For those of us waiting ever so patiently for our locals in HD via DirecTV, it appears the wait will have to be even longer...
From D* investor release on Friday:
DIRECTV will roll-out the following new HD local markets, beginning in June with Biloxi-Gulfport, Miss.; Idaho Falls-Pocatello, Idaho; and Joplin-Pittsburg, Mo. In the third quarter, DIRECTV will launch Albany, Ga.; Columbus, Ga.; Gainesville, Fla.; and Montgomery-Selma, Ark. In the fourth quarter, DIRECTV will launch Abilene-Sweetwater, Texas; Amarillo, Texas; Binghamton, N.Y.; Clarksburg-Weston, W.Va.; Lubbock, Texas; Sioux City, Iowa; Terre Haute, Ind.; Wheeling-Steubenville, W.Va.; and Wichita Falls-Lawton, Texas
As someone who moved up from the Twin Cities in September, this has been a sore point for me. I tried the hd feed with the Basic Cable package from both Midcontinent/Cableone, letting my interntal QAM tuner do the decoding, but the picture was horrible. My only other option would be to install a high power antenna, but since I live in a townhome, this might be more trouble than its worth. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to sign up for Sunday Ticket or something so I can at least watch the Vikes in HD.