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Old 05-06-2008, 05:55 AM   #1
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This is only a rumor but speculation is Bravo and ESPNews will be available in HD this coming Wednesday on channels 9437 and 9438 respectively. It's only a rumor as I don't even know if these channels are uplinked or not, guess we'll just have to wait and see. But, if you've been around a while you know not to hold your breath.
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The last time we were promised ESPNNewsHD we ended up with SciFiHD so here's hoping we get something good instead. SmithsonianHD sounds attractive....
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This is only a rumor but speculation is Bravo and ESPNews will be available in HD this coming Wednesday on channels 9437 and 9438 respectively. It's only a rumor as I don't even know if these channels are uplinked or not, guess we'll just have to wait and see. But, if you've been around a while you know not to hold your breath.
Yep.. Thats what Mr. Rumor Man from the other site said. LOL

There is stuff uplinked there but Dish is trying to keep it real quiet so the channels are not labeled. They are just named "TEST" and invisable to normal subs.

More HD LiL's are expected as well. Congrats go out to HD subs in:
Hartford, CT
Portland, ME
Albany, NY
Syracuse, NY
Fort Meyers, FL
You guys are getting your HD locals this Wed (tomorrow) afternoon.

Look for all of this around 2PM EDT.
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How do I know when the Grand Rapids, MI market will be getting locals in HD? We are set to launch this month.
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How do I know when the Grand Rapids, MI market will be getting locals in HD? We are set to launch this month.
If someone has a better answer than this they will post it but from my limited experience it seems you probably won't know when they are coming until you turn on the tv one morning (or afternoon) and there they are.
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For the longest time we have been hearing that Grand Rapids HD locals would come in May. Then, in the last month or so, all the latest news on HD locals has not mentioned anything about GR locals.
What's the deal?
Anyone know something more recent?
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Is anyone aware of a list for the remaining locations to be activated throughout 2008? I saw the shorter list that goes through July.

On the Dish promo it shows big gold cartoon dots all over California as areas to be covered.
But I have yet to see the Central Valley (Fresno, etc.) actually listed anywhere. A population in excess of 1 million people.
It took us a while to get SD locals on Dish too, for that matter.
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This is what's frustrating about Dish. Why not at least 'leak' information about locals in HD? If I knew that I'd be seeing my locals in 2008 I'd be happy to sign a 2 yr contract. As it is, I need to see some action or will be forced to switch to Direct. Whilst I appreciate that Shreveport, LA doesn't have LocalHD through Direct either, I have a lot more faith that the dark side would at least throw me a bone now and then.

I'm perfectly happy with everything Dish does (obviously I don't mean customer service) but am distinctly underwhelmed with what they don't do - keep they're customers informed.
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I agree, satellite problems, negotiations, etc. are understandable.
But we are only asking for estimations, or at least WHAT'S PLANNED! .. we already know full well delays can occur.
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For the GR market, I have been told they are launching this month. I talked to the local distributor as dell as Dish and both have said this month they will just show up some time. Atleast we know they will be here by June! Why not say that instead of May?!?
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Last night I turn on USA/105 to catch an episode of Law and Order and it was in HD. To make sure I hit the info button and sure enough the ghosted HD was at the top of the page. On the guide, no indication of HD.

Something may be about to happen. But then again maybe I was just dreaming.
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Last night I turn on USA/105 to catch an episode of Law and Order and it was in HD. To make sure I hit the info button and sure enough the ghosted HD was at the top of the page. On the guide, no indication of HD.

Something may be about to happen. But then again maybe I was just dreaming.
USA HD went live last month. 4-18 to be precise.
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Last night I turn on USA/105 to catch an episode of Law and Order and it was in HD. To make sure I hit the info button and sure enough the ghosted HD was at the top of the page. On the guide, no indication of HD.

Something may be about to happen. But then again maybe I was just dreaming.
The same thing is happening on SciFi. The only way to know if it's HD is to view the show. Thats the only time yoy see the HD logo as well.

I hope someone fixes this issue.
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Well this week's HD has been delayed a little. Some are now saying by Friday. I am talking about ESPNews and BravoHD.

More national HD was however uplinked this Wednesday. The rumor now is that they will be turned on by the end of next week.

I just noticed jpfrasier had the channel spots wrong so here is where they will be for you to find them easier. Of course they will also be mapped down to their SD counterparts locations.

9433 - Disney
9434 - ABC Family
9463 - Cartoon Network
9484 - Toon Disney
9492 - Bravo
9494 - ESPNews
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Well this week's HD has been delayed a little. Some are now saying by Friday. I am talking about ESPNews and BravoHD.

More national HD was however uplinked this Wednesday. The rumor now is that they will be turned on by the end of next week.

I just noticed jpfrasier had the channel spots wrong so here is where they will be for you to find them easier. Of course they will also be mapped down to their SD counterparts locations.

9433 - Disney
9434 - ABC Family
9463 - Cartoon Network
9484 - Toon Disney
9492 - Bravo
9494 - ESPNews

Thanks for the location clarification. I was hesitant to post something that was merely a rumor but I'm relieved to see there was at least a little truth behind it. That is also where my incorrect channel assignments came from. Sorry about that
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