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dishnetwork locals in detroit area

iserum
01-21-2006, 07:29 PM
is DN offering locals HD in detroit metro area?

old corps
01-21-2006, 08:37 PM
Yes they are!

Ed (in Flint, Mi., they have the Flint locals as well) :D

pedrohead
01-23-2006, 03:52 PM
are they really? i was under the understanding that detroit locals were not going to be available in HD for some time...

old corps
01-24-2006, 08:13 AM
are they really? i was under the understanding that detroit locals were not going to be available in HD for some time...
Man, I APOLIGIZE! I guess I had a brain fart & didn't see the HD in the initial question! DUHH!!! I don't believe ANY HD locals are available from Dish anywhere yet. Detroit is supposed to have 'em by the end of the year. SORRY!
ED :o

RSawdey
01-24-2006, 09:25 PM
But with an antenna your HD Dish STB will receive them... and probably in better quality than off the sats.

old corps
01-24-2006, 09:35 PM
But with an antenna your HD Dish STB will receive them... and probably in better quality than off the sats.
That IS true. The only one I can't get OTA is Fox. The local affilate isn't even digital. I'm too far from Detroit to pick up ch.62.
ED

iserum
01-24-2006, 10:30 PM
locals is the only reason i dumped DN a year ago, i am only 10 miles from local tv stations and still can not lock the stations, they drop all the time, with cable i get all local HD free with basic cable my tv decodes all local HD. i got a DVR free from cable also for dish it is $400. i would onlt cosider dish with free HD DVR with local HD included without antenna.Otherwise cable is better option.

sxrdlover
01-25-2006, 10:03 AM
I live in Detroit (Telegragh and Joy area) and we receive the local channels, 56, 2, 4, 7, 62, and 50 OTA in beautiful HD - that is, when the program is broadcast in hd.