PBS in HD

Yes616

The Mod Squad
#1
Many PBS HD channels are warming up on Dish satellites. NYC & LA should see them soon as well as many other cities. I am seeing they are uplinked to the satellites but not available just yet.

More on this very soon.
 

Yes616

The Mod Squad
#2
Sorry about the unordered list but I wanted to get this on here as fast as I could. You should be able to recognize the call letters and channel numbers for your local area. I bolded the NYC and LA stations. Also show are what satellites they are shown on.

Again, you cannot see these channels just yet.

6371(8) - WGTV [MPEG4 HD] added to Ciel-2 129W
6371(8) - WGTV [MPEG4 HD] added to Echostar12 61.5W
6372(30) - WPBA [MPEG4 HD] added to Ciel-2 129W
6372(30) - WPBA [MPEG4 HD] added to Echostar12 61.5W
6384(19) - KCPT [MPEG4 HD] added to Echostar12 61.5W
5175(22) - WQEC [MPEG4 HD] added to Echostar12 61.5W
5186(20) - WFYI [MPEG4 HD] added to Ciel-2 129W
5189(49) - WIPB [MPEG4 HD] added to Ciel-2 129W
6384(19) - KCPT [MPEG4 HD] added to Ciel-2 129W
6458(9) - KETC [MPEG4 HD] added to Ciel-2 129W
6458(9) - KETC [MPEG4 HD] added to Echostar12 61.5W
6306(13) - WNET [MPEG4 HD] added to Echostar12 61.5W
6313(58) - WNJB [MPEG4 HD] added to Echostar12 61.5W

5166(48) - WCET [MPEG4 HD] added to EchoStar8 77W
5170(54) - WCVN [MPEG4 HD] added to EchoStar8 77W
5171(14) - WPTO [MPEG4 HD] added to EchoStar8 77W
5205(25) - WVIZ [MPEG4 HD] added to Echostar12 61.5W
5195(34) - WOSU [MPEG4 HD] added to Ciel-2 129W
5266(8) - KSYS [MPEG4 HD] added to Ciel-2 129W
6426(10) - KOPB [MPEG4 HD] added to EchoStar10 110W
5256(54) - WQLN [MPEG4 HD] added to Ciel-2 129W
6346(8) - WNPT [MPEG4 HD] added to Ciel-2 129W
6346(8) - WNPT [MPEG4 HD] added to Echostar12 61.5W
6389(13) - KERA [MPEG4 HD] added to EchoStar10 110W
6389(13) - KERA [MPEG4 HD] added to Echostar12 61.5W
8995(12) - KAMU [MPEG2 SD] added to EchoStar14 119W
6420(9) - KCTS [MPEG4 HD] added to EchoStar10 110W
6421(28) - KBTC [MPEG4 HD] added to EchoStar10 110W
6314(28) - KCET [MPEG4 HD] added to Ciel-2 129W
6316(50) - KOCE [MPEG4 HD] added to Ciel-2 129W
6317(24) - KVCR [MPEG4 HD] added to Ciel-2 129W

5251(38) - KPSP [MPEG4 HD] added to Ciel-2 129W
6413(15) - KPBS [MPEG4 HD] added to EchoStar10 110W
6337(6) - KRMA [MPEG4 HD] added to Ciel-2 129W
5186(24) - WEDH [MPEG4 HD] added to Echostar12 61.5W
6408(2) - WPBT [MPEG4 HD] added to EchoStar10 110W
5171(15) - WDSC [MPEG4 HD] added to Ciel-2 129W
5171(15) - WDSC [MPEG4 HD] added to Echostar12 61.5W
5166(22) - WMPT [MPEG4 HD] added to Echostar12 61.5W
8095(22) - WFVX [MPEG4 SD] added to EchoStar15 61.5W
6353(2) - KTCA [MPEG4 HD] added to Ciel-2 129W
6353(2) - KTCA [MPEG4 HD] added to Echostar12 61.5W
6489(42) - WTVI [MPEG4 HD] added to Ciel-2 129W
6489(42) - WTVI [MPEG4 HD] added to Echostar12 61.5W
5206(25) - WVIZ [MPEG4 HD] added to Ciel-2 129W
5206(25) - WVIZ [MPEG4 HD] added to Echostar12 61.5W
6395(8) - KUHT [MPEG4 HD] added to EchoStar10 110W
6395(8) - KUHT [MPEG4 HD] added to Echostar12 61.5W
6377(7) - KUED [MPEG4 HD] added to Ciel-2 129W
 
