The Official "More Local HD in Q3 2009" thread

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Jun 25, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Jul 3, 2009 #61 of 133
    geaux tigers

    geaux tigers Icon

    551
    0
    Nov 10, 2005
    Ditto!!!
     
  2. Jul 3, 2009 #62 of 133
    Newshawk

    Newshawk Hall Of Fame

    2,459
    0
    Sep 3, 2004
    Broken...
    That's September 2009, not September 9th. However, unlike the other months mentioned, September 9th does fall on a Wednesday this year, so there is a 1 in 5 chance that they might show up on September 9th!
     
  3. Jul 3, 2009 #63 of 133
    Baldmaga

    Baldmaga Godfather

    440
    0
    Sep 1, 2007
    My local NBC is Jackson, Miss. due to Directv not having an agreement with my actual local NBC out of Lake Charles (I'm in the Lafayette, LA market). When they go HD LiL, would I get that? Because right now it's clearly impossible to get that channel in HD OTA
     
  4. Jul 3, 2009 #64 of 133
    SD493

    SD493 Legend

    116
    0
    Mar 10, 2003
    North and South Alabama have locals via D*. What's wrong with the Capital area?
     
  5. Jul 3, 2009 #65 of 133
    meldar_b

    meldar_b Mentor

    36
    1
    May 16, 2006


    since D* is adding Charleston/Huntington, WV HD lets hope they include WSAZ's sub-channel MyZtv:grin:
     
  6. Jul 3, 2009 #66 of 133
    kevinwmsn

    kevinwmsn Hall Of Fame

    1,393
    14
    Aug 19, 2006
    Good Question, I live in South Alabama and was happy when they added locals when they did. It could be many things such as D* installed base, size of market, competition from E*, agreements with local stations(they won't launch a city unless they have 2 major networks), room on a spot beam.
     
  7. Jul 4, 2009 #67 of 133
    Laker44

    Laker44 Godfather

    285
    0
    Jun 18, 2008
    Glad for those of you in the Charleston/Huntington DMA getting your locals.We probably willn't get the Parkersburg locals added till D-100 goes up.:(

    Here in Parkersburg we should be able to get the Charleston/Huntington DMA as Neighboring Channels.We don't have a ABC or CBS local station and WOWK and WCHS are significantly viewed in this area.
     
  8. Jul 4, 2009 #68 of 133
    Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    6,532
    104
    Mar 18, 2006
    Teays...
    I would not bet money on it.

    My hope is that they take the feed from WSAZ via a fiber link and not OTA thereby giving us back full resolution HD. I would not bet money on that either.
     
  9. Jul 4, 2009 #69 of 133
    Pantherfan71

    Pantherfan71 Cool Member

    13
    0
    Dec 16, 2008
    Would Love to have Encore Channels in HD
     
  10. Jul 4, 2009 #70 of 133
    SD493

    SD493 Legend

    116
    0
    Mar 10, 2003
    Since we are the 118th DMA, it's not the size of the market (DMA's below us have locals from D*). There may be a problem getting agreements from the local broadcaster's but E* did it. Maybe the televison station's want more money than D* is willing to part with. Maybe E* agreed to something D* will not. Who knows. I didn't really care until WSFA moved their digital signal from UHF to VHF (14 to 12). Since my outside antenna is UHF only I no longer can get 12 OTA and I don't plan to go the the trouble and expense of getting a new antenna or combining antennas. Oh well, their is always PlayOn that I can use to stream HULU to my TV (and get "Chuck").
     
  11. Jul 4, 2009 #71 of 133
    Dolly

    Dolly Hall Of Fame

    2,179
    0
    Jan 30, 2007
    Well the News Release said "late this Summer", but there is always that "subject to change" statement that seems to get in the way all the time :raspberry Charleston-Huntington, WV is now listed as Sept. 2009. Sept. isn't Summer, but at least Charleston-Huntington, WV has finally been listed :hurah: :)
     
  12. Jul 4, 2009 #72 of 133
    Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    6,532
    104
    Mar 18, 2006
    Teays...
    Technically, until September 22 it is still summer. But hopefully they will be up before football season.
     
  13. Jul 6, 2009 #73 of 133
    Tubaman-Z

    Tubaman-Z Godfather

    542
    10
    Jul 30, 2007
    I'm wishing for Rochester, MN HD locals. Most of the time my OTA antenna does fine but sometimes it would be better to have the channels via satellite.
     
  14. Jul 6, 2009 #74 of 133
    Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    6,532
    104
    Mar 18, 2006
    Teays...
    My OTA works fine 99% of the time as well. I am hoping that when we get turned on in September, that we get the latest and greatest encoders and have no issues with the Brrrriiiiipppp!
     
  15. Jul 6, 2009 #75 of 133
    cage22

    cage22 Mentor

    47
    0
    Jan 14, 2007
    Does anyone know a date for local Lynchburg-Roanoke, VA HD this month? Or what dates or day of the week they usually make this happen?
     
  16. Jul 6, 2009 #76 of 133
    tick221

    tick221 Cool Member

    11
    0
    Jan 11, 2008
    I've gotten a few tidbits from the regional thread on AVS. One user stated that testing had already begun and one of the engineers from WDBJ stated that it would happen at the end of the month.
     
  17. Jul 6, 2009 #77 of 133
    cage22

    cage22 Mentor

    47
    0
    Jan 14, 2007
    Thanks Tick (or Mr. Tick).
     
  18. Jul 6, 2009 #78 of 133
    BREDBERG

    BREDBERG New Member

    2
    0
    Jan 28, 2007
    About Lynchburg-Roanoke, VA HD this month, I had my dish move two weeks ago so the signal did not have to look at an apple tree. The service guy just said July.
     
  19. Jul 6, 2009 #79 of 133
    Rakul

    Rakul Slacker

    623
    0
    Sep 3, 2007
    I wish you luck but I've learned from experiance most are either mistaken or just making it up. When I first got my HD upgrade in April of 2007 I think the guy said Richmond HD would be up by the end of that month. He was only a year and some change off :D
     
  20. Jul 7, 2009 #80 of 133
    bigwad

    bigwad Godfather

    382
    0
    Oct 19, 2006
    I've heard Lynchburg mentioned more than once over the last year and a half. So far, no good. I'll believe it when I see it. But since Dish is showing them in HD, I guess a little fire has been lit under them!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

spam firewall

Advertisements