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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. May 7, 2007 #441 of 1601
    TheMoose

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    Tulsa now has KOTV-CBS, that's all the bigs ( ABC, NBC, CBS & FOX)

    What is up with the PBS stations?
    The guide doesn't even show the correct shows on the .2, .3 & .4
     
  2. May 7, 2007 #442 of 1601
    convem24

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    Moose - D* is suppodely will work on the CW and PBS stations after they have their launched local markets they intend of launching.
     
  3. May 7, 2007 #443 of 1601
    bobnielsen

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    Bainbridge...
    Actually it happened Saturday morning (see post #431). There still is no guide data and the banner shows a NBC logo instead of ABC.
     
  4. May 7, 2007 #444 of 1601
    bscoles

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    With props to Newshawk and those updating the info - I created a Google Map of the DirecTV HD Locals-In-Locals -

    DIRECTV HD Locals Google Map

    Colors of the placemarks are just a general time frame of the start date. Channels/RSN's are displayed when the placemark is selected. Nothing new... just a different way to visualize the data. :new_color
     
  5. May 7, 2007 #445 of 1601
    Earl Bonovich

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    Now that is cool...

    Linked added to the first post...
     
  6. May 8, 2007 #446 of 1601
    burnside

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    Gotta update Portland, OR. But I like the map!
     
  7. May 8, 2007 #447 of 1601
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    Very nice! I am impressed.
     
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    TheMoose

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    I don't understand what you are saying. :confused:
     
  9. May 9, 2007 #449 of 1601
    adgreer

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    Can anyone explain this? If you can recieve the sd locals from a city shouldn't you recieve the hd locals from that city considering you have the right equipt. My parents recieve the sd locals through direct tv from albuquerque and their signal strength for the hd locals is 40% they can recieve them half of the time. When you go to the D* website and put there zip in it says only the standard locals are available. Why is this and will this ever change. Their zip is 88240 and they have a hr20 and slimline. Like I said they have recieved the hd versions half the time, and on the guide the hd versions show up.
     
  10. May 9, 2007 #450 of 1601
    litzdog911

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    Sounds like their Slimline dish is not optimally aligned, so the signal from the satellites beaming their HD Locals (either 99-deg or 103-deg) is too low. Their dish alignment should be adjusted.

    How far away from the city are they? Perhaps they're located on the edge of the satellite's spot beam?
     
  11. May 9, 2007 #451 of 1601
    bobnielsen

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    Possibly the HD spotbeams are narrower than those for SD. We don't really have that much info on the HD spotbeams yet, although it is being pursued http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=82444.
     
  12. May 9, 2007 #452 of 1601
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    Dripping...

    D* used to run a training video on the Ka/Ku dish setup in the clear and they showed a slide that showed how much narrower the Ka band setup was vs. the Ku and how important it was to get the 99 and 103 aiming right on the money.
     
  13. May 10, 2007 #453 of 1601
    Greg Bimson

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    Well, I'll echo the other sentiments around here, with this caveat:

    Capitol Broadcasting, which owns the CBS and FOX stations in Raleigh, would not come to an agreement with DirecTV because DirecTV didn't have a large enough spot beam to cover the entire Raleigh market. Somehow, Captiol and DirecTV were able to come to an agreement and DirecTV still doesn't serve the entire Raleigh market with HD.

    Now, we talk about the fact that the Albuquerque market covers practically the entire state of New Mexico, as the market does literally touch each of NM's linear borders. If DirecTV cannot provide the entire Raleigh/Durham market with MPEG4 channels, and Raleigh/Durham is about a third of the size of the Albuquerque market, I guarantee you there is no way to cover the entire state of New Mexico with a spot beam.
     
  14. May 10, 2007 #454 of 1601
    adgreer

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    the funny thing is that dish found a way to do it. I love D* and will never switch I just hope all of the spot beam issues get solved. Especially for those that can't recieve OTA and have to rely on D* for hd locals. I guess we just need to be calm.
    Greg are you recieving any kind of signal on the sat that the Raleigh/Durham hd locals are being broadcast on?
     
  15. May 10, 2007 #455 of 1601
    Greg Bimson

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    Not in Raleigh, but I believe that information is on this thread or the "HD locals and who to complain to" thread.

    Dish Network found a way to do it by using all different methods, not even including the fact that some of their HD locals may not be MPEG4 and some are on CONUS slots.
     
  16. May 12, 2007 #456 of 1601
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    The Jackson, MS area deserves Directv HD Locals. I hope we will join the 75 percent of America and get them soon, the NBC local station (WLBT) here is pitiful, it is the only channel I cannot get thru OTA. Will I ever get to see Heroes in HD glory? ARGGGGGGHH!
     
  17. May 12, 2007 #457 of 1601
    D*HR-20

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    I think you might have a little bit until Jackson, MS is lit. There are still markets in the top 50 DMAs like my market (Norfolk, VA) and Louisville, KY that don't have HD locals yet while Jackson, MS is DMA 87.
     
  18. May 12, 2007 #458 of 1601
    Tenor72

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    Bad news for me =( I just wish the new technology would settle and become more stable or something. It seems like these local stations could do better at High Definition. I can't believe my NBC local affiliate is so bad. I am hooked on HD. Once you go HD you can never go back.
     
  19. May 13, 2007 #459 of 1601
    Newshawk

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    What did E* find a way to do? Get Capitol Broadcasting to agree to let them carry WRAL and WRAZ? I just checked the EKB (updated 5/8/07) and those two stations are not listed as being carried by E*.
     
  20. May 13, 2007 #460 of 1601
    mrhoads

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    Great job. Can't find the description of the colors for the flags?
     
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