The CBS affiliate, WKYT, will begin HD broadcasts before August 1st. They'll be the first in Lexington to actually pass through HD from the network. TVQ here just does SD, and the NBC and Fox are months away from anything. See some info on WKYT's website...they've even got video of the antenna being hoisted up the tower. Pretty cool! WKYT HDTV
hmmm...won't need DISH for CBS, then, if their power is enough to where I can get it here in Louisville. I can get WTVQ-DT a fair amount of the time but I think they are still at extremely low power. And they aren't HD (but WHAS-DT is).
And I'd be surprised to see WDKY (FOX) doing anything before year's end. Besides, FOX isn't HD anyway.
From what I hear, the antenna is just below the main antenna at the top of the 1000 foot tower. I think it's on the east side of the tower though, as to improve coverage in eastern Kentucky, so that may hurt coverage to the west.
It's also on channel 13...so if you're using a UHF antenna, it won't work too well.
Well, I have a horizontal stack of Radio Shack UHF-Only and they regularly at least pick up a weak signal from WCPO-9 out of Cincy but I do have a VHF-only in my attic (but it's pointed the wrong way right now) and that should be sufficient until I get it mounted on the roof.
Originally posted by ragamuffin Just rescanned my channels and noticed WTVQ-DT-40 is doing their newscast as I type in 1280x720p (16:9) format! Awesome! I wonder if standard ABC programming will now be passed through in HD?
What's up with the wacky black sidebars though? Looks like they're trying to minimize the sidebars by cropping some content off the top and bottom. Why not just crop enough to make it true 16:9? Or just leave it 4:3. .... Complaints, complaints
Got some DX last night--able to pull in WHAS-DT on 55, WKRC-DT on 31, WKPC-DT on 17, WLWT-DT on 35, WXIX-DT on 29 (looked like crap). At least it's something to hold me over until the locals get going.
Originally posted by goldenrod Got some DX last night--able to pull in WHAS-DT on 55, WKRC-DT on 31, WKPC-DT on 17, WLWT-DT on 35, WXIX-DT on 29 (looked like crap). At least it's something to hold me over until the locals get going.
Grrrrrr .... You must have something up your sleeve Or maybe a super directional antenna. For me, WDKY 56 pretty much obliterates any chance of getting 55 - same for all the Cincy stations too. I think they deliberately picked channels so that "out-of-market" digital stations would get obliterated by local analogs. 55 vs 56, 17 vs. 18, 35 vs 36 ....
Actually, my signature is a bit misleading I guess. I'm really in Georgetown. It does make getting the other channels a bit easier. I've got a Delhi VHF/UHF combo antenna and a Winegard preamp. 31 - WKRC comes in all the time. The others are only if the enhancement is up.
Off to change my signature location!!
BTW...local DT signals really obliterate analog DX on any given channel also. Case in point...40-Indianapolis used to put in a constant signal here, but it's totally gone now that TVQ is on the air.
I'm racking up the analog 13's I can get now before KYT comes on. So far, I have gotten Indianapolis (strongest signal), Bowling Green, Mount Vernon, IL, and Huntington. Those will all be gone once KYT signs on.
I hear ya... nothing but test patterns on and off this afternoon. I was seeing a 1080i signal on WKYT-DT at a 84-85 signal level on my HiPix (that's the highest signal level I've ever seen). WTVQ-DT has a signal level of 80-81 typically. I'm using a Radio Shack UHF-75 antenna at 7 miles away line-of-site to the towers... It was picking up the VHF-13 WKYT-DT flawlessly. I've been waiting since January for this moment... but I fly out-of-town for a week away tomorrow... bummer...
Pulled in WKYT-DT 13(108 Miles, az. 180) here at 7:03am, DTV Log #20. I like the Gray side bars for 4x3 upconverts on the HD subchannel!
I'm Seeing WTVQ-DT 40 a little this morning also, the 2 signals seem to be about equivilent this morning, although conditions aren't that great to S for me now, and I'm only getting up to a 38 Max reading from a F38310's internal receiver(DTC100) from either WTVQ/WKYT-DT. Not quite seeing WKLE-DT this morning however.