In my latest call to D* they told me that since LA already receives Local HD Channels (CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX) that are MPEG2 encoded, that they are NOT going to upgrade/replace existing MPEG2 equipment with MPEG4 and replace 3 LNB dishes with the new 5 LNB dishes in LA. They are going to concentrate on adding HD to markets that don't already have it.
Since NY and LA both have HD locals already, they are now working on ALL the other markets. Translation, don't hold your breath!!
I also asked about PBS, WB and UPN in HD. The reply was essentially the same, so don't expect to see these anytime soon, either.
Last edited by ScottP461 : 01-16-2006 at 03:57 AM.