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post #1501 of 1764 Old 01-08-2009, 03:43 PM
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Has anyone tried to contact the local ABC about their blury picuture, Especially during football games? They have been unresponsive about returning calls. The lady who answered the phone tried to blame the network-which shouldn't be the case. The same stuff is used for the ESPN broadcasts and their productions look great.
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Darn, I missed out on seeing this.

Nice to hear they're doing tests though.

You have another chance to see it in action.
Another digital TV test will happen this Monday, January 12 at 7pm. Once again, it will only last for 5 minutes.

edit 1/12: Only KFSN and KMPH did the test, while KSEE is doing another DTV local infomercial special. This time, KFSN on analog cable displayed the "You're ready for DTV" message, KMPH on analog cable displayed the "This channel will not work after Feb 17" but had a marquee on the bottom saying that you're ready.

Also, it looks like the random On Demand programming that pops up between QAM channels 83 and 86 are now all encrypted and unviewable.
QAM 69.3 is unscrambled, but it looks like another preview channel.

KFTV's picture is squished with thin vertical black bars and a funny framerate. What's going on here?
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I am wondering if there is anybody else having trouble with KMPH having signal issues at nightime. During the day it seems to be good but after say 7pm and onward, my OTA signal stays around 90 but I lose signal quite frequently and have a terrible time watching shows. I hope they clear this up as we get closer to Feb 17.
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I am wondering if there is anybody else having trouble with KMPH having signal issues at nightime. During the day it seems to be good but after say 7pm and onward, my OTA signal stays around 90 but I lose signal quite frequently and have a terrible time watching shows. I hope they clear this up as we get closer to Feb 17.

I would have to pin it down, but I do remember one local channel losing signal periodically last week. It was kind of random but there was a time when it kept occurring for an hour or so. In fact it seemed to be happening during one of the playoff games last week. Problem there, it may not be a local issue.
I need to keep a closer watch.
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KMPH-DT has been giving us sporadic problems, too. It got bad enough one night I swung the antenna around (they're off to the north east for us) but it didn't seem to help.

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I also have problems with KMPH. It started with the new fall shows. There is a audio and video breakup every 4 to 5 minutes. The signal strength I receive in my area is between 85 and 95 percent. I get a better reception on KFSN 30 with a signal strength between 35 and 50 percent. Is there anything I can do to help?

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Welcome to the forum, Rick.

I'm beginning to think multipath rather than weak signal is behind my problems and maybe yours, too. I sure don't understand why things seem to be worse now, though. The common symptoms seem to be a varying signal, macroblocking and dropouts. The usual solutions involve fiddling the location and orientation of the antenna (up, down, left, right, this way and that), using a more directional antenna, or maybe lowering the signal strength (with an eye to dropping the reflection signal low enough for the tuner to ignore it).

I even tried turning my antenna 180 degrees away from KMPH's transmitter to no good effect. I'm frustrated that the tuners in my cheap-o digital converter boxes seem more immune than the tuner in my pricey TV, but they are a year newer.

For now, I guess, the solution is to experiment, experiment, experiment.

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Thanks for the heads up. I have a Directv DTV that's the problem. We have a digital TV that does not show the dropouts to the same extent. It still has small video and audio blips but not as bad as the DTV. There both hooked up to the same outside antenna so I'm not sure what to fiddle with next, but thanks again for information.

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I've been told that VTV, as seen on KGPE 47-2, has shut down. Of the six markets other than Fresno that had VTV, three have picked up Untamed Sports TV, two got RTN, and one is airing local news and weather. What is on 47-2 now?

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On clear QAM, it's still VTV (Variety TV) and the same crap no one wants to watch. It had an odd size ratio too, with the screen stretched out more.

KFTV and KTFF fixed the squished picture/framerate problem.
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I have a question about dtv is KMPH on the channel line up for Fresno area. is my reciever not picking up the channel or have they not put the station to digital yet? I've tried to find out more info online but can't seem to find anything. Thanks for your Help!
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KMPH is definitely broadcasting digital. Try tuning to channel 28, the channel their signal is being broadcast over. You shouldn’t need to do this, but it might help.

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thank you so much coco it worked i really appreciate it!!
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I've been reading some of the recent complaints about FOX and ABC but they seem great to me compared to NBC and CBS. As earlier mentioned, NBC and CBS are the worst culprits of mixing analog signals into it. First of all I give NBC's fresno affiliate HD broadcast of the Superbowl a huge thumbs down, there were those analog distortions in the motion all through the f'ing game. Fox's Bowl coverage was alot better and I wish NBC didn't get the superbowl. We are all waiting until february 17 to see if getting the analog stuff out of the air makes a difference.
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Dish Network won't provide those HD channels for free, right?

Also, if you haven't read everywhere else, the House of Representatives approved the DTV switchover delay to June 12 and the president will most likely approve it.
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Dish Network won't provide those HD channels for free, right?

Also, if you haven't read everywhere else, the House of Representatives approved the DTV switchover delay to June 12 and the president will most likely approve it.

Well, I am not sure what the DTV switchover has to do with it. If you have been getting HD locals with an antenna you will now be able to get the same ones through Dish. Cable & Satellite subscribers are not affected by the DTV changeover.
I think there is only one charge for locals via Dish, HD or not.
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Sorry, I didn't mean those two sentences to be related.

We're switching from Comcast to Dish Network and the people paying for it don't give a care about anything HD unless it's for news or Spanish programming. We're also far enough away for small indoor antennas to not receive a strong signal from the broadcast towers north of Fresno and we have no outdoor antenna.

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A front page story from today's Visalia Times-Delta described certain stations nationwide going ahead with the digital changeover on Feb. 17. The story is not online yet.

