DIRECTV subscribers: Are you in an MPEG-4 market?

DIRECTV subscribers who live in some markets qualify for an automatic upgrade to HD-capable equipment. This is because all their local channels, even the standard-definition ones, use the MPEG-4 technology used everywhere for high definition service. If you live in one of these markets… you’ll definitely be using HD-capable equipment.

Albany, GA
Alexandria, LA
Amarillo, TX
Anchorage, AK
Bangor, ME
Billings, MT
Biloxi – Gulfport, MS
Binghamton, NY
Bluefield – Beckley – Oak Hill, WV
Boise, ID
Butte – Bozeman, MT
Cedar Rapids – Waterloo – Iowa City – Dubuque, IA
Champaign – Springfield – Decatur, IL
Clarksburg – Weston, WV
Columbia – Jefferson City, MO
Columbus, GA – Opelika – Auburn, AL
Davenport IA – Rock Island – Moline, IL
Erie, PA
Eureka, CA
Evansville, IN
Fairbanks, AK
Ft. Smith – Fayetteville – Springdale – Rogers, AR
Ft. Wayne, IN
Gainesville, FL
Great Falls, MT
Greenville – New Bern – Washington, NC
Greenwood – Greenville, MS
Harrisonburg, VA
Honolulu, HI
Idaho Falls – Pocatello – Jackson, ID
Jonesboro, AR
Juneau, AK
Lincoln – Hastings – Kearney, NE
Lubbock, TX
Marquette, MI
Meridian, MS
Missoula, MT
Montgomery – Selma, AL
Odessa – Midland, TX
Palm Springs, CA
Panama City, FL
Peoria – Bloomington, IL
Quincy, IL – Hannibal, MO – Keokuk, IA
Sioux City, IA
Sioux Falls – Mitchell, SD
Springfield, MO
Syracuse, NY
Terre Haute, IN
Tri – Cities, (Bristol – Kingsport – Johnson City) TN – VA
Watertown, NY
Wausau – Rhinelander, WI
Wheeling, WV – Steubenville, OH
Youngstown, OH

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