Originally Posted by emund
Well if this is true then yes it has been a long wait for some HD content on KEYT. Does anybody know when Charter might pick up this feed here in SLO? Do you think I can get it OTA with an indoor HD antenna? I've been waiting a long time to get LOST and Grey's Anatomy in HD. I live in an apartment complex so a roof mounted antenna isn't a possibility What did you mean when you said most of their programing is analog...does that include the prime time shows? Also, can anybody in SLO actually pick up KEYT OTA?
To clarify, in the past, KEYT's digital transmission was their regular analog 4:3 signal visually stretched to a wide screen format. It was low res, but a little better than what I was getting via D*.
Very recently, they have been transmitting an unstretched HD version from the ABC network. It has the "ABC HD" icon in the bottom right coroner. In the past they did not have this feed. It is not stretched to fit as before. It looks pretty good, but not as good as say, NBC's Jay Leno via D*.
That all said, if it is a HD program it looks good, if it is not HD but sourced via the digital NBC feed, it looks much better than KEYT's old analog signal. If it is sourced locally, say via KEYT's own cameras, it looks as poor as before. I assume that that will change very soon as they buy some cameras, etc.
They are still testing or adjusting through the day as sometimes the stretch mode comes back for a few minutes. They are also adjusting the audio volume, which has gotten better also.
SLO??? I don't think so, unless you live on top of Cuesta or somewhere that gives you line of sight with Santa Ynez Peak. Even then, you would need a high gain antenna outdoors.
Hang in there, the reason KEYT hasn't been available on cable is that it didn't have the HD feed to pass on. It does now, so it should be on cable soon and on D* as soon as D* gets its act together... If that is even possible.
Hope this helps, JIM