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post #8701 of 8914 Old 02-15-2012, 01:53 PM
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He got it from http://kcradio.tripod.com

It was a Lifestyle/News broadcast from KSHB back in 2008. It was cancelled. It might come back on 38 The Spot.
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The Link says don't when it will come back meaning Date and on what Channel of the 4 they have.
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My apologies if this has already been answered (probably has but this thread is huge haha).

Does anyone know if Comcast plans to ever offer KMCI-HD?
Getting tired of KU games in SD on this channel haha.
That alone may make me switch to Surewest if they don't pick it up by next season...
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I have never heard anything definitive, as that information isn't usually public before it happens.

I too would like that channel. I currently can get it with an Antenna so that is how I watched in HD this year. I would contact KSHB/KMCI directly as they might have more information.
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I have never heard anything definitive, as that information isn't usually public before it happens.

I too would like that channel. I currently can get it with an Antenna so that is how I watched in HD this year. I would contact KSHB/KMCI directly as they might have more information.


Thanks for the reply. I'll probably take your advice and give KSHB a call and see what's up. The HD feed has been available for a few years now so it's strange they haven't added it yet.

I was contemplating getting an HD antenna just for that one channel, but I'd hate to go buy one and then Comcast add it right after I do haha
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It is all about money. Comcast has to pay KMCI to carry the HD signal, and KMCI gets to set the price. I'm sure at contract negotiation time that Comcast thinks KMCI costs too much, and since they're not a network affiliate, they are not willing to pay as much as they are for say KSHB.

SureWest has only recently added KSMO HD to their lineup. SureWest is a great company by the way. I had them for awhile before I moved and they're not available yet where I live.

I have a Media Center PC with an OTA antenna, which is how I was watching KMCI HD.
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Surewest and Comcast don't have Live Well Network or Metro Weather or KCPT On Demand yet and TWCKC does. Surewest doesn't yet have Metro Sports Channels yet and Comcast Metro Sports 2 and HD. When Comcast deal with KMCI is up maybe.
Comcast has lots of other problems here in Olathe like still 189 with loud Noise,missing KSMOTV HD in HD Channel Guide,Sports Tier not in 7 Hundred's yet,2 To be Annouced Channels in the Thousands,925 not deleted ot replaced with something else and so on.
KSMOTV has the contract with Jayhawks.

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/art...ccess_Hits.php
With MSG deal with TWCNY Fuse will becoming back and so on to TWCKC.
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Attached is a Microsoft Word document showing the Comcast Cable Olathe, KS QAM-Clear channels as of Feb. 19, 2012.

 

COMCAST CABLE OLATHE QAM1.doc 27k . file
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Thanks for that but doesn't have any Channel we don't have yet and Digital Antenna would.
I would say Bounce TV and the Daily Buzz show will never come.
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I haven't been a Comcast Olathe customer for very long, but goodness what is up with the distorted audio on Metro Sports? Certainly they have to be working on fixing that right?
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38 the Spot is working on getting it's HD Channel on Comcast.
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38 the Spot is working on getting it's HD Channel on Comcast.

A little too late to be able to watch the Big 12 games tonight - they're blacked out on ESPNU.
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I think a lot of blame goes to Comcast for not being proactive!
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In Surewestkc next Channel additions Live Well Network could be one of them.
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Just thought I would do a preemptive post here before someone actually asks the question. KCTV will not have any dot 2's or anything like that to carry additional games. Since CBS made the new deal with the NCAA, they share much of the early round coverage with TBS, TNT and TruTV. The only (nearly) local area team carried OTA (in the early rounds) will be Wichita State on Thursday. Viewers who don't care for this arrangement and wish to express thoughts may share them with CBS at 212-975-4321. You will be directed to the CBS "fan phones", which I assume are message boxes, but who knows, maybe actual people will answer them.
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I have been aware of the newer antenna technologies. I have done well much of the time using indoor antennas, although I had a directional on a rotator in the attic of my last residence (south waldo) that I used for a couple of rooms. I definitely don't need the 20db gain of the cm. In fact, since moving to brookside last fall, I have retired one amplified indoor and modified another to bypass the amp. Omnis, like the cm, don't do as well in high multipath areas, which is definitely me. Since you can't eval reception by looking at the picture like you could analogue, I got my pro SLM. Seeing the waveforms and numbers has been an eye opener for what you can get by with or not. If I ever decide I don't want to watch any cable channels and ditch cable, I will get serious about OTA reception. Until then, I will continue to dabble, as I have since I started watching OTA HD in 2003.

