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Lansing, MI Finally to get HD Locals?

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#81 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:28 AM

My apologies if this shouldn't be in this thread.

I am in the Lansing market and have used the am21 for years now. When we do finally get the HD locals what do I do with the channels I am getting from the antenna/am21? My guide has them as -1 for the OTA HD, will that be the same when Direct integrates them in? Can I still use the am21 for the sub-channels since I like some of them especially ME-TV?


The DirecTV delivered LiL channels will be listed as the following:

NEW HD-MARKET IN TEST

NET|NAME|CHL|NOTES0|NOTES1
617|*WLNS|6|A3 Lansing 06 WLNS CBS|CBS from WLNSDT-TV, 06, Lansing, MI
617|*WILX|10|A3 Lansing 10 WILX NBC|NBC from WILXDT-TV, 10, Lansing, MI
617|*WHTV|18|A3 Lansing 18 WHTV MNT|MNT from WHTVDT-TV, 18, Lansing, MI
617|*WKAR|23|A3 Lansing 23 WKAR PBS|PBS from WKARDT-TV, 23, Lansing, MI
617|*WSYM|47|A3 Lansing 47 WSYM FOX|FOX from WSYMDT-TV, 47, Lansing, MI
617|*WLAJ|53|A3 Lansing 53 WLAJ ABC|ABC from WLAJDT-TV, 53, Lansing, MI
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  • Channels in the Excel TPN Map whose Names begin with an asterisk (*) are in TEST status
  • Channels shaded blue in the Excel are MPEG4. All HD channels are MPEG4, but SD channels can also be in MPEG4.


In other words, WLNS would be channel #6 in your Guide, and your AM21 provided channel will be #6-1.

You can continue to use the AM21 for sub-channels, backup in case of technical problems, etc.

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#82 OFFLINE   swissin

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:49 PM

Thanks Alan!

#83 OFFLINE   darkon

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:09 PM

Thank you for posting that. It helps a lot.

#84 OFFLINE   SPACEMAKER

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:34 AM

Lansing HD locals launched today.

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Bedroom:
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:46 AM

So looks like Lansing got DirecTV HD locals before Sprint LTE!
Good thing you guys are so patient.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:29 AM

Outstanding! Just in time for MSU Basketball!!!!! Go Green!

Now if Verizon would just release ICS for my thunderbolt............ :rolleyes:

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:10 PM

Just discovered them a few min. ago. SWEEEEET!!!!!

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:27 PM

So looks like Lansing got DirecTV HD locals before Sprint LTE!
Good thing you guys are so patient.


If not for my AM21 allowing me to get them OTA for the past 5 years I don't know if I'd have been very patient.

For me, the main advantage of HD locals is being able to watch and record them from my other receivers.

And getting rid of the AM21 and antenna is good. I don't care about sub channels so it works out well.

Living Room:
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AM21
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:20 PM

If not for my AM21 allowing me to get them OTA for the past 5 years I don't know if I'd have been very patient.

For me, the main advantage of HD locals is being able to watch and record them from my other receivers.

And getting rid of the AM21 and antenna is good. I don't care about sub channels so it works out well.


With an AM21 what sub-channels do you get on DIRECTV in the Lansing market (on an HR24 not 34, I know that gets everything)? Does 47-2 MeTV get broadcast?

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:27 PM

AM21 on an HR24 will get beyond what you can now get via satellite:
10.2 Weather
23.2 PBS
23.3 PBS
47.2 Me
53.2 CW

Only one I know is not in the database for the AM21 on HR24:
6.2 Livewell

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:40 PM

AM21 on an HR24 will get beyond what you can now get via satellite:
10.2 Weather
23.2 PBS
23.3 PBS
47.2 Me
53.2 CW

Only one I know is not in the database for the AM21 on HR24:
6.2 Livewell


Thanks. An AM21 may be a good investment then. :)

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:24 AM

Isn't there also a 23.4?

I believe there is also a sub channel or two for 18...maybe .2 and .3....

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:02 PM

AM21 on an HR24 will get beyond what you can now get via satellite:
10.2 Weather
23.2 PBS
23.3 PBS
47.2 Me
53.2 CW

Only one I know is not in the database for the AM21 on HR24:
6.2 Livewell


I live in the Northern suburbs and I can also get WCMU 28 and subchanels from Mt Pleasant and Fox 66 and subchanels from Flint with the am-21

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

Thanks. An AM21 may be a good investment then. :)


I am probably going to sell my AM21 for like $35. I bought it about 22 months ago when I got my HR24. Works great and is in great shape.

Living Room:
Sony KDL-55EX720
HR44-700
AM21
Sony BDP-S360 Networked
Bedroom:
Sony KDL-40EX720
HR24-200
Sony DVP-NS75H


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:25 AM

Isn't there also a 23.4?

I believe there is also a sub channel or two for 18...maybe .2 and .3....


23.4 was eliminated by wkar a few months ago. They no longer duplicate PBS in HD and SD. 18 has no subchannels, and I dont recall them having any in the past.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:45 AM

isn't there also a 23.4?

I believe there is also a sub channel or two for 18...maybe .2 and .3....


pbs 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:56 AM

^23.4 no longer exists. Read the post above yours.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:20 AM

There is still a 23.4 programmed in the Directv HR2x database. That doesn't mean WKAR is broadcasting it. If you tune 23.4 you should just get searching for signal.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:49 AM

Before I disconnected my AM21 and antenna I decided to compare the PQ and sound between OTA and DirecTV. There is no difference in PQ or sound as far as I can tell. And I get way less macroblocking during sporting events through DirecTV's signal.

Another thing that I noticed is that the OTA signal was about 5 seconds behing the DirecTV signal which would often result in the very beginning of some shows being cut off (most notably, Modern Family) but that no longer happens.

I fully realize that some people love their OTA and swear by the PQ/sound, etc but for me, having DirecTV supply HD locals is an improvement over OTA.

Living Room:
Sony KDL-55EX720
HR44-700
AM21
Sony BDP-S360 Networked
Bedroom:
Sony KDL-40EX720
HR24-200
Sony DVP-NS75H


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:36 AM

I did comparisons for a few days but kept the OTA, because of the superior audio and PQ. The added benefit is I dont have the potential to lost my locals in inclement weather, unless the station goes out.





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