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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by bamaweather, Jul 3, 2010.
Doctor J any idea when the Meridian, MS locals will be available?
Awesome! Thanks for the update! I did a signal test and am getting signals on several of the 99(c) transponders, including 19. Looks like HD LiL's are just around the corner for Yakima DMA.
Should be on "99(s)"
There is no Tp. 19 on 99c much less a spotbeam one for locals.
Meridian testing is great news, thank you sir!
Why would D* not broadcast the Pittsburgh CW channel in HD when all the local cable companies do?
KRCB Channel 22 - PBS station in SF Bay Area is now showing HD in the guide for selected programs. Is this new, I don't remember it being HD and the chart shows it as only underlined.
Activated on 11/16/2011
See Post #713, Here is link:
List Not updated in over a year per gct
Latest data here:
Thanks, I'd found post 713 but I was confused by the first line (No good news), I thought it applied to everything so I assumed KRCB was test only.
Sorry! My mistake.
Happen to know where the Meridian locals are being tested?
Are you asking which Satellite is steaming Meridian Data, or are you asking if some specific individuals are "testing" the Meridian info.
#2 first No, *TEST means signal in data stream but not authorized for general usage. Directv receivers with "engineering access card" can see the signals
#1 is in gct DATA here:
Signals are on Spaceway 2 at 99 degrees (99s) TPN #5
Are the Meridian, Ms locals still being tested? Know when there are supposed to be turned on?
Yakima/Kennewick/Pasco/Richland,WA HD locals are now on!
Meridian stations are now listed on directv.com as being up
So I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and was in Japan in late Oct/early Nov. During my trip, NHK World moved from 26-2 to 38-4. (So I came home, went to watch an episode of a show some friends said they were on and... realized I didn't have that!).
I checked my built-in TV Tuner and I can watch 38-4 directly on the TV, but it's an off-air channel not added to the guide which means I can't watch it/DVR anything on DirecTV. Not the end of the world or anything, just annoying...
Is there a specific method for contacting DirecTV and requesting this channel be added to the SF area off-air guide?
Anybody know what "The Next 10" means on the original page 1 listing under HD-LILs? My DMA124 Monterey-Salinas is listed in it, but "The Next 10" could mean anything--bad communication skills on somebody's part. There certainly has been no announcement of any plans to bring HD LILs to this locality.
Sorry, but as the EDIT on post #1 says, none of the post #1 data has been updated since September, 2010. Everything is very much out of date. We hope to have other folks pick up this thread and bring it up to current status. That is pending.
You might watch the "TPN Map..." thread in the DIRECTV Tips and Resources Forum. That data is updated weekly. If anything happens in the LIL world, Doctor J will be there to let you know immediately.
Checking the TPN Map Excel file, Monterey is still one of 13 DMA's with SD Locals only. I do not believe there have been any announcements yet on the DIRECTV website regarding LIL activity for 2012. And don't ask: I have no idea why Monterey, at DMA #125, is still waiting for HD LILs while 58 other *smaller* DMA's already have HD LILs. (Yes, you are DMA #125; you dropped one slot in the 2012 Nielsen standings.)
Again - keep watching Doctor J's posts....
Hey, thanks gct! A lot of us locals are head scratching over this snub. I'll check out the TPN map.
Unfortunately, head-scratching probably won't offer many answers. You can be sure the 'snub' is a technological conundrum for DIRECTV. For DIRECTV, the biggest bang for the buck is the larger DMA's.
If you have the time and interest, do some research for all of us. Check out those 58 other HD LIL DMAs that are all lower on the totem pole; see what Sats and TPNs provide those 58 HD LILs. Are they all East Coast DMA's? What is the common thread? Somewhere, your answer is waiting to be discovered. The various 'sheets' of the TPN Map Excel should provide all the raw data you need.
It will be interesting to hear what you discover!
Well, D* promised that 99% of all DMAs would have HD LILs by the end of 2011. That proved to be wildly off-base. I think we're dealing with a combination of cost-effectiveness (bang-for-customer) and which DMA's have some existing OTA HD service. We do have some here, though PBS is super weak and drops out when it gets merely cloudy. I've taken to buying Downton Abbey eps on iTunes whenever it clouds up on a Sunday.