I'm only able to get a signal of between 65-67 in Conway with my Dat75 and Sony Hd100. It mapped into the Sony on 22.1 but the picture comes in as a pixilated mess and then goes off. I didn't even check to see if it was coming in till I saw your post. I figured if they hadn't done anything yet that they wouldn't the last day!
KLRTDT (fox) is on 16-1
KASNDT (UPN) is on 16-2
Hopefully, Allen will keep it there until repairs are made to UPN 38-1. Maybe he'll pop in here soon with details.
I talked to "someone" at KARK who told me they are aware of, and working on the blocking problem. They also said the station has NO plans for passing network HD or increasing transmitter power any time soon.
If you want to complain, contact KARK's General Manager, Carl Bruce at:
Rumor has it this station will be sold soon, so *maybe* their digital situation will improve.....
Little Rock will be one of their largest markets (56th), so maybe they will make the upgrades necessary for decent reception and hd!
Ever since KASN 38-1 got back on the air, I've been getting signal dropouts on KLRT 16-1. It randomly drops from 100 to 0 on the SS meter every few minutes or so.
I'm using a Samsung TS160 and a Silver Sensor antenna pointed at Shinall Mtn. I haven't made any changes to my STB, TV, coax or antenna.
They finally got PSIP remap going, so the station now displays as 7-1 instead of 22-1. They also seemed to have dumped the fake surround sound. The dialog now comes from the center channel speaker, as it should.
If they'd quit stretching the 4:3 image to 16:9, the channel would actually be watchable
Hopefully, they'll get their HD network equipment running soon.
For a brief time, KLRT-DT seemed to be in 720p format. The reason I say this is the Samsung STB's format button only works in all 3 (Full,Letterbox & Zoom) modes if it's being fed a 720p broadcast. For a short time, the format button was working on KLRT-DT and KATV-DT, but has never worked on KTHV-DT. And it no longer works on KLRT-DT....
A brief accident, perhaps?
Let KTHV know that you appreciate this improvement in HD PQ, and also the fact that they show everything in OAR (no stretching). Contact them at:
I thought I had lost Nbc, but it re-mapped to 4.1 on my Sony. No changes in PQ that I can see.
Anyone have information on Katv? Isn't 2/28 their deadline for a digital signal?
Originally posted by jstrossner
....Anyone have information on Katv? Isn't 2/28 their deadline for a digital signal?
KATV is on the air at low power (30kw ERP), on RF channel 22.
They remap to 7-1(720p) & 7-2 (480i).
UNFORTUNATELY, they are stupidly butchering the 720p upconvert using ZOOM+CROP. This causes loss of resolution and loss of part of the image.
The 480i channel 7-2 looks to me like they're taking an OTA analog broadcast and putting it on there. Too blurry to watch, IMO.
Contact KATV Engineering and ask them not to butcher the 7-1 channel. Ask them to show it in Original Aspect Ratio, so we can see the entire picture.
KTHV & KLRT do their upconverts in OAR, and it looks a lot sharper.
--- "JT (James Tidwell)" <<a href="mailto:JTidwell@KATV.com">JTidwell@KATV.com>
> Subject: RE: HDTV
> Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 09:06:53 -0600
> From: "JT (James Tidwell)" <<a href="mailto:JTidwell@KATV.com">JTidwell@KATV.com>
> To: <*********@***.com>
> At this time it appears we will be able to have the Oscars in HD.
> It may be a little ragged at times but we are working on it.
Here's some info on the Central Ark. area stations:
KASN and KLRT are at full power.
KATV, KARK & KTHV are all broadcasting at low power. The LP stations may be difficult or impossible for you to receive. At the least, you'll need a very good VHF/UHF outdoor fringe antenna + preamp and a rotor to receive the low power stations.
Only KATV & KTHV are passing network HD programming. None of the other stations are in HD at this time.
Originally posted by allenf
Has anyone heard when Equity's WB affiliate in Little Rock is going HD?
Probably not any time soon, if the forwarded email below is any indication.
They are also trying to get a different channel assignment from the FCC. Link HERE
They were assigned ch 43, but want to change to 44.
-------------------forwarded message below--------------
On Sun, 16 Feb 2003 09:31:04
Doug Krile wrote:
>Unless something happened this week, the FCC has not yet assigned the
>digital channel for KWBF. There is a fair amount of interest in WB HD
>programming. We have not yet finalized plans for the transmitter and
>Corporate Director of News and Public Relations
>Equity Broadcating Corporation
>1 Shackleford Drive
>Little Rock, AR 72211
I recently moved to Plumerville, AR (45 miles northwest of LR along I-40 near Morrilton). I put up a CM 8 bay bowtie antenna on a 10 foot mast on my roof, and then added a CM 7777 preamp. (On Sam's recommendation--thanks ). The preamp output is going into a Eagle Aspen 5x8 powered multiswitch and I'm using a Zenith SAT 520 HDTV receiver. I'm able to get digital 4-1, digital 7-1, 7-2 (couldn't get 7-1, or 7-2 without the preamp), CBS -11-1, 11-2, FOX 16-1, digital 38-1, analog Pax, WB, several religious channels, and a Spanish LR station on 55. My Zenith will only display signal strength as bad, normal, and good---and all are good with fox, and 38-1, and CBS probably a tie for the strongest. The only one I'm missing is PBS I think. Now I just wish they'd run the Masters again in HD!!