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post #3571 of 3877
In case you missed it the Roanoke VA DMA got their locals in HD via DirecTV today (as had been noted on the same list that has us for down Sept 9).

Roanoke got all 4 majors nets, CW and PBS.
post #3572 of 3877
Yes, I noticed. And we are scheduled for locals 1 day before the NFL season begins.

I hope by being later down the road than some DMA's, we will get better encoding equipment and not have any issues.
post #3573 of 3877
I know this is off topic, but I was wondering if anyone near the Charleston/Huntington area has a garage with that epoxy floor applied. I am looking for someone to apply the epoxy floor and install cabinets and other items to organize my garage. So, if you know of anyone with a sweet garage ask them who did it for them and let me know.

Sorry, for this off-topic post, but I didn't know of a better way to reach people locally.
post #3574 of 3877
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Originally Posted by ruthdog23 View Post

I know this is off topic, but I was wondering if anyone near the Charleston/Huntington area has a garage with that epoxy floor applied. I am looking for someone to apply the epoxy floor and install cabinets and other items to organize my garage. So, if you know of anyone with a sweet garage ask them who did it for them and let me know.

Sorry, for this off-topic post, but I didn't know of a better way to reach people locally.

not sure about the installers, but all you need to do is add an HDTV to the garage and your post is back on topic
post #3575 of 3877
Its August 17, and no one has posted in awhile, so I thought I would give a kick start.

Only one thing to say... I know this is common knowledge by now, but glad to see it right around the corner. HD locals on DirecTV on Sept 9th!!! Getting closer.

And that all I have to say about that....
post #3576 of 3877
Does Suddenlink have anything new coming out anytime soon?
post #3577 of 3877
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Originally Posted by Amerikes View Post

HD locals on DirecTV on Sept 9th!!! Getting closer.

And that all I have to say about that....

And so far, the leaked date looks good. Roanoke got them on the 29th and Shreveport on the 12th per the leak, so the 9th looks good. Three weeks from Wednesday.

All I have to say is Giddy up!
post #3578 of 3877
Cant believe its taken DTV this long to get local HDs.
post #3579 of 3877
It will be interesting to see which locals they bring up in HD on Sept. 9th. In most markets they now offer the 4 major commercial broadcast networks NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox. In some, but certainly not all, markets they also offer CW and in a very few markets also PBS or a local independent station. My guess is just the 4 majors for the Charleston/Huntington DMA.
post #3580 of 3877
Hi Guys,

I just moved from from California and now attending University of Charleston. I picked up a KWorld SA290-Q DVI edition to attach to my Samsung 22" LCD. Plugging everything in, I pick up CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, and a couple other scraggling channels. However, plugging in an old Daewoo television set to see if it gets more channels, but it gets a multitude of other channels including CNN, USA, ESPN, Discovery, History, etc. Now I'm utterly stumped. I've tried contacting the manufacturer to no avail (based in Taiwan) and am thinking of returning the product to Newegg.

I've fiddled around with the autotune settings (STD/IRC/HRC) and noticed they all find the same channels, but still none of the fun channels (ESPN, Discovery, USA, etc.)

So the question is, I know that my room gets those channels, but is my ATSC tuner broken as these are only QAM channels?

Any help will be great, thanks!
post #3581 of 3877
Actually, now I have suspicion that the cable company is broadcasting ESPN, Discovery, and all those channels via the old NTSC since it was only NTSC OTA that was mandated to cease, and not cable companies.

Can anyone confirm this before I return the SA290 for a doubled priced AVerMedia TVBox 11 w/ ATSC/QAM/NTSC Tuner?
post #3582 of 3877
I assume Suddenlink is the cable company for UC. You might try calling them.
post #3583 of 3877
Suddenlink has added espn360.com to all of their High Speed Internet customers. Now if we could just get them to add the nfl network and more HD we could be in business.
post #3584 of 3877
Suddenlink doesn't have the NFL Network in HD or they don't have it at all?? In either case I knew there was a good reason I've stuck with DirecTV.
post #3585 of 3877
^^^
Suddenlink doesn't have the NFL Network at all.
post #3586 of 3877
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Originally Posted by lsdean View Post

Suddenlink has added espn360.com to all of their High Speed Internet customers. Now if we could just get them to add the nfl network and more HD we could be in business.

