Charlotte, NC HD Locals (2 Viewers)

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ThaVWman

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So I saw on one of the posts that Dish is finally turning up the HD locals for Charlotte, NC. I also saw on there that it required the 1000+ dish... I have the 1000 dish, but how do I tell if I have the + one? If I do not have the + dish, would that be something Dish would upgrade at no charge for me? Also, I am guessing that when they turn them on, they should just start working? If that is the case, do they take over the channel locations for the SD versions? Or are they in the 9000 range of channels, or even the HD range of channels? I have most of the channels via OTA, but I am hoping that the sat versions come in at least someone as good as OTA as far as PQ.... Nothing worse than watching a show and at the most inopportune moment have the OTA die out!
 
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psnarula

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you have the dish 1000+ if and only if you can tune to channel 9901 and channel 9903. almost certainly you have the dish 1000 (ie, you can tune to channel 9901 but not channel 9903).
 

tcooper185

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Can't remember where I saw this, but I've seen January 25th as the Go Live date. I think it was in a slideshow presentation broadcast for installers, maybe here on Satelliteguys.
 

DWS44

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Apr 14, 2004
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would that be something Dish would upgrade at no charge for me?

I've asked the same question in a few different posts, but no straight answers. I read thru the long post about Raleigh's HD locals (recently added to 118.7), and in that some folks reported getting a free upgrade, while others were charged $59 or $99 for it. Unless it's free upgrade, I probably won't get them, because (knock on wood) my OTA setup has been pretty solid w/o few dropouts.
 

Poke

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This is what I was told by my contact at Dish. So if anyone has some issues on upgrading that live in NC let me know and I can pass along my contacts info along to you. :)


When the new locals become available there will be an option for any agent to upgrade the dish1000 to a 1000+.
 

Poke

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I have not heard back yet on price but when I do I will let everyone know what I'm told.
 

miff

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well thats good news here, I assume they will call me to let me know that my locals are available and would like to upgrade? or wdo I have I have to call them?
 
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packman95

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Dec 14, 2005
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psnarula, are you kidding everyone are did they really turn them on yesterday. If so what channels did they add.
 

gjoyce3

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May 10, 2006
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I called last night to inquire about how to get a dish pointed at the correct satellite. Two CS reps told me that the HD locals for Charlotte are not availble and would not discuss the matter further.:confused:

Gjoyce3
 

DWS44

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Sometimes it takes a few days to for the info to get to all the CSRs (if they ever get it! LOL)

Try them again today, and if you get the same response, email ceo@echostar.com. That is the executive offices, and they are good at taking care of you when regular CSRs don't. When you email, include your dish acct # and phone number where they can call you back. Let us know how it turns out!
 

Poke

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Here a updated list.

http://ekb.dbstalk.com/hdlocal.htm

Updated 1/24/07

TV Market
(click for map) Network and Channel DSC Satellite

Albuquerque
Available 3/1/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 129°
6324 6326 6327

Atlanta
Available 3/1/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 129°
6365 6366 6367 6368

Boston
Available 2/15/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 61.5°
6318 6319 6320 6321

Charlotte
Available 1/24/07 ABC CBS NBC Fox 118.75°
6483 6484 6485 6486


Chicago
Available 2/15/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 129°
6312 6313 6314 6315

Dallas
Available 5/10/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 110°
6383 6384 6385 6386

Denver
Available 3/1/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 129°, NBC "off the air" 10/18
6330 6331 6332 6333

Detroit
Available 7/5/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 118.75°
6459 6460 6461 6462

Houston
Available 5/10/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 110°
6389 6390 6391 6392

Indianapolis
Uplinked 5/31/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 118.75°
Removed 11/8/06

Kansas City
Available 3/8/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 129°
6377 6378 6379 6380

Los Angeles
Available 2/1/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 129°
6306 6307 6308 6309

Miami
Available 5/10/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 110°
6401 6402 6403 6404

Minneapolis
Available 3/1/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 129°
6347 6348 6349 6350

Nashville
Available 2/15/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 129°
6340 6341 6342 6343

New York City
Available 2/1/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 61.5°
6300 6301 6302 6303

Philadelphia
Available 3/1/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 61.5°
6353 6354 6355 6356

Phoenix
Available 5/10/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox KTVK 110°
6446 6447 6448 6449

Pittsburgh
Available 12/13/06
ABC CBS NBC Fox 118.75°
6477 6478 6479 6480

Portland, OR
Available 5/10/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 110°
6420 6421 6422 6423

Raleigh
Available 12/6/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 118.75°
6465 6467

Sacramento
Available 5/10/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox WB 110°
6395 6396 6397 6399

Salt Lake City
Available 3/1/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 129°
6372 6373 6374

San Antonio
Available 5/10/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 110°
6426 6427 6429

San Diego
Available 5/10/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 110°
6407 6408 6409

San Francisco
Available 5/10/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox KICU KRON 119°
6438 6439 6440 6441 (test)

Seattle
Available 5/10/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 110°
6414 6415 6416

Spokane
Available 5/4/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 110°
6432 6433 6434 6435

St. Louis
Available 7/5/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 118.75°
6453 6454 6455 6456

Washington DC
Available 3/1/06 ABC CBS NBC Fox 61.5°
6359 6360 6361 6362

DSC = Digital Sub-Channel guide listings (not the channels) available for these, and some other markets not carried in HD by Dish.

Future planned markets for 2006

Cleveland Memphis
Austin
Baltimore Milwaukee
Greenville, SC
Buffalo New Orleans Providence Springfield, MO
Burlington Indianapolis Norfolk
Jacksonville Tulsa
Cincinnati Oklahoma City
Louisville Orlando
 

packman95

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Dec 14, 2005
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I looked last night and i do not get that channel, i guess that means that my dish is not seeing 118.75. What do i need to do, i was a new customer just 5 months ago?
 
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