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Harrisonburg, VA and Palm Springs, CA get HD LiLs.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Newshawk, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Newshawk

    Newshawk Hall Of Fame

    Sep 3, 2004
    According to directv.com's Local Channel Lookup tool, Harrisonburg, VA and Palm Springs, CA are now receiving HD local channels from DirecTV. The channels reported to be available are:

    Harrisonburg:WHSV-3 (ABC), FOX 49 (no call letters given) and WVPT-51 (PBS)
    Palm Springs: KMIR-36 (NBC)

    Going by past experience with Tri-Cities, TN/VA, DirecTV may not consider Palm Springs an official HD LiL launch as DirecTV's official position is that they do not consider a HD LiL launch official until they have at least two stations in HD.

    I would appreciate confirmations of these two launches by anyone who might be in the markets.
  2. Invalid Entry

    Invalid Entry New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Palm Springs KMIR (NBC) was in HD this morning.
  3. marc1023

    marc1023 New Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    Yes KMIR was HD, based on past performance any idea how long until the other networks are HD??
  4. jwn

    jwn New Member

    Apr 29, 2009
    Thank you for your post! If it hadn't been for your information, tomorrow I would turning away the DirecTV guy at the door! I had just signed up for "everything", and was ASSURED by DirecTV that ALL the announced locals in HD were up and running! I had asked more than once. CLearly I have no intention of switching until the entire deed is done. I called DirecTV immediately, and was told, honestly I felt, that they have NO clear dates for the remaining locals. They suggested that I continued to change my installation appointment, maybe two weeks out at a time, and call 24 hours before the appointment to recheck the HD locals situation. Or I can just cancel my order and get my money back, but I think I negotiated a very fair package and don't want to lose its details.

    One thing, on that chart we can now use to look up HD locals, it is unclear to me that the green color "revised" means. Revised how?
  5. ricksterinps

    ricksterinps Mentor

    Oct 11, 2007
    Is KMIR 36 still showing in HD? I didn't check this morning and when I logged in here today, I was already at work. Dateline for me is still in SD screen size. Am I missing something?

    I have a HR21-700 with software 0x125
  6. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    The only problem with this movement toward HD for the LiLs in the Palm Springs market is that it may be a mixed blessing of sorts since the standard definition subscribers were receiving them via Ka band SD feeds in MPEG-4 usually on an R22. With the conversion of the LiLs to HD however, means that the SD feeds will be discontinued in favor of only HD ones.

    Therefore the situation will now be the same as with the 72.5 transferees in that SD subs are stuck with HD down-rezzed pictures in letter or window (for up-converted SD) box form with gray matte bars produced by their software locked R22s.
  7. danallen

    danallen Cool Member

    Aug 21, 2007
    Harrisonburg, VA is confirmed. Channel listings listed are accurate.

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