Thanks for info. on espn360.com,i didn't know they had added it.
post #3587 of 3877
For an update on Suddenlink obtaining the NFL Network, check it out here http://suddenlinkfyi.com/2009/08/22/nfl-network-update/
post #3588 of 3877
Suddenlink Help when will more HD channels be added to the Charleston system and will Discovery HD be among them?
post #3589 of 3877
As of Sept. 9th (if Direct TV comes through on its promise) there will be no reason whatsoever to keep Suddenlink. That is the day I pull the plug on Suddenlink. I have suffered for years with this crappie service and company. The only thing they had they with any value were the locals in HD. I could never satisfactorily get the locals OTA. As I type this, the lower channels are fuzzy and the sound is tinny. So goodbye Suddenlink and good riddence.
post #3590 of 3877
I'm so tired of waiting for my locals in HD. Lady at Directv also told me Sept 9th, but i'm def not holding my breath. I live in Portsmouth, Ohio and I used to receive NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox East in HD. which was outstanding. Since i moved and set up new service i was denied NBC and CBS. So i sit and watch Sunday night preseason football on my 52" HDTV in SD

I really can't beleive they are that far behind. oh wait I can, because it's West Virginia and half the idiots live in the coal mines. lol no offense to you guys in WV just saying. I enjoyed living in Columbus, all my buckeyes games were in HD. I just hope they hurry up so I don't have to go watch the games elsewhere.

Anyone heard any updates? I'm kinda curious also to watch channel they will be offered on.
post #3591 of 3877
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Originally Posted by drew22mader View Post

I'm so tired of waiting for my locals in HD. Lady at Directv also told me Sept 9th, but i'm def not holding my breath. I live in Portsmouth, Ohio and I used to receive NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox East in HD. which was outstanding. Since i moved and set up new service i was denied NBC and CBS. So i sit and watch Sunday night preseason football on my 52" HDTV in SD

I really can't beleive they are that far behind. oh wait I can, because it's West Virginia and half the idiots live in the coal mines. lol no offense to you guys in WV just saying. I enjoyed living in Columbus, all my buckeyes games were in HD. I just hope they hurry up so I don't have to go watch the games elsewhere.

Anyone heard any updates? I'm kinda curious also to watch channel they will be offered on.

There was a list of all the dates HD locals would be available this summer via DirecTV (including us on 9/9) and so far I believe those dates have all been correct. So it looks very promising.

Of course you know the definition of a Buckeye: A useless nut from Ohio. No offense - I'm just sayin'
post #3592 of 3877
LOL

I wasn't going to reply as us coal miners don't have compters or HDTV's.

Besides isn't watching OSU lose to anyone outside the Big 10 the same in SD? :P)
post #3593 of 3877
Yuh yuh yuh lol, i hear ya.

But at least i'm watching a real conference in HD. lol
post #3594 of 3877
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Originally Posted by herdfan View Post

LOL

I wasn't going to reply as us coal miners don't have compters or HDTV's.

Besides isn't watching OSU lose to anyone outside the Big 10 the same in SD? :P)

...but didn't Marshall finish 4-8 overall (3-5 in conference) last year? And didn't Ohio State finish 10-3 overall (7-1 in conference)? Just asking!
post #3595 of 3877
I take offense to the derogatory comments about WV...here is a list of other areas that are just getting the locals in HD....