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Yes616

The Mod Squad
#3
I just heard, and this may just be a rumor but we will see, the PBS-HD channels listed, and possibly more will be turned on to subscribers on October 13th.

Stay tuned my friends.
 

Fringe Reception

Super Moderator, Chief Content Editor
Staff member
#5
Yes616,

I see both of my local PBS channels on the list. May I assume their dot-1 primary will be available but not their OTA subchannels? Thanks,

Jim
 

Yes616

The Mod Squad
#6
Sorry for the confusion here but what is this? Are a bunch of PBS affiliates going to become available on the Dish Network?
Yes, in HD.

Yes616,

I see both of my local PBS channels on the list. May I assume their dot-1 primary will be available but not their OTA subchannels? Thanks,

Jim
That's the deal. Again, in HD. There are very few instances where Dish offers extra sub-channels. They might where a market does not have all big 4 networks on separate channels but say where X.1 is ABC, X.2 is NBC, etc., they may.
 

MrPogi

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Staff member
#7
PBS has some great HD stuff. I've got 4 (for a total 12 with subs) stations here OTA, 3 in HD. 2 hd are 720, but one is 1080i. I believe most PBS stations are 720p.
 
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Yes616

The Mod Squad
#8
PBS has some great HD stuff. I've got 4 (for a total 12 with subs) stations here OTA, 3 in HD. 2 hd are 720, but one is 1280i. I believe most PBS stations are 720p.
I agree. There is great stuff on PBS. Nova comes to mind instantly. I already get one OTA (WVIA Scranton) and soon I will have 2 more (WNET and WNJB) with Dish. I do not know what the resolutions are though.
 

MrPogi

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#9
Lets not forget the nature shows look really good in HD, and I'm sure you can appreciate the music - I've seen some great stuff (Austin City Limits comes to mind)

Sometimes when I know something good is going to be on, I'll wait till it shows on the 1080i channel.
 
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Yes616

The Mod Squad
#10
Well today is October 13th and I just checked with my source and everything is on track for Dish to turn on the channels later this afternoon.

If your channel is on the list or not, let us know when you notice it's on and let us know which one it is. Thanks.
 

Yes616

The Mod Squad
#11
News:
Lots of PBS HD channels were turned on late yesterday. What was turned on however does not look anything like my original list. Here is what is now on thanks to dbstalk.

