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mrbluehead

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Sorry if this has been posted on here, but I haven't been on this board in sometime. Anyway is there a list which states the cites getting local HD channels on Dish or which cites they will be adding soon, I heard there are 13 and would have 50 by the end of the year.
 
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Not on that list, but looks like there is a blank stop saved for Lexington, just above the Louisville spot. I'll keep my fingers crossed. Hope the HD locals come to Lexington quicker than the regular locals did.
 
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mrbluehead

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Oh yeah, thanks for the link!:)
 
waltinvt

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Speaking of HD LiLs (and HD DNS), I was given some information about them a couple months ago (which I posted) by Marc Lumpkin. Since none of what he told me has happened, I have been trying to follow up with him for a couple weeks now but have not received any replies.

Has anyone else had contact with him lately?

Basically at that time he said Dish was "very close" to getting ABC-HD and in negotiations with FOX & NBC for their distant HD feeds.

He had also said the remaining HD LiLs depended a lot on how Echostar-X went plus current negotiations with certain affiliates.

Has anyone heard anything more recent?
 
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mrbluehead, the blank spots are something of a countdown, a hole left behind as each market becomes uplinked then available. If all goes well, the list of potential markets will be empty by the end of the year.
 
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So does anyone know when they may add more channels or is this list all there will be for the year. I have a feeling it may be a few years before I get them:mad:
 
gdarwin

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mrbluehead said:
So does anyone know when they may add more channels or is this list all there will be for the year. I have a feeling it may be a few years before I get them:mad:

Louisville is on the list. I called an engineer at WHAS and they had no idea when E* is going to uplink. It happens when it happens....:(
 
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IF they do get promission to use distant HD locals does that means since my local Fox is not in hd i will be able to get fox chicago since i live in rockford il?
 
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Hope they put Louisville on 110, neighbor's house blocks 129. I would need a seperate dish just for 129 in the front yard, would just stick with OTA.
 
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jgags6 said:
IF they do get promission to use distant HD locals does that means since my local Fox is not in hd i will be able to get fox chicago since i live in rockford il?
It's not HD locals, it's digital locals. And I think you'd need a waiver from your local station to get Chicago. Even that might not work, since E* isn't providing distant HD to anybody yet.
 

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