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post #91 of 4310 Old 08-05-2002, 08:09 PM - Thread Starter
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Loren,

Amazing, the picture from IPTV!!! I am getting some audio drop outs thought. I switched antennas old metrostar 2000 to a terk tv50, still indoors, I haven't had time to install an outdoor antenna yet. On the DTC-100, IPTV is channel 80, I have a signal strength of 53 here, but a lot of Audio drop outs. Are you having the same problem?

Touring New Jersey-WOW!!!! If anybody is reading this thread and are thinking about HD, go to the fair and see this demo!!!

I think, I have to donate to IPTV if they can keep up this kinda material!!!

On a closing note IPTV channel 80 signal strength 53, WHO channel 13 SS 88 and disappointing no HD content channel 17 SS 40.

Kinda cool to think we have 3 DTV channels here in Des Moines!!!

And thanks again Loren, it looks like IPTV shuts off at 10.

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Hey all, last night my signal was 92-97 all night on IPTV. I have a big RCA antenna in the attic of my garage. It was picking up signal, even when they were transmitting no picture or sound. The pq is exceptional, although like you I was picking up audio and video dropouts occasionally, even with the high signal strength. A lot of the video would have little motion artifacts or dropped pixels occasionally. I assume they are still working through broadcasting bugs.

I would gather that they are transmitting somewhere closer to me than to Des Moines from the higher signal strengths. My WHO-DT is high 80's, but Fox is plain nasty, barely 60 most of the time, must be right at the detection threshold, because it drops in and out frequently. Luckily I have Sunday Ticket, so Fox has nothing for me.

Any word on WOI's conversion? Titan shows Nov 1, which I think is extremely optimistic. If their antenna is closer to Ames, I might be out of luck. They are typically my worst OTA standard station anyway. I would really love to see Monday Night Football clearly for a change.

Great to see a few of us are watching. I hope 3 interested viewers are worth the added expense for the stations. LOL. Mark, is American selling a lot of digital sets? I would be ashamed if we are truly the only interested parties in our market.

Keep me posted on developments.

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Justin,

WOI doesn't have a CLUE!!! Just got off the phone with Cindy & Dennis, didn't get their last names, they have the transmittor they just don't know where to put it?!? But I don't think anybody watches this station other than for MNF.

IPTV is up and running again, my integrated tuner is getting a lot of drop outs, so I am not recording, but my DTC-100 is pulling it in beautifully. I need to put up a good antenna.

I know of others that pull OTA HD, but they don't frequent here.

Yes we sell a lot of HD sets, but not too many OTA receivers. People don't know what they are missing!!!

Have fun

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Hey guys,

Did anybody see, IPTV at between 3:30 to say around 4:15?

The reason I ask is, I came in from doing yard work and heard no sound from my tv, I look and I see a HD image of IPTV's production center in Johnston!!!

And there were a couple guys goofing around, one guy talking on the phone, all in HD. I don't know if it was live though.

I e-mailed Bill but have yet to hear anything back. They will be taping and broadcasting this years fair in HD!!!

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Mark,

Glad to see you are receiving. Didn't see them outside the studio the other day; that sounds like some compelling content, haha. Right now though, I am watching the State Fair Parade. I can't believe we now have local HD content available to us; this is great to see! Apparently, it was actually shown live yesterday evening.

I too have been very impressed by the quality of the shows from PBS. Some of the shots are just incredible! A few dropouts here and there, but not bad, not bad at all. Great work IPTV!

Enjoy, everyone!

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Loren,

Yes, I taped that last night along with a bunch of other stuff including Saving the Barns in IA!!!

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IPTV will be on till the end of the month and then turn off for the Month of September But Be back In October and through the fall during prime time
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I talked to one of the IPTV people at the State Fair yesterday and he said that the reason why there are audio and video problems is because their receiver is doing something weird. Basically he said that they have to get another on from PBS to replace this one. He also told me that they were going to be on until funding runs out (3 months), although the post above me would make more sense (probably what they are going to do).

Did anyone check out the LIVE HD footage they ran Wednesday night, like the Iowa State Fair Parade? He told me they have 2 Sony HD Cams that they can do this with.

One more thing, it sound like on or around 2006 they will switch back to VHF 11 for their digital broadcasts.

