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CPanther95 06-05-2004 08:59 AM

Please read New Rules before posting

Now that Fox has begun it's HD broadcasting we are changing the focus of this thread. We will continue to update the affiliates, so feel free to lurk and check on your affiliate and see if there are any updates. However the main topic of discussion will now focus on reporting problems and assisting those at FOX in correcting any issues or problems that may arise.

This thread will be heavily moderated to keep on topic.

Do not Post:
1. Unrelated questions about programming
2. Questions about the status of your local affiliate. (Anything we know will be posted in this first post - this is a topic for your city's thread in the Local HDTV forum.)
3. Complaints about your non-HD affiliate.


Topical posts:

1. If your affiliate has not upgraded to HD, post here if you have an estimated upgrade date from your affiliate, or if the info listed in this post is incorrect.

2. If you live in an HD city, post any observations you have about the HD presentation of your local affiliate. Any glitches, problems, bad bug locations, sound issues, etc.

We are fortunate to have a tremendous amount of participation from people affiliated with FOX, so we want to keep this constructive to assist FOX in solving any problems that arise as promptly and efficiently as possible.



194 FOX affiliates

107 HDTV / DD5.1 Affiliates: 55.2%

By City
  1. WFXL (31) - Albany, GA
  2. WXXA (23) - Albany, NY - {TWC Only}
  3. KASA (2) - Albuquerque, NM
  4. WAGA (5) - Atlanta, GA
  5. WFXG (54) - Augusta, GA - Pending
  6. KTBC (7) - Austin, TX
  7. WBFF (45) - Baltimore, MD
  8. WXXV (25) - Biloxi, MS
  9. WBRC (6) - Birmingham, AL
  10. KTRV (12) - Boise, ID
  11. WFXT (25) - Boston, MA
  12. WUTV (29) - Buffalo, NY
    KFXA (28) - Cedar Rapids, IA - Later this year (2005)
  13. WCCU (27) - Champaign, IL
  14. WTAT (24) - Charleston, SC
  15. WVAH (11) - Charleston, WV
  16. WCCB (18) - Charlotte, NC
  17. WFLD (32) - Chicago, IL
  18. WXIX (19) - Cincinnati, OH
  19. WJW (8) - Cleveland, OH
  20. KXRM (21) - Colorado Springs, CO
  21. WACH (57) - Columbia, SC
  22. WXTX (54) - Columbus, GA
  23. WLOV (27) - Columbus, MS
  24. WTTE (28) - Columbus, OH
  25. KDFW (4) - Dallas, TX
  26. KLJB (18) - Davenport, IA
  27. WRGT (45) - Dayton, OH
  28. KDVR (31) - Denver, CO
  29. KDSM (17) - Des Moines, IA
  30. WJBK (2) - Detroit, MI
    WEUX (48) - Eau Claire, WI - Unknown
  31. KFOX (14) - El Paso, TX
  32. WFTX (36) - Fort Myers, FL
  33. KMPH (26) - Fresno, CA
    WOGX (51) - Gainesville, FL - Unknown
