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Biloxi/Gulfport locals

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by mfdavis1, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Dirk

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    Just called and had them turn on my locals. They had to switch me from my old package but I got them all up and running.
     
  2. ATLien

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    Do people in Hattiesburg market get access to the new locals? And does it include NBC and CBS?

    I'm assuming so since I know the Comcast (Hattiesburg) shows WLOX (ABC) and WXXV (Fox). I know the NBC (and possibly CBS) affliate is out of H-burg, but wasn't sure if DTV added them?

    My in-laws got Direct (Standard Def only) last year and were really ticked when they didn't have access to the main networks (via locals). Luckily they did get approved for the ABC and CW distant locals, but this would help.

    Thanks in advance for any info.
     
  3. joshjr

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    Can you give a zip code for where you are inquiring about?
     
  4. dtbx

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    I would hope NEVER. I am freaking LOVING having 4 and 6. Having to be able to watch "Fourth Down on 4" on Sunday nights is AWESOME! :D :D :D
     
  5. bamaweather

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    Hattiesburg isn't receiving new local channels right now from DirecTV. Unfortunately, DirecTV can't offer significantly viewed channels in areas where they aren't already offering local channels. Once they add the Hattiesburg market next year, it's possible the market will be filled with ABC and Fox from Biloxi (although it could be a different market).

    In some of the announced HD markets, DirecTV is adding distant networks to markets where there particular networks are missing. DirecTV may add ABC and Fox from New York until locals launch there next year (or maybe even CBS and/or NBC if the local stations agree to it).

     
  6. bamaweather

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    Happy to oblige.

    They probably aren't going to add the Mobile channels. It's their choice, and for some reason they are using the New Orleans channels instead. At least you have all four major networks in HD on DirecTV now. There are quite a few people in 36 markets above yours that do not.
     
  7. mcrutland

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    E* is offering locals to Hattiesburg, but is giving WTOK for ABC and WGBC-DT1 for Fox. I wonder if that has anything to do with Raycom owning both WDAM and WLOX?
     
  8. bamaweather

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    If anything, you would think Raycom owning both of those stations would result in them making a deal to carry Biloxi locals there. I think the bigger consideration is which other city's spotbeam covers the entire market sufficiently. But that's just a guess.
     
  9. dtbx

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    Yes, I'm going to use all caps! I LOVE HAVING WWL AND WDSU! THANK YOU DirecTV!

    Sorry, Don't care about Alabama news. AND EVERYONE I know LOVES to have those channels on DTV! WE are all Saints/Hornets fans to say the least!

    Thank you DirecTv!
     
  10. ATLien

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    To Joshjr.... Zip = 39402

    So even though Comcast offers WLOX and WXXV in Hattiesburg Directv can't? That sucks.

    I now see Biloxi is getting CBS/NBC from NOLA, so that won't help Hattiesburg at all.

    Father-in-law is big college football fan (SEC mainly), so not having CBS or access to SEC Network (via local channel - only FSN South) doesn't sit well with him. So when his DTV contract is up he'll be going back to Comcast.

    thanks for any info.
     
  11. HD Solutions

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    If you have a HDDVR from DirecTV you could purchase the AM21 offair tuner. It plugs in the rear of the HDDVR via USB and gives you a antenna coax connection. With the AM21 and a cheap set of rabbit ears you could have atleast WLOX in your lineup.
     
  12. Racer88

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    Get prepared to be screwed again...

    Around the time WLOX CBS went live today the guide info for WWL was replaced with a statement that basically said they're working on providing WLOX CBS by the end of the month and will be taking away WWL in the process of course. The statement has since been removed and normal programming information has returned. It did also state that we would be able to get CBS from channel 390 in the mean time, and 390 is indeed now activated on my receiver. WWL is also still active at this time as well.

    WLOX CBS is SD OTA so be prepared to be screwed out of a HD feed for CBS programming once it's all sorted out. I imagine the same BS will happen again when WXXV NBC goes live in July too.
     
