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Post 1 made on Tuesday December 13, 2005 at 20:07
avis21
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Hi,

Are the Locals in HD and new equipment out for the Chicago area yet?

Anyone try to output via HDMI to 1 TV and Component out to another? Does it work for feeding 2 HD TV's?

Thanks,

Avis
Post 2 made on Wednesday December 14, 2005 at 11:27
Spiky
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The new HD DVR that can receive HD locals will not be out until next summer. With the current DVR, the component output is completely shut off when the HDMI is plugged in. The cheapest way to feed 2 TVs is probably to use the component output and split it.

I think Chicago has been started on receiving HD locals, but not sure.
Post 3 made on Wednesday December 14, 2005 at 12:27
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Chicago locals are up and running. Word is middle of next year on the HD DVR - but don't take that as gospel.
"We are only immortal for a limited time."
OP | Post 4 made on Wednesday December 14, 2005 at 18:36
avis21
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Thanks for the input.

Here was an e-mail I sent/recieved from DTV:

Hi,

I may order your service but I understand that you will be coming out with a new dish and recievers that will get the locals in HD. When will this be available in the Chicago, IL area? Will I be able to get a HD DVR as well. What Chicago local channels will I recieve?



DTV:

We've got good news! We've begun to roll out local HD programming. We're already serving select cities and hope to add others by the end of this year. We will be adding more cities soon after these and gradually expanding our coverage over the next two years, as we deploy new satellites that use state-of-the-art MPEG-4 technology. The local channels we offer will carry a mix of digital standard-definition and HD programming.

Customers who have DIRECTV HD equipment and want to receive local HD programming from DIRECTV will be eligible for an MPEG-4-capable receiver replacement after we launch local HD programming in your city. (If you want to replace your HD DVR, you will need to wait a bit longer. Our new MPEG-4-capable DIRECTV HD DVR is expected to be available sometime in 2006, after we roll out our local HD programming to our first group of cities.)

More details will be available when we launch the local HD service in your area, so watch your local TV, radio or mailbox for upcoming announcements or visit DIRECTV.com/HD


AHHHHHHHHH I hate calling Directv!!!!

Later

Avis
Post 5 made on Thursday December 15, 2005 at 00:49
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Do you have an actual copy of this email from someone at Direct TV?
OP | Post 6 made on Thursday December 15, 2005 at 17:32
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yes..........


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