- May 5, 2005
Anyone know which birds will be used? 61.5 & 148?
Stargazer said:Whatever happened to that talk in a thread about Dish Network deciding to continue on with MPEG-2 instead of swapping everyone out to MPEG-4?
BoisePaul said:I'm hoping that a SHREVA expert can chime in here. I am also curious about the eligibility of those of us who cannot get a grade B digital signal but who currently have SD LiL via DBS. Are we then eligible for HD DNS? For example, I live 80+ miles from the transmitters in DMA#54, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre PA and there exists no antenna that will receive their signals at my house due to distance and terrain. I've tried, and if such an antenna did exist, I'd buy it. I'm also about 10-15 miles outside the grade B contour for our digital stations. This DMA was also "skipped" on E*'s list. Under those circumstances, would I be able to get NYC HD feeds, for example? I already have waivers from our ABC and CBS affiliates, but NBC and FOX are thus far refusing.
Stargazer said:LA, NY, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta HD Locals coming in Feb 2006 to Dish Network.
Rural areas of the country (i.e. Oklahoma) are the DBS companies' bread and butter. Densly populated areas like LA are tailor made for cable. More subs per mile of cable. Same with fiber.mcdeeee said:It's funny that those who think HD LIL's are a waste live in the flattest states in the country. (i.e. Oklahoma) Guess what, out here in CA there are millions that live in areas with lots of hills that can't receive any OTA. In LA there's only one location that brodcasts the digital stations. So if you're on the wrong side of a hill, you out of luck. Also, there's millions that live in HOA regulated area's where OTA antenna's are forbidden and only dish's are acceptable.
Dish will be able to beat out all the local cable companies around here if they provide the Locals in HD. That's really the only HD you can get via cable along with DiscoveryHD & ESPNHD.
I think this should be one of their major priorities.
Also, I think the networks have more HD programing than any other source.
BTW, I get all my locals via OTA here in Costa Mesa, CA.
I don't care what an HOA says, OTARD applies to OTA antennas, too. They can NOT forbid them.mcdeeee said:Also, there's millions that live in HOA regulated area's where OTA antenna's are forbidden and only dish's are acceptable.
CJPC said:Yeah, It wasnt on the CC, but it was on the press release, and is being uplinked on Rainbow 1 @ 61.5! (Boston HD LIL that is!)