  13. Racer88

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    ...and now WWL is gone...
    Pull a out of market channel, that is at least in an adjacent market, and is even classified as significantly viewed for part of the DMA, for one over a thousand miles away. More proof that some of the stupidest people in the entire organization are in control of this locals crap. :nono2::nono2::nono2:


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    So now we get to change our SP's to 390 for however long it takes, then reprogram them AGAIN once they get the WLOX CBS crap online....BRILLIANT!! :nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2:

    No updated guide info for 13-2 OTA yet either....still showing "Weather" 24/7....
    :nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2:
     
  14. Racer88

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    ...and now the MORONS!! have put WWL back and taken down 390-CBS.....un-f'n-believable.......
     
  15. Racer88

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    ......and the end of the month has now come and gone....not even up in test mode yet...:nono2:
     
  16. Davenlr

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    You guys watch TV in the summer? Id be out on Ship Island fishing.
     
  17. dishdude19

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    Hey Racer88:

    I hear you! I'm not in your area, but the NBC station in my area recently acquired an ABC affiliation. It bites because the secondary ABC affiliation isn't in HD, and it's the same exact boring, stale news simulcast from the NBC station. A neighboring ABC affiliate in HD with news from a different city was replaced with this NBC/ABC clone. FRUSTRATING . . .

    I like the HD picture quality, but I personally miss the days when one station affiliated with one network (primarily). The multicasting of major networks is ruining competition. There's no reason you shouldn't be allowed to keep WWL (I know laws-- but I mean in a perfect world) in your channel lineup.
     
  18. Racer88

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    Yep you bring up an excellent point about the increased redundacy, and reduction of choice these moves are bringing about too.

    While it's a quality station and all that, I could not care less about anything on WWL, and conversely WWL could not care less about Jackson County, MS. It is nowhere close to being within their area of interest, or their signal footprint. It is NOT, nor has it EVER been the CBS affiliate for my county. That affiliate would be WKRG in Mobile, which does a better job of covering news in Jackson County, MS than WLOX has ever done. It has been on D* for years and the county is well within the spot beam footprint. Of course that is all a moot point now with the impending craptastic WLOX CBS looming.:nono2:

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again. The people in charge of this locals crap have no clue whatsoever how terrestrial TV works in the real world.
     
  19. dishdude19

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    Hey Racer 88! :)

    Well said, my friend! I truly wish you were able to get WKRG, then, in your line up. I will never understand practically (and I don't need anyone jumping on me about cable/dish rules are different... I am aware) why satellite owners can't have two of the same network that are close by like that.

    In my case, it's WALB in Albany, Ga, that is now both NBC/ABC. So what's happened is that WALB has had neighboring local stations such as WTVM in Columbus and WTXL in Tallahassee (both primary ABC affiliates) thrown off cable systems and satellite packages, to borrow your word, for the "craptastic" clone of WALB NBC, which programs the ABC "station" with the same exact news content, not HD to all viewers-- while the other two neighboring stations could offer a high definition signal for ABC to everyone. I understand WALB offers some cable systems a high def ABC picture, but not to satellite owners and not even people with a good, old-fashioned over-the-air antenna get WALB ABC in high def. Perhaps this will change, but I'm not sure since we're dealing with a sub channel. This is not fair to viewers.

    I know the FCC has mandates, and I know about most of them regarding network affiliates, but I'm saying it's a shame one can't get his/her neighboring channels. I enjoyed getting a different perspectives on news from WTVM or WTXL, but now that option is taken from me, and it does not make me happy. It's all about an already dominate station having near-complete control of the market, and I don't think that's conducive to driving competition in broadcasting. I think a rule could be that each station may affiliate with only one of the big four networks. Just a thought.

    I commiserate with you, my friend! Let me know how the feeds work on your system in Biloxi with the changes regarding CBS and NBC.
     
  20. Racer88

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    Thanks for the supportive comments. I see from the lastest gct report that WLOX CBS is now up in test mode. SIGH......
     

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