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post #12541 of 12561 Old 12-20-2014, 06:52 AM
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Grit coming to KATV 7-3 New Year's Day?

Looking through various TitanTV listings nationwide (just to see if any Live Well affiliates have leaked their 2015 plans in advance), I noticed that KATV will replace Live Well with the male-oriented Grit network on New Year's Day after midnight (okay, 12:30 A.M., to be exact, with 1983's Sudden Impact kicking off Grit's Arkansas debut).

Check the KATV listings for January 1 on TitanTV to see for yourself! (Hey, at least your Retro TV affiliation is spared...for now.)

Here's the press release (KATV is Sinclair-owned even though Little Rock isn't mentioned in this story):

http://www.grittv.com/sinclair-broad...it-47-markets/

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Thanks dtv_junkie87,

I should have thought of doing that .... dah!

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Thanks for info

Grit TV seem to be playing a lot of western movies which I like. I am hoping the new Grit channel increase its bandwidth when it take Live Well (LWN) place on 7.3-as currently there are too much pixelation on LWN channel.
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Grit TV seem to be playing a lot of western movies which I like. I am hoping the new Grit channel increase its bandwidth when it take Live Well (LWN) place on 7.3-as currently there are too much pixelation on LWN channel.
I am hoping that too but doubt that they (ABC) really care what it looks like. Look at what they've done to 7-2 lately. They are stretching 4:3 to 16:9 so that everything is short and fat. Most TVs won't undo that kind of stretching and it looks stupid.

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I am hoping that too but doubt that they (ABC) really care what it looks like. Look at what they've done to 7-2 lately. They are stretching 4:3 to 16:9 so that everything is short and fat. Most TVs won't undo that kind of stretching and it looks stupid.

I hope not as it will make it unwatchable. Stretching might be alright for talk or home shows, but not movies. We will know in couple of days
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Well, Grit came on this morning (7-3). Not a very good picture with 2.3 Mbps (same as RTV 7-2). The parent channel (7-1) is running about 6-8 Mbps. There is about 5-7 Mbps null packets (unused) in the mux. What's with that? Seems like a waste to me as they could sure use it on the main channel or the subchannels.

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Good Afternoon! I have no idea if I'm even posting in the right spot but I'm hoping someone (way more knowledgeable than I am) can assist me in figuring out what sort of OTA antenna might be a good fit for me. I'm in the process of cutting the cord and getting rid of DirectTV in favor of an OTA antenna and eventually a DVR that will work with it. I've been to Tvfool.com and antennaweb.org and it looks like maybe it's saying a Large Directional antenna. My husband is convinced we need an omni-directional but I'm not buying it (won't be the first time for whichever of us might be wrong..lol). I love in Greystone and Cabot and originally bought a super cheap indoor antenna for like 12 dollars at best buy which gave us NBC, ABC, and Fox as far as broadcast channels go and something called GRIT that was playing westerns! Ha! I'm really wanting to be able to pick up CBS and The CW as well if possible.

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That antenna was probably intended for UHF broadcast frequencies (can be smaller). It's encouraging that you get that many channels on a indoor antenna. VHF reception (CBS/KTHV is on VHF RF 12 and PBS/KETS is on RF 7) will probably require a larger combination VHF/UHF antenna. You would probably need to put it outside or in the attic. I did a tvfool.com report for the intersection of Hickory Bend Dr. and Greystone Blvd.:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...2c15777ae71b5f

Click the above link to see it. You can also go to TVFool.com and generate a report that is more accurate for your exact location. Your reception and therefore the size antenna you would need could depend on whether you are north or south of that east-west running ridge that goes thru Greystone. Antenna size will also depend on whether there are trees close and to your South/Southwest.

Anyway, there is a legend at the bottom of the report which relates channel background color to the type antenna you may need. It appears that you may need an antenna in the attic or, if possible, an outside antenna for best results. It needs to receive both VHF and UHF frequencies. You can probably point a sufficiently large directional (not omnidirectional) antenna to the South or Southwest and get the channels you want.

If you post a link to a tvfool.com report like the one above for your exact location we can probably give better advice. That link can be copied and pasted from near the top of the report where it says:

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Hopefully, someone in a similar situation to yours can recommend specific antennas for around 30-40 miles from the transmitters.

Edit: BTW, what appears to be your strongest signal, KTWN, is no longer operating so don't expect to get it.

Just for fun you might try putting the antenna you already have outside a south-facing window just to see what you can get. If you do this don't forget to rescan the channels on your TV. It also helps if you have a signal meter on your TV so that you can use it to help adjust the antenna for best performance.

Hope this helps,

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New 11.3 Justice Channel. Just color bars on now.

http://www.thv11.com/story/entertain...nett/21714809/
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Best programming on TV at the moment. Nice colorful picture with somewhat boring audio.

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New TIVO OTA user

Hi all,

Live in Maumelle and just purchased a TIVO OTA DVR to try out. Like it a lot but several of the stations are showing incorrect guide data.
I have reported this to them and was wondering if anyone knows how long it takes them to update this information?

