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  1. olgeezer

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    Both satellite companies are compensating local stations. If you can't get it from cable try armed robbery with the sat companies.
     
  2. tomcrown1

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    S.F Bay Area go with comcast Dish is ignoring San Francisco
     
  3. aussiejohn

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    Just take a left turn here! IIRC ABQ HD locals have been uplinked forever during testing phases etc.

    But no CBS HD. Dag nabbit.
     
  4. rdr

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    Philadelphia, sooooo close! Let's go Pittsburgh! Anyone, any idea.
     
  5. normang

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    If you don't have a Dish 1000 or one pointing at 129, as someone noted, your not going to see them either...
     
  6. Stewart Vernon

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    Sinclair is doing the same thing here with Time Warner, and they own a WB and a UPN station. Of course, that will be less of a problem when those two implode and the CW starts... but still Sinclair is a holdout around here with Time Warner.
     
  7. Stewart Vernon

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    If it was just a dispute over analog vs digital SD, then I wouldn't understand it either.

    But we are generally talking here about digital/analog SD vs digital HD... and the local stations are asking for a new contract and/or more money for the HD stuff to be retransmitted.

    It makes sense to me.
     
  8. JohnH

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    Oops! A typo. 6364 should be 6362.

    Editing the posts.
     
  9. IowaStateFan

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    Sorry, but none of it makes sense to me. They are providing programming FREE to anyone that can receive their signal with an OTA antenna. Having that same signal beamed into a house from a satellite or cable in no way harms them. As a matter of fact, I'd think it should help them. They pick up viewers that are in their DMA, but cannot receive an OTA signal. They should be able to charge advertisers more.
     
  10. JohnH

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    They want to charge everybody more, even the OTA "freebies" are payng more. Low power means many have to get cable or satellite and they want those providers to pony up some revenue.
     
  11. BremenHusker

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    I have sent my e-mail to Mr. Gannett via WXIA requesting Dish HD local.
     
  12. ronjohn

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    I have to agree. This is like a free advertising flyer that you can pick up in boxes around town forcing people who pick it up in walmart to pay a quarter. Many people might would pick it up in walmart and drive up advertising dollars, but they want to charge.

    The most crazy was the old attitude of Cox. Their broadcasting department used to not allow digital retransmission unless substantial extra fees were paid. Their cable department refused to pay extra fees to other broadcasting companies. Different departments in the same company were publically expressing different views on the subject.
     
  13. harsh

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    It makes more sense to me that you would want your programming to reach as many viewers as possible. Having someone re-transmit your product would be something that you just wouldn't want to turn down. How do you explain to your advertisers that you're not sending your programming to satellite and/or cable customers because you're greedy?

    It would be different if Dish wanted to replace commercials.
     
  14. normang

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    I concur, the more eyeballs that station KXYZ can say are receiving their signal, and through whatever means that they determine that, and however it gets there, they can raise ad rates because more people are potentially going to see their shows and ads..

    Comcast "bundles" their cable service with their internet access to drive up their sub count. You can pay around $60 for Internet only, or $50 for round numbers, if you get internet and at least basic analog cable.. So I save about $120 a year, I get basic cable which is connected to "nothing"....
     
  15. Rogueone

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    um, then, since there are 4 channels, should it be 6359 is not up but 6360-6362 are, that way it's 3 channels and not 2? :)
     
  16. derwin0

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    yeah, and those $#$%#$'s at WXIA refuse all waiver requests for my dad's house way down close to Macon...
    The mother of all antennas can't even pull in WXIA-HD from down there.
     
  17. derwin0

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    Harrisburg/York, even closer...but not even on the list of 50... :(
     
  18. JohnH

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    It may be a bit unclear. 6359 and 6361-6362 are available, but the 6360 CBS is unavailable.
     
  19. ibglowin

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    Hey they can knock out an entire (large) state plus So CO in one fell swoop. That looks good on a map of uplinked HD locals. I'm not complaining for sure. Hurry up 4/1!

     
  20. Rogueone

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    oh ok THAT makes sense now :) haha.
     
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