  34. WXMI (17) - Grand Rapids, MI
  35. WLUK (11) - Green Bay, WI
  36. WGHP (8) - Greensboro, NC
  37. WHNS (21) - Greenville, SC
  38. WPMT (43) - Harrisburg, PA
  39. WTIC (61) - Hartford, CT
  40. KHON (2) - Honolulu, HI
  41. KRIV (26) - Houston, TX
  42. WZDX (54) - Huntsville, AL
  43. WXIN (45) - Indianapolis, IN
  44. WAWS (30) - Jacksonville, FL
  45. WDAF (4) - Kansas City, MO
  46. WTNZ (43) - Knoxville, TN
    WLAX (25) - La Crosse, WI - January 2005
  47. KADN (15) - Lafayette, LA
  48. WSYM (47) - Lansing, MI
  49. KVVU (5) - Las Vegas, NV
  50. WDKY (56) - Lexington, KY
  51. KLRT (16) - Little Rock, AR
  52. KTTV (11) - Los Angeles, CA
  53. WDRB (41) - Louisville, KY
  54. KJTV (34) - Lubbock, TX
    WGXA (24) - Macon, GA - Maybe 2005
  55. WMSN (47) - Madison, WI
  56. WHBQ (13) - Memphis, TN
  57. WSVN (7) - Miami, FL
  58. WITI (6) - Milwaukee, WI
  59. KMSP (9) - Minneapolis, MN
  60. WALA (10) - Mobile, AL
  61. KCBA (35) - Monterey, CA
  62. WCOV (20) - Montgomery, AL
  63. WFXB (43) - Myrtle Beach, SC
  64. WZTV (17) - Nashville, TN
  65. WVUE (8) - New Orleans, LA
  66. WNYW (5) - New York, NY
  67. WVBT (43) - Norfolk, VA
  68. KOKH (25) - Oklahoma City, OK
  69. KPTM (42) - Omaha, NE - {Cable Only} - OTA scheduled for July
  70. WOFL (35) - Orlando, FL
  71. KBSI (23) - Paducah, KY
  72. KDFX (11) - Palm Springs, CA - {Charter Only}
  73. WYZZ (43) - Peoria, IL
  74. WTXF (29) - Philadelphia, PA
  75. KSAZ (10) - Phoenix, AZ
  76. WPGH (53) - Pittsburgh, PA
  77. KPTV (12) - Portland, OR
  78. WNAC (64) - Providence, RI
  79. WRAZ (50) - Raleigh, NC
  80. KEVN (7) - Rapid City, SD
  81. KRXI (11) - Reno, NV
  82. WRLH (35) - Richmond, VA
  83. WFXR (21) - Roanoke, VA
  84. KXLT (47) - Rochester, MN
  85. WUHF (31) - Rochester, NY
  86. KTXL (40) - Sacramento, CA
  87. KAAS (18) - Salina, KS
  88. KSTU (13) - Salt Lake City, UT
  89. KABB (29) - San Antonio, TX
  90. XETV (6) - San Diego, CA
  91. KTVU (2) - San Francisco, CA
  92. KKFX (11) - Santa Barbara, CA - {Charter Only}
  93. WTGS (28) - Savannah, GA - {Comcast Only} - OTA availability unknown
  94. KCPQ (13) - Seattle, WA
  95. KTTW (17) - Sioux Falls, SD
  96. WSJV (28) - South Bend, IN
  97. WRSP (55) - Springfield, IL
    KSFX (27) - Springfield, MO - Sometime in 2006
  98. KTVI (2) - St. Louis, MO
  99. WTVT (13) - Tampa, FL
  100. WUPW (36) - Toledo, OH
  101. WEMT (39) - Tri Cities, TN-VA
  102. KMSB (11) - Tucson, AZ
  103. KOKI (23) - Tulsa, OK
  104. WTTG (5) - Washington, DC
  105. WFLX (29) - West Palm Beach, FL
  106. KSAS (24) - Wichita, KS
  107. WOLF (56) - Wilkes Barre, PA


