Well... I am in the Grand Rapids, MI DMA. When Directv planned on rolling out HD locals and announced their plan I was banking on this summer of fall. So no surprise for me. I feel sorry for the folks who are before Reno, and won't get them soon.
Questioner said:No, some of the cities in the current group are still scheduled for May or June:
Atlanta November 22, 2005
Milwaukee May 2006
Baltimore June 2006
Minneapolis April 19, 2006
Birmingham April 19, 2006
Nashville April 19, 2006
Boston December 8, 2005
New York since 2003
Charlotte June 2006
Orlando June 2006
Chicago November 22, 2005
Philadelphia November 22, 2005
Cleveland June 2006
Phoenix May 2006
Columbus- not CBS April 19, 2006
Pittsburgh April 19, 2006
Dallas- not ABC December 8, 2005
Raleigh J June 2006
Denver June 2006
Sacramento- not FOX April 19, 2006
Detroit October 20, 2005
St. Louis May 2006
Fresno May 2006
Salt Lake City May 2006
Hartford June 2006
San Antonio June 2006
Houston- not CBS December 8, 2005
San Diego- not CBS, FOX April 19, 2006
Indianapolis June 2006
San Francisco November 22, 2005
Kansas City April 19, 2006
Seattle June 2006
Los Angeles since 2003
Tampa. December 8, 2005
Miami June 2006
Washington, D.C. December 8, 2005
W. Palm Beach June 2006
D* said:Customers can receive local HD channels by purchasing the new H20 HD receiver and a satellite dish that has the ability to receive programming from five different orbital locations. DIRECTV is offering new customers who purchase a DIRECTV HD receiver a $100 mail-in rebate. (Limit one rebate per customer.) Receiving equipment is available at major consumer electronics retailers like Best Buy and Circuit City, and through DIRECTV. Existing customers are eligible for a $99 upgrade to the new H20 receiver and dish, plus $99 for each additional HD receiver.
moonman said:DirecTv names 14 new markets today 5/2/06
-- Cincinnati -- Madison, Wis.
-- Austin, Texas -- Memphis, Tenn.
-- Albuquerque, N.M. -- Portland, Maine
-- Grand Rapids, Mich. -- Portland, Ore.
-- Green Bay, Wis. -- Providence, R.I.
-- Greensboro, N.C. -- Reno, Nev.
-- Las Vegas -- San Antonio
rollout by Q-3
joedekock said:Well... I am in the Grand Rapids, MI DMA. When Directv planned on rolling out HD locals and announced their plan I was banking on this summer of fall. So no surprise for me. I feel sorry for the folks who are before Reno, and won't get them soon.
So you won't have to look it up:
Green Bay - #69
Portland ME - #74
Madison WI - #85
and are you sitting down,
Reno NV -#112
sparker said:I hope WWMT plays nice and allows re-transmission consent..
---------------------elephant98 said:Miami, Fort. Lauderdale, West Palm and Orlando will be getting HD-Lil right about the start of hurricane season.
I'm not suggesting that D* not do these Florida markets on the chance that we will get hit again this year. But, given the battering this area has taken the last couple of years, its not necessarily an unwise move to wait four or five months either. In any event, until the new HD-DVR gets released, I won't be ugrading anyway.