Sorry guys, I didn't get a name. He had grayish hair with a short grayish beard. Check IPTV out at the Varied Industries building.

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We eastern Iowans (QC area) won't have HD PBS until May, 2003.

HD-DVD + Blu-ray = An all-inclusive HD home movie viewing experience.
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A copy of my reply back from Dennis P., WOI's engineer. Take what you will from it. I guess we could plaster them with requests (and ABC) for HD, but I doubt it will do any good. I am sure HD receivers are slated for stations with some degree of market share first. WOI has to be 3rd in market constantly.

Dennis P :

Hi Justin,
We hope to be up this fall with a city grade (Ames - Des Moines)
signal on channel 59. We will be transmitting a digital signal. We will not
be transmitting a high definition signal until ABC sends us a satellite
receiver that receives the digital broadcasts. Still, just having a digital
signal on the air with no noise from computers, doorbell transformers,
electronic dog runs and machine shops with arc welders will be a welcome
change. We will look like a signal coming down on the dish network.
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Did anyone notice that The late late show with Craig Kilborne will be in HD on CBS next week and This weekend WHO will have and old Elvis Presly movie on In HD. Please O please KCCI turn on
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oOOkool,

No, I didn't see those ads. I've been watching to much IPTV in HD!!!

Thank You for being the 100th post, now get out and enjoy the fair!!!

KCCI will be HD on the 1st of Sept!!!

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I tried to get PBS but no luck...too far away

I did get an E-mail from KWWL about the Elvis movie
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KWWL will broadcast Loving You starring ELVIS on Saturday, August 17, from 7:30-10 PM in HDTV.

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Pat & oOOkool,

Nice to see that they are promoting HD in Eastern Iowa!!! I just got back from the fair and IPTV is doing a great job in promoting HD on their channel.

But I read my e-mail and the only thing I got from WHO (NBC), was a e-mail about a live chat about buying furniture?!?

I hope they will broadcast this show about Elvis, as I remember when he died when I was a kid, and would like to tape this program to show my mom (Big Elvis fan).

The fair was GREAT!!!

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The ELVIS program was nice, I had to call once AGAIN to who to turn the HD back on at about 8:00. Gosh darnit, can't they watch what is going on?

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Hello everyone,

WHO is down and when I called they didn't know when they would be back up and running. Man that was a BIG storm!!!

7 more days and we will have IPTV & KCCI!!!

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Hello again,

WHO back up and I am receiving channel 31.01 Color bar pattern as of 8:30 tonight!!! Looks like KCCI will be up with real programming in 4 days!!!

Did everyone leave? Rumor is IPTV will start again Sept 1st.

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Nah, we didn't leave . I am just waiting for KCCI to get on air.

One thing concerns me about WOI... will they show the Super Bowl in Hi Def?

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Bill,

One thing that concerns me about WOI, will they be in DTV by the end of the year? I know www.titantv.com says Nov 1st, but they seem like a 3rd world tv station!!! Way out of date compared to WHO & KCCI!!!

I would LOVE the Super Bowl in HD!!!

And based on past events, ABC will have the Super Bowl in HD, will WOI?

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I think I posted this earlier, but this was my reply from WOI's engineer. The latest scuttlebutt is that ABC may not even broadcast the Super Bowl in HD, so it is a moot point whether WOI can broadcast it. I do agree with Mark, WOI is basically on par with Afghan TV though. I can't imagine WOI is high on ABC's list of stations to upgrade to HD.

Have a great weekend.

Justin.

Dennis P :

Hi Justin,
We hope to be up this fall with a city grade (Ames - Des Moines)
signal on channel 59. We will be transmitting a digital signal. We will not
be transmitting a high definition signal until ABC sends us a satellite
receiver that receives the digital broadcasts. Still, just having a digital
signal on the air with no noise from computers, doorbell transformers,
electronic dog runs and machine shops with arc welders will be a welcome
change. We will look like a signal coming down on the dish network.
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GOOD NEWS EVEYONE GOT AN E-MAIL FROM KCCI TODAY:
Dear Andrew:

Your e-mail was very timely. Today, we received our official license from
the FCC to broadcast HDTV programming. And...starting Saturday, August 31,
we will be carrying the US Open Tennis tournament and all CBS primetime
programming available in high definition on KCCI-DT, channel 31. While
some network programming is not offered in the HDTV format (such as NFL
football, CBS News magazines and reality shows), most primetime
entertainment programming is available in HDTV. If you log on to
<<a href="http://www.cbs.com" target="_blank">www.cbs.com> and click on "TV Schedules" in the upper right hand corner,
you will find a program schedule which indicates which primetime shows are
being broadcast in high definition on a week-to-week basis.