By Station
  1. KAAS (18) - Salina, KS
  2. KABB (29) - San Antonio, TX
  3. KADN (15) - Lafayette, LA
  4. KASA (2) - Albuquerque, NM
  5. KBSI (23) - Paducah, KY
  6. KCBA (35) - Monterey, CA
  7. KCPQ (13) - Seattle, WA
  8. KDFW (4) - Dallas, TX
  9. KDFX (11) - Palm Springs, CA - {Charter Only}
  10. KDSM (17) - Des Moines, IA
  11. KDVR (31) - Denver, CO
  12. KEVN (7) - Rapid City, SD
  13. KFOX (14) - El Paso, TX
    KFXA (28) - Cedar Rapids, IA - Later this year (2005)
  14. KHON (2) - Honolulu, HI
  15. KJTV (34) - Lubbock, TX
  16. KKFX (11) - Santa Barbara, CA - {Charter Only}
  17. KLJB (18) - Davenport, IA
  18. KLRT (16) - Little Rock, AR
  19. KMPH (26) - Fresno, CA
  20. KMSB (11) - Tucson, AZ
  21. KMSP (9) - Minneapolis, MN
  22. KOKH (25) - Oklahoma City, OK
  23. KOKI (23) - Tulsa, OK
  24. KPTM (42) - Omaha, NE - {Cable Only} - OTA scheduled for July
  25. KPTV (12) - Portland, OR
  26. KRIV (26) - Houston, TX
  27. KRXI (11) - Reno, NV
  28. KSAS (24) - Wichita, KS
  29. KSAZ (10) - Phoenix, AZ
    KSFX (27) - Springfield, MO - Sometime in 2006
  30. KSTU (13) - Salt Lake City, UT
  31. KTBC (7) - Austin, TX
  32. KTRV (12) - Boise, ID
  33. KTTV (11) - Los Angeles, CA
  34. KTTW (17) - Sioux Falls, SD
  35. KTVI (2) - St. Louis, MO
  36. KTVU (2) - San Francisco, CA
  37. KTXL (40) - Sacramento, CA
  38. KVVU (5) - Las Vegas, NV
  39. KXLT (47) - Rochester, MN
  40. KXRM (21) - Colorado Springs, CO
  41. WACH (57) - Columbia, SC
  42. WAGA (5) - Atlanta, GA
  43. WALA (10) - Mobile, AL
  44. WAWS (30) - Jacksonville, FL
  45. WBFF (45) - Baltimore, MD
  46. WBRC (6) - Birmingham, AL
  47. WCCB (18) - Charlotte, NC
  48. WCCU (27) - Champaign, IL
  49. WCOV (20) - Montgomery, AL
  50. WDAF (4) - Kansas City, MO
  51. WDKY (56) - Lexington, KY
  52. WDRB (41) - Louisville, KY
  53. WEMT (39) - Tri Cities, TN-VA
    WEUX (48) - Eau Claire, WI - Unknown
  54. WFLD (32) - Chicago, IL
  55. WFLX (29) - West Palm Beach, FL
  56. WFTX (36) - Fort Myers, FL
  57. WFXB (43) - Myrtle Beach, SC
  58. WFXG (54) - Augusta, GA - Pending
  59. WFXL (31) - Albany, GA
  60. WFXR (21) - Roanoke, VA
  61. WFXT (25) - Boston, MA
  62. WGHP (8) - Greensboro, NC
    WGXA (24) - Macon, GA - Maybe 2005
  63. WHBQ (13) - Memphis, TN
  64. WHNS (21) - Greenville, SC
  65. WITI (6) - Milwaukee, WI
  66. WJBK (2) - Detroit, MI
  67. WJW (8) - Cleveland, OH
    WLAX (25) - La Crosse, WI - January 2005
  68. WLOV (27) - Columbus, MS
  69. WLUK (11) - Green Bay, WI
  70. WMSN (47) - Madison, WI
  71. WNAC (64) - Providence, RI
  72. WNYW (5) - New York, NY
  73. WOFL (35) - Orlando, FL
    WOGX (51) - Gainesville, FL - Unknown
  74. WOLF (56) - Wilkes Barre, PA
  75. WPGH (53) - Pittsburgh, PA
  76. WPMT (43) - Harrisburg, PA
  77. WRAZ (50) - Raleigh, NC
  78. WRGT (45) - Dayton, OH
  79. WRLH (35) - Richmond, VA
  80. WRSP (55) - Springfield, IL
  81. WSJV (28) - South Bend, IN
  82. WSVN (7) - Miami, FL
  83. WSYM (47) - Lansing, MI
  84. WTAT (24) - Charleston, SC
  85. WTGS (28) - Savannah, GA - {Comcast Only} - OTA availability unknown
  86. WTIC (61) - Hartford, CT
  87. WTNZ (43) - Knoxville, TN
  88. WTTE (28) - Columbus, OH
  89. WTTG (5) - Washington, DC
  90. WTVT (13) - Tampa, FL
  91. WTXF (29) - Philadelphia, PA
  92. WUHF (31) - Rochester, NY
  93. WUPW (36) - Toledo, OH
  94. WUTV (29) - Buffalo, NY
  95. WVAH (11) - Charleston, WV
  96. WVBT (43) - Norfolk, VA
  97. WVUE (8) - New Orleans, LA
  98. WXIN (45) - Indianapolis, IN
  99. WXIX (19) - Cincinnati, OH
  100. WXMI (17) - Grand Rapids, MI
  101. WXTX (54) - Columbus, GA
  102. WXXA (23) - Albany, NY - {TWC Only}
  103. WXXV (25) - Biloxi, MS
  104. WYZZ (43) - Peoria, IL
  105. WZDX (54) - Huntsville, AL
  106. WZTV (17) - Nashville, TN
  107. XETV (6) - San Diego, CA

