East Tennessee or West Tennessee?
Well, I've got a 60" TV, and I'm happy now, so maybe I don't want to know.
Does it matter?
... and yeah, that's a good way to look at it!
Exactly. The CW feeds are DNS. Ion would be DNS plus locals. And the areas without CW HD cover a lot fewer people than Ion HD. I live in a major market that doesnt have Ion at all. Good luck finding a major market without CW HD.
That is what I meant. Larger advantage. Directv gets a lot of local HD in this move.
The CW feeds are DNS plus locals, the Ion feeds are basics plus locals. There is a difference, but yeah, the CW feeds wouldn't cover as many people as Ion even though, as I stated, I believe The CW DNS feeds are available in more local markets than the Ion feeds, the size of the markets are far smaller.
As for your second paragraph, there are multiple large markets (like NYC) that actually has their local Ion available in SD, so while the population of those larger markets adds up, the actual number of markets is small. However, unlike the CW DNS feeds, EVERYBODY gets Ion from DirecTV (Ion is in the lowest base packages).
That being said, I think CW HD-DNS feeds should not be discounted as unworthy. They have far more original programming than Ion, and they can be far more expensive for those who subscribed to them as DNS feeds (like me), and the addition would amp up the (HD) LiL count in many smaller markets where the LiL count is smaller than the bigger cities.