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HD LOCALS Charleston, SC

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by HDSC, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Bill Van

    Bill Van Mentor

    Feb 12, 2008
    You can take Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Tidewater and Hampton Roads as we are know as across the country off this list. No interruptions here.
  2. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    I still have OTA with an indoor antenna. Most of the channels I get cleanly are breaking up badly with the weather. Rain, wind, and dancing trees. OTA gets messed up by this stuff, too.
  3. Santi360HD

    Santi360HD Icon

    Oct 6, 2008
    New York City
    Is it weather related?
  4. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Atlanta HD locals are all functioning at this hour (2:40am ET)..but once every few minutes...the signal momentarily freezes for a second and then continues. Doesn't happen on all the channels though. I suspect the solution is still being "worked on".
  5. boteman

    boteman New Member

    Aug 13, 2010
    You're not missing much with this outage. Mostly TV "weathermen" and stringers getting blown down by winds and washed aside by waves while imploring you to avoid the dangers in which they put themselves. Great examples for us to follow.
  6. samrs

    samrs MANC

    May 30, 2004
    Flat Branch, NC
    You are in an MPEG4 Market there are no SD locals. Everyone with that second dish who hasn't upgraded to MPEG4(HD) is without any locals or will be soon.
  7. HDSC

    HDSC AllStar

    Jan 8, 2012

    Thank you for that information.
  8. Visman

    Visman Legend

    Feb 16, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Make sure that you have your local SD checked in the Channel line-up because even if you have show SD Channels, if they are not checked they won't show-up in your list.
    Everyone has SD Local.
  9. Newshawk

    Newshawk Hall Of Fame

    Sep 3, 2004
    There are no markets that use the 72.5° satellite for locals any more-DirecTV has given up the lease for the location and relocated the satellite that had been stationed there.
  10. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    Yes and no...

    I have HD versions of NBC, PBS, FOX, and CBS. ABC, The CW, and a local Independent station is SD only.

    Folks in MPEG4 territories either have an HD version or an SD version, but not both.
  11. HDSC

    HDSC AllStar

    Jan 8, 2012

    Well I do not have SD locals on my HD boxes is all I can say. Yes I do have show all channels and not hide anything from the menu/display page setup. But I am changing it back because it is annoying to see all the duplicates.
  12. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    You would be correct.

    To my knowledge, NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, FOX, and MyNetworkTV are HD only via DirecTV, and The CW is SD only via DirecTV.
  13. HDSC

    HDSC AllStar

    Jan 8, 2012
    I did not know that!!! And every time I say or hear that I think of the Tonight show with Johnny Carson. But I really did not know that. Thanks Alan for the information.
  14. maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    So a customer with just a SD television and a SD receiver.... CAN NOT receive any locals via DirecTV in these situations?
  15. Beerstalker

    Beerstalker Hall Of Fame

    Feb 9, 2009
    Peoria, IL
    If you live in an MPEG-4 market you shouldn't have an SD receiver. DirecTV has notified people in those markets multiple times that they need to get them swapped out. DirecTV replaces them with HD equivalents for free without a commitment (SD receivers replaced with HD Receivers, SD-DVRs replaced with HD-DVRs). They do not require people in MPEG4 markets to subscribe to HD Access, but obviously they can if they want to. I believe if the customer doesn't subscribe to HD access DirecTV locks the receiver's video ouputs to 480p max.

    If you didn't listen to DirecTV and keep the SD equipment, then yes, you no longer get your local channels at all.
  16. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    Glad I could be of help! :)

    Beerstalker gave an EXCELLENT explanation...

    Even the SD channels in these markets are MPEG4... requiring an MPEG4 capable (HD) receiver.

    There are also a few markets where most of the locals are available via an SD receiver, but one or two channels might be MPEG4 only.

    I live in an MPEG4 market where my NBC, PBS, FOX, and CBS are HD-only, and my ABC, The CW, and Independent stations are MPEG4 SD-only. ABC has been available to carry in HD since launch last Spring, and The CW will be sometime next year... and when DirecTV decides to, the SD feeds provided by DirecTV will simply be replaced by the HD feeds.

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