jdoe7890 06-05-2004 09:08 AM

WFXT - Boston MA

PDPnNJ 06-05-2004 09:09 AM

Quote:
a. WCCB - Charlotte, NC
b. WNYW - New York

kevin j 06-05-2004 09:09 AM

WFLD-Chicago IL

bdfox18doe 06-05-2004 09:18 AM

WRSP-Springfield, Illinois, splicer has been installed and tested.

CycloneGT 06-05-2004 09:33 AM

WTTG-DT Washington D.C. Fox O&O.

CKNA 06-05-2004 09:41 AM

WTIC-DT Hartford CT.

foxfan 06-05-2004 09:53 AM

Will Fox be handing out the HD equipment to stations (such as WFFF Burlington) even though they are not currently on the air in digital?

Nitewatchman 06-05-2004 09:54 AM

WRGT-DT Dayton, Ohio. I was on the phone with one of their engineers during the time the Fox HD splicer upgrade was being installed on 5/10~5/12.

Keep in mind, though, just because your local Fox station is currently upconverting Fox Widescreen to 720p(or 1080i) it doesn't mean they have HD upgrade installed yet. For instance, my other Fox affiliate, WXIX Cincinnati has been upconverting Fox Widescreen to 1080i for several years.

krboo 06-05-2004 10:02 AM

kriv-dt fox 26 in houston

CPanther95 06-05-2004 10:05 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by Nitewatchman
Keep in mind, though, just because your local Fox station is currently upconverting Fox Widescreen to 720p(or 1080i) it doesn't mean they have HD upgrade installed yet. For instance, my other Fox affiliate, WXIX Cincinnati has been upconverting Fox Widescreen to 1080i for several years.
I would like a list that shows what channels could pass through a FOX HD program if it was sent tomorrow. If a city gets added that someone knows is 720p, but does not have what they need to pass the HD programming, let me know and I'll remove it.

Ken H 06-05-2004 10:14 AM

FOX has committed to have all digital network affiliates HD capable by this fall, in time for the NFL season to start. Of course there will probably be a few scattered exceptions.

foxeng 06-05-2004 10:14 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by foxfan
Will Fox be handing out the HD equipment to stations (such as WFFF Burlington) even though they are not currently on the air in digital?
Not until they meet the minimum criteria, on air 720p signal.

foxeng 06-05-2004 10:15 AM

WGHP Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem NC is 720p now and is scheduled for splicer install this Tuesday.

HDTVChallenged 06-05-2004 10:17 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by Ken H
FOX has committed to have all digital network affiliates HD capable by this fall, in time for the NFL season to start. Of course there will probably be a few scattered exceptions.
Gee ... let me guess where one of those "exceptions" will likely be :rolleyes:

HDC

foxeng 06-05-2004 10:44 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by HDTVChallenged
Gee ... let me guess where one of those "exceptions" will likely be :rolleyes:

HDC
I'll bite, where?

CPanther95 06-05-2004 10:44 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by foxeng
WGHP Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem NC is 720p now and is scheduled for splicer install this Tuesday.
At what point are they "HD-Ready" - that's what I'd really like to show. If 720p is not really the indicator, I'll put a footnote on each city until they're confirmed "HD-Ready".

HDTVChallenged 06-05-2004 10:52 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by foxeng
I'll bite, where?
DMA #65 :D .... I was originally encouraged about Sinclair's HD equipment purchase announcements ... but as they say, talk is cheap, and I haven't heard of any actual actions wrt WDKY-DT.

HDC

foxeng 06-05-2004 11:00 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by CPanther95
At what point are they "HD-Ready" - that's what I'd really like to show. If 720p is not really the indicator, I'll put a footnote on each city until they're confirmed "HD-Ready".
If referring to network, it is when the splicer is installed and commissioned. The whole process takes 2 days. (mine should be ready to go by late Wednesday afternoon at the latest) You will not know unless the station tells you or you see real 720 on the air.

I have seen the test loop and the PQ is OUTSTANDING. The loop is 2 minutes of Super Bowl 36 (in 720p)(Rams scoring a touchdown), 2 minutes of ID4 (the bedroom scene with Will Smith), 2 minutes of Ali McBeal (take you pick, it all looks the same) and 2 minutes of color bars when the station insert happens. Repeat. The loop runs basically 8am to 5pm (when the installers are working) and then they shut it down to get ready for prime time. On the day that I was looking at it, they had SIX DIFFERENT program streams running, all in 720p, but not all with HD content on it. One had a 70's show episode on it (SD 4:3), one had color bars (16:9), one had the test loop, and I forget what was on the other three. We just watched the test loop (stream 6) most of the time I had it up (about 15 minutes) and quickly scanned through the rest.

foxeng 06-05-2004 11:03 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by HDTVChallenged
DMA #65 :D .... I was originally encouraged about Sinclair's HD equipment purchase announcements ... but as they say, talk is cheap, and I haven't heard of any actual actions wrt WDKY-DT.

HDC
I take it that your FOX is a Sinclair. If Sinclair has a 720p stream on the air or has told FOX they will have one waiting, then you should see 720p on Sept 12th. If Sinclair has told FOX they do not intend to have a 720p stream up, then you are SOL.

