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post #631 of 5438 Old 10-29-2004, 02:46 PM
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It's on channel 954 right now! Just in time for basketball season!!
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Delar, check your private messages, I sent you something.

The good thing about TNT-HD is apparently they are showing the LIVE east coast feed, meaning we will now get to see the NBA games live!!
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Originally posted by Hiloboy
Delar, check your private messages, I sent you something.

The good thing about TNT-HD is apparently they are showing the LIVE east coast feed, meaning we will now get to see the NBA games live!!

I got an email from Oceanic witha notification for TNT HD today:

Re: New HD Channel being released soon! (KMM88501V15147L0KM)
From: CSR SUPPORT
Reply-To: CSR SUPPORT
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset = "us-ascii"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
X-Mailer: KANA Response 7.0.1.142

Aloha,

I just wanted to let you know that we will be releasing a new HD
channel. The new channel is TNT HD and will be on channel 954. We =
expect
to have the new channel available by Tuesday 11/02. This channel will =
be
included with subscription to either HBO, Showtime, or the HD
Entertainment Package.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to e-mail us again =

or contact our Customer Care Department at 625-8100. When replying to
this e-mail, please include this message as well as all previous
correspondence regarding this issue.

Thank you,
Nick S.
Oceanic Time Warner Cable
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Sweet! Another HD channel on Oceanic is welcome news!!

Hey TJR, how do you get those email notifications? Is that something that you can sign up for?

Thanks guys!
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Well it looks like in Kaneohe I will only be able to get one station OTA, KPXO. Too bad, but I am getting Oceanic HD cable box.

Has anyone been able to get the Honolulu stations over the Koolau moutains ?? Maybe I just need a long cable up to the top of Haiku Stairs !!


Just for reference, here are the Honolulu DTV stations and the transmitters locations:

KHON DT 22- KGMB Tower on Kapiolani
KGMB DT 8- Ditto
KITV DT 40- Ala Moana Hotel
KWHE DT 31- Century Square(Bishop/Beretania)
KBFD DT 33- Centuty Square
KIKU DT 19- Palehua Ridge(Above Makakilo)
KAAH DT 27- Palehua Ridge
KPXO DT 41- Wiliwilinui Ridge (Above Aina Haina/Kailua)

Good Luck!

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P.S.: Herb, good to know that you get reception in Aiea. I have heard great things about the reception from the USDTV tuner. [/b][/quote]
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Sweet! Another HD channel on Oceanic is welcome news!!

Hey TJR, how do you get those email notifications? Is that something that you can sign up for?

Thanks guys!

I dunno. I think it was because I used to pester the Customer Service Dept about getting new HD channels. I went so far as to tell them that I would drop Oceanic for satellite earlier this year. So, as soon as HD channels become avaiable they would give me these notices.
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Are you guys getting any of the KGMB games in HD this weekend? the college game and today's nfl games are only coming in SD for me. I just got my new HD set a couple weeks ago and was wondering does KGMB usually always broadcast the live events in HD or is just some of the times? thanks!
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Robb33, I was about to ask the same question. For the first time I'm able to pull in KGMB-DT OTA with my Silver Sensor and all I get is the game in SD. Initially, I tuned to channel 8 and my tv renamed it 9-1. I wasn't sure if this is the correct channel as TitanTV lists it at 8-1. These sub channels are a bit confusing to this OTA newbie.

EDIT: Of course it *is* the correct channel as the channel info indicates HD 16:9.
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From the KGMB Website:
Drop us a line! Tell us what you think! (I think I will )
KGMB 9
1534 Kapiolani Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96814

Tel: (808) 973-5462
Fax: (808) 941-8153

Programming
programming@kgmb9.com
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We have TNTHD running on 954 here in the Hilo system, too.


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Can any of you explain this artifact that I occasionally see on KITV HD via Oceanic: sometimes there is a rectangular section on the left side of the screen that seems like it's shifted by a few pixels. IOW, it's hard to notice at times, but then you see a shimmer around the rectangle's edges caused by the pixels not aligning properly with their surroundings.

It doesn't seem to be my TV, since the other channels are fine, and this only happens rarely on KITV, but I'm just wondering if anyone else has seen this before, and if this is a known issue?

