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    DTV to offer CR and Waterloo HD locals

    DIRECTV to offer local HD programming to Cedar Rapids/Waterloo market by mid-2008 « Looking in at Iowa

    DIRECTV will offer local HD broadcast networks in 76 markets, representing more than 75 percent of U.S. TV households, when it rolls out 11 additional local HD markets by mid-2008. …
    DIRECTV will deliver HD programming from each of the primary broadcast networks – ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC – where available, to customers who subscribe to any TOTAL CHOICE® programming package that offers local channels. …
    The 11 local markets to receive HD programming from DIRECTV include:
    • Albany/Schenectady/Troy, N.Y.
    • Paducah, Ky.
    • Cedar Rapids/Waterloo, Iowa
    • Tucson, Ariz.
    • Flint/Saginaw/Bay City, Mich.
    • Waco/Temple/Bryan, Texas
    • Lincoln/Hastings, Neb.
    • Wichita/Hutchinson, Kan.
    • Louisville, Ky.
    • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa.
    • Omaha, Neb.




    Nice No DSM yet, but CR and Waterloo get it?


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    Re: DTV to offer CR and Waterloo HD locals

    CR got ABC in HD OTA wayyy before DSM as well. I wonder when DSM will be up? Not that I need it with my OTA antenna, but just curious.



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    Re: DTV to offer CR and Waterloo HD locals

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    CR got ABC in HD OTA wayyy before DSM as well. I wonder when DSM will be up? Not that I need it with my OTA antenna, but just curious.
    Well that was a station by station decision. This seems to be DTV just missing a top50 market (I think we are in the upper 40's).


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    Re: DTV to offer CR and Waterloo HD locals

    Again...not that it matters to me, but I still feel snubbed.



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    Re: DTV to offer CR and Waterloo HD locals

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    DIRECTV to offer local HD programming to Cedar Rapids/Waterloo market by mid-2008 « Looking in at Iowa

    DIRECTV will offer local HD broadcast networks in 76 markets, representing more than 75 percent of U.S. TV households, when it rolls out 11 additional local HD markets by mid-2008. …
    DIRECTV will deliver HD programming from each of the primary broadcast networks – ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC – where available, to customers who subscribe to any TOTAL CHOICE® programming package that offers local channels. …
    The 11 local markets to receive HD programming from DIRECTV include:
    • Albany/Schenectady/Troy, N.Y.
    • Paducah, Ky.
    • Cedar Rapids/Waterloo, Iowa
    • Tucson, Ariz.
    • Flint/Saginaw/Bay City, Mich.
    • Waco/Temple/Bryan, Texas
    • Lincoln/Hastings, Neb.
    • Wichita/Hutchinson, Kan.
    • Louisville, Ky.
    • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa.
    • Omaha, Neb.





    Nice No DSM yet, but CR and Waterloo get it?
    Don't believe em' til it happens. DTV has made promises like this before!



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    Re: DTV to offer CR and Waterloo HD locals

    Do they make you pay again for HD locals?



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    Re: DTV to offer CR and Waterloo HD locals

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    Do they make you pay again for HD locals?
    Not if you already get HD. And now if you have an HD receiver, you have to get the HD package.


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    Re: DTV to offer CR and Waterloo HD locals

    Ok, Cr/Waterloo is half the size of DSM area, and a lot crappier. This means those losers in Iowa city will probably get it then huh? Do they use CR tv channels?


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    Re: DTV to offer CR and Waterloo HD locals

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Not if you already get HD. And now if you have an HD receiver, you have to get the HD package.
    I am surprised that they would do that...

    I have Dish right now and for DishHD it is $20/month... And the VOOM channels are almost worthless... The only reason that I have it is for ESPN HD, DISCOVERY HD, and HIST HD.

    I think they are coming out with a new HD pack that is just the "national" hd channels, so I may look into that.



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    Re: DTV to offer CR and Waterloo HD locals

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    I am surprised that they would do that...

    I have Dish right now and for DishHD it is $20/month... And the VOOM channels are almost worthless... The only reason that I have it is for ESPN HD, DISCOVERY HD, and HIST HD.

    I think they are coming out with a new HD pack that is just the "national" hd channels, so I may look into that.
    DirecTV's HD package is $9.95 I think.


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    Re: DTV to offer CR and Waterloo HD locals

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Well that was a station by station decision. This seems to be DTV just missing a top50 market (I think we are in the upper 40's).
    I think the Des Moines market is more like high 80's



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    Re: DTV to offer CR and Waterloo HD locals

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    I am surprised that they would do that...

    I have Dish right now and for DishHD it is $20/month... And the VOOM channels are almost worthless... The only reason that I have it is for ESPN HD, DISCOVERY HD, and HIST HD.

    I think they are coming out with a new HD pack that is just the "national" hd channels, so I may look into that.
    DirecTV's HD package is 9.95 a month. That includes HD locals, as well as all the available HD channels for things you subscribe to (i.e. if you get HBO, you get HBO HD if you get the HD package).

    I think it's one of the best deals in TV.



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    Re: DTV to offer CR and Waterloo HD locals

    Des Moines is 71 in the Nation.

    Cedar Rapids is 87 in the Nation. (AKA Channels Suck through Suck)

    My guess is that they have more subscribers in Eastern iowa b/c of the BTN so they started with them.?

    List of television stations in North America by media market - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    Re: DTV to offer CR and Waterloo HD locals

    The reason that CR/Waterloo is going first has nothing to do with size of market. It has to do with CR/Waterloo locals being on an old bird that is going away.



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