Channels Now Available
5256 KIXE (9 HD Local) REDDING, CA (PBS) 129° 5s16 (North California) HD Chico/Redding, CA market Hidden - AVAILABLE
5256 KCOS (13 HD Local) PHOENIX, AZ 129° 11s46 (West Texas) HD El Paso, TX market Hidden - AVAILABLE
5256 WQLN (54 HD Local) ERIE, PA (PBS) 129° 3s25 (East Ohio) HD Erie, PA market Hidden - AVAILABLE
5174 UNCTV (31 HD Local) WILMINGTON, NC (PBS) 61.5° 9s8 (Charleston) HD Florence, SC market Hidden - AVAILABLE
5256 KAFT (13 HD Local) FAYETTEVILLE, AR (PBS) 129° 3s37 (Arkansas) HD Fort Smith, AR market Hidden - AVAILABLE
5194 UNCTV (26 HD Local) WILMINGTON, NC (PBS) 61.5° 9s8 (Charleston) HD Greensboro/Winston Salem, NC market Hidden - AVAILABLE
5195 UNCTV (33 HD Local) WILMINGTON, NC (PBS) 61.5° 1s6 (Atlanta) HD Greenville/Spartanburg, SC market Hidden - AVAILABLE
5154 WMPN (29 HD Local) JACKSON, MS (PBS) 61.5° 1s12 (New Orleans) HD Jackson, MS market Hidden - AVAILABLE
5266 KSYS (8 HD Local) MEDFORD, OR (PBS) 129° 16s10 (Central Oregon) HD Medford, OR market Hidden - AVAILABLE
6409 WLRN (17 HD Local) MIAMI, FL (PBS) 129° 2s54 (South Florida) HD Miami, FL market Hidden - AVAILABLE
5278 WLAE (32 HD Local) NEW ORLEANS, LA (PBS) 129° 10s50 (SE Louisiana) HD New Orleans, LA market Hidden - AVAILABLE
5184 UNCTV (2 HD Local) WILMINGTON, NC (PBS) 129° 1s40 (East Virginia) HD Norfolk, VA market Hidden - AVAILABLE
5184 UNCTV (2 HD Local) WILMINGTON, NC (PBS) 61.5° 3s5 (Raleigh) HD Norfolk, VA market Hidden - AVAILABLE
5175 WQEC (22 HD Local) QUINCY, IL (PBS) 61.5° 1s14 (St Louis) HD Quincy, IL/Hannibal, MO market Hidden - AVAILABLE
6469 UNCTV (4 HD Local) WILMINGTON, NC (PBS) 129° 1s40 (East Virginia) HD Raleigh/Durham, NC market Hidden - AVAILABLE
6469 UNCTV (4 HD Local) WILMINGTON, NC (PBS) 61.5° 3s5 (Raleigh) HD Raleigh/Durham, NC market Hidden - AVAILABLE
6493 UNCTV (4 HD Local) WILMINGTON, NC (PBS) added to 129° 7s39 (North Carolina) HD Charlotte, NC market Hidden - AVAILABLE
6493 UNCTV (4 HD Local) WILMINGTON, NC (PBS) added to 61.5° 11s8 (Charleston) HD Charlotte, NC market Hidden - AVAILABLE
 

dave73

DTVUSA Member
#12
PBS has some great HD stuff. I've got 4 (for a total 12 with subs) stations here OTA, 3 in HD. 2 hd are 720, but one is 1280i. I believe most PBS stations are 720p.
With the current ATSC MPEG2 standard, HD is 720p & 1080i. I don't know if PBS has an HD standard, but each PBS station decides whether they'll run an HD channel, and if it'll be 720p, or 1080i. In Chicago, WTTW & WYCC run the main channel in 1080i, while WYIN runs 2 720p HD channels. In Milwaukee, since MPTV moved 3 subchannels off of WMVT, WMVS was downgraded from 1080i (used to be a full HD channel with no subchannels) to 720p in order to add an SD version of WMVS on WMVT 36.2. MPTV plans to add HD to WMVT sometime next year as a result of removing 3 subchannels from WMVT. Whether they'll update their Codec hardware to make WMVS a 1080i channel again is unknown, and whether WMVT will be a 720p, or a 1080i channel when it goes HD. As for WNIT South Bend, their local channel remains 480i, while they run the national PBS feed in 1080i on the main channel
 

Yes616

The Mod Squad
#13
Well it was said by an employee of Dish on another site that many stations on my original list were to go live last Wed but there was a "routing" issue so it did not happen. It just might now on 11/17.
 

