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Champaign - Decatur - Springfield, IL - LIL's

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by TimG517, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. TimG517

    TimG517 AllStar

    Jan 2, 2007
    According to the DirecTV website (someone posted the link here) The Springfield - Decatur - Champaign IL market is supposed to have Local HD's on the satellite in September.
    Another week has passed and nothing.

    Now, in this market, you either have to have 2 dishes, one pointed basically away from where the 5LNB points.

    My installer did not install the 2nd dish. So, the only way for me to watch local programing is with my OTA.

    Anybody have ANY clue as to what markets are coming next week?

    Or, better yet, when this market in Illinois will get the Local HD's off the satellite?

    Thank you, a concerned, but happy DirecTV subscriber....
  2. gregjones

    gregjones Hall Of Fame

    Sep 20, 2007
    Generally, I would assume that September means "before the end of September." They have often added markets near the end of the calendar month for which they were announced.

    They have moved some of the LIL dates back a month, so yours not having been moved is a sign they think it will happen. My market, Greenville-New Bern-Washington NC, was moved from October to November.
  3. dkouz

    dkouz AllStar

    May 5, 2007
    Was that your request, or did you get bluegrass-ed?
  4. roywatson

    roywatson Cool Member

    Aug 20, 2008
    I was hoping for Burlington VT as well but no such luck here either.

    I just checked and D* apparently just updated the LIL rollout schedule to as follows:
    September: Burlington Vt.-Plattsburgh, N.Y.; Champaign-Springfield-Decatur, Ill.; Myrtle Beach-Florence, S.C.

    October: Boise, Idaho; Charleston, S.C.; Colorado Springs-Pueblo, Colo.; Columbia-Jefferson City, Mo.; Davenport, Iowa-Rock Island, Ill., Moline, Ill.; Dayton, Ohio; Evansville, Ind.; Harlingen-Brownsville, Texas; Norfolk-Newport News, Va.; Savannah, Ga.; Springfield-Holyoke, Mass.

    November: Des Moines-Ames, Iowa; El Paso, Texas; Fort Smith, Ark.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Greenville-New Bern-Washington, N.C.; La Crosse-Eau Claire, Wis.; Macon, Ga.; Peoria-Bloomington, Ill.; Rockford, Ill.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Traverse City-Cadillac, MI

    December: Dothan, AL; Bangor, Maine; Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas; Butte-Bozeman, Mont.; Harrisonburg, Va.; Palm Springs, CA; Tallahassee, Fla.

    So I think were still on for next week.

  5. TimG517

    TimG517 AllStar

    Jan 2, 2007
    I guess I got bluegrass-ed.

    In Lexington, KY Bluegrass Satellite was great. Never a problem (And I had installs in Louisville, and Lexington, upgrade to HD in Louisville, add lines in Lexington, and the list goes on).

    In Decatur, it wasn't BAD, but but but, I didn't know I needed 2 dishes! At least DirecTV sent me a free AM21 for my R22-100. So, in my bedroom I get great local channels, R22-100 with AM21.

    In the living room I have an HR20-700, and the reception is spotty.

    I HAD a HR20-100, but one of the tuners went out. Now, I dont' know why this is the case, but on my HR20-100 I received great locals with the same antenna I am using now..

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