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post #811 of 1769 Old 08-31-2006, 09:22 PM
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This is new to me. When scanning for KGPE, I always got the main HD channel, plus a subchannel with nothing going on. This time, they seem to be airing the color bar test on that subchannel.

So what are they going to be broadcasting?

Subchannel is SD

Hey, your channel line-up is exactly like what I get from Hanford. Except that I was picking up digital 17.1 KGET from Bakersfield last week for a day or so.

What's the deal with digital channel 34? I get a very weak signal on that channel, but never any picture. Is there a station there or not? I think I used to get something there (HSN?) a long time ago but not any more.
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post #812 of 1769 Old 09-03-2006, 06:22 PM
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47.1 is fading in and out for me again today (Sunday of Labor Day weekend). Had to switch to 47 analog to watch the US Open tennis match without it breaking up every 30 seconds.
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Any word on FOX-HD on Comcast? I've been waiting for this to happen for years!

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Anybody watching US Open coverage on CBS/Channel 47?

While they've finally flipped the HD switch, and I seem to be getting a strong signal (23-27db on my OnAirGT), the picture is breaking up constantly. My Samsung T165 is showing a strong signal, but again same problem with video.

Anybody else having the same problem with KGPE?
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See my post above. I'm glad it's not just me having problems. I was ready to climb up on the roof and start messing with the antenna again. I'm glad now that I didn't.
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Any word on FOX-HD on Comcast? I've been waiting for this to happen for years!


Posted my response from KMPH's GM Charlie Pfaff a few weeks back. At the time, Mr. Pfaff had stated to me over the phone (asked me to call him in an e-mail response) that KMPH and Comcast had finally reached an agreement and that KMPH would be part of the Comcast HD tier in "30-45 days". Not sure when this time frame actually started. Difficult to get any info from Comcast. My own best guess is that it COULD be happening around Sept 20. This is the same time that Comcast will finally add TNTHD (and dump INHD2).

All we can do now is wait and hope....and maybe bug KMPH via e-mail some more.

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Or get an HD OTA box.
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Or get an HD OTA box.


....or not. OTA has never worked well for me. I live in an area surrounded with very large trees and when I've used OTA antennas (indoor and 3 different outdoor), reception was marginal at best. Plus, Comcast HD/DVR subscribers get a dual tuner HD-DVR as their primary cable box for 10 bucks a month (DVR+HD fee combined). Recording some FOX programming is a must in this house!

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Look for it around midnight tonight

100-11 if you are using clear QAM tuner.
906 if you are using a digital box.
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Look for it around midnight tonight

100-11 if you are using clear QAM tuner.
906 if you are using a digital box.

Where did you get this info? Who's your source?
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Look for it around midnight tonight

100-11 if you are using clear QAM tuner.
906 if you are using a digital box.

Really? Don't tease a HOUSE/PRISON BREAK/24 fan, now! Jesus, I hope you are right. It's about freakin' time!

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And regarding Comcast and their broadcasting of Universal HD during the US Open---according to Comcast, there are no plans to make Universal HD a permanent part of their HD tier at this time. Bummer. Expect several HD NFL Network broadcasts on ch. 925 during the current NFL season, however.

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Anyone know when D* will be doing the MPEG4 upgrade?
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Look for it around midnight tonight

100-11 if you are using clear QAM tuner.
906 if you are using a digital box.


Is it a coincidence that it went live on Sept. 6 on channel 906? Any numerologist among us?
Get ready for some football!!!
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Comcast CH. 906 (KMPH HD) came online at approx 11:45 last night for me. Finally!

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Comcast CH. 906 (KMPH HD) came online at approx 11:45 last night for me. Finally!

Yup...I checked this morning, and there it was. Can't wait to watch "24" in HD.

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Interesting. Ch. 906 came on 9/06/06. Hmm.....

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Anybody here in Fresno successfully running a mythTV box with HD content?

I was going to go OTA (I even bought the pcHDTV 5500 capture card) but decided against it because of some people's stories with bad reception. Besides I think it's costing me $5 a month for the box (maybe 10) with comcast for the additional box.

I am trying to go with firewire on Comcast's Motorola DCT6200 to get recording and hopefully the non encrypted HD, but every time I come across a breakthrough in the mythTV area, I am met with another hardship.

SOOO, I say again. Anybody successfully running a MythTV box with HD content here in Fresno? If you are what setup are you running and would you be willing to give any help? possibly for a pcHDTV 5500?

Also anybody know the "channel frequency table" for Fresno comcast?

Thanks in advanced
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Weird (but nice) to see KMPH's HD promos now saying:

"Here's tonights high definition lineup, brought to you by COMCAST"

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I've been seeing that alot on KMPH. Especially since everyday before 5 AM they play the National Anthem as well as the legal station ID for KMPH and KMPH-CA out of Merced? Intresting isn't it?
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I've been seeing that alot on KMPH. Especially since everyday before 5 AM they play the National Anthem as well as the legal station ID for KMPH and KMPH-CA out of Merced? Intresting isn't it?

