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sbernstein5

join:2005-01-18
10024-5650
reply to robertf390

Re: [HD] VHO-5 WLNY TV (10/55 HD)

Slightly off-topic I was informed that WLIW (21) is going to FINALLY go HD within the year. I emailed the station saying that they're horribly outdated by not having an HD version and no matter what programming they have on, there's no way I'm going to watch it in SD.

They wrote me back a nice email saying it's coming in the summer of 2013. They're owned by WNET (13) these days, and a lot of good stuff gets shuffled off of the main channel (13) to the "secondary" channel (21) these days -- especially Austin City Limits (one of my favorite programs on TV!) which we have not been able to see in HD here in the NYC area for at least 3 seasons.


matcarl
Premium
join:2007-03-09
Franklin Square, NY
Summer of 2013 is not what I would consider "within" the year, it's more than a year and probably will get put off even more and when Verizon adds it, it will be even later, so don't get your hopes up

Mac973

join:2009-05-18
West Orange, NJ
I have always wondered why WLIW is carried on channel 21 and also in the 400's with all the subchannels?

FiosTV1080I

join:2010-09-06
united state
reply to matcarl
We don't even have WLNY TV 55 in HD yet and alot cable systems do while Verizon sits on sidelines and waits.


matcarl
Premium
join:2007-03-09
Franklin Square, NY
reply to Mac973
said by Mac973:

I have always wondered why WLIW is carried on channel 21 and also in the 400's with all the subchannels?

I know it's very foolish, but Cablevision does the same thing with that channel, so it's not just Verizon.

Mac973

join:2009-05-18
West Orange, NJ
reply to FiosTV1080I
said by FiosTV1080I:

We don't even have WLNY TV 55 in HD yet and alot cable systems do while Verizon sits on sidelines and waits.

Right, which makes no sense considering CBS is already sending them the HD feed (assuming that's true based on earlier post). At this point how long could it possibly take to set up and activate the channel?


icemannyr1

join:2001-04-11
Township Of Washington, NJ
reply to Mac973
said by Mac973:

I have always wondered why WLIW is carried on channel 21 and also in the 400's with all the subchannels?

WLIW's OTA digital feed is 4 SD channels.
Ch 470 is 21.1 WLIW.
Not sure why FiOS places it like a sub channel.

Mac973

join:2009-05-18
West Orange, NJ
said by icemannyr1:

WLIW's OTA digital feed is 4 SD channels.
Ch 470 is 21.1 WLIW.
Not sure why FiOS places it like a sub channel.

I only get 3 OTA channels:
21.1 = WLIW SD
21.2 = Create
21.3 = World

I don't recall there ever being a 4th.


icemannyr1

join:2001-04-11
Township Of Washington, NJ
I was checking a list that had 21.4 WLIW-DT4 V Me.

That channel is on WNET-DT 13.3.

sbernstein5

join:2005-01-18
10024-5650
reply to icemannyr1
Time Warner did the same thing when I had them

sbernstein5

join:2005-01-18
10024-5650
reply to matcarl
said by matcarl:

Summer of 2013 is not what I would consider "within" the year, it's more than a year and probably will get put off even more and when Verizon adds it, it will be even later, so don't get your hopes up

While I am quite cynical about FIOS channel adds as well, there are "must carry" laws that the cable companies have to comply with for local channels.

Mac973

join:2009-05-18
West Orange, NJ
said by sbernstein5:

While I am quite cynical about FIOS channel adds as well, there are "must carry" laws that the cable companies have to comply with for local channels.

But does "must carry" apply to HD? I assume carrying the SD feed satisfies the "must carry" requirement.


nycdave
Premium,MVM
join:1999-11-16
Melville, NY
kudos:16
reply to sbernstein5
Looks like WLNY HD is launching in early July (this year)....


KCrimson
Premium
join:2001-02-25
Brooklyn, NY
kudos:1
Dave - any published schedule or information about when the last of the MSG-HD channels will or won't be added? It would be nice to see ALL of the Rangers, Devils, Islanders, Knicks and Brooklyn Nets games in HD once the seasons commence. IIRC, the plan was to get the remaining channel(s) added, no?

chitchatjf

join:2008-07-13
Lawrence, MA
reply to Mac973
On most broadcast channels there is NO SD feed.


blucollar

@verizon.net
said by chitchatjf:

On most broadcast channels there is NO SD feed.

true but cable companies can downconvert hd feeds if they have bandwith constraints. for example time warner downconverts must carry njtv here in nyc. they carry njtv in sd only even though he channel broadcasts in hd.

bsangs

join:2002-08-21
Montclair, NJ
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to KCrimson
said by KCrimson:

Dave - any published schedule or information about when the last of the MSG-HD channels will or won't be added? It would be nice to see ALL of the Rangers, Devils, Islanders, Knicks and Brooklyn Nets games in HD once the seasons commence. IIRC, the plan was to get the remaining channel(s) added, no?