Hello dbdoc,
I would like to know what device you refer to as a "pro SLM", my assumption is "Signal Level Meter" but that doesn't tell me much. You make a reference to waveforms, is this perhaps some type of spectrum analyzer? I have in fact used a spectrum analyzer, but I didn't have any type of calibrated antenna, so the levels are just relative to each other. The waveforms do point out rather dramatically that in most cases amplification is not only not necessary, but in fact detrimental to receiving good ATSC signals. In my first pic are shown the carriers of 18, 21,24,29,31 and half of 34. The next pic is 34, 41-42, 45, 47 and an analog carrier. The last pic shows 41-42, 45, 47 and 51. As you can see, reflections add to and subtract from the carriers. Notice 34 is about 50% stronger than others, likely due to reflections. Each "haystack" should be flat and undistorted, but in fact are rounded due to reflections. Notice 47 is barely above noise, yet I get a good lock on that station. While 51 is strong and well above the noise floor, I tend to get dropouts due to cancellations from reflections. You can see that adding gain would just make the problem worse. By the way, the antenna was a Clearstream2, using 20db of attenuation into the analyzer. The antenna is located just off Johnson Drive and Foster on the west side of a hill with no line of site to any transmitters.
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I know the whole point of carrying some games on TruTV is to get cable systems to carry that network and promote their shows to people who don't normally watch "that crap", but it sure would be nice if they would allow CBS affiliates to simulcast the TruTV games on subchannels, much in the way that ESPN allows local ABC affils to broadcast Monday Night Football when a local team is playing. Airing both K-State and KU on a network you couldn't pay me to watch (and isn't included in my DirecTV budget package) is a drag and a penalty to folks here in Kansas, and a major disservice to the CBS affils in Topeka, KC, and Wichita.
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I use a Sadelco 800 at home and a refurbished Sencore 1476 at work. These newer pro signal level meters have spectrum modes as well as measuring levels in dbmv or dbuv as well as other parameters. They are set up to work with the 6MHz video signals and have limited use for other type signals. You have to set them up so that they measure the signal correctly depending on whether the signal is digital or analogue. I have not had the budget for a true spectrum analyzer, but these specialized SLMs fit the bill. Knowing that a digital tv tuner generally wants to see a signal between +15 and -15dbmv, I am able to see quickly if I am in that window. Both units have a bar scan mode for seeing the entire spectrum, each signal being a verticle bar, especially useful for cable systems. Both also have a spectrum mode, the 800 scans a single carrier while the Sencore has adjustable bandwidth and is real time. Expanding to show a single carrier, if the slope or notch is more than 10 db deep there will more than likely be trouble, although that is a greatly oversimplified explanation. A flat signal sufficiently over the noise threshold will lock.
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Also Surewest doesn't even have it here in HD.
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I fired off a twitter to Surewest asking about it, and he said he would look in to it, but thought it would be too late to provide the game in HD. I also sent an email to the board of directors, and FB'd it to get some extra views. As far as I know, I think Surewest KC is the only provider that does NOT carry it in HD.

Regarding the guy "looking in to it", I'm reminded of a Twilight Episode where at the end, the guy says, "I can hold my breath for a long time.
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Any other provider, I would say you are correct. SureWest has always been different, and I bet they actually ARE looking into it. I'm sure their is a building full of SureWest employees who would like to watch the game in HD too.
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We just got something in the Mail today saying after June 5 2012 Digital Equipment may be required on all of your TV'S to receive Basic channels 2-13,15-17,22,24,80,81,95,235,241,242,247,249,251,other Digital Sub Channels it adds in the future and 925 that is like the Reserve Channels.
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The St. Joseph News Press is launching a new over-the-air television station in St. Joseph to compete with KQTV 2 (ABC) and it will carry FOX television network programming. The down-side of this could be WDAF FOX 4 being "blacked out" on cable & satellite in the St. Joseph DMA.

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Also CW/Telemendo to. WDAF will stay because they also get Topeka's Fox to. Know if KC could get it to.
Suddenlink Communications also has Live Well Network,KTWU Digital Sub Channels but no KCWE,MYKSMOTV Antenna TV or METV yet.
Disney Junior Launched today.
The new menu and guide system is a newer model and will allow us to offer more features.
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We just got something in the Mail today saying after June 5 2012 Digital Equipment may be required on all of your TV'S to receive Basic channels 2-13,15-17,22,24,80,81,95,235,241,242,247,249,251,other Digital Sub Channels it adds in the future and 925 that is like the Reserve Channels.

Got this mailing as well. I am guessing it is related to the digital conversion that happened a few years ago, and that if you didn't get the converter box to receive the basic channels (which you could still receive with the lifeline package), you will now need to get the box. If Comcast's plans are to move the HD channels to the 1000 tier (that is, HD channels would become the SD channel number + 1000 - KMCI SD is channel 2, HD would become channel 1002), they will need the expanded bandwidth to accommodate the additional HD channels. So the analog channels now on the lifeline package will become digital. This is just a guess.
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We don't have KMCI HD or even Sports Tier in 7 Hundreds yet. Lots of other Comcast have gotten like DYI/Cooking Channel,Sportsmens Channel and so on in HD.
If you have the Pace Box and Chat with somebody to get your 3D Channels turned on 2203 and 2255 will dissapear and when they tell you to call 3DTV Hot Line to get it them added to your account the will reapeear. Also Sports Tier will be moving to 7 Hundred's at sometime and we be let know when.
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http://fangsbites.com/2012/04/mlb-ne...o-nfl-redzone/ TWCKC getting it but not others yet.
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The St. Joseph News Press is launching a new over-the-air television station in St. Joseph to compete with KQTV 2 (ABC) and it will carry FOX television network programming. The down-side of this could be WDAF FOX 4 being "blacked out" on cable & satellite in the St. Joseph DMA.

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http://www.newspressnow.com/news/30711825/detail.html

Just what st joe needs. Crap from NPG. Local cable doesn't have to talk to them since theyre lptv though. Nor does satellite.
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