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Though I would start a thread specific to those awaiting local HD channels in the following markets for the Phase I August 2008 rollout:

Augusta, GA.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Lincoln-Hastings, Neb.; Rochester, N.Y.

I was hoping we might see these light up before the Olympics 8/8...maybe this Wednesday?

Anyone who might be following these launches feel free to update us on any info you may come across including transponders etc.
 

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The HD Channel will show the full call letters for the channel. 4 WDAF for HD, 4 KC 4 for SD. At least this is the way it is for KC locals.
 

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Ray3 said:
Just curious - how do the channel numbers in the Guide for locals in HD differ from those in SD?
I would assume just like all the other HD channels. You would see a -1 next to the station.

My receiver allows me to hide SD duplicates of HD channels. So for Rochester you would see 8 and 8-1, 10 and 10-1 etc.
 

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For the HD locals coming from D*, there will not be a -1. It will just be the same number as the SD, and if you have your box set to hide SD duplicates, you channel 8 SD will magically become channel 8 HD, same for 10, 13 and 31.

You will have to reset up your SLs from the SD channels to the HD channels.
 

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lwilli201 said:
The HD Channel will show the full call letters for the channel. 4 WDAF for HD, 4 KC 4 for SD. At least this is the way it is for KC locals.
DirecTV doesn't list the full call letters for SD-LIL channels coming from 101... but DMAs from 110, 119, 72.5, 99, or 103 have the full call letters for their SD-LIL. There may be newer markets on 101 that have the full call letters as well, but most of them do not.

Since three of the above listed markets (Augusta, Chattanooga, and Lincoln-Hastings) are 72.5 markets, and Rochester, NY, is a 119 market, both their SD channels and HD channels would have the full call letters.

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Indiana627 said:
For the HD locals coming from D*, there will not be a -1. It will just be the same number as the SD, and if you have your box set to hide SD duplicates, you channel 8 SD will magically become channel 8 HD, same for 10, 13 and 31.

You will have to reset up your SLs from the SD channels to the HD channels.
So, here in Augusta I will have channel 2 in HD (previously in SD w/ D*) and still 2-1 OTA in HD and 2-2 in SD and 2-3 in SD?:confused:
 

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So, here in Augusta I will have channel 2 in HD (previously in SD w/ D*) and still 2-1 OTA in HD and 2-2 in SD and 2-3 in SD?:confused:
Actually channel 2 in Augusta for you will be in HD and SD. The box will default to HD first. Most people use a feature in the guide to eliminate SD duplicate channels, but if you wished you could channel up and get the SD version channel 2 also.
 

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Jestr40 said:
So, here in Augusta I will have channel 2 in HD (previously in SD w/ D*) and still 2-1 OTA in HD and 2-2 in SD and 2-3 in SD?:confused:
Satelliteracer said:
Actually channel 2 in Augusta for you will be in HD and SD. The box will default to HD first. Most people use a feature in the guide to eliminate SD duplicate channels, but if you wished you could channel up and get the SD version channel 2 also.
In other words, the HD versions for the local channels will work similar to the way the HD versions of national channels work now. You'll have a SD and HD channel on the same number.

If you currently have your box set to show duplicates, it will show:

6 - WJBF (HD)
6 - WJBF (SD)
6-1 - WJBFDT (if you have OTA)

If you have your box set to eliminate SD duplicate channels, your HD version will simply replace your SD version of that network, and the SD version will be eliminated from the guide.

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Alan Gordon said:
In other words, the HD versions for the local channels will work similar to the way the HD versions of national channels work now. You'll have a SD and HD channel on the same number.

If you currently have your box set to show duplicates, it will show:

6 - WJBF (HD)
6 - WJBF (SD)
6-1 - WJBFDT (if you have OTA)

If you have your box set to eliminate SD duplicate channels, your HD version will simply replace your SD version of that network, and the SD version will be eliminated from the guide.

~Alan
I can't answer the OTA part since I don't have OTA, but the rest is correct. At least that's how my locals work here in L.A. on my HR20 and HR21.
 

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Alan Gordon said:
DirecTV doesn't list the full call letters for SD-LIL channels coming from 101... but DMAs from 110, 119, 72.5, 99, or 103 have the full call letters for their SD-LIL. There may be newer markets on 101 that have the full call letters as well, but most of them do not.

Since three of the above listed markets (Augusta, Chattanooga, and Lincoln-Hastings) are 72.5 markets, only Rochester, NY, a 101 market, would work this way.

~Alan
I am pretty sure we (Rochester NY) are a 119 market.

http://www.lyngsat.com/packages/directvusa119.html
 

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Ray3 said:
That tree needs to be taken DOWN !!!!:D
LOL - Thanks for the replies. Looks like it might be one of three different methods for displaying the numbers. :lol: :grin:

It should be pretty evident when they show up!

I'm just tickled we are finally getting the HD locals. Should be here in time to catch part/most of the Olympics & that's pretty cool.
 

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I'd truly love to know what the deal is with Columbia, SC. I wonder if it's an agreement problem with any of the stations. With all respect to the neighbors, I cannot fathom locals for Augusta, GA and Florence, SC (and to some extent Charleston) without Columbia.
 
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