WGN HD & Comcast Sports Net HD Chicago

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Does anybody know if D* has any plans to add these 2 stations to the Chicago market so we can see our local teams in HD? Or am I dreaming that this may happen anytime soon?
 
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sstang7 said:
Does anybody know if D* has any plans to add these 2 stations to the Chicago market so we can see our local teams in HD? Or am I dreaming that this may happen anytime soon?

All we can do is keep our fingers crossed. But since D* hasn't announce anything besides the four major networks for LIL-HD I wouldn't count it on, their busy rolling out other markets. I would recommend that you send in an e-mail comment telling them they are interested. I would think that for at least Comcast Sportsnet Chicago-HD they would want to get that on the dish since you can't get it OTA, only via cable at this time.
 
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It has to be mind boggling how many potential customers D* and E* lose to cable because of a lack of HD rsn's


I am the laughing stock of all my friends with HD cable that watch the bulls and cubs and sox on comcastsportsnet HD while i suffer with SD on D*
 
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Comcast SportsNet HD would definitely be nice. As far as WGN goes, OTA antenna works good.
 
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Sent one to him back in early December, shortly after they started LIL-HD into Chicago, got nothing for a response. But the more the merrier.
Doesn't surprise me.
 
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I recently sent an e-mail and they responded by saying that they would forward it on to programming. I am willing to send another e-mail to them. I also sent an e-mail to Comcast Sports Net and they responded by saying that its up to Directv to add the channel space. I really think that all that are interested in receiving Comcast Sports Net should send e-mails to them. Maybe if they get enough they will add the channel. Is that wishful thinking?
 
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I have been saying for a couple of years that what both D* & E* need to do is set up 4-6 HD sports alternate channels & put on the RSN HD games as they are being broadcast. That should be able to handle 90% or so if all of the HD games that are on on any given night. If there is too many, such as 1 game being duplicated by both teams broadcasts, open up the home team feed to both markets. Would be a temporary solution until enough bandwidth is available to carry each one of the channels full time. Since that didn't come about, I became a Comcast customer just for the Sox, Bulls (& even for the 2 Cub fans in my family). I've been happy enough with Comcast that even though I still have my supers & OLD HD pack on E*, I doubt I'll ever go back. I'm considering upping my Evu, adding the 82 location & getting one of the HD DVR's. Then I can cancel E* completely. ( BTW Evu has WGN HD!)
 
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Sparkman,

100% agreement. Down here in Champaign, I would love to see WGN and Comcast in HD.
 
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