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post #1921 of 1934 Old 05-15-2015, 11:21 AM
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More on KVIA never ending problems.

Hi Elias, I've been meaning to ask before but why are you still broadcasting OTA on channels 7 and 17 and both at different strengths. Frank

Frank, We will terminate VHF 7 on May 26, we will have a campaign to rescan on the day before. Elias

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What's going on with KCOS (PBS 13-1)? For the second time in three weeks they are off the air with the OTA signal. Three weeks ago they were off for 3-4 days. Now they are off again tonight. How do they expect us to remain viewers of shows like Call The Midwife and Mr Selfridge (both of which are season finales tonight) when the signal keeps dying? This is ridiculous!

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What's going on with KCOS (PBS 13-1)? For the second time in three weeks they are off the air with the OTA signal. Three weeks ago they were off for 3-4 days. Now they are off again tonight. How do they expect us to remain viewers of shows like Call The Midwife and Mr Selfridge (both of which are season finales tonight) when the signal keeps dying? This is ridiculous!
They were off on Dish also. was not tying to watch any thing just hit the wrong button.

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What's going on with KCOS (PBS 13-1)? For the second time in three weeks they are off the air with the OTA signal. Three weeks ago they were off for 3-4 days. Now they are off again tonight. How do they expect us to remain viewers of shows like Call The Midwife and Mr Selfridge (both of which are season finales tonight) when the signal keeps dying? This is ridiculous!
check out their web site. http://www.kcostv.org/home/

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Had audio problem a minute or so into CSI LA last night. So I guess their problems are still not fixed. If the supplier of the equipment can't get it fixed or the people trained, in my day I would be out of a job.

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KVIA messed up again on OTA and Dish ! anyone else having problem? emailed Elias last night, no response yet.

KCOS is back on Dish and OTA but OTA signal is only 70 compared to others that are close 100.


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My OTA 4.1 KDBC got hijacked by KOBDT1 out of Caballo NM. KOBDT1 is NBC, I already have KTSM , I don't need two NBCs. I want my CBS back. Any suggestions. I have a DB2 Antenna Direct antenna and it is pointed towards El Paso not Caballo. Anybody help?
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My OTA 4.1 KDBC got hijacked by KOBDT1 out of Caballo NM. KOBDT1 is NBC, I already have KTSM , I don't need two NBCs. I want my CBS back. Any suggestions. I have a DB2 Antenna Direct antenna and it is pointed towards El Paso not Caballo. Anybody help?
Try retuning your TV or e-mail nlvillalobos@cbs4local.com she is handling KDBC and KFOX engineering problems.

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KVIA OTA signal has been down since around 11:30 AM today. This is happening far too often now. Fortunately, there aren't any nightly programs to miss. Don't care about daytime except for the news at Noon and 4-6.

Don't see anything on the website about OTA signal being down.

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KVIA turned off Channel 7 today, maybe you get the signal from 7. Try rescanning to see if you can get it from channel 17.
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I had forgotten about the changeover (probably because no one around here ever sticks to a schedule!). Rescanned all my TVs and HDD recorders, KVIA is still mapping to 7-1 so am good to go again.

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I mentioned this in post #1921 which was an email I got from Elias the station engineer. They have been broadcasting on both 7 and 17 for years

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Yeah, but when have they ever completed anything when they said they would? Remember how long it took them to upgrade their equipment after telling us several completion dates (finally done late last year)?

What would have been nice would have been to put a service message on-screen for several days saying "We will be switching signals at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, May 26. After that time, please rescan your devices." They have been running the promo telling us to rescan sporadically for months now and it really became useless because you didn't need to rescan (remember Chicken Little?).

I just thought the problem was like when they were down last week. Didn't need to rescan then--just waited until they came back up.

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Yeah, but when have they ever completed anything when they said they would? Remember how long it took them to upgrade their equipment after telling us several completion dates (finally done late last year)?

What would have been nice would have been to put a service message on-screen for several days saying "We will be switching signals at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, May 26. After that time, please rescan your devices." They have been running the promo telling us to rescan sporadically for months now and it really became useless because you didn't need to rescan (remember Chicken Little?).

I just thought the problem was like when they were down last week. Didn't need to rescan then--just waited until they came back up.
Ya I remember the almost 3 year wait for their "new equipment" to finally broadcast in dolby 5.1. All others had been doing it for more than 4 years. They are always having problems. All they had to do today was turn off the channel 7 switch. They will probably F something up when the actually remove the equipment. They should have waited until today to turn on the "new transmitter" they had everyone re-tune to a month or so ago and definitely promo the turn off days before today. They think they are the only station in town anyone watches. They spend all their money on weather equipment and are nothing but a "tabloid" news and weather station. Their next "project" is to get the PSIP time correct and new equipment because they and the manufacture can"' figure out the problem. Another FCC violation. Done ranting till next time. Going to bed. lol

This was on their web page "tonight" what a joke.
EL PASO, Texas - ABC-7 is once again improving your over the air viewing experience.
The station has moved its digital signal.
So to make sure you're getting the new over the air signal, re-scan your digital TV now.
If re-scanning the first time does not work, try unplugging your TV. After unplugging your TV, wait a few minutes, then plug it back in and re-scan.


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