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HD local launches

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by Chris Blount, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    HD local launches expected today or tomorrow

    Joplin-Pittsburg -KOAM
    Grand Junction - KKCO, KJCT, KREX, KFQX
    Johnstown-Altoona - WATM, WTAJ, WJAC, WWCP
     
  2. kpaustin

    kpaustin AllStar

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    Anyone know when might we see Austin HD locals light up on the new 129? I ask because back in October(!) I called Dish for a wing dish setup for the current Austin HD locals, and they said wait until around the end of the year/beginning of next year (Jan 2009). Still patiently waiting. I've got OTA so not a huge hurry, just would like the additional recording capability.
     
  3. springdale_sam

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    i thought that ft.smith fayetteville locals were going live.
     
  4. dennispap

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    They are scheduled to. Not sure why the op didnt list them, unless he knows something the rest of us dont ?
    This is From the April 9th Dish retailers chat

    "On April 22nd the following areas will have HD locals:
    Columbus-Tupelo, MS
    Ft. Smith, AR
    Grand Junction, CO
    Johnstown-Altoona, PA"
     
  5. coldsteel

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    Not just any OP, but THE OP.

    Also, no word why not FT Smith...
     
  6. gary2381

    gary2381 Cool Member

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    Has there been any word on the Tyler, Texas HD locals?
     
  7. jckelsey

    jckelsey Cool Member

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    Checking now for the Johnstown/Altoona HD locals....not seeing them though. Do I have to perform any magic tricks for them to show up?
     
  8. razorbackfan

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    Ridgway,...
    On 077-00 HI DEF it says locals in my area Ft.Smith-Fayetteville, AR are now available in HD, but I don't see them. When I press select while on that channel a window pops up that says this isn't available for your area.

    I sent a Twitter to Dish and they said they would check into it. I've had better luck using Twitter with Dish than calling a CSR.
     
  9. dennispap

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    They are on 129 sat. Do you get 129? If so, they should be in your guide.They werent turned on until about 6pm est

    CHNG 5260 WATM{ALTOONA, PA} MPEG4 HD TID 4512 Tp 12 SPOT 26 Ciel 2 129w UNAVAIL HIDE MAP-C 23
    TO 5260 WATM{ALTOONA, PA} MPEG4 HD TID 4512 Tp 12 SPOT 26 Ciel 2 129w AVAIL HIDE MAP-D 23

    CHNG 5261 WTAJ{ALTOONA, PA} MPEG4 HD TID 4512 Tp 12 SPOT 26 Ciel 2 129w UNAVAIL HIDE MAP-C 10
    TO 5261 WTAJ{ALTOONA, PA} MPEG4 HD TID 4512 Tp 12 SPOT 26 Ciel 2 129w AVAIL HIDE MAP-D 10

    CHNG 5262 WJAC{JOHNSTOWN, PA} MPEG4 HD TID 4512 Tp 12 SPOT 26 Ciel 2 129w UNAVAIL HIDE MAP-C 6
    TO 5262 WJAC{JOHNSTOWN, PA} MPEG4 HD TID 4512 Tp 12 SPOT 26 Ciel 2 129w AVAIL HIDE MAP-D 6

    CHNG 5263 WWCP{JOHNSTOWN, PA} MPEG4 HD TID 4512 Tp 12 SPOT 26 Ciel 2 129w UNAVAIL HIDE MAP-C 8
    TO 5263 WWCP{JOHNSTOWN, PA} MPEG4 HD TID 4512 Tp 12 SPOT 26 Ciel 2 129w AVAIL HIDE MAP-D 8
     
  10. jckelsey

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    No 129 here. We have 119,110, and 61.5. Do we have to have our dish repointed to pick these up?

    Thanks
     
  11. coldsteel

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    The wing looking at 61.5? Yes.
     
  12. Ohioankev

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    I got the same channel it does the same thing for me (blacked out) I called Dish and I was told that LiL was not available to me.
     
  13. razorbackfan

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    Ridgway,...
    And today the 077-00 HIDEF channel in the guide is gone. On another forum an engineer from KHOG-KHBS 40/29 said now it's gonna be in May.
     
  14. jckelsey

    jckelsey Cool Member

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    Called Dish. They are sending a tech out to replace my dish pointing at 110. They said that dish can't pick up the HD feed. Its a free replacement and they say once they swap it out, I'll be good to go.

    I dont buy it...but we'll see tomorrow!
     
  15. awp

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    Rochester NY is a far bigger market than most of the DMAs that Dish has been turning up HD on for now. When I emailed them, they said they had no plans.

    DirectTV has HD locals in Rochester.

    What is the deal?
     
  16. tsmacro

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    East...
    As far as I can tell Dish doesn't have much use for NY, upstate, downstate or otherwise. The state has never seemed to be high on their priority list as far as I can tell anyway, not only no HD in Rochester but I do believe the Binghamton, Elmira & Utica DMA's still don't have locals at all HD or SD. On top of that they don't have the YES network, sure that's part due to the Steinbrenner's greed, but it's also part Charlie's stubbornness and between the two the channel will probably never show up on Dish. So all this leads to one of the most populated states in the US not being very well served by Dish and the largest DMA lacking a channel that's do or die for a lot of customers.
     
  17. jckelsey

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    Well they showed up today to repoint me to 129, of course.....can't see it from house. The tech suggested I ask for the 1000.2 dish? Supposedly my 2 dishes can be replaced by this new fan-dangled dish and I should be able to get everything that way. I waited all this time for HD locals only to find out I can't see the sat they are on....and from what I'm gathering a lot of western PA can't see 129. :( :mad:
     
  18. BNUMM

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    If you can't see the 129 satellite the 1000.2 dish will not help.
     
  19. jckelsey

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    I can see it though a tree line...so once the leaves are on the trees, I'll have problems I assume. Time to check out DirectTV and see if I have any better luck.

    well now i'm even more confused. According to dishpointer.com, 129 is roughly out in the same direction as 119 (if its correct). The tech told me it was in a completely different direction.
     
  20. david_jr

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    Are you sure he wasn't looking at 61.5? That is to the south, while 119 is to the west.
     

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