Yes616

The Mod Squad
#14
Lot's of PBS-HD Channels ARE NOW LIVE!! The following list is from Satellite Guys.
6451(8) - KAET [MPEG4 HD] - EchoStar10 110W TP 18 Spotbeam 35 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:phoenix, AZ-Phoenix, AZ-PBS)
6314(28) - KCET [MPEG4 HD] - Ciel-2 129W TP 06 Spotbeam 33 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Los Angeles, CA-Los Angeles, CA-PBS)
6315(50) - KOCE [MPEG4 HD] - Ciel-2 129W TP 06 Spotbeam 33 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Los Angeles, CA-Huntington Beach, CA-PBS)
6316(24) - KVCR [MPEG4 HD] - Ciel-2 129W TP 06 Spotbeam 33 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Los Angeles, CA-San Bernardino, CA-PBS)
6401(6) - KVIE [MPEG4 HD] - EchoStar10 110W TP 18 Spotbeam 43 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Sacramento, CA-Sacramento, CA-PBS)
6413(15) - KPBS [MPEG4 HD] - EchoStar10 110W TP 29 Spotbeam 39 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:San Diego, CA-San Diego, CA-PBS)
6337(6) - KRMA [MPEG4 HD] - Ciel-2 129W TP 04 Spotbeam 19 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Denver, CO-Denver, CO-PBS)
5186(24) - WEDH [MPEG4 HD] - Echostar12 61.5W TP 01 Spotbeam 3 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Hartford, CT-Hartford, CT-PBS)
6408(2) - WPBT [MPEG4 HD] - EchoStar10 110W TP 12 Spotbeam 01 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Miami, FL-Miami, FL-PBS)
5166(24) - WMFE [MPEG4 HD] - Ciel-2 129W TP 05 Spotbeam 53 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Orlando, FL-Orlando, FL-PBS)
5166(24) - WMFE [MPEG4 HD] - Echostar12 61.5W TP 03 Spotbeam 9 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Orlando, FL-Orlando, FL-PBS)
5171(15) - WDSC [MPEG4 HD] - Ciel-2 129W TP 05 Spotbeam 53 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Orlando, FL-New Smyrna Beach, FL-PBS)
5171(15) - WDSC [MPEG4 HD] - Echostar12 61.5W TP 03 Spotbeam 9 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Orlando, FL-New Smyrna Beach, FL-PBS)
6371(8) - WGTV [MPEG4 HD] - Ciel-2 129W TP 04 Spotbeam 43 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Atlanta, GA-Athens, GA-PBS)
6371(8) - WGTV [MPEG4 HD] - Echostar12 61.5W TP 15 Spotbeam 6 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Atlanta, GA-Athens, GA-PBS)
6372(30) - WPBA [MPEG4 HD] - Ciel-2 129W TP 04 Spotbeam 43 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Atlanta, GA-Atlanta, GA-PBS)
6372(30) - WPBA [MPEG4 HD] - Echostar12 61.5W TP 15 Spotbeam 6 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Atlanta, GA-Atlanta, GA-PBS)
5186(20) - WFYI [MPEG4 HD] - Ciel-2 129W TP 05 Spotbeam 24 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Indianapolis, IN-Indianapolis, IN-PBS)
5189(49) - WIPB [MPEG4 HD] - Ciel-2 129W TP 05 Spotbeam 24 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Indianapolis, IN-Muncie, IN-PBS)
5166(22) - WMPT [MPEG4 HD] - Echostar12 61.5W TP 09 Spotbeam 4 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Baltimore, MD-Annapolis, MD-PBS)
6353(2) - KTCA [MPEG4 HD] - Ciel-2 129W TP 13 Spotbeam 14 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Minneapolis, MN-St. Paul, MN-N/A)
6353(2) - KTCA [MPEG4 HD] - Echostar12 61.5W TP 03 Spotbeam 13 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Minneapolis, MN-St. Paul, MN-N/A)
6384(19) - KCPT [MPEG4 HD] - Ciel-2 129W TP 04 Spotbeam 29 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Kansas City, MO-Kansas City, MO-PBS)
6384(19) - KCPT [MPEG4 HD] - Echostar12 61.5W TP 09 Spotbeam 14 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Kansas City, MO-Kansas City, MO-PBS)
