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DIRECTV adds HD Locals in Jackson, MS

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#26 OFFLINE   Brandon428


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Posted 30 July 2010 - 09:11 PM

It really kills customers like me outside of the Fios service area. No viable competition outside of city limits. It's Charter (ugh) or Sat.

I know exactly how you feel. I live in Cankton and I'll never see FIOS out here.

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#27 OFFLINE   BNut


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Posted 31 July 2010 - 10:31 AM

99S is the correct one. The S represents spot or spot beam. So, that means your area is within the same HD spot beam. The SD Baton Rouge spot beam is on 119 TP 29.

Unfortunately, there is no legal way for you to receive WVLA via satellite, unless DirecTV decides to provide it to your market (and even then, it would be SD only as long as they aren't providing or planning to provide Lafayette HD locals). You could receive waivers for NBC out of New York. If you're only interested in network programming and not local programming (after all, you would still get local news from the Lafayette stations), that would be the best option.

Now, whenever DirecTV adds Lafayette HD locals, there would be a stronger possibility of you getting WVLA to fill in the missing NBC.

Thanks again for the wealth of information you have provided. I'll check the spot beam for the BR SD channels but it sounds like that is fight I will never win.

I find it odd that Lafayette is the 5th largest city by population in Louisiana, yet D* doesn't even have PLANS to provide our locals in HD?!!? I am fortunate to be in the LUS Fiber service area, along with Cox and ATT so I may end up playing the game of pitting them all against each other for at cost or below cost specials in exchange for 2 year contracts.

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#28 OFFLINE   Baldmaga



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Posted 04 August 2010 - 01:15 AM

Were the revisions to the HD DNS lookup tool on Directv.com made? It still says to check back in July, so unless they mean July 2011, they might need to change more than just their lookup tool.

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