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Brian Glaeske's Avatar Brian Glaeske
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Everyone.

I just talked with people at WDAY about having 5.1 Dolby Digital sound instead of just broadcasting a 2.0 signal. The engineers that I talked to said that WDAY is lacking the equipment to properly broadcast the ABC 5.1 signal.

Please send e-mail to mprather@wday.com to ask him to upgrade the WDAY equipment.

Thanks,
Brian
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my buddy moved up to Fergus Falls last week and is using an antenna right now until cable gets installed. All he gets is Fox 15 and apparently it sounds like they dont put much into that station outside of network programming. Lots of paid programming

But I'm sure y'all knew that wink.gif
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rumor is HD locals wednesday 14th fargo DMA directv
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rumor is HD locals wednesday 14th fargo DMA directv
Woohoooooo!
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They are uplinked as of 2 weeks ago but not yet available
Big 4 + 2nd ABC + PBS
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WDAY said on its 5pm newscast tonight
Said as of this morning the HD feed
is now on Directv
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launched yesterday
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MeTV coming soon to KVLY
(courtesy of northpine)

Me-TV has announced an affiliation agreement with KVLY-TV/11.2 (Fargo) that's set to begin Jan. 1. KVLY, a primary NBC affiliate, will be the first Hoak Media station to carry the classic TV network. ThisTV, a sister network to Me-TV, is currently seen on KVLY/11.2 and it wasn't immediately clear whether This would move to a different channel or be discontinued in the market.
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Nice, This is the one channel I was wanting to come to this market
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I would think Hoak/Parker would place an additional stream on KXJB to have additional time to sell.....
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Looks Like Prairie Public now has MN channel in widescreen SD has anyone seen this
and I saw promos for MeTV on KXJB today looks like monday it will start
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I see KVLY/KXJB are now showing Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy in HD. I caught part of both Monday, and they looked pretty good.
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More of a question than a comment but I was wondering if anyone here would be able to offer a suggestion on getting OTA stations from Fergus Falls? I live in Moorhead near the corner of 40th Ave S and 14th St S. I have been able to pull down the PBS stations from the Fergus area for the last few years with little or no problems with a Monoprice antenna. The channels are 49-1, 49-2, 49-3, and 49-4. The last few months the signal has been hardly usable if anything comes in at all. So I was wondering if anyone knows if there has been any changes to their transmission signal or if I just need to switch to a different antenna.
I know this is a bit out of our area but I figure it is at least worth a ask here. Thanks for any help or suggestions you can give.
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There might be an issue with the transmitter as my buddy lives in Fergus proper and can't get ti right now either.....use to get it fine with an indoor antenna
eherberg's Avatar eherberg
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I posted to Pioneer Public's Facebook page asking about it -- watch that page to see if they respond.
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Wow, cool thanks for doing that! I will keep a eye out for it.

Andrew J
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I'm not hopeful for a response there -- sometimes I feel the Facebook "presence" of organizations is handled primarily by whatever intern happens to be there that month. :-)
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Caught the very beginning of the Fargo north / Detroit Lakes football game on WDAY 6-3 Friday night. Wow was it over compressed!! Lots of digital artifacting!! I was watching on Midcontinent, so not sure if it was them or WDAY.
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May not be the best location for this, but any locals interested in a Sony KD-34XBR970 CRT TV for cheap? PM me if you're interested. smile.gif
RandyWalters's Avatar RandyWalters
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May not be the best location for this, but any locals interested in a Sony KD-34XBR970 CRT TV for cheap? PM me if you're interested. smile.gif

I'd post it in the Tube TV forum, and there's also a classifieds forum somewhere here on AVS:

http://www.avsforum.com/f/64/direct-view-single-tube-crt-displays
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Yeah, I thought about that, but I'm really not interested in shipping for obvious reasons... Just wanted to offer it here in case I could make some's day locally. I think I've talked myself into keeping it however - just have to figure out how to get it down the basement eek.gif
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Yeah, I thought about that, but I'm really not interested in shipping for obvious reasons... Just wanted to offer it here in case I could make some's day locally. I think I've talked myself into keeping it however - just have to figure out how to get it down the basement eek.gif

Well it would be a way to reach potential interested buyers if you decide to sell it. It's been a long time since i cruised the Tube TV forum but i remember some of those guys driving a hundred miles to snag a good used Tube TV after they were discontinued wink.gif

Edit - found the Tube TV Classifieds forum:

http://www.avsforum.com/f/256/direct-view-crt
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Sorry if this has been asked before, but I can find it nowhere online OR on CableOne's site (imagine that). I also tried calling CableOne two different times talking to 4 different people...still came up empty. The situation/question is this:
* We have CableOne's commercial cable package at our office
* We have a coax cable plugged directly into the back of our HDTV (we have no set-top box from Cableone)
* We used the Scan feature to add the channels via the tuner
* We now have HUNDREDS of channels in the list, many of which are black or not used...but also a good number that do in fact have a channel/video
* The question/problem is this...WHAT THE $(@! is the channel list/lineup in this scenario?

We can find the channel lineup for the normal set-top box, but these channels are different. For example, 67.2 is KVLY, 67.3 is CBS, and 64.3 is WDAY. However, there are probably hundred of other digital channels the tuner added in the 63.x-90.y range and we have NO idea what channels are what (and it would take a long time to map them out manually). Does anyone have a list of what these channels are? It is beyond me how CableOne can't provide this to us, but then again nothing surprises me about what CableOne is unable to do.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer...
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http://www.inforum.com/content/fargo...see-difference
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I just read that in the Forum. Will they still be able to provide CBS in HD on a subchannel?
Brian Glaeske's Avatar Brian Glaeske
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Hi All,

I'm in the process of contacting the general manager for Valley News Live to get a better understanding of the following issues:

- The expected future quality of KVLY and KXJB programming due to the bandwidth constraints of having a single DTV channgel

- The fate of MeTV

- An address of the appropriate parties at the FCC for us to protest this ruling

I also think that we have a possible class action lawsuit against the FCC for reducing our choice and quality TV programming, something that they should consider as a higher priority than protecting the local advertising market.

