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HD Locals - City By City What's Available

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Earl Bonovich, Sep 25, 2006.

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  1. Dec 28, 2006 #181 of 1601
    CAL7

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    Though I got sidetracked with some academic questions out of curiosity, my original intent was to determine if I had a choice to record MPEG2 or MPEG4 (assuming equal quality, to achieve more effective storage by choosing MPEG4). It seems then that I will want to record the normal channels, rather than the 80 range. Thanks.
     
  2. Dec 30, 2006 #182 of 1601
    harsh

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    That's the conventional rationale.

    ATSC>MPEG2>MPEG4
     
  3. Dec 30, 2006 #183 of 1601
    Capmeister

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    Yes. I did. It's my DMA too. LATE 2007 they say now. I love how they give a press release saying it's coming out by the end of 2006, then you have to call to find out it's going to be a year late. :(
     
  4. Jan 5, 2007 #184 of 1601
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    bobnielsen

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    Just because Verizon agreed to LIN's unreasonable demands, it doesn't mean that Directv will.
     
  6. Jan 6, 2007 #186 of 1601
    harsh

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  7. Jan 7, 2007 #187 of 1601
    z4nola

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    I received the following response to my inquiry about HD locals coming to New Orleans by end of 2006. Bad news!
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    My apologies. Priorities often change in this business and unfortunately a decision was made to put a hold on all remaining HD local markets until we launch the new satellites mid-year and have adequate capacity. Sorry for the false start. The markets will launch later this year - likely in the Q3 time frame. I hope you'll hang in there with us. Robert

    Robert Mercer
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    DIRECTV, Inc.
    (310) 726-4683
     
  8. Jan 7, 2007 #188 of 1601
    DawgLink

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    Being in Uptown, me and you both feel this. :nono2:
     
  9. Jan 8, 2007 #189 of 1601
    carl6

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    It is my understanding that there is still a possibility that a few new HD LIL markets could be turned up in the next month or so. You might see your MPEG4 locals before Q3.

    Carl
     
  10. Jan 14, 2007 #190 of 1601
    Panchovilla

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    I'm curious to know how this will work because my SD locals run from channel 2 thru the 30's. Where will they go if my DNS in HD will be on 4, 5 etc.?
     
  11. Jan 14, 2007 #191 of 1601
    TheRatPatrol

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    You will have 2 listings for channels 4, 5, etc. One channel will be the HD feed while the other will be the SD feed. If I remember right, the HD feed is listed first followed by the SD feed (or vis versa).
     
  12. Jan 15, 2007 #192 of 1601
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    You are right, Rat Patrol, the HD channel is listed first, designated by the call letters of the station (for example, 2 KCBS). The SD channel is listed second, designalted by the D* two letter market designator (2 LA). If you use an OTA antenna, then those channels are listed last. They are the ones with the "-n"after the channel number and "DT" after the call letters (2-1 KCBS-DT).
     
  13. Jan 15, 2007 #193 of 1601
    TheRatPatrol

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    Thanks for the info.

    I don't understand why D* doesn't label the MPEG4 channels ABC-HD, CBS-HD, Fox-HD, NBC-HD, etc., same for the SD feeds.
     
  14. Jan 19, 2007 #194 of 1601
    DawgLink

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    Because that would be the easy/simple thing to do? :hurah:

    I am j/k, I do like DirecTV :D
     
  15. Jan 23, 2007 #195 of 1601
    jaredy72

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    This is an email sent to me from Robert Mercer


    New Orleans, along with several other markets, was put on hold due to some capacity and equipment inventory issues. Latest word is that we'll launch in late February. Thanks for hanging in there with us. Robert

    Robert Mercer
    Director, Public Relations
    DIRECTV, Inc.
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  16. Jan 23, 2007 #196 of 1601
    DawgLink

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    Jared, I got that same email several weeks ago.

    Have since heard it was pushed back until the new sats are up.
     
  17. Jan 24, 2007 #197 of 1601
    jaredy72

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    I recieved that email jan 10

    Of course that could be when the sats launch not channel launch
     
  18. Jan 24, 2007 #198 of 1601
    DawgLink

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    I know, I am just informing you what numerous other D* reps are stating.

    Maybe some are still saying Feb but the reality seems to be pointing towards much later.
     
  19. Jan 24, 2007 #199 of 1601
    Jeff Richardson

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    I got a similar e-mail from DirecTV re New Orleans on 1/12/07:

    At the moment, New Orleans HD locals are expected to be available by late February, 2007. I know that this may be a little delayed, but we are doing everything that we can to make this happen. Please understand that offering HD locals in an increasing number of markets, nationwide, involves many changes in the way that we broadcast and do business with the major networks.

    -Jeff
     
  20. Jan 25, 2007 #200 of 1601
    ekb6

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    L.A. local HD is on 101 and SD are on 103, I know this because for some reason my five-dish system cannot receive a signal on 103 and I get zero of the 60 or so SD locals, but I do receive the four network HD channels (and their SD counterparts, oddly enough) off 101 (For some reason the one HD non-network local DTV carriers, KTLA, doesn't come in at all -- SD or HD.

    Don't much care, since I don't live within 1500 miles of L.A., but thought I'd post the correction since even some DTV tech people think all the HD channels are on 103, but the east and west coast nets -- 80-something DTV channels -- are actually on 101 and a standard three-LNB dish will get them -- or maybe even an old-LNB dish, who knows.

     
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