6459(9) - KETC [MPEG4 HD] - Ciel-2 129W TP 10 Spotbeam 30 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:St. Louis, MO-St.louis, MO-PBS)
6459(9) - KETC [MPEG4 HD] - Echostar12 61.5W TP 07 Spotbeam 14 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:St. Louis, MO-St.louis, MO-PBS)
6489(42) - WTVI [MPEG4 HD] - Ciel-2 129W TP 07 Spotbeam 39 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Charlotte, NC-Charlotte, NC-PBS)
6489(42) - WTVI [MPEG4 HD] - Echostar12 61.5W TP 11 Spotbeam 8 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Charlotte, NC-Charlotte, NC-PBS)
6494(30) - WNSC [MPEG4 HD] - Ciel-2 129W TP 07 Spotbeam 39 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Charlotte, NC-Rock Hill, SC-PBS)
6494(30) - WNSC [MPEG4 HD] - Echostar12 61.5W TP 11 Spotbeam 8 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Charlotte, NC-Rock Hill, SC-PBS)
6306(13) - WNET [MPEG4 HD] - Echostar12 61.5W TP 07 Spotbeam 3 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:New York, NY-Newark, NJ-PBS)
6313(58) - WNJB [MPEG4 HD] - Echostar12 61.5W TP 15 Spotbeam 3 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:New York, NY-New Brunswick, NJ-PBS)
5166(48) - WCET [MPEG4 HD] - EchoStar8 77W TP 30 ConUS beam changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Cincinnati, OH-Cincinnati, OH-PBS)
5170(54) - WCVN [MPEG4 HD] - EchoStar8 77W TP 30 ConUS beam changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Cincinnati, OH-Covington, KY-PBS)
5171(14) - WPTO [MPEG4 HD] - EchoStar8 77W TP 30 ConUS beam changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Cincinnati, OH-Oxford, OH-PBS)
5206(25) - WVIZ [MPEG4 HD] - Ciel-2 129W TP 01 Spotbeam 25 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Cleveland, OH-Cleveland, OH-PBS)
5206(25) - WVIZ [MPEG4 HD] - Echostar12 61.5W TP 01 Spotbeam 10 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Cleveland, OH-Cleveland, OH-PBS)
5195(34) - WOSU [MPEG4 HD] - Ciel-2 129W TP 02 Spotbeam 25 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Columbus, OH-Columbus, OH-PBS)
5156(18) - WNGH [MPEG4 HD] - Echostar12 61.5W TP 15 Spotbeam 6 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Chattanooga, TN-Chatsworth, GA-PBS)
6346(8) - WNPT [MPEG4 HD] - Ciel-2 129W TP 14 Spotbeam 38 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Nashville, TN-Nashville, TN-PBS)
6346(8) - WNPT [MPEG4 HD] - Echostar12 61.5W TP 13 Spotbeam 7 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Nashville, TN-Nashville, TN-PBS)
6389(13) - KERA [MPEG4 HD] - EchoStar10 110W TP 31 Spotbeam 21 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Dallas, TX-Dallas, TX-PBS)
6389(13) - KERA [MPEG4 HD] - Echostar12 61.5W TP 15 Spotbeam 16 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Dallas, TX-Dallas, TX-PBS)
6395(8) - KUHT [MPEG4 HD] - EchoStar10 110W TP 04 Spotbeam 16 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Houston, TX-Houston, TX-PBS)
6395(8) - KUHT [MPEG4 HD] - Echostar12 61.5W TP 13 Spotbeam 17 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Houston, TX-Houston, TX-PBS)
6377(7) - KUED [MPEG4 HD] - Ciel-2 129W TP 01 Spotbeam 18 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Salt Lake City, UT-Salt Lake City, UT-PBS)
6420(9) - KCTS [MPEG4 HD] - EchoStar10 110W TP 04 Spotbeam 45 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Seattle, WA-Seattle, WA-PBS)
6421(28) - KBTC [MPEG4 HD] - EchoStar10 110W TP 04 Spotbeam 45 changed to Available (H) (Mkt:Seattle, WA-Tacoma, WA-PBS)
 
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