I'll post more as I find it out.
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KXJB turned 60 years old yesterday, July 12th, the same date the article was written. Too bad there was no mention of the station's long history as a CBS affiliate for all these years.
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that info is a month old. They are doing it to get around the new FCC "rules". From northpine

The CBS-TV affiliation in Fargo will move to a subchannel, Gray TV announced Friday, matching moves made in two other markets.
The announcement came as Gray closed on its purchase of NBC affiliate KVLY-TV/11.1 (Fargo), along with several other stations in the Dakotas and Nebraska, from Hoak Media. Gray said it would assume Hoak's agreement to operate Parker Broadcasting CBS affiliate KXJB/4.1 (Valley City-Fargo), but that the CBS affiliation would move to a KVLY subchannel within the next few months, pending network approval.
KXJB will then go silent and Gray will work with the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council to find a minority-owned, female-owned, or non-profit organization to buy KXJB. The same applies to KHAS-TV/5.1 (Hastings), KNDX/26 (Bismarck), and KXND/24 (Minot), which all went silent Friday after their programming was moved to Gray stations (see earlier story below).
Gray also confirmed that it bought almost all of the non-license assets of KHAS-TV from Hoak and hired KHAS-TV's employees; a similar announcement about buying the assets of KNDX/KXND had already been made.
Gray had originally planned to operate the stations under shared services agreements with Excalibur Broadcasting, which was buying the stations, but the company said Friday the deals have been abandoned amid increased FCC scrutiny of joint sales and shared services agreements. (6/13/2014)




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yes they can do dual HD and a SD. They are doing it right now in Western ND for same reason.

They put FOX on a subchannel on NBC. So in DIckinson its
-1 NBC HD 1080i
-2 FOX HD 720p
-3 MeTV SD
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info on Gray doing this in other areas

NEBRASKA/NORTH DAKOTA:
With increased FCC scrutiny of deals that allow one TV station to run another, Gray TV is trying a different method to add major network affiliations in central Nebraska and western North Dakota: It's moving the affiliations to stations it already owns.
In Nebraska, Hoak Media NBC affiliate KHAS-TV/5 (Hastings) announced Wednesday that beginning Friday, NBC and KHAS-TV newscasts will move to Gray's KSNB/4.1 (Superior). The programming will be simulcast on Gray's KOLN/10.2 (Lincoln) and KGIN/11.2 (Grand Island). KOLN/10.1 and KGIN/11.1 carry CBS.
KSNB, KOLN-DT2, and KGIN-DT2 currently carry Me-TV and My Network TV, which will continue on KSNB-DT2/4.2 only. KHAS-TV's announcement said it expected cable and satellite providers would continue carrying NBC and the Me-TV/MNT affiliations on their current channel numbers.


Meanwhile, in North Dakota, current FOX affiliates KNDX/26 (Bismarck) and KXND/24 (Minot) have announced that beginning Friday, the FOX lineup will move to KFYR/5.2 (Bismarck), KMOT/10.2 (Minot), KQCD/7.2 (Dickinson), and KUMV/8.2 (Williston). FOX will continue to be seen on KNDX-LD/38 (Dickinson) and KXND-LP/38 (Williston), which Gray bought from Prime Cities Broadcasting for $500,000.
Gray is in the process of buying KFYR-TV, KMOT, KQCD, and KUMV from Hoak Media in a deal that already has FCC approval. The stations carry NBC on their .1 channels. KFYR-TV's website says Me-TV, which currently airs on the .2 channels, will move to .3 on Friday.
The announcements did not say what would happen to KHAS-TV, KNDX, or KXND. KHAS-TV did say on its Facebook page that Cozi TV, currently seen on 5.2, would no longer be available, suggesting that channel 5 may go silent. (An earlier version of the announcement had said KHAS-TV would go silent.) KHAS-TV has been on the air since 1956 and the FCC just granted license renewal on Tuesday.
Late last year, Gray TV had announced plans to operate KHAS-TV, KNDX, and KXND through shared services agreements after Excalibur Broadcasting purchased the stations from Hoak (KHAS-TV) and Prime Cities Broadcasting (KXND/KNDX). Several months later, the FCC announced it would give extra scrutiny to such deals. Prime Cities withdrew its application to transfer the KNDX/KXND licenses, while the application to transfer KHAS-TV from Hoak to Excalibur remains pending.



Federal ownership rules do not allow a top-four TV station to directly buy another top-four station in the same market. Shared services agreements that allow one station to run another have become commonplace in small markets over the past decade, but the FCC has been cracking down on the practice both through increased scrutiny of sales and an order that companies end deals that allow one station to sell more than 15 percent of advertising on another. The moves have prompted a legal challenge from the National Association of Broadcasters.
Gray is also in the process of buying Hoak NBC affiliate KVLY-TV/11.1 (Fargo), which already operates Parker Broadcasting CBS affiliate KXJB/4.1 (Valley City-Fargo). Gray has said it would operate KXJB after a sale to Excalibur is completed. The KVLY sale has received FCC approval but the KXJB sale has not; no announcements about Fargo-market programming had been made as of Wednesday night.



The Nebraska move will mark the first time that an in-market NBC affiliate has been available over-the-air in Lincoln, where Omaha stations (first KMTV/3 and then WOWT/6) have served as the capital city's de facto NBC affiliates since the 1950's. WOWT is also owned by Gray. (6/11/2014)


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