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post #1171 of 1272 Old 04-02-2012, 04:39 PM
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All other channels are active as of today in the correct locations!!!


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Ch. 740 Nick, Ch. 749 HLN, Ch. 751 MSNBC, Ch. 753 Spike and Ch. 754 Travel went live today. Pretty strange, a few days early.

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See response below from Charter on (dslreports.com)

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It appears that we are moving channels in preperation to add additional HD content. Below is a list of upcoming changes. We are very sorry for the confusion. Did you have any other questions we could help with?

Channel Changes 3/1/2012
Effective 3/1/2012,
MOVES:
NBC Sports Network from ch. 68 (Exp Basic) to ch. 411 (Exp Basic (Digital Only))
Golf Channel from ch. 67 (Exp Basic) to ch. 412 (Exp Basic (Digital Only))

Channel Changes 4/3/2012
Effective 4/3/2012,
ADDS:
BET HD on ch. 738 (Exp Basic (HD Only))
E! HD on ch. 752 (Exp Basic (HD Only))
HLN HD on ch. 749 (Exp Basic (HD Only))
LMN HD on ch. 739 (Digital View (HD Only))
MSNBC HD on ch. 751 (Exp Basic (HD Only))
Nickelodeon HD- West on ch. 740 (Exp Basic (HD Only))
Oxygen HD on ch. 741 (Exp Basic (HD Only))
Spike TV HD-West on ch. 753 (Exp Basic (HD Only))
Travel Channel HD on ch. 754 (Exp Basic (HD Only))
VH-1 HD-West on ch. 743 (Exp Basic (HD Only))
Hallmark Channel HD on ch. 798 (Exp Basic (HD Only))

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Hi guys,

I'm considering purchasing an HDHomeRun Prime to use with a CableCARD, but I don't want to use Windows Media Center. I also don't subscribe to any premium channels so that shouldn't be a problem.

I'm wondering if someone in Lompoc would scan Comcast's lineup and if someone in Goleta/Santa Barbara would scan Cox's to see which channels are set "Copy freely".
Comcast apparently has a blanket policy of setting all non-premium channels copy freely, but sometimes local affiliates don't follow it to the letter.
I've also heard that Cox tends to only have local channels set copy freely, but I hope that's wrong.

Thank you for the help!

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P.S. I'll be moving in the near future, so that is why I'm curious about both.
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^ With COX, only the local and local-ish HD channels from Los Angeles lack the CCI 0x02 byte, with several SD basic cable channels also in the clear. This is the main reason I refuse to pay for expanded/premium channels.

Annoying as hell for a TiVo owner. Ran into the same problem with Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles.
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I'll soon be moving to San Luis Obispo (Laguna Lakes area) and would like to know what antenna I'll need for OTA reception. Where I currently live (between Denver and Boulder CO) I have a 40" outisde antenna that gets UHF and high VHF. Will that suffice in SLO?
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I'll soon be moving to San Luis Obispo (Laguna Lakes area) and would like to know what antenna I'll need for OTA reception. Where I currently live (between Denver and Boulder CO) I have a 40" outisde antenna that gets UHF and high VHF. Will that suffice in SLO?

There is no high VHF in the SLO area, so you would not need anything that size. You might want a high gain UHF if you need ABC, as it is 65 miles away in Santa Barbara. The new DB-4E from Antennas Direct is one possibility. CBS in Santa Maria is in the same direction for you, so you should be able to use the same antenna for both.

NBC (KSBY) is close and should come in with any antenna of any type, which is good because it is in the opposite direction. So, you can point your antenna at CBS/ABC and NBC should come in anyway.

Fox is on the same signal as CBS and is widescreen, but not HD (480p).

There is no PBS affiliate OTA. You can get KCET which is on the same mountain as NBC, and it is an independent public tv channel which has similar programming BUT no PBS-brand programs like Nova.

You can bring you old antenna and try it, but IIRC it is something like $1 a pound for commercial movers, so a new one might be equally cost effective.

The following link goes to a chart and list for your area (I used a Shell station nearby for the address).

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...073b375c517ebc

BTW, outstanding climate in that area and a variety of good shopping, etc. Probably slightly higher retail prices than Denver...
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Thanls for the great respomse. Would a 48" UHF-0nly Yagi be too directional? I have one left over that I used before some Denver stations switched to high VHF.
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Thanls for the great respomse. Would a 48" UHF-0nly Yagi be too directional? I have one left over that I used before some Denver stations switched to high VHF.

I am not sure, but AVS has a sub-Forum for antenna questions with some pretty knowledgeable guys. Just cut and paste the TV Fool link from my previous post into your post there, because they will probably ask for it.

