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Huntsville, AL HD LILs Are Up

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by bamaweather, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. bamaweather

    bamaweather Icon

    Jan 18, 2009
    The Huntsville/Florence/Decatur, AL DMA HD Locals-Into-Locals are up this morning! DirecTV is offering all six of the available HD channels here! PQ looks good so far, although it's difficult to judge with some of these sketchy early AM programs. :)

    The local channels now available in HD are:

    15 WHDF (CW)
    19 WHNT (CBS)
    25 WHIQ (PBS)
    31 WAAY (ABC)
    48 WAFF (NBC)
    54 WDZX (FOX)

    Yaaaay! :)

    By the way, our APT feed appears to actually be coming from WHIQ. At least that's what the guide says. This is unlike the SD feed which is from WBIQ. Of course, since all of the APT stations are a simulcast, this is somewhat irrelevant.
  2. rebelDog62

    rebelDog62 New Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
  3. MalibuRacing

    MalibuRacing Legend

    Mar 2, 2007
    YAY! :D

    I noticed this too before leaving for work. Unfortunately, none of the local network news programs are in HD. Although, I believe WHNT-19 news programming is widescreen, but I don't think it's true HD? It still looks much better than the other network news programs.
  4. bamaweather

    bamaweather Icon

    Jan 18, 2009
    Yeah, from what I understand, WHNT's news is 16:9 SD.
  5. MudMover

    MudMover AllStar

    Jun 22, 2008
    SWEET. Now I just need to decide on what to do with my AM21...probably just leave it in the loop...and be able to catch stuff when rain-fade kicks in. But that's great news for NBC/WAFF who's signal is still weak to me.
  6. grape

    grape Cool Member

    Jul 23, 2008
    I'm keeping my AM21 connected for those times when those big storms come through. I still want to be able to watch the local stations during that time. But at least I can watch 48 now in HD.
  7. warchickens

    warchickens Mentor

    May 9, 2007
    Great Timing.

    Now I will be able to watch BAMA beat the heck out of Arkansas in beautiful HD this Saturday.
  8. MalibuRacing

    MalibuRacing Legend

    Mar 2, 2007
    I have cable for internet service (only option). One day, I thought I would give it a shot and try splitting the cable to the TV to see if I could pick up locals. It worked. I've had HD locals through my cable, but I couldn't use the DVR functions that I've gotten addicted to. So, I use that as my severe thunderstorm backup. I live behind a mountain, so I could not use an antenna.

    Hmmm... I had Fox and NBC NY stations through D*. I didn't think to check to see if D* turned off those stations. I'm sure they will, though.
  9. leww37334

    leww37334 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 19, 2005
    am-21 = RETRO TV, yep it stays :lol::lol::lol:
  10. jared52

    jared52 AllStar

    Sep 24, 2007
    I didn't get to check this morning but I am glad to know we got all the channels! I have an indoor antenna that works for the HSV stations but I have never been able to get the CW channel out of Florence. I am now planning on pointing my antenna to BHM to get those locals as well! I can get Fox 6 now even with the antenna pointed to HSV which gives me another NFL game on Sundays since the HSV station shows a different game than the BHM station on most Sundays.
  11. malibubrad

    malibubrad New Member

    May 13, 2003
    I have had Direct for over 10 years. i can remember the first installer telling me that the Huntsville locals would be added within 30 days then.....LOL They came through 10 years later but i will complain no more........Thanks for all who kept us updated. :rolleyes:
  12. Pizzle_Wizzle

    Pizzle_Wizzle Mentor

    Dec 17, 2006
    My question...Will DTV provide the sub channels as well? The 19.2, 48.2 ect...Or will the antenna still be required for these
  13. jennifermcb

    jennifermcb New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    I'm so excited about this:) Now off to clean up the DirecTV guide.
  14. JosephB

    JosephB Icon

    Nov 14, 2005
    Birmingham, AL
    PLEASE tell me that this means APT is in HD in Birmingham now too. I'm not home to check
  15. bubba gump

    bubba gump Cool Member

    Jul 1, 2007
    I want to start a new thread. How many customers in the Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill-WV area been waiting on Directv and DishNetwork to launch locals in SD or HD. Well as of today it has been 10 years and still waiting and it looks as though we still are geting the same old crap. NOTHING and I am rerady to jump ship and go back to Suddenlink.
  16. jerrylove56

    jerrylove56 Godfather

    Jun 14, 2008
    North Alabama
    Finally. Maybe I can will cancel NFL ST Superfan.
  17. tf92

    tf92 Cool Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    I just got my upgrade to HD on Monday so I am good to go for the Bama game on Saturday.
  18. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    DirecTV doesn't provide subchannels so you will need the antenna for those...
  19. bgothard72

    bgothard72 AllStar

    Oct 25, 2007
  20. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    These were scheduled for September and I have not seen any announcments yet to say they won't make it...

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