CPanther95 06-05-2004 11:06 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by foxeng
If referring to network, it is when the splicer is installed and commissioned. The whole process takes 2 days. (mine should be ready to go by late Wednesday afternoon at the latest) You will not know unless the station tells you or you see real 720 on the air.

I have seen the test loop and the PQ is OUTSTANDING. The loop is 2 minutes of Super Bowl 36 (in 720p)(Rams scoring a touchdown), 2 minutes of ID4 (the bedroom scene with Will Smith), 2 minutes of Ali McBeal (take you pick, it all looks the same) and 2 minutes of color bars when the station insert happens. Repeat. The loop runs basically 8am to 5pm (when the installers are working) and then they shut it down to get ready for prime time. On the day that I was looking at it, they had SIX DIFFERENT program streams running, all in 720p, but not all with HD content on it. One had a 70's show episode on it (SD 4:3), one had color bars (16:9), one had the test loop, and I forget what was on the other three. We just watched the test loop (stream 6) most of the time I had it up (about 15 minutes) and quickly scanned through the rest.
I'll re-define the list to reflect your definition "splicer installed" will be considered HD-Ready. Until confirmed otherwise, I'll assume 720p broadcast only - splicer not yet installed.

I think I saw that loop in Charlotte awhile back - posted the question in the OTA forum wondering why it popped-up during the Simpsons. (Sometime between 5-5:30pm)

mjones 06-05-2004 11:12 AM

KTTV Los Angeles has been broadcasting SD upconverted to HD for nearly a year. I haven't seen any true HD being transmitted, so I don't know if they are completely ready or not.

Mike

foxeng 06-05-2004 11:15 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by CPanther95
I think I saw that loop in Charlotte awhile back - posted the question in the OTA forum wondering why it popped-up during the Simpsons. (Sometime between 5-5:30pm)
The installers put a hard wire by-bass on the thing since you don't want it switching during network when there is no ASI stream up. There is a note on it that says do not remove before August 2, 2004. Someone may have been playing with to see if was still working. (I will have to resist the temptation myself!:mad: )

foxeng 06-05-2004 11:19 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by mjones
KTTV Los Angeles has been broadcasting SD upconverted to HD for nearly a year. I haven't seen any true HD being transmitted, so I don't know if they are completely ready or not.

Mike
I know for a fact that KTTV IS ready. I have seen pictures of their splicer install. (their install is what was used to show stations what it all looks like.) They were the first and the test bed for the splicer I have been told.

SIDEBAR: I know people in LA had commented in the local thread area that about a year ago they thought they saw several Bernie Mac episodes in 720p DURING prime time. Bernie Mac is one of the shows that will be shown in HD on FOX this fall.

HDTVChallenged 06-05-2004 11:22 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by foxeng
I take it that you FOX is a Sinclair. If Sinclair has a 720p stream on the air or has told FOX they will have one waiting, then you should see 720p on Sept 12th. If Sinclair has told FOX they do not intend to have a 720p stream up, then you are SOL.
No FOX would be SOL because they will have lost a potential viewer :D

HDC

Michael Mullis 06-05-2004 11:27 AM

You can probably add WBFF 45 (Fox Baltimore) to that list of Sinclair exceptions. They've said on occasion that they don't have plans to upgrade to 720p equipment in the future. So I will be pretty much watching nothing but WTTG-DC in the fall. Thankfully I have Raven's season tickets so I won't have to worry about many of their NFC games.

wward 06-05-2004 11:27 AM

WTXF-DT Philadelphia

foxeng 06-05-2004 11:39 AM

All the FOX O & O's WILL be HD ready by Sept 12th. Many already are. Here is a listing of the FOX O & O's:

WAGA-5: Atlanta
KTBC-7: Austin
WBRC-6: Birmingham
WFXT-25: Boston
WFLD-32: Chicago
WJW-8: Cleveland
KDFW-4: Dallas
KDVR-31: Denver
WJBK-2: Detroit
WGHP-8: Greensboro
KRIV-26: Houston
WDAF-4: Kansas City
KTTV-11: Los Angeles
WHBQ-13: Memphis
WITI-6: Milwaukee
WNYW-5: New York
WTXF-29: Philadelphia
KSAZ-10: Phoenix
KSTU-13: Salt Lake City
KTVI-2: St. Louis
WTVT-13: Tampa Bay
WTTG-5: Washington D.C.
KMSP-9: Minneapolis
WOGX-51: Ocala
WOFL-35: Orlando

CPanther95 06-05-2004 11:40 AM

Fox has 26 O&O's ?!?

Tabasco 06-05-2004 11:52 AM

KJTV in Lubbock, TX. On air with 720p for at least a month now.


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