I like Denver (my best friend from college days lives there), but I like SLO better.

PS If you like Indian (South Asian) Food - Shalimar is pretty good, and if you like Cajun (New Orleans) Food - Bon Temps is pretty good too.
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I am not sure, but AVS has a sub-Forum for antenna questions with some pretty knowledgeable guys.

Yes, the HDTV Technical Forum: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?f=25

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Just cut and paste the TV Fool link from my previous post into your post there, because they will probably ask for it.

Yes, they will.

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PS If you like Indian (South Asian) Food - Shalimar is pretty good, and if you like Cajun (New Orleans) Food - Bon Temps is pretty good too.

Is Bon Temps the one next to the Ramada Inn on Olive St? I stayed there last week.
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Is Bon Temps the one next to the Ramada Inn on Olive St? I stayed there last week.


Yep, that's it. They just got done remodeling it from a fire there last year.
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Did Charter in San Luis Obispo and Comcast in Santa Maria ever get KQED in HD, or are you still stuck with PBS in SD only? That would really suck, since PBS has some of the best HD on tv.

How can we say "the digital transition is complete" when thousands of low power stations are still broadcasting in analog?
LOW POWER ANALOG NEEDS TO DIE NOW!!!
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Did Charter in San Luis Obispo and Comcast in Santa Maria ever get KQED in HD, or are you still stuck with PBS in SD only? That would really suck, since PBS has some of the best HD on tv.

The latest word is Charter is still in negotiations to get KQED in HD. I'm not keeping my hopes up with new contracts anytime soon. I'm just happy they are done with there improvements and I'm getting all of these HD additions.
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Is Bon Temps the one next to the Ramada Inn on Olive St? I stayed there last week.

As Baja confirmed above, indeed it is.

A major boulevard in your area is Los Osos Valley Road, and if you take it west, in about 15-20 minutes you get to - surprise - Los Osos - and on Google Maps you can find Sylvester's - which is a candidate for Best Burgers in SLO county. Expect a 45 minutes. wait on the weekend
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Charter (San Luis Obispo County)

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Charter in San Luis Obispo County
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OWN HD 651
IFC HD 655
FBN HD 656
DIY HD 657
DAM HD 658
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(Charter in SLO County)

Has anybody notice that the picture quality seems crisper and clearer since around the time of the latest additions. For example, backgrounds are more clear and colors seem brighter. Maybe less compression with SDV or something?
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Anyone know if K46GF is still broadcasting in Santa Maria; cannot seem to get it at all.
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its a low power analog station; on channel 46.
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Anyone know what's going on with KSBY's Santa Barbara repeater K10PV-D? I used to get it fine on 10 (6.1), but now it appears to be at 15 (15.1) ?!? Is anyone else seeing this?

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Hi dbosso,
I live in Ellwood and am considering getting some sort of directional antenna to try to pick up KSBY via the K10PV-D transmitter. So far I haven't had any luck with my indoor coathanger antennas. David, am I to understand that you did sometime similar already? I am a grad student at UCSB, I'd be happy to exchange a beer for some knowledge. Cheers,

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Jojo,

I've got a ClearStream5 pointed at K10PV-D from the attic of my 1 story condo in the Ellwood area. I'm getting it intermittently now due to low signal strength. When I originally set it up It seemed OK, but now that my wife wants to watch the Olympics it's got issues - go figure. I probably won't have time to get up there and diagnose for a couple of weeks. It may just be a matter of aiming it better, or re-aiming it if my home-made mount shifted. I'll let you know the outcome when I get to it.

K10PV-D is VHF (channel 10) and pretty weak, coming from Gibraltar Peak, so it's not as nice a shot as the stuff on Broadcast Peak and you'll need a decent VHF antenna.

I still have no idea where the KSBY I was picking up on Channel 15 the other day was coming from.

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hi David,
haha, that's great. My girlfriend wants to watch Olympics also, which is the reason for my sudden interest in VHF antennas! I'd be very interested to see your setup if you have time. Perhaps tonight? Cheers,

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Digital 15 (virtual 6.1) is the KSBY home transmitter on Cuesta Peak in San Luis Obispo.

Since we can get Santa Barbara channels in the SLO area, then it would make sense that you can get SLO channels in SB area (with the right setup and orientation).
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A_Dude,

Maybe, but this is showing up on virtual 15.1, and I'm in Goleta with a fairly small antenna in my attic.

Jojo,

I re-aimed the ClearStream5 and got signal strength up to 50% on the Sony's diagnostic meter. Everything was perfect, then the next day it's back to intermittent signal again. I don't know if it's me or the transmitter.

The attic antennas aren't really accessible for tours, I'll try to take some picks next time I trek up there.

-David
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