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Confirmed local station launches

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Chris Blount, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    The following station launches have been confirmed.


    1. SD Mpeg 4 stations launch

    Syracuse, NY
    SD Mpeg4 launch
    WCNY2 Ch 24-2 (PBS)
    WCNY has selected the PBS option of airing two SD channels. The station will be available for ALL Mpeg 4 hardware customers.

    Boise, ID
    SD Mpeg4 launch
    KAID2 Ch 4-2 (PBS)
    KAID has selected the PBS option of airing two SD channels. The station will be available for ALL Mpeg 4 hardware customers.

    Waco-Temple-Bryan TX
    SD Mpeg4 launch
    KXXV Ch 25 (ABC)


    2. HD Mpeg 4 stations launch.

    Portland, OR
    HD Mpeg4 Station Launch
    KPXG Ch 22 (ION)
    Mpeg 2 customers will see ION east remap. Mpeg 4 customers will see ION east remap and KPXG HD signal.

    Salt Lake City UT
    HD Mpeg4 Station Launch
    KUCW Ch 30 (CW)

    Salt Lake City UT
    HD Mpeg4 Station Launch
    KUED Ch 7 (PBS)

    Wilkes Barre-Scranton PA
    HD Mpeg4 Station Launch
    WVIA Ch 44 (PBS)

    3. SD Mpeg 2 stations launch.

    Chicago IL
    SD Mpeg 2 Station Launch
    WCPX Ch 38 (ION)

    Dallas TX
    SD Mpeg 2 Station Launch
    KPXD Ch 68 (ION)

    Houston, TX
    SD Mpeg 2 Station Launch
    KPXB Ch 49 (ION)

    Kansas City MO
    SD Mpeg 2 Station Launch
    KPXE Ch 50 (ION)

    Milwaukee WI
    SD Mpeg 2 Station Launch
    WBME Ch 49 (Ind)

    4. SD Mpeg 2 station removal.

    Houston, TX
    Station Mpeg2 Removal
    KTBU Ch 55 (IND)
    Station will drop. Traffic will place OSD for 2 weeks. OSD not available for SCD1 boxed.

    Milwaukee WI
    Station Mpeg2 Removal
    WPXE Ch 55 (Ind)
    ION East remap to replace the channel.

    Sacramento, CA
    Station Mpeg2 Removal
    KSPX Ch 29 (ION)
    ION West remap to replace the channel.

    5. SD Mpeg 2 remap signal update

    Los Angeles, CA
    Remap Mpeg2 change
    ION Ch 30 (ION)
    Remap will be replaced with new ION west signal

    Phoenix, AZ
    Remap Mpeg2 change
    ION Ch 51 (ION)
    Remap will be replaced with new ION west signal

    Portland, OR
    Remap Mpeg2 change
    ION Ch 23 (ION)
    Remap will be replaced with new ION west signal

    Salt Lake City UT
    Remap Mpeg2 change
    ION Ch 16 (ION)
    Remap will be replaced with new ION west signal

    San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose CA
    Remap Mpeg2 change
    ION Ch 65 (ION)
    Remap will be replaced with new ION west signal

    Denver, CO
    Remap Mpeg2 change
    ION Ch 59 (ION)
    Remap will be replaced with new ION west signal

    Seattle-Tacoma WA
    Remap Mpeg2 change
    ION Ch 33 (ION)
    Remap will be replaced with new ION west signal
     
  2. Mavrick

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    This better explains the reasoning for launching the ION west signal for it seems they are freeing up bandwidth by removing alot of local ION station and replacing them with the national feed.
     
  3. F1 Fan

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    The SD Mpeg4 launch in Waco Temple Bryan TX on Ch 25 is showing the HD feed but in 480i. Whereas the other Ch25 appears to be showing the SD (mpeg2?) feed.

    Would there be a reason why they are getting the HD feed but can only retransmit it on SD? Bandwidth? And if so will they be able to give us an idea when we could expect it to be in HD?

    I am not sure which is worse... watching an SD program or watching the HD feed in SD hahaha.
     
  4. dconfer

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    Wilkes Barre-Scranton PA
    HD Mpeg4 Station Launch
    WVIA Ch 44 (PBS)

    Man I was hoping for the CW instead. Come on bring up the CW.
     
  5. cdizzy

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    ION in HD for Portland!


    I still won't watch it....:lol:
     
  6. Curtis0620

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    Directv.com shows Orlando WOPX ION ch-56 is HD. Is this true?
     
  7. jasonblair

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    Dang it! When are they ever going to carry the Terre Haute, IN locals... SD or HD?!?!
     
  8. R0am3r

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    Why would WCNY choose 2 SD channels instead of their HD channel?
     
  9. mrjim

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    Still waiting for the CBS Station in Milwaukee to go HD! Also would be nice to have the PBS Station in HD. Got instead a channel that has almost nothing on it, go figure!
     
  10. micky76ag

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    Translation?

    What is "OSD" and "SCD1 boxed"

    Thanks
     
  11. FHSPSU67

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    I'm now receiving Ch 3 WPSU State College, PA in 1080i HD according to all my HR's. Previously it has shown as 720p on my HR20-700, but as 480i on my two HR21-200's. No HD programming yet to know for sure.
     
  12. paragon

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    I will confirm this when I get home tonight, but I just went to www.directv.com/locals and typed in 16801 and it now has WPSU listed as being in HD!
     
  13. Losana

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    I just noticed Cartoon Network west on Channel 297 in SD. It was not there a couple of days ago.
     
  14. Gloria_Chavez

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    Does anyone know if D will include the local digital subchannels in the local channels offering?
     
  15. Steve615

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    :welcome_s to the forums.
    AFAIK,the only way to get the subchannels you are asking about is to use an OTA connection with the DirecTV equipment.
    IMO,I don't think DirecTV,or anyone else will include the subchannels,unless they are forced to do so.
     
  16. Newshawk

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    Broken...
    OSD is On Screen Display. I don't know what SCD1 boxed means.
     
  17. paragon

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    Higher potential viewership for each channel resulting in higher ad revenues. They must have determined that there is a only very small portion of their viewer base who will choose what to watch based on whether it is in HD or not, so they'd rather present their viewers more options.

    This is the also one of the reasons that stations have digital subchannels as opposed to giving all of the bandwidth to the main HD station.
     
  18. Crystal Pepsi Ball

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    West Valley...
    I think that means that the older receivers that get locals in the 800s and 900s wont have a message.
     
  19. iceturkee

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    daytona...

    i just checked my hr21 online guide. ion is listed at channel 57.

    where at directv.com are you checking. i just clicked on the locals icon and it still shows ion in sd.
     
  20. richardmb

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    How come it's listed twice in Chicago.What twice the fun :nono:
     

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