In summary, it says that for the local channels, KFTV Univision ch. 21, KVPT PBS ch. 18, KAIL MyTV ch. 53/7, and KFRE CW ch. 59 will delay their digital changeover to June 12.

Stations that are undecided about switching over on either February or June are KFSN ABC ch. 30, KSEE NBC ch. 24, KMPH FOX ch. 26, KGPE CBS ch. 47, and KMSG Azteca ch. 39.
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Sorry, I didn't mean those two sentences to be related.

We're switching from Comcast to Dish Network and the people paying for it don't give a care about anything HD unless it's for news or Spanish programming. We're also far enough away for small indoor antennas to not receive a strong signal from the broadcast towers north of Fresno and we have no outdoor antenna.

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A front page story from today's Visalia Times-Delta described certain stations nationwide going ahead with the digital changeover on Feb. 17. The story is not online yet.

In summary, it says that for the local channels, KFTV Univision ch. 21, KVPT PBS ch. 18, KAIL MyTV ch. 53/7, and KFRE CW ch. 59 will delay their digital changeover to June 12.

Stations that are undecided about switching over on either February or June are KFSN ABC ch. 30, KSEE NBC ch. 24, KMPH FOX ch. 26, KGPE CBS ch. 47, and KMSG Azteca ch. 39.

That certainly is a different, but related issue. Serve the greater good while ignoring what's happening in your own backyard. Nothing new there, unfortunately.
I remember when I lived in San Jose, and ch. 11 became an NBC affiliate, some folks were upset because there was a blind spot in the South Bay that could only get a very weak signal. The station would send out a free antenna cut to their frequency to anybody who requested it.
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Rumor has it that Fresno/Visalia area will be getting Local HD channels through Dish Network on February 18th.

Source: http://www.satelliteguys.us/dish-net...h-network.html

I'm looking forward to it. If that is the case, I can record 3 HD channels at the same time. OH YEH!!!!
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Dish Network won't provide those HD channels for free, right?

Also, if you haven't read everywhere else, the House of Representatives approved the DTV switchover delay to June 12 and the president will most likely approve it.

I believe that if you subscribe to local channels (SD) already you will get the HD channels for free. Assuming that you have a HD package.
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...which we won't have. :/ Time to shop for antennas for me.

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I just saw an announcement on KVPT saying they will go ahead and switch to digital on Feb 17. They said that the main reason for the switch is that they cannot afford to broadcast both analog and digital until June.
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So far, I’ve seen KVPT18, KSEE24, and KGPE47 indicate they intend to switch off analog in February. KFSN30 is saying they’ll switch in June. I haven’t seen anything from KMPH26 or any of the rest of the Fresno lot.

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Are you sure about that? All the major networks said they're waiting until June to switch.

The only channel that's switching on Feb 17th should be PBS and probably the independent broadcasters.
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It was true when I wrote that, but minds have changed since then. As it stands you’re right; only KVPT has firmly announced they’ll drop analog in February.

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It was true when I wrote that, but minds have changed since then. As it stands you're right; only KVPT has firmly announced they'll drop analog in February.

Good for KVPT (for now). I think the delay has caused more issues than it's solved.
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KVPT is now off-the-air, sort of. They still have an analog signal, but the channel just displays an orange screen. I attached a screengrab if you have no antenna and are curious what the analog channel now shows.

In hopefully unrelated events, KSEE is off on Dish Network. I don't know if KSEE digital over-the-air is down or if Dish did something wrong. KSEE analog over-the-air still works.

edit : just when I posted, this appears on 24...
"Sorry for the interruption. There is no need to call us. We are aware that this TV station is temporarily unavailable and we will have this channel back as quickly as possible." Thanks Dish, I guess.

edit2 : 1am, 18 analog is gone with no signal.
now 49, 53, and 59 are off on Dish. 49 analog works, and I can't pick up analog 53 and 59 with my indoor antenna.
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Anyone know which channel numbers the HD locals for Dish Network should be on. I don't see them yet today, although it is early. Will they just show up?

**EDIT** Just answered my own question. They will be on 5260-5263. We are ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC.
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Anyone know which channel numbers the HD locals for Dish Network should be on. I don't see them yet today, although it is early. Will they just show up?

**EDIT** Just answered my own question. They will be on 5260-5263. We are ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC.

Just found this on Dish Network's web page. It's their local HD packaging and ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox are on it. If you go to the following link you can see the information. I just typed in my zip and got the following results.

https://customersupport.dishnetwork....prepAddress.do

NBC
http://www.dishnetwork.com/packages/...?channel=52835

Network: FRESNO NBC-KSEE HD
Channel Name: KSEE
Channel Number: 5262
Category: LOCALS

ABC
http://www.dishnetwork.com/packages/...?channel=52833

Network: FRESNO ABC-KFSNHD
Channel Name: KFSN
Channel Number: 5260
Category: LOCALS

CBS
http://www.dishnetwork.com/packages/...?channel=52834

Network: FRESNO CBS-KGPE HD
Channel Name: KGPE
Channel Number: 5261
Category: LOCALS

FOX
http://www.dishnetwork.com/packages/...?channel=52836

Network: FRESNO FOX-KMPH HD
Channel Name: KMPH
Channel Number: 5263
Category: LOCALS
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KSEE is off on Dish Network. I don't know if KSEE digital over-the-air is down or if Dish did something wrong. KSEE analog over-the-air still works.

edit : just when I posted, this appears on 24...
"Sorry for the interruption. There is no need to call us. We are aware that this TV station is temporarily unavailable and we will have this channel back as quickly as possible." Thanks Dish, I guess.

I have OTA. KSEE 24.1 and the rest of their digital channels went off the air sometime yesterday and are still off as of this morning.
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