HD Locals: Harrisburg, PA

Discussion in 'HD Locals' started by Doug Brott, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. chewwy420

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    CBS is horrible, opening of csi miami makes me cringe.
    and still no CW HD, good thing I can get it ota.
     
  2. Jake34

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    This may be of interest from earlier discussion on this thread regarding Channel 50 on Directv and why it is blacked out. 50 is WDCW-TV out of Washington DC.
    I have discovered for myself that I get WDCW-TV on Channel 394. It is the exact same programming displayed on 50 but is not blacked out. Channel 15 has the same programming except they do have their local programming news etc.
    So anyway what i am trying to say is we get 50 but it is on 394 (at least I can verify this where I live in central Perry County). I still have no clue why Channel 50 is displayed at all since is says blacked out.
    Note- 394 does not have any local programming just like 50.
    Hopefully those who were into this issue may find this of interest and have furthur thoughts on it.
     
  3. n3ntj

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    But it appears that the ch. 50 feed is CW HD (that is blacked out) but the 394 that is open is only SD.
     
  4. n3ntj

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    WPMT Fox 43 is slated to debut their HD local newcasts (real HD, not just SD widescreen like WGAL) some time in January.

    Our market is the largest in the USA (#39) without at least one local station providing an HD local newscast.
     
  5. pennStateFootball

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    Did whp respond to your email?
     
  6. hbg ota nut

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    No, no word yet... I figure I'll send another email or phone after the holidays.
     
  7. pennStateFootball

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    I emailed them myself a few months ago and never received a response so I wouldn't expect anything but hope you get a response
     
  8. bixler

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    Any updates on WGAL?
     
  9. n3ntj

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    Nothing new from Hearst/WGAL and D*. I guess they are still 'working on' a new agreement. Hopefully this will get done by Friday.
     
  10. pennStateFootball

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    So if we don't get wgal by jan 1 we'll miss the winter classic and rams/saints. If we don't have it by the 8th we'll miss 2 NFL playoff games. At least those of us that can't get NBC over the air
     
  11. bixler

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    Yep....SUCKS!:mad::mad:

    Any chance that Direct TV would open up the National (New York) NBC feed for us?
     
  12. John R. Metzger

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    :confused:
    I was wondering if those of us in "white" areas would be eligible for the national feed.
     
  13. n3ntj

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    I think we'll be stuck with OTA feeds if an agreement isn't met by midnight on Friday night.
     
  14. pennStateFootball

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    In case you guys haven't seen it yet, they reached a new deal today so we're good to go
     
  15. n3ntj

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    Yep, the announcement was made yesterday afternoon. It would have made a lot of people really mad if they had lost a local network affiliate tomorrow.
     
  16. pennStateFootball

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    Did he ever respond?
     
  17. hbg ota nut

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    I just sent a follow-up email to him this morning.

    I'll keep everyone posted.
     
  18. hbg ota nut

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    I've seen Fox 43's commercials advertising "HD Newscast Coming January" during the NFL playoffs on FOX.

    They are really going after WGAL's "Widescreen" newscast, calling it out for what it is, not true HD.
     
  19. n3ntj

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    Got this reply today from Holly Steuart from WHP-TV about whether DirecTV will soon be adding WLYH-HD:

    "DirecTV always says to contact the station, but the fact is they are getting the network prime time and network sports in HD from us as a pass through just like we send it to Comcast or over the air. It's DirecTV's decision not to give enough bandwidth to providing WLYH in HD. We will be trying to make that happen when we renegotiate our retransmission consent agreement with them in the near future."

    By "they are getting the network prime time and network sports in HD from us as a pass through", I found that Holly meant that D* collects the HD signal for WHP and then down-converts the HD feed to SD for their WHP SD feed.

    Also, the WPMT HD news does look good..would be nice when WGAL finally moves to a full HD newscast instead of using widescreen SD for many of their shots.
     
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    So where the he'll is CW in HD? That's the only one we are missing!
     

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