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I have been getting daytime programming in HD until sometime last week. I have been recording Martha Stewart (NBC) at 11 A.M. Mountain Time and it has been in HD all along -- until last week. I checked live braodcast today and my local satellite HD channels are not broadcasting in HD -- the only two that had HD programming on when I checked were NBC and FOX -- neither coming through in HD though the Guide and Info labeled them HD and they had been in HD up until last week. So far, night time HD on the local satellite is fine -- I think -- much of my evening HD programs are on ABC so I guess it's possible that NBC and FOX have some disruption in the evening that I haven't noticed yet. Also, I checked my non-local HD daytime broadcast today (HBO, FOOD, SHOWTIME) and they are all in good HD -- so it's not my 622. Thoughts?????
 

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Still having issues with sporadic HD on local sat. Up until last week, anything labled HD in the Guide and/or Info would be broadcast and received in HD. Now, it's sporadic. Today, none of my locals are coming in HD. Lat evening, the shows I normally watch were in HD and after 7 P.M. I got more in HD than I had during the day, but still some HD shows were not in HD. Also, normally when I switch from an HD program to an SD, the aspect automatically changes -- HD fills the screen in "normal" and a switch to SD fills the screen but in "stretch". Now, a switch to the locals in HD remains in "normal" but no longer fills the screen and the station's HD logo no longer appears in the lower corner of the screen. Guess I'm going to have to call Tech -- it will be my first call since dumping the 921 and getting my 622.
 

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Sorry -- it's the sat locals. I did call local station engineer for one of the stations -- they were broadcasting in HD and have been for 4 years -- as he and I spoke, I was not receiving the HD on that station. He said they get lots of calls/complaints from Dish subscribers, including his station manager! I thought local network problems was a long shot, anyway -- it's not just one of my locals, it's all of them. Did a power-plug pull, that didn't help. I then talked to Dish Tech -- a good experience, by the way, minimal waiting, seemed knowledgable. We did a check switch. No help. She took my receiver info and is giving it to engineering. It's a "one-off" report -- no one else is reporting this problem. She said to give it a week or so to see if it's a software fix they can do. If not fixed, call back and they may have to replace the receiver. So, that's where it is.
 

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Still no daytime HD, Monday -- Friday. Maybe I really have finally lost my mind and I never was getting Martha Stewart in HD. But, my reason for posting is to say that I have gotten really good attention from a Dish Tech Op III guy. He e-mails almost every day and has called several times (though I have missed his calls). He has been asking questions but no amount of info I can give is leading us to any conclusions or fixes. It's only one program -- I don't normally watch daytime TV except for NFL football on Sundays and that's still HD, so it's not a big deal in the scheme of things. I just would like to know if something has changed/quit working or if my memory is that bad!!
 

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I really think I was getting Martha in HD prior to Thanksgiving week. As I mentioned earlier, switching from SD to HD automatically changes my aspect ratio from stretch to normal. In either case, my 50 inch DLP screen is filled. Now, on Martha, and anything else labeled as HD during daytime hours, the aspect stays at normal as if it was HD but the screen is not filled. This was not the case before -- the screen was filled, the picture appeared to be HD, and the HD logo appeared in the corner.
 
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