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Yeah, I see that too sometimes on KITV-HD Oceanic. I wrote it off as a compression artifact because I've never seen it on KITV-HD OTA, but really don't know for sure. Sometimes it seems the screen is split into 4 blocks overlapping themselves to varying degrees. Only happens sometimes, but kinda lessens my HD MNF experience.
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I got a voice mail from Oceanic telling me about the new HD-TNT station, but I couldn't see it without first unplugging the cable box and having it reset.
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Quote from Hounsfield:Can any of you explain this artifact that I occasionally see on KITV HD via Oceanic: sometimes there is a rectangular section on the left side of the screen that seems like it's shifted by a few pixels. IOW, it's hard to notice at times, but then you see a shimmer around the rectangle's edges caused by the pixels not aligning properly with their surroundings.

I've seen it on KITV-DT OTA, I first noticed it in Jan. during the AFC Wildcard games. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...54#post3143954
Just another of a bunch of anomolies on KITV's DT signal.
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I also saw the rectangular box, especially bad during Lost on Wednesday. It was also there during the rebroadcast of Lost on Sunday. Very annoying.

Also channel 954 TNT HD has no guide yet even though Oceanic left a message on my phone to promote the channel.
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I used to see those rectangular boxes frequently on DKITV many months ago, but they vanished. Now they are back with a vengeance!

As KOA said, the LOST rebroadcast Sat nite was riddled with them. Horrible.

TNT HD has a guide, but it's out of sync. I called Oceanic last week to tell them that. It's off by a couple of hours.

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I read KITV isn't going to show Saving Private Ryan Thursday night because of fear of being fined by the FCC over vulgarity and violence. I know it's been shown before, uncut, and in HD, but I've only had HD for a few months and was so looking forward to seeing one of my favorites. This really sucks.
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Yeah, 35% of ABC affiliates are not going to show it!

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Thanks for the info on the artifact... guess I was AWOL while you guys were discussing it back in January. Anyway, glad to know that it's not just my setup. It does seem to be getting worse, though -- I wonder what/where the problem is, and if KITV knows about it? Two weeks in a row, LOST has suffered from "the box".

Yes, very disappointed that we won't be seeing Private Ryan tonight.
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I was wondering why KITV doesn't broadcast HD w/ DD 5.1? And when will they?

Thanks

I want Ed on DVD/Blu-ray!
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KITV was actually one of the first DT stations nationwide in late '99, at the time ABC indicated it wasn't going to use DD 5.1, so that ability wasn't built in.
KITV is scheduled to upgrade it's DT equipment, including it's Honolulu and Hilo transmitters and uplinks to Maui and Hilo, likely KITV will have the ability to pass DD 5.1 then.

BTW, KHON-DT looks like it's multi-casting, and screwing it up in the process.
I now show the follwing for KHON-DT:
22.1 No info (480i)
22.2 No info (720p)

Although both still show FOX primetime in 4:3 SD.
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Thank you, Charles. Good to know.

I have another question for anyone 'in the know', what is the status of Oceanic and use of the SA 8300HD?

Thanks!

I want Ed on DVD/Blu-ray!
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Has anyone else been experiencing a lot of digital break-up on the HD channels with Oceanic lately. It can get very irritating at times.


Mahalo,

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Well, no rectangular boxes on Lost tonight! I still don't the guide info for 954.
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Is it possible to get Digital OTA in Mililani Mauka?
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Is it possible to get Digital OTA in Mililani Mauka?

Most of Honolulu's DT stations are transmitting in low power, so it's make it a hit or miss situation. If you have no hills or other obstructions between you and town, you probably can get many of the DT stations with Mililani being 700ft above sea level.

If possible, hook up a pair of rabbit ears to your TV and see how well you can get Ch. 2, 9, 14, 20 and 32.
2 and 9 transmit close together, with 2 being the weaker signal.
14 and 32 transmit together, with 14 being the weaker signal.
20 transmits from an opposite direction.

If you have bad reception of 2 and 14 but 9 and 32 are okay, you may have to use an outdoor antenna for best results.

If you only get 20, you likely have an obstruction that prevents you from getting the town stations.

If nothing, your likely SOL.

Best of luck,

Charles

Some DT updates:

KITV has received FCC approval to install a new 95kw directional transmitter. Under KITV's previous plan they were going to install a 1000kw omnidirectional transmitter with a new antenna, but will instead just retofit they existing antenna. Scheduled completion is May '05.

KHET has received FCC permission to operate KHET-DT under a STA while it seeks a new transmitter site. Under the STA, KHET-DT will transmit from KFVE's Tower on Palehua Ridge with 6.5kw of power( for comparison KIKU-DT transmits from Palehua with 50kw). Scheduled to be on the air April '05.
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Thanks for the info. I don't think I going to spend some cash on a tuner and antenna to test it out though. I guess I'll just have to wait for oceanic to carry NBC and CBS in HiDef.
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Is Oceanic planning on releasing a firewire enabled DVR in the near future?
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