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post #31 of 1039
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To early for thanks - lets await the first of July. Until its a done deal, I will treat it as a rumor, but as I said, I am extremely confident of my source on this. Brine posting virtually identical info (and obviously not even knowing it had already been posted) is just another good sign IMO.

I also know that not everything goes smoothly on day 1 always, and it might take a couple of days to get them all up and running right! The memo I have clearly does say July 1 though!
post #32 of 1039
Just got the 3lnb and h10 less then 8 months ago. Guess I gotta get he 5lnb and req'd receiver sooner then expected. i don't know whether to be happy or cry.
post #33 of 1039
Do we really need three threads about this subject?
post #34 of 1039
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Originally Posted by Soundmaster10.2 View Post

Do we really need three threads about this subject?

It's down to two, now. Topics merged.
post #35 of 1039
Thanks, DrDon.
post #36 of 1039
by d* you mean direct tv right sorry I just don't wanna get confused.
post #37 of 1039
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Originally Posted by adgreer View Post

by d* you mean direct tv right sorry I just don't wanna get confused.

Correct.

D*= DirecTV
E*= Echostar-(Dish Network)
post #38 of 1039
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Originally Posted by Brine View Post

AWESOME HD/MPEG 4 INFO!!


Coming mid October '06: Madison Square Garden, FSN NY, Sun Sports, FSN Ohio, HD Net(Sports)

Can You believe it ?

Wow, it may be a more dificult decision than I thought in October when my year of cheap Cablevision is over and I need to decide if I drop it or D*. It was going to be pretty easy - No HD NY Rangers (MSG-HD) = no D*. If they really pull this off and provide an HD DVR (and don't make me dump my HD Tivo - yea I'll need their new box for recording Rangers games) then D* is very much back in the running. The only other concern would be losing HD WB though hopefully they will add that in the form of the new merged station as well.

-Greg
post #39 of 1039
I live in Greensboro NC which is the 40 something largest market in America and I have been patiently waiting and itching like a flea to find out when D* is going to get there act together and start doing something about HD locals. I seriously have, and I mean have to have locals in HD by the start of the football season because our local Fox affiliate doesn't even have an antenna to get over the air reception. What a load of crap. If it doesnt happen I am seriously considering Migrating to E* since we have time warner and they cant even get a contract dispute settled with our local ABC affiliate. I called D* a couple of weeks ago and they said that the markets 36 through whatever... are going to be coming online soon, But WHEN!?!!?!!??!!??

Anyone with some incite please drop some much needed stress relief.
post #40 of 1039
First off, Greensboro has been announced to go this fall for HD LIL on D*. (rumor has it in September)

Second, WGHP does have an on the air digital signal on channel 35 that is receivable in Greensboro. I know since I live off of Battleground and Westridge and have received the signal since it signed on in 2002 with an antenna on my roof.

Third, WGHP is waiting on the FCC to give the final go ahead to turn on the high power transmitter. As soon as they do, that will happen.

Does that answer all of your guestions?
post #41 of 1039
Thanks, helps a little, how did you find out the triad is slated to get D* HD locals in September???
post #42 of 1039
With the Greensboro questions answered, the original is a good question. I'm in DMA 65, I'm assuming that it will go live in 2007 with the launch of the rest of the MPEG4 sats.........Don't know when the next announcement from D* will come on the rollout.
post #43 of 1039
Yea, but if I am correct aren't they finishing the roll out of markets up to 36 as we speak. I had heard that they were going to be done sometime in June. So when does the next x# of markets begin mpeg4???
post #44 of 1039
Here is the latest

2H 2006
Albuquerque
Austin
Cincinnati
Grand Rapids
Green Bay
Greensboro
Las Vegas
Madison
Memphis
Portland, Mn
Portland, Or
Providence
Reno
San Antonio
post #45 of 1039
Ok so second half 06, but we are starting into second half 06 in less than a week are they done with markets up through 36?
post #46 of 1039
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Originally Posted by ScoBuck View Post

Lots of reasons, lets see how many quickly come to mind.

1) unlike NFLST superfan, there is NO committment to offer HD for games. They are NOT owed to the subscribers in other words. HD is NOT part of the package. I still think they will continue to broadcast some HD games on channel 94 or 95 as they do now.

2) as the link in the original post stated, these are NOT going up on CONUS transponders - they are going up on Spaceway on spotbeams - into the currently served HD lils markets. they currently do not have the avaialble bandwidth to provide ALL of these in MPEG 2 nationwide.

3) next year they will be available in the packages if rights fees can be negotiated - so expect to pay additional premium for HD games (just like NFL SuperFan).

Fine charge us more -- I would be willing to pay. But for the remainder of this season, I don't see why they would not allow us to see the HD broadcasts available in our spot-beam if the same network is the SD feed for that game through Extra Innings. It wouldn't be hard to and would give them an advantage over E* and Cable.
post #47 of 1039
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Coming mid October '06: FSN Ohio

Presumably this means Columbus Blue Jackets games will be in HD. Mmmm....I still won't watch. One game against the Rangers every 3 years? What idiot made that schedule? Oh right it was Gary Bettman. I should have known from his picture on the wikipedia entry for "idiot".
post #48 of 1039
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Doesn't matter unless you win the championship.....Detroit has done fairly well with the pistons and red wings, but not quite as well as the Pats and Red Sox in New England lately.