Thank you for writing and for watching KCCI.

Sincerely,

Sue Knudson
KCCI Programming
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Hey everyone,

Thanks for the latest info on KCCI, oookool!!! I spoke to the main engineer at WOI (Randal Shelton) and he said they will be up and running by the latest Nov 1st, trying for the date of Oct 15th.

Jtuck2, the superbowl will be in HD this year, it may be Panasonic or Zenith or maybee Mitsubishi that pays for it to happen, but it will happen!!! Just not maybe here in Des Moines.

Getting back to WOI and will they show 1080i from ABC, Randall didn't know, he said to call back in a week and actually acted like he didn't know what 1080i was. He was going to talk to another engineer.

But the great news is it will be STEREO

KCCI will be BIG!!!

Thanks guys

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Hey everybody,

Interesting reads. I've been out of town for a week; it looks like there's been a lot of activity around here! Fortunately, I missed the big storm. I'm glad they got WHO back up and running.

It is great to see KCCI on the air! I've been watching a little of the US Open this afternoon and it looks great with a strong signal (86-88). They do have a logo in the corner, but it is not too distracting. The local upconverts are not good here (KDSM video "quality", stereo simulated mono audio). I am sure they will work out the initial bugs soon. The main thing is CBS in HD!! The District should be on tonight.

BTW - Is Kilborn still going to be in HD? It's tape delayed in DSM, so I hope that doesn't cause any problems.

Enjoy the broadcast!

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this is KCCI broadcasting scedule for the next week:
Saturday 8/31: 10am-5pm U.S. Open Tennis

7-10pm CBS Primetime

Sunday 9/01: 10am-5pm U.S. Open Tennis

6-10pm CBS Primetime*

Monday 9/02: 10am-5pm U.S. Open Tennis

7-10pm CBS Primetime

Tues-Thurs 9/3-9/5: 7-10pm CBS Primetime*

Friday 9/06: 10am-5pm U.S. Open Tennis

7-10pm CBS Primetime*

Saturday 9/07: 10am-4pm U.S. Open Tennis

4-7:30pm COLLEGE FB

7:30-10pm U.S. Open Tennis

Sunday 9/08: 3pm-6pm U.S. Open Tennis

6-10pm CBS Primetime*

*Not all primetime shows are in HDTV format.
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I talked to a kcci Representative today, that said the tower was only at 300kwatts right now and it would be up to full power soon I got 97 strength today off a $40 indoor antenna today cant wait to see Young and the Restless in HD
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the Killborn thing was just a mistake I belive Titan TV is somkin crack again
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LOL oookool,

Killborn would be cool in HD, is Dave Letterman in HD?

We will find out monday, I hope. A lot of HD Sunday night, unlike WHO.

I haven't gotten anything from IPTV, maybe monday, have any of you?

Welcome back xenon 221!!!

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Been out of town since Friday and just got back in time to catch the last ten minutes of CSI. WOW!! Love those city shots of Las Vegas.
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Great to read all the Iowa HD posts! I am a newby treading water, trying to swim through all this HD jargon. I have a couple of questions I hope someone answer.

I have a Zenith 1080, Pioneer 520, DTV dish and RS bowtie.

How do you manually add a digital station with a -1 (50-1) as an example,
using the Zenith remote control?

The signal strength I receive from the dish:
Sat A: 95 Sat B: 65 Sat C: 95
This will vary, the signal is a little stronger at night.

Can I have someone try to adjust the dish so the Sat B gains signal strength at the expense of the other birds? HDNET and HBOHD will have pixelation and audio dropouts. SHOHD comes in strong.

Thanks in advance.
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Bud -

Remind me today when I come over and I can show you how to add the staions. We won't be able to do it until there's a signal.

There is a "-" key in the lower left corner of the number pad on the remote.

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