Nets are a YES network property, not MSG.

mets18

join:2008-10-15
New York, NY
reply to KCrimson
said by KCrimson:

Dave - any published schedule or information about when the last of the MSG-HD channels will or won't be added? It would be nice to see ALL of the Rangers, Devils, Islanders, Knicks and Brooklyn Nets games in HD once the seasons commence. IIRC, the plan was to get the remaining channel(s) added, no?

They were added months ago. Channels 578 through 581.

FiosTV1080I

join:2010-09-06
united state
reply to nycdave
That's something to look foward to, Hopefully more will be added this year as well in HD ones ppl want most.


Greg2600

join:2008-05-20
Belleville, NJ
reply to robertf390
There's very little broadcast on WLIW that isn't on WNET-13, in HD. There's very little broadcast on WLNY in HD that warrants begging for this channel.


nycdave
Premium,MVM
join:1999-11-16
Melville, NY
kudos:16
reply to mets18
MSG+2 HD has not been added yet (it will go into VC 581 in VHO5 when added)....

Mac973

join:2009-05-18
West Orange, NJ
reply to Greg2600
said by Greg2600:

There's very little broadcast on WLNY in HD that warrants begging for this channel.

The addition of the morning and prime-time newscasts will be the main focus of the HD content. They also show a lot of movies and other shows like Law & Order CI that would be in HD. I'm sure CBS will make other changes to imporove the channel as time goes on.


KCrimson
Premium
join:2001-02-25
Brooklyn, NY
kudos:1
reply to nycdave
said by nycdave:

MSG+2 HD has not been added yet (it will go into VC 581 in VHO5 when added)....

Great news! Thanks very much for passing along that information.


KCrimson
Premium
join:2001-02-25
Brooklyn, NY
kudos:1
reply to bsangs
said by bsangs:

Nets are a YES network property, not MSG.

As I posted that I was thinking that the Nets were probably on another channel, but I wanted to give them some DSLR exposure now that they've upgraded their locale.

sbernstein5

join:2005-01-18
10024-5650
reply to Greg2600
said by Greg2600:

There's very little broadcast on WLIW that isn't on WNET-13, in HD. There's very little broadcast on WLNY in HD that warrants begging for this channel.

Actually, that is an incorrect statement.

WNET shuttles a LOT of programming to WLIW that doesn't get any airing on WNET these days (WNET owns both stations and now also owns the NJ PBS stations as well), with one of my favorite shows Austin City Limits being just one example.

Mac973

join:2009-05-18
West Orange, NJ
reply to sbernstein5
said by sbernstein5:

Slightly off-topic I was informed that WLIW (21) is going to FINALLY go HD within the year. I emailed the station saying that they're horribly outdated by not having an HD version and no matter what programming they have on, there's no way I'm going to watch it in SD.

Out of curiosity I checked the Comcast lineup in my area to see what they are offering these days. They do have a channel listed as WLIW-HD. I'm wondering if there really is a WLIW-HD or if this is a misprint in the channel lineup.

sbernstein5

join:2005-01-18
10024-5650
said by Mac973:

Out of curiosity I checked the Comcast lineup in my area to see what they are offering these days. They do have a channel listed as WLIW-HD. I'm wondering if there really is a WLIW-HD or if this is a misprint in the channel lineup.

Yeah must be a misprint. I suspect they're just showing the SD version of the channel on that feed. WLIW doesn't have an HD feed!

Mac973

join:2009-05-18
West Orange, NJ
reply to nycdave
said by nycdave:

Looks like WLNY HD is launching in early July (this year)....

Early July is next week. Have they committed to an actual date yet?


MeatChicken

join:2007-08-15
Paramus, NJ
reply to robertf390
Anyone find out news about this add?

FiosTV1080I

join:2010-09-06
united state
I was told by a rep that would be around July 10th.