Charleston-Huntington W. VA Sep. 09
Columbia S.C. Sep. 09
Huntsville-Decatur AL Sep. 09
Jackson MS Oct. 09
Lexington KY Sep. 09
Roanoke-Lynchburg VA July 09
Shreveport LA Aug. 09
Bluefield-Beckley WV Sep. 09

So it isn't just coal miners in WV....btw....coal miners make pretty good money.
post #3596 of 3877
People take a joke. It was all in fun. People get too serious. Never did i say anything about coal miners not making money. gssshh
post #3597 of 3877
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Originally Posted by wyllie1 View Post

Suddenlink Help when will more HD channels be added to the Charleston system and will Discovery HD be among them?

They have not added anything here in 19 months and I am getting frustrated with them.

We no longer have anything on channel 40, G4 was moved to the digital family tier, they switched WE to the digital family tier with Lifetime Movie Channel, and last month we did get a new channel Fox Business Channel it is in the digital family tier. With channel 40 open I donn't know why they didn't just move The Weather Channel there and put the Fox Business Channel on 39 next to Fox News.

After the last addition in Feb. 2008 other areas got 4 more HD channels June through August then 3 more around November and then around June 2 more were added.

That first group was:
USA, SciFi (now SYFY), FX, and Travel (Chiller non HD was added)

The second group was:
Discovery, TLC, and Animal Planet

The third group was:
Bravo, and CNBC

Other areas have Universal HD as well.


We do not have our CW in HD either, I would like to finally see Smallville in HD since they moved it to Friday its probably the last season.

I probably would have been happy if they had just given us the first group as I watch USA a lot and SyFy probably the most.

Nothing being added in 19 months is rediculous. I would switch but a dish is really possible where I live. I have family in DC and they have Verizon, outside of regional sports and locals they have 69 non premium HD channels and 43 premium. I wish we had them here I would switch in a minute.

I have called multiple times over the past year and I always get the same answer well there isn't enough space and were are working to make more room. Thats a fine answer for 6 months to a year but 19 months that doesn't seam like your doing anything. They seem to advertise enough about how great suddenlink is, but in those past 19 months they have added 1 channel moved 1 channel to a digital tier from expanded basic and switched a channel on expanded basic with one from the digital tier.

My cable bill with the same services has gone from 82.56 to 93.45 in that time, $1.49 is the broadcast station surcharge which we still don't have CW in HD and the rest has gone up $9.40.

So for $10.89 (13.2% increase) more the only thing more that I am getting is The Fox Business Channel.
post #3598 of 3877
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Originally Posted by emery_r View Post

...but didn't Marshall finish 4-8 overall (3-5 in conference) last year? And didn't Ohio State finish 10-3 overall (7-1 in conference)? Just asking!

Well, you could say it is because OSU got rid of a bad coach and Marshall got him.
post #3599 of 3877
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Originally Posted by herdfan View Post

Well, you could say it is because OSU got rid of a bad coach and Marshall got him.

Best wishes to Marshall for a better season this year! The program has historically been a good one -- you deserve it again.
post #3600 of 3877
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Originally Posted by drew22mader View Post

I'm so tired of waiting for my locals in HD. Lady at Directv also told me Sept 9th, but i'm def not holding my breath. I live in Portsmouth, Ohio and I used to receive NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox East in HD. which was outstanding. Since i moved and set up new service i was denied NBC and CBS. So i sit and watch Sunday night preseason football on my 52" HDTV in SD

I really can't beleive they are that far behind. oh wait I can, because it's West Virginia and half the idiots live in the coal mines. lol no offense to you guys in WV just saying. I enjoyed living in Columbus, all my buckeyes games were in HD. I just hope they hurry up so I don't have to go watch the games elsewhere.

Anyone heard any updates? I'm kinda curious also to watch channel they will be offered on.

Luckily, I got special consideration for acceptance to Johns Hopkins University back in 2000 because I was one of those "Slow" ones from WV. I'm not a coal miner, but those miners, mine the coal that produces the electricity you use to watch your Buckeyes in HD. So, those "idiots" are the reason we get to sit back and enjoy our HD.
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