PBS in HD?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by DrZ, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. lokar

    lokar Icon

    Oct 7, 2006
    We get PBS here in Boise on LiL, but I wish they would not be so cheap. They downgrade PBS HD to 720p so they can also run 4 subchannels.
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006

    They do that in Arkansas also. Its the reason I canceled my donations. I used the donation .money to buy an HD fta dish to watch it in 1080i.
  3. Maruuk

    Maruuk Hall Of Fame

    Dec 4, 2007
    How can PBS allow a national HD feed on Comcast but not D*?? Or how can D* not close that deal? As long as there are lots of non-HD LIL DMAs, there are still lots of non-PBS HD homes.
  4. crawdad62

    crawdad62 Godfather

    Jul 16, 2008
    They must still be doing it. I get two different PBS channels. One from Indianapolis has been HD for quite a while. The other is from Bloomington and it was in SD but I was in the guide set up the other day and noticed it had an HD channel too. Not sure when it was added but it couldn't have been too long ago.
  5. lwilli201

    lwilli201 Hall Of Fame

    Dec 22, 2006
    IMHO Comcast has gotten so big and powerful that the pols will not do anything to upset them. They got the NBCU purchase pushed through even with the opposition against the purchase as anti competitive. And with GE in the picture, it was a slam dunk.
  6. jamieh1

    jamieh1 Hall Of Fame

    May 1, 2003
    We have had PBS in HD and one of its sub channels here in the Greenville NC market since 2009.
    UNCHD and UNCEX (sd)

    At our families vacation home in the NC mountains, the Charlotte NC market,
    there are the following PBS stations,
    UNC HD (NC pbs)
    ETV HD (south carolina pbs)
    WTVI HD (charlotte nc pbs)
    UNC EX explorer channel (sd)

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