Rumor: Launch Dates for Directv Locals HD

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Brewer4

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Scott Greczkowski said:
The list I saw had Hartford Scheduled for 1/05

I believe it when I see it. We were passed over during the top 40 rollout of SD channels years ago and then placed on 119 when we did rollout. I just hope D* finally realizes the importance of the 28th largest DMA and 1 million potential customers. Not that I need my locals since I get OTA, but it would be nice to have backups.
 
Kentstater72

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Logic

I am in the Detroit DMA
I just got D* HD (Tomorrow)

Therefore based on my luck, the rumor must be untrue.

Yes, Voom was my fault also.
 
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CRendall

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Are all these dates off by a year? On this list Detroit doesn't start testing until 11/1/06? I thought the rollout of HD locals is supposed to be the end of this year.
 
riffjim4069

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Yes, the dates are off by a year. I was just making a joke since we have all been waiting years for D* to deliver more national HD and HD LIL. All dates are 2005 and 2006 respectively. I deleted my post to avoid any further confusion. Sorry!
 
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Very interested in Hartford as well ;). And with 2 HD Tivos, I want some swapout!
 
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adam1115

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so any chance some markets will work on hd-tivo?
 
fkostyn

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NY and LA with the three major networks :)
 
vurbano

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adam1115 said:
so any chance some markets will work on hd-tivo?
I believe you will need an Mpeg4 HDtivo or reciever, a 2 yr commitment and a 5 lnb dish to see the new stuff. And that is going to take a LONGGGGGGGGGGG time. AND as I understand it there will be no more self installs. I will believe any of these horseshit dates when I see D*'s installation schedules for their HD sub base. Forget the stupid launch dates you cant see the channels anyway.
 
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fkostyn said:
NY and LA with the three major networks :)

Now, now, NBC still counts as a major network. :D
 
maogdamian

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All you guys are like Angry Little Beavers! The Sarcasm is Dumbfounding! lol Thanks for cheering me up. I as well am going to use complaining about HD to get the hurricane and high gas prices off my mind. I now know what is truly important in life.

We'll, See Ya Later!
 
Barney

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vurbano said:
I believe you will need an Mpeg4 HDtivo or reciever, a 2 yr commitment and a 5 lnb dish to see the new stuff. And that is going to take a LONGGGGGGGGGGG time. AND as I understand it there will be no more self installs. I will believe any of these horseshit dates when I see D*'s installation schedules for their HD sub base. Forget the stupid launch dates you cant see the channels anyway.

Alright, vurbano is saying what I've been trying to say. Without D*'s uplink updated to MPEG4, no MPEG4 STB's, no 2'x3' dishes w/5LNB's..it ain't happening.....remember D* said the HMC was to be out around the end of 2005......they have "cried wolf ". Spaceway 1 is up, they should already have "beta tested" MPEG4 off it......Spaceway 2 might launch the end of Oct 2005............3 or more months to get into position w/testing.......but no MPEG4 STB's still.
Remeber, this was to happen starting in July 2005.....maybe another type-O...........July 2007?
D* needs to get a "Public Relations" overhaul..........major overhaul.

Longhorn, sorry my friend......

Barney
 
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Scott Greczkowski said:
BTW I reported in our Pub Area a few weeks ago that Detroit would be the test area for DirecTV Locals in HD. :)

Glad to see I was correct again. :D

Being a pub member has its perks. :D

DETROIT DMA ZIPS BY COUNTY

LAPEER
48003 48412 48416 48421 48428 48435 48438 48444 48446 48455 48461 48462 48464 48727 48744 48760

lIVINGSTON
48116 48130 48137 48169 48178 48189 48353 48418 48430 48451 48836 48843 48872 48892 49285

MACOMB
48005 48015 48021 48026 48041 48043 48044 48045 48047 48048 48062 48065 48066 48080 48081 48082 48089 48091 48092 48093 48094 48236 48306 48310 48312 48313 48314 48315 48316 48317 48367

MONROE
48117 48131 48133 48140 48144 48145 48157 48159 48160 48161 48166 48179 48182 49229 49267 49270 49276

OAKLAND
48009 48017 48025 48030 48034 48067 48069 48070 48071 48072 48073 48075 48076 48083 48084 48098 48165 48167 48178 48220 48237 48301 48302 48304 48306 48307 48309 48320 48322 48323 48324 48326 48327 48328 48329 48331 48334 48335 48336 48340 48341 48342 48346 48348 48350 48356 48357 48359 48360 48362 48363 48367 48370 48371 48374 48375 48377 48380 48381 48382 48383 48386 48390 48393 48430 48439 48442 48462

SANILAC
48097 48401 48416 48419 48422 48426 48427 48450 48453 48454 48456 48465 48466 48469 48471 48472 48475 48726 48741

SAINT CLAIR
48001 48002 48003 48004 48006 48014 48022 48023 48027 48028 48032 48039 48040 48041 48049 48060 48062 48074 48079 48097 48416

WASHTENAW
48103 48104 48105 48108 48109 48118 48130 48137 48158 48160 48167 48170 48176 48178 48189 48191 48197 48198 49236 49240 49285 49287

WAYNE
48075 48101 48111 48120 48122 48124 48125 48126 48127 48128 48134 48135 48138 48141 48146 48150 48152 48154 48164 48167 48170 48173 48174 48179 48180 48183 48184 48185 48187 48188 48192 48195 48198 48201 48202 48203 48204 48205 48206 48207 48208 48209 48210 48211 48212 48213 48214 48215 48216 48217 48218 48219 48221 48223 48224 48225 48226 48227 48228 48229 48230 48234 48235 48236 48238 48239 48240 482

-Robert
 
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Alan Gordon said:
A good friend of mine and her husband lives there. But why the list of zips?!

~Alan

The county/zip list is the complete list of the communities that are in the Detroit DMA. These are the lucky few areas that will have DIRECTV soft early launch of the new MPEG-4 HD LIL programming and new H20 and 5 LNB PLUS dish system.

-Robert
 
Kentstater72

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Whoo Hoo!

I'm 48144

But no one has yet said when.

Also, I only have the 10-250 HD DVR. So does that mean I still wait?
 
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Alan Gordon

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The county/zip list is the complete list of the communities that are in the Detroit DMA. These are the lucky few areas that will have DIRECTV soft early launch of the new MPEG-4 HD LIL programming and new H20 and 5 LNB PLUS dish system.

OH! I was just confused, because I figured most people on this board (from Detroit) would already know they lived in Detroit since SD-LIL is available to them... therefore I thought that you wanted us to input the zip codes in at www.directv.com because it would say something about HD-LIL (which I did, and it doesn't), and then I thought maybe those particular zip codes had some sort of special significance.

~Alan
 
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DTV TiVo Dealer said:
The county/zip list is the complete list of the communities that are in the Detroit DMA. These are the lucky few areas that will have DIRECTV soft early launch of the new MPEG-4 HD LIL programming and new H20 and 5 LNB PLUS dish system.

-Robert


Any pics of the new 5-LNB dish?
 
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DIRECTV will take care of upgrading all existing customers through their HMO servic provider. They will upgrade everyone on their own internal schedule of area by area.

New subscribers can order through a dealer. Not sure if all dealers will be able to take the early October orders, but we will find out more as we get closer to October.

-Robert
 
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No price on the 5 LNB dish as of yet, but every HD customer will be upgraded at no charge, with another 2 yr. programming commitment.

-Robert
 
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