Not from Detroit or New England -- but what do the Pats have to do with RSN's? NFL Sunday Ticket has nothing to do with the RSN -- the relevant teams are MLB, NHL and NBA.
post #49 of 1039
D* is not going down the line by market size. They are looking at many issues including the number of TV homes in a market, the number of D* subs in a market as well as customer support to install the new receivers and dishes and the distribution system in place in a market of said equipment to decide which markets go at what time.
post #50 of 1039
Should we be expecting any kind of announcement from DirecTV or NESN about Saturadys supposed debut of NESN HD on DirecTV, or does DirecTV just really like surprising its customers?:
post #51 of 1039
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Originally Posted by foxeng View Post

D* is not going down the line by market size. They are looking at many issues including the number of TV homes in a market, the number of D* subs in a market as well as customer support to install the new receivers and dishes and the distribution system in place in a market of said equipment to decide which markets go at what time.

During the SD LiL expansion, the former #65 market was actually skipped over in favor of several much "smaller" markets. D* lost a bunch of local customers to E* during that period.
post #52 of 1039
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Originally Posted by brad31 View Post

Fine charge us more -- I would be willing to pay. But for the remainder of this season, I don't see why they would not allow us to see the HD broadcasts available in our spot-beam if the same network is the SD feed for that game through Extra Innings. It wouldn't be hard to and would give them an advantage over E* and Cable.

I'm not sure I understand - you WILL be getting the HD feed if you get the SD feed - but provided you are in a currently served HD local market. If not, there is NOT presently a spotbeam from the Spaceway birds pointed at ya - so it can't be done. These are MPEG4 broadcasts from Spaceway on the existing HD local beams.
post #53 of 1039
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Originally Posted by TulsaCoker View Post

Here is the latest

2H 2006
Albuquerque
Austin
Cincinnati
Grand Rapids
Green Bay
Greensboro
Las Vegas
Madison
Memphis
Portland, Mn
Portland, Or
Providence
Reno
San Antonio

That's the list I saw a month or so ago and I know Madison is the #85 market and that's where I get my local HD now from 56 miles away with our antenna. I don't recall what # Green Bay is but I think they got bumped up also.
post #54 of 1039
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Originally Posted by ScoBuck View Post

I'm not sure I understand - you WILL be getting the HD feed if you get the SD feed - but provided you are in a currently served HD local market. If not, there is NOT presently a spotbeam from the Spaceway birds pointed at ya - so it can't be done. These are MPEG4 broadcasts from Spaceway on the existing HD local beams.

I will give you an example that maybe you will understand

Let say you live in Providence, RI and you receive NESN as you RSN, but Directv does not offer your local HD yet. But you are obviously within the Boston spotbeam, why if you have the right equipment should you not have access to NESN-HD?
post #55 of 1039
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Originally Posted by Hart5150 View Post

I will give you an example that maybe you will understand

Let say you live in Providence, RI and you receive NESN as you RSN, but Directv does not offer your local HD yet. But you are obviously within the Boston spotbeam, why if you have the right equipment should you not have access to NESN-HD?

I do understand what you are saying - I don't have your answer but there are certainly possibilities that come to mind.

1) Do they have the ability to give you access to that one channel alone from the spotbeam - or would this mean you also had access to the Boston big 4? That would NOT be ok.

2) They might not have carriage rights to beam that signal into outside markets at this point.

Listen, I don't know the actual reason or logic really, and I would just guess you don't either at this point. Do we KNOW if they could even do it? Without THAT knowledge it is pointless to place blame. I mean why wouldn't they want more people to get it? No harm to them that I know of.
post #56 of 1039
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Originally Posted by Posty-McPost View Post

Presumably this means Columbus Blue Jackets games will be in HD. Mmmm....I still won't watch. One game against the Rangers every 3 years? What idiot made that schedule? Oh right it was Gary Bettman. I should have known from his picture on the wikipedia entry for "idiot".

No offense meant, Posty, but maybe Gary was protecting Rangers fans.

Why would they want to see the Blue Jackets more often?
post #57 of 1039
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Originally Posted by TulsaCoker View Post

Here is the latest

2H 2006
Albuquerque
Austin
Cincinnati
Grand Rapids
Green Bay
Greensboro
Las Vegas
Madison
Memphis
Portland, Mn
Portland, Or
Providence
Reno
San Antonio

Who makes up these lists? I used to see a list of the first 36 markets. Most were supposed to be up by "June '06". Well June only has a few more days and I've heard nothing about the many cities to have HD-LIL broadcasting by "June '06."

What's reality and what's smoke?
post #58 of 1039
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Originally Posted by BKMaggert View Post

Who makes up these lists? I used to see a list of the first 36 markets. Most were supposed to be up by "June '06". Well June only has a few more days and I've heard nothing about the many cities to have HD-LIL broadcasting by "June '06."

What's reality and what's smoke?

Uhhhh, DirecTV makes the lists. All one has to do is read their press releases. The list for the 2nd half of 06 has been out for months now. The last few markets in the first 36 have been going up all month.
post #59 of 1039
They were the first 36 markets to be offered HD LIL by DirecTV, not the top 36 markets in the country according to their Nielsen DMA rank.

The lists are "made up" by DirecTV management. And, as foxeng noted, D* has many reasons, some of them competitive, for the order of cities to be offered HD LIL.
post #60 of 1039
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