Since I'm never up before 5:00 am (although have stayed up til then before), never see KMPH's morning station ID. Are you saying that they have mentioned Comcast in that part of the broadcast in the past? If so, why so long to get their HD signal to Comcast? Just curious.

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Now don't get me wrong, I am VERY happy that Fox is finally on Comcast, but am I the only one not getting 5.1 through the Comcast box? I get 5.1 through my Voom OTA reciever from 26.1 but not through my DVR....
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Anyone else notice rolling bars on the digital CBS channel? The tend to only be noticeable on solid colored screens with text, like during commercials, but it is still somewhat annoying. Interestingly, the rolling bars are only there during SD broadcasts, but always go away during HD feeds. So are these rolling bars coming from the station? I see the exact same bars on both their analog and digital counterparts for SD. I don't see the rolling bars on other digital channels and it is definitely not my TV.

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Let me just say that this is really a nice surprise! *FINALLY* we get KMPH in HD! I didn't even notice it until I was flipping through the channels just a little bit ago and did a doubletake.
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Now don't get me wrong, I am VERY happy that Fox is finally on Comcast, but am I the only one not getting 5.1 through the Comcast box? I get 5.1 through my Voom OTA reciever from 26.1 but not through my DVR....

Same for me, as well. In fact the ONLY local on Comcast's HD tier that reads on my receiver as "true" 5.1 is KFSN (ABC). It displays 5.1 all the time, although only the HD programming (LOST, GREY'S ANATOMY, ect.) plays back in 5.1. All SD programming comes thru the L/R/SUB only-no center or surrounds. All the other locals read as Dolby Digital at all times. My receiver decodes their signals to Pro Logic II, so I still get suround/center channel signals, but not "true" 5.1 (which is advertised as being in 5.1 on CBS shows like CSI).

Strange that KMPH is coming thru in 5.1 OTA but not Comcast. Guessing this is an issue w/ Comcast. Lifted96Chevy, do your other locals read as 5.1 via Comcast?

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Regarding my above post. Just spoke to someone @ Comcast online. Whether or not this is truly the case is up in the air, but I was told that the fact that the HD locals that don't show up as being in 5.1 (KMPH being the one in question-being 5.1 OTA, not via cable) has to do with how the station's signal is sent to Comcast thru the cable. So apparently lack of 5.1 is an issue to be taken up with the local stations, not Comcast.

I do remember when I first was receiving KFSN HD (ABC) via Comcast, that my receiver always displayed that a 5.1 signal was coming thru, but the audio-even on HD programming-only came thru L/R only....not even the subwoofer. Made LOST sound kinda tinny. Situation did get resolved and has worked just fine for quite some time now. So perhaps the KMPH 5.1 issue could get resolved at some point in the future. What about our CBS and NBC affiliates? Do they broadcast 5.1 OTA?

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Neither KGPE-DT (CBS affiliate) nor KSEE-DT (NBC affiliate) pass DD5.1.
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Neither KGPE-DT (CBS affiliate) nor KSEE-DT (NBC affiliate) pass DD5.1.

Yeah, I haven't recieved a 5.1 signal through the Comcast box ever for those stations....

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Strange that KMPH is coming thru in 5.1 OTA but not Comcast. Guessing this is an issue w/ Comcast. Lifted96Chevy, do your other locals read as 5.1 via Comcast?


Actually, tonight Celebrity Duets came through in 5.1 via Comcast.....maybe someone is reading our threads!!! As for other stations I've gotten KFSN 903 in 5.1, but until tonight, no other local channels in 5.1....well besides 908, but that programming isn't the same as the regular channel 8 is it??
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Anybody here in Fresno successfully running a mythTV box with HD content?

I was going to go OTA (I even bought the pcHDTV 5500 capture card) but decided against it because of some people's stories with bad reception. Besides I think it's costing me $5 a month for the box (maybe 10) with comcast for the additional box.

I am trying to go with firewire on Comcast's Motorola DCT6200 to get recording and hopefully the non encrypted HD, but every time I come across a breakthrough in the mythTV area, I am met with another hardship.

SOOO, I say again. Anybody successfully running a MythTV box with HD content here in Fresno? If you are what setup are you running and would you be willing to give any help? possibly for a pcHDTV 5500?

Also anybody know the "channel frequency table" for Fresno comcast?

Thanks in advanced

I'm also interested in building a mythTV box, but with an AirStar HD5000AV-PCI card that supports QAM. Supposedly MythTV works with this out of the box.

I'd be very interested in hearing what issues you are having with MythTV and your hardware.
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have any one heard if or when direct will turn on fox ?
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