Ok as I expected KVOR and KGPE denied our waivers. Direct TV send an "analog" waiver and per the CS that's all they will send. Now I already get my KVOR analog locals from *D so all I want to get a HD feed.
KVOR is 60 miles away per webantenna.org and KGPE is 80 miles away so the odds of me getting a decent reliable feed is not likely (others in the area have not been able).
What are my chances of getting the station engineers to ok a waiver so I can get the LA HD? I still want and will watch my KVOR analog that I get from *D already so at least KVOR doesn't loose anything by giving me a waiver and since I don't watch KGPE and they are so far away the odds of getting my viewership is nil to nonexistant. IF *D carries KVOR HD then I'd of course change to that from the LA feed.
Any thoughts? And if you think I stand a chance of swaying them to my POV does anyone have direct contact information for either station?
Digital 31 is not at full power yet. If you get the other stations, you will likely be able to get 31 when it goes to full power - or so I've been told. I was able to receive if for about 5 minutes a few months ago, during one of their tests!
Originally posted by tlrowley Digital 31 is not at full power yet. If you get the other stations, you will likely be able to get 31 when it goes to full power - or so I've been told. I was able to receive if for about 5 minutes a few months ago, during one of their tests!
haha. well im moving after the summer anyway. just graduated so hopefully the silver sensor will be enough for me to pick up UPN for the time being.
I think many of us have been having various problems with KVIE, especially, for me, the audio. I e-mailed them last night, and received this response:
Apparently the primary and secondary audio services on KVIE-DT (6-1) are being reversed somehow when in our PBS-HD during primetime. I suspect that the PSIP information is incorrectly instructing the viewer's receivers to decode the secondary audio service, which may or may not contain program material depending on the show. Some viewer's have mentioned that if they switch their receiver's audio to decode the secondary audio service the stereo program could then be decoded correctly.
We had a similar problem a while back and I believe it was due to a corrupted PSIP database and re-building the PSIP tables resolved the problem at that time. Although the configuration appears to be correct, I've deleted and reconstructed all of the PSIP tables that define the audio channel allocations for KVIE-DT in hopes that the newly created metadata will correct the situation. If so I'll issue a bug report to the authors of our PSIP software.
Here's hoping we have a solution that sticks!
I also suggested that they might want to have someone monitor this thread, as some of the other stations do.
Originally posted by mrchan antennaweb says 31 is about as far away from me as the other stations. odd i can't pick it up. hopefully the silver sensor will fix it.
If you can receive the other Sacramento stations from your location, you will be able to receive KMAX, Channel 31-1 when we are operating on our new antenna. We're still on the temporary directional antenna. I cannot give a date but it should not be much longer.
Originally posted by Bob Hess If you can receive the other Sacramento stations from your location, you will be able to receive KMAX, Channel 31-1 when we are operating on our new antenna. We're still on the temporary directional antenna. I cannot give a date but it should not be much longer.
KMAX is now showing GRAY bars on the sides of the picture. I guess I don't mind it, but the edges between the video and gray bars do not meet. So there is a small black line between the video and gray bar. If they are going to put up gray bars they should match up the edges better
Originally posted by hammerdwn KMAX is now showing GRAY bars on the sides of the picture. I guess I don't mind it, but the edges between the video and gray bars do not meet. So there is a small black line between the video and gray bar. If they are going to put up gray bars they should match up the edges better
Hey guys, nice to see a Sacramento thread! I live near Arden Fair Mall and need an antenna. I have directv now, but I want local HDTV. Any recommendations on a good antenna setup? I tried an indoor type and got horible reception. My house is a rental so I can't setup anything permanant. Are those antennas that attach to a Sat dish any good? Or should i get something I can mount to the fireplace?
I live off of west el camino between 5 and 80 and The silver sensor works well for me.I do have it on the second floor in a closet closest to the southern wall.
I pick up all locals well except for 31 which should be getting better soon.
Originally posted by tlrowley Funny you should mention that - I just Tivo'd almost 2 hours of black screen instead of tennis - oh well. So, no, it's not your setup!
Tracey, are you on VOOM? I originally had sound on 3-1 this morning, but no picture. Now I don't even have the sound. I CAN, however, get picture and sound on a TV that is not hooked up to VOOM, and my neighbor (on Dish) is getting Channel 3.
Originally posted by deeann Yep, looks like KCRA-DT is back up.
Vicki, is the other TV using analog OTA or cable? That signal was still okay.
Deeann, I guess so--after the installer set things up I played with the connections until I got local channels on the two sets that don't have an STB. I put in a splitter and hooked up to my prior cable coax and get local reception (poor, but passable) on those two sets now. But if the VOOM antenna is a digital antenna, shouldn't the signal come through as digital, even if it runs through the cable coax lines?
I'm not fully up to speed on all this, as you can tell! Thanks for the tip to come here!