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Minot-Bismark, ND and Sherman-Ada, TX launching tomorrow


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#1 OFFLINE   Satelliteracer

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 03:14 PM

Launching tomorrow at 6:00am EST

These are new markets and launching in HD (fi you don't have HD, the box will down res to SD)

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#2 OFFLINE   doctor j

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 03:43 PM

Thank you.

Look forward to your notices always!!

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#3 OFFLINE   ejjames

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 12:37 AM

My home town of Minot finally gtting local channels. Never thought
i'd see the day!
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#4 OFFLINE   mberg300

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 08:58 AM

Any reason anyone knows of as to why FOX is not being included in DTV's local channel offering?

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 09:27 AM

Any reason anyone knows of as to why FOX is not being included in DTV's local channel offering?


Held up in negotiations?

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 09:56 AM

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#7 OFFLINE   Greg Alsobrook

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 12:44 PM

Press releases:

DIRECTV Delivers Local HD Programming To Customers in Sherman, Texas-Ada, Okla.
Local HD Programming from DIRECTV Now Available in 138 U.S. Cities

Nov 18, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- DIRECTV, Inc.:

WHAT:
DIRECTV, Inc., the nation's No. 1 satellite television service, is offering local HD programming to customers in the Sherman, Texas-Ada, Okla., designated market area. The following broadcast networks will be available: KXII/CBS and FOX in HD; and PBS in standard-definition. DIRECTV now offers local HD broadcast channels in 138 markets, representing more than 92 percent of U.S. TV households.

WHEN:
Now Available

HOW:
To receive DIRECTV's local HD programming, customers must have an H20, H21 or H23 HD receiver, or an HR20, HR21 or HR23 DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR and a Ka/Ku band dish. For information on how to get DIRECTV HD consumers can visit directv.com. Eligibility for local channels is based on service address within certain designated market areas as defined by Nielsen Media Research, Inc. Visit directv.com for more information.


DIRECTV Delivers Local HD Programming To Customers in Minot-Bismarck-Dickinson, N.D.
Local HD Programming from DIRECTV Now Available in 138 U.S. Cities

Nov 18, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- DIRECTV, Inc.:

WHAT:
DIRECTV, Inc., the nation's No. 1 satellite television service, is offering local HD programming to customers in the Minot-Bismarck-Dickinson, N.D., designated market area. The following broadcast networks will be available: KBMY/ABC, KXMB/CBS and KFYR/NBC in HD; and KBME/PBS in standard-definition. DIRECTV now offers local HD broadcast channels in 138 markets, representing more than 92 percent of U.S. TV households.

WHEN:
Now Available

HOW:
To receive DIRECTV's local HD programming, customers must have an H20, H21 or H23 HD receiver, or an HR20, HR21 or HR23 DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR and a Ka/Ku band dish. For information on how to get DIRECTV HD consumers can visit directv.com. Eligibility for local channels is based on service address within certain designated market areas as defined by Nielsen Media Research, Inc. Visit directv.com for more information.


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Posted 18 November 2009 - 03:37 PM

Are your programs in HD?
The channel says HD and the shows say HD but the picture isn't. Oprah and Ellen both say HD but show up in SD (no, i don't normally watch those shows...it's just an example, hehe!)

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 03:45 PM

My home town of Minot finally gtting local channels. Never thought
i'd see the day!

Why not Minot? :lol:

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 03:56 PM

In our market we also have KTEN 10 an NBC channel.
It is not in the press release.
Does anyone know why?
Are negotiations in progress for this station?

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 04:10 PM

Are your programs in HD?
The channel says HD and the shows say HD but the picture isn't. Oprah and Ellen both say HD but show up in SD (no, i don't normally watch those shows...it's just an example, hehe!)


A lot of times with syndicated programming if it's available in HD, the guide will show it as such, whether the local station rebroadcasts it in HD or not.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 04:13 PM

A lot of times with syndicated programming if it's available in HD, the guide will show it as such, whether the local station rebroadcasts it in HD or not.


That's what I thought, but I guess I was still suprised. I expect to see primetime shows and sports in HD. We'll see how it looks tonight.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 05:32 PM

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 08:23 PM

In our market we also have KTEN 10 an NBC channel.
It is not in the press release.
Does anyone know why?
Are negotiations in progress for this station?


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Posted 18 November 2009 - 08:28 PM

Why not Minot? :lol:


That's Minot's "slogan". Funny you should mention that, as a kid, my mom worked for the chamber of commerce, I remember those stickers and buttons around the house.

I'll check out the signal when I go home for Christmas , but I'm sure my parents will still use OTA because they'll want their local news. All the sat feeds are from the Bismark affiliate, which is 100 miles away.
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 08:37 PM

In our market we also have KTEN 10 an NBC channel.
It is not in the press release.
Does anyone know why?
Are negotiations in progress for this station?


They probably want the CW affliate that KTEN has to be uplinked also. They got that deal with E* last time around after KTEN was pulled off the air for a while.
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 08:38 PM

In our market we also have KTEN 10 an NBC channel.
It is not in the press release.
Does anyone know why?
Are negotiations in progress for this station?


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Posted 18 November 2009 - 08:46 PM

They probably want the CW affliate that KTEN has to be uplinked also. They got that deal with E* last time around after KTEN was pulled off the air for a while.


Interestingly, the CW channel is already uplinked along with KTEN. Hopefully, they get things worked out soon. The link DBSooner posted is encouraging.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 07:49 AM

Thank you for the posts regarding KTEN 10. Hopefully we will have it and
the CW channel soon.
I just wanted to report on a brief problem receiving the HD local channels
12 and 13.
As I previously reported I received an H20 and an HR20 receivers for the
switch to HD LiL channels. Since they did not supply the BBCs these
could not see two of the satellites (of course, the local channels) and I
had to call Directv and get them sent to me.
I received them yesterday and installed them at lunch.
Problem solved.
Well, almost. The HR20 was fine. Local channels everything was great.
The H20 had problems. So I swapped the BBCs, checked the connections
etc. All satellites did show good readings and the Guide shows everything
icluding the local channels.
When I turned to channels 12 and 13 I had sound but no picture.
The receiver also reported faulty multiswitch.
Since everything else was OK I doubted that and called Directv Tech.
It turned out to be a software problem. The installed software was 4104.
With a download the problem was solved.
I thought this might be helpful to someone else.




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