 AM

I just noticed Cartoon Network west on Channel 297 in SD. It was not there a couple of days ago.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 11:31 AM

Does anyone know if D will include the local digital subchannels in the local channels offering?

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 11:48 AM

Does anyone know if D will include the local digital subchannels in the local channels offering?


:welcome_s to the forums.
AFAIK,the only way to get the subchannels you are asking about is to use an OTA connection with the DirecTV equipment.
IMO,I don't think DirecTV,or anyone else will include the subchannels,unless they are forced to do so.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 11:56 AM

Translation?

What is "OSD" and "SCD1 boxed"

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OSD is On Screen Display. I don't know what SCD1 boxed means.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 02:07 PM

Why would WCNY choose 2 SD channels instead of their HD channel?


Higher potential viewership for each channel resulting in higher ad revenues. They must have determined that there is a only very small portion of their viewer base who will choose what to watch based on whether it is in HD or not, so they'd rather present their viewers more options.

This is the also one of the reasons that stations have digital subchannels as opposed to giving all of the bandwidth to the main HD station.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 02:29 PM

OSD is On Screen Display. I don't know what SCD1 boxed means.


I think that means that the older receivers that get locals in the 800s and 900s wont have a message.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 03:09 PM

Directv.com shows Orlando WOPX ION ch-56 is HD. Is this true?



i just checked my hr21 online guide. ion is listed at channel 57.

where at directv.com are you checking. i just clicked on the locals icon and it still shows ion in sd.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 03:32 PM

How come it's listed twice in Chicago.What twice the fun :nono:

Edited by richardmb, 26 March 2009 - 03:33 PM.
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