I want to record several shows from METV but it is listed on a different channel and the 2 channels I can pull it on are showing other things
30.1 and 49.1.

Thanks for any info.
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Updated Channel Line Up

Hi Bobby,

I have seen your channel line up posts and was wondering if you could post the latest and greatest as of now.
I am trying to get my TIVO OTA's guide fixed (there are several mistakes and I am reporting them to them) and want to compare what I have with what you have.

Thanks,
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Hi Bobby,

I have seen your channel line up posts and was wondering if you could post the latest and greatest as of now.
I am trying to get my TIVO OTA's guide fixed (there are several mistakes and I am reporting them to them) and want to compare what I have with what you have.

Thanks,
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No problem

There has been a lot of changes in last couple of weeks to OTA channels. Grit and Justice channels were added. Justice channel look much better than Grit as Grit still suffer from low bandwidth and pixilation. Not to mention stretching of 4:3 programs to widescreen format. It look terrible.

Also religion channel DayStar (36.1) went 1080i HD with excellent picture quality. Late at night, Daystar show nature (water falls, mountains, ocean waves, etc..) with written massages, and picture quality is breath taking. I turn off the sound and just look at magnificent views.

Here is updated channel line up:

2.1 KETS (PBS)
2.2 KETS (PBS Create)
2.3 KETS (PBS Plus)
2.4 KETS (Audio only)
4.1 KARK (NBC)
7.1 KATV (ABC)
7.2 Retro TV
7.3 Grit
11.1 KTHV (CBS)
11.2 THV2
11.3 Justice
16.1 KLRT (FOX)
20.1 KKYK (UNIVISION)
25.1 VTN

27.1 3ABN
27.2 3ABN (Proclaim)
27.3 3ABN (Dare to Dream)
27.4 3ABN (Latino)
27.5 3ABN (Audio only)
27.6 3ABN (Audio only)
27.7 3ABN (Audio only)

30.1 KKYK (MeTv)
30.2 KKYK (COZI TV)
30.3 KKYK (Soul of South)
30.4 KKYK (QVC)
36.1 KKAP (Daystar)
38.1 KASN (CW)
42.1 KARZ (Z-42)
42.2 Bounce
49.1 KMYA (MeTV)

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Thanks Bobby! I am still trying to get TIVO to update the OTA guides on their box. It has been over 2 weeks now since I requested an update
and still nothing. I am getting frustrated and nearing the 30 day return date. I don't like having to pay $15 a month for their service but would
if they'd just try to get the guides right. If they are all out of kilter there isn't much need for the DVR and I'll be dropping the service and returning
the DVR.

Thanks again for the listings.
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You welcome

How accurate is your TIVO's OTA guides?

I think it will be hard to find OTA guides with %100 accuracy. For example, I use the following link as my local TV guide, and as you can see, its only about %75 accurate. It include channels that do not exist in LR metro area (72204 zip code).


http://www.zap2it.com/tvlistings/loc...d=USA-OTA72204

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TitanTV.com seems to pretty accurate. It already has the new Justice TV Network (11.3) for the Little Rock DMA. Zap2It doesn't have it yet. I have contacted them about it since I have Windows Media Center that uses their data.

I suppose it is better to have more outlier channels in a DMA than not, since people located at the edges might get them and because you can hide them if you don't get them. Also, I imagine if there is any doubt about a channel then they would include it to be "better safe than sorry." Little Rock seems to have a rather confusing TV channel lineup.

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Thanks dmatch

Looks like TitanTV has better guide than Zip2it with more info for each program list. I am start using TitanTv link
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Looks like TitanTV has better guide than Zip2it with more info for each program list. I am start using TitanTv link
You're welcome.
FYI, contacting Zap2It seems to have worked. They actually replied to my e-mail and now have added Justice TV.

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audio crackling on KARK 4

Am I the only one who hears crackling in the audio on KARK 4? I thought it might be something with my setup but seems to only be on KARK. I can hear it via OTA and using just my TV speakers too.
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Nope, you probably are not, if it is what Steveken and I discussed many moons ago. I recorded the audio and looked at it and there was a pre-echo. The sound would spike up briefly (for a fraction of a second) then cut off and repeat the start and continue normally for a bit before repeating the same pre-echo process again over and over. A sudden drop like this causes a kind of pop or crackle in the audio because speakers can't react fast enough and they distort.

My Vizio TV does this but my other TV (Sanyo) and computer do not. It must be an audio decoding problem that only happens on some TVs and only with whatever encoder they use on KARK and on KARZ. KARZ does this too on my Vizio.

You are not alone.

PS: It doesn't happen all the time but most of the time.

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Thanks for the reply. Last night was the first time I noticed it. It was awful during the SNL40 special. I've watched a little bit of their news coverage this morning and have not noticed it. When I checked the Comcast and OTA feeds on my HDHomeRun units last night, I figured it was not me
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