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post #11041 of 11055 Old 08-26-2014, 08:06 AM
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There's another religious channel on channel 3 up in Santa Rosa, K03IC. Does anyone know if this is one of Keith's stations, too? Anyone in Santa Rosa able to view the station and tell us what's on it?
K03IC is one of Keith's stations so I'd expect it to be the same.

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It's going to be interesting to see what happens with KTVJ!
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Hi Larry,
I'm working with John to get KTVJ back on the air. Yes, the One Ministries, Inc. stations are all linked together. I get Daystar off of Galaxy 19. I let Daystar know that channel 8 is off the air. I'm adding more sub-channels this weekend. My new mux from Anywave is finally coming. I work a full time job at Keysight in Santa Rosa and work on the TV stations in the evenings and on weekends. One Ministries has no debt, and we're just starting out this year with the TV stations.

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Tivo to offer $50 OTA DVR

Available Sept. 14 at select Best Buy stores.

Here's a link to more info:

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/tivo-roa...ews-19379.html
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For $15 per month, provided you get decent OTA.
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Stephen, how do signal levels compare, main antennas vs auxiliary antennas, down in your area?

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I consider Toast0 to be in my area so consider his charts to be mine. He is ~ 5.5 miles to the South East from me, I am ~ 36.4 miles South East from Sutro.

Looking at KMTP today it appears that they went to the AUX antenna yesterday and did not return to their main antenna.

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Why is KTVU Utilization changing so much compared to the other stations?


Note: The chart below is from KTVU RF 48 and is not from Sutro, KTVU RF 44 has the same utilization.

Move your mouse over a chart line to see the actual readings or click on a color box to the upper right to see all the points.

Toast0 may have increased his sample times to ~ 30 minutes apart.

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Checking the stations return to the main antennas on Sutro today using Toast0's charts, I can possibly see problems for all stations.

It is hard to tell with samples ~ 30 minutes apart.

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Stephen... What is "Utilization" on the graph? You asked why KTVU's Utilization is changing so much compared to other stations, and I have no idea what Utilization is.

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Stephen... What is "Utilization" on the graph? You asked why KTVU's Utilization is changing so much compared to other stations, and I have no idea what Utilization is.

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○ ut = utilization percentage (100% is filled to capacity)
It is a measure of the frames per second actually sent compared to the maximum the station can send (Actually any station).

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8VSB
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net bit rate of 19.39 Mbit/s of usable data.
KCSM is right at the limit while KMTP is quite low. That means that KMTP could add another stream and still have the quality of the other streams remain the same.

Look at KGO VC 7 RF 7 and KGO VC 7 RF 35. RF 35 cannot have a higher utilization than RF 7 because it is decoding the ATSC signal from RF 7 and encoding it and sending it out on RF 35. If the signal from RF 7 is lost, RF 35 has nothing to send. That's how we can tell if the RF 35 has lost the signal from RF 7, the rest of the graph for RF 35 is about the signal generated by the translator.

All the other stations pad their streams with null frames, KTVU is not.

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Thanks for the info on Utilization. I learned something new.

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Hi Guys,

I'd like your help in combating the precedent being set by GritTV and EscapeTV, i.e. broadcasting 4:3 cropped movies within a 16:9 box. It's bad enough that they choose to show the 4:3 version of the film, but to then display it within the 16:9 box, crushing it vertically, is just abominable.

I have set upon a one man quest, attempting to alter this policy decision, but one voice isn't enough. If you care about OTA, and care about film as a medium and an art form, please add your voice to mine.

GritTV (includes EscapeTV) has a contact email: grit-info@katzbroadcasting.com

Let them know that if they can't broadcast a movie in the OAR format, the least they can do is to not broadcast it in squished format! Let them know this is unacceptable. If this isn't changed, I fear that more stations will make the same stupid decision ... filling the screen and the picture be damned!

Thanks ... and pass this email on to your friends!
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Consider it done. Thank you for taking the initiative RayGuy....
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Done here, too, Ray. Grit is not the only service that doesn't show their programs in the correct format. If you scan around the channels you'll find several stations where the picture is too thin, making everyone look like bean poles, or stretched, like what Grit is doing, making everyone fat. I've commented to some of the others, but it doesn't seem to make any difference.

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Done here, too, Ray. Grit is not the only service that doesn't show their programs in the correct format. If you scan around the channels you'll find several stations where the picture is too thin, making everyone look like bean poles, or stretched, like what Grit is doing, making everyone fat. I've commented to some of the others, but it doesn't seem to make any difference.

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Thanks for the support! Yes, I have noticed the "skinny" Asians on certain channels! Just thought they were eating a lot of bean curd .... I jest, I jest ... Actually, I have been known to watch an occasional closed captioned Asian Historical Drama, but not on those channels.
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If all diginets issued their affiliates a handbook to proper setup of their network, then OAR should not be a problem. Assuming the engineer and management staff can read and follow written instructions. Wait, I see a flaw.

Wanting a strong FCC to say no to the Wireless lobby. Keep the tv broadcast band for ota television broadcasters.
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Maigret streaming using normal player: Alternate player removed the outermost black columns.


This is right from the owner so no stations involved.


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