Jump to content

Welcome to DBSTalk

Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
Guest Message by DevFuse

- - - - -

PBS HD Response

  • Please log in to reply
22 replies to this topic

#21 OFFLINE   jdspencer


    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 6,586 posts
Joined: Nov 07, 2003

Posted 05 June 2010 - 01:04 PM

They are still the local feed. In my DMA, Bismarck-Minot, PBS is only SD for some reason and DirecTV crops it instead of taking the -2 feed that is letterboxed.

You dug up an old thread.:) In November DirecTV will start offering our locals in HD, but I don't think PBS is in the lineup. Only, time will tell.

As I said last November, our PBS offers three OTA channels; -1 is HD (possibly the national feed), -2 is the locally produced content and -3 is Create.
DirecTV since '96, Waivers for ABC, CBS, NBC, & Fox, HR23-700 & HR24-500/AM21, using ethernet based MRV.

...Ads Help To Support This Site...

#22 OFFLINE   jimmyv2000


    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 1,014 posts
  • LocationManchester NH
Joined: Feb 15, 2007

Posted 05 June 2010 - 05:33 PM

The worst thing is that we get both nhptv and wgbh but neither in HD. You should be able to get channel 11 ota with a decent antenna. It does stink to not get any NH locals in HD.

I know.....
No local news in HD From WMUR:(

#23 OFFLINE   LarryFlowers


    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 4,290 posts
Joined: Sep 22, 2006

Posted 05 June 2010 - 05:47 PM

I think some of you may actually be seeing the reason...

Issues over subchannel carriage.. I have to question how much of an HD signal is there after a PBS channel adds 2 or more subchannels.

Money... I'd give really good odds that there are money issues, especially involving WGBH.
Larry R. Flowers
Winder (Atlanta) GA
Twitter @larryflowers
HR20-700 HR23-700 H24-100
1st DirecTV Receiver Install Nov 1994
i'm a PC Guy

Protected By... spam firewall...And...