I think Directv goes by the number of subscribers in the DMA's and that how they determine who gets them.
I'm feeling a little ignored by DirecTV. We're market 119 in Eugene, OR and here are markets 147, 162 and 163 getting their locals before us.
GULFPORT MS!!! FINALLY!!!!
I don't have an HD receiver, just Standard, will I still be able to watch them??
If these channels are going to broadcast in MPEG4 (which all the recent local markets have been), then your non-HD equipment won't pick them up. However, when the time comes, DirecTV will offer replacement equipment, typically @ no cost.
No, no, no.
The replacement equipment is usually free with no contract.
You don't have to subscribe to HD unless you want HD programming.
Ah, well by HD locals I thought they are only broadcast in HD?? So when June rolls around and my locals become available, I can get all new receivers to view them at no cost? and don't have to pay for HD? Do I just call DTV up about this or what