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post #451 of 7482 Old 05-31-2002, 06:42 PM
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Seems like most of their stuff during the day is upconverted 480i. I do have a problem getting a reliable audio lock on their signal with a Sammy 150. What setup do you have? I called the station engineer at KRQE this afternoon and had a nice chat with him. My purpose was to see if they could de-zoom the picture a little to match their SD picture. The answer was no, not without getting the black bars on the sides. (I notice that KOAT's digital signal also looks a little zoomed.) Anyway he informed me that he had to shut down for the weekend because he didn't have a license to stay on the air except for 'testing'. I told him that he has a lot of viewers out here, and could he 'test' all weekend? He laughed, and I'm not sure how serious he took me. Happy Viewing. JR
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Looks like KOB-DT still off the air for past 2 days due to some kind of glitch on STL or it is something else.

I just noted that KAZQ-TV was off the air for 2 days as well too.

KASY-TV has some kind of video interfrences on the STL microwave video link. "If you look carefully it's on the left side of the picture is a video Horzonatal bar and you can see different TV show in a ghost on a main channel 50's programings."

It's seems everyone has some kind of hicups.

Channel 16.2 still coming in nicely and passing through Close Captioning in both video formats 4:3 upconverted 1080i and true 16:9 HDTV 1080i.

I wish KOAT-DT,KOB-DT and KNME-DT would pass through Close Captioing on their digital channels, but I will give them time to work on their learning curves on their digital encoders.

Still no sign on KASA-DT or anyone else today.....

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As I was watching "Everybody Loves Raymond" on CBS KRQE last night I noticed that the show went from HD (high definition) to SD (standard definition)(widescreen) and stayed that way. The following show "Becker" was in the SD widescreen mode for the whole program. Does anyone know what's going on?
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Just found out on the website TITANTV.COM saying KASA-DT will go on the air in June 15th it will be on channel 27.

We will wait and see what happens.

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As far as the problem with KRQE switching from HD to SD in the middle of the evening, here is the reason why accordingly to a email reply I just received from KRQE.

Fred,
CBS does not give us a Mountian Time HDTV feed. We have installed a HDTV file server to record their East Coast feed. The file server as shipped has just enought storage to capture CBS's prime time HDTV programming. If our operators do not clean the srever out each day you can run out of space. That was what happen last night. We have on order more storage that will fix the problem. We hope to see that storage within the next two weeks.

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We're luckey to have a station as responsive to your questions as KRQE is. Please let them know that you are our eyes and ears. Let them know there are a lot of non-vocal viewers out here!

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Fred

We're luckey to have a station as responsive to your questions as KRQE
(...)

How does one get ahold of KRQe engineering? there is no email address on the web page (at least that I could fine). I want to know why their signal is unlockable here (due to the flaky appearance of it on a spectrum analyzer).

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Frank Lilley [Frank.Lilley@krqe.com], the director of Engineering at KRQE, is very responsive to your questions. Feel free to contact him if you are having problems with their DT signal.

John B Trambley [jtrambley@hearst.com], program director at KOAT is very responsive also for questions you may have.
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Update news,

KNAT-DT "TBN" digital channel 24 got spanked by the FCC for not telling the truth about their digital transmitter to on the air timetable.

50 would be digital stations around the country most of them are TBN "a church channel network" got scolded by the FCC for not getting their digital transmitter on time.

If they don't get their act together by Nov, 1st 2002 they will lose their digital license and not only that analog license will be revolked by 2006 KNAT-TV channel 23 will go off the air.

IMHO, nobody watch this kind of crappy church programings and might be better off getting new broadcast owner that will have us a true INDY, station that will carry lots of sport and movies and tons of local news for Albuquerque.

Remember the good old day when KNAT-TV used to carry Benny Hill and Space 1999 and tons of movies, lots of live sports programings.

Someday we will get our true INDY, station back in Albuquerque oneway or the other!

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Anyone else have audio problems Thursday night with KRQE (CBS-HD)? I had loud buzzing from the right audio channel for most of the evening.

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Yes, glad you brought it up. Now I know it wasn't my system doing it.

Things are kinda quiet lately. Anyone hear of anything new to report?
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I just spoke with a Tony from ACME TV (responsible for operation of WB and UPN) and he said their extensions expire for WB on August 1 and UPN on August 15. They plan on being up before the expiration. He said we should be seeing test signals starting sometime in July. They should be up and running by August 1 (WB) and August 14 (UPN). He couldn't said in what format they will be transmitting their signal since they don't have that equipment in yet. At least we should have digital WB and UPN operational by the start of the fall season. WB is planning on more HD content for this fall.
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Nice to know KWBQ-DT and KASY-DT to go on the air in somewheren in mid July.

I just hope to see Star Trek Enterprise being shown in the fall for true HDTV by the UPN network.

BTW, I just went by KASA-TV and are they building a new broadcast station site in order to replace the old one or it someone else is building it? "It's right next to KNME-DT on universty street."

The Titaintv say KASA-DT will go on the air for July the 1st, but as you know they are not very reilable at this time IMHO, but then again who's know what yet.


As for the rest the news not much else going on at this time.

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Here's the latest news.....

KASA-DT will try to go on the air for July 23 according to Titiantv website.

K56FB ch. 56 is now Telemundeo "SP" network used to be an MTV/2 network.

They are now channel hogging on channel 53 and 56 at the same time.

Not much else is going on at this time.....

Keep the eye out for KASY-DT ch. 45 and KWBQ-DT ch. 29

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Breaking News!!

KASA-DT "FOX" digital channel 27 is now on the air!!

The signal is very strong 88 on my signal meter.

But they need to fix the picture since it's stretched too wide for the 4:3 program format.

I thinks it's upconverted to 1080i from the 480i NTSC format.

There is no Close Captioning pass through yet.

Next line ups are KASY-DT ch. 45 and KWBQ-DT ch. 29 and KLUZ-DT ch. 42 that will be on the air soon.

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I saw it also tonight. Does anyone know if they present more than just upconverting their 4:3 standard def image to the digital channel? I hope so.
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Great news about KASA. Hopefully they'll pass through glorious 480p. I have faith that KASA will do HD someday - they're sure helping out HDNet with their programming. And just in time for Thursday's NMDTV meeting.

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I'm getting a strong signal on channel 27 (93/100), but my Mitsu and Hughes boxes aren't able to tune anything from 9-10pm. Did anyone else have a problem tuning this signal or can someone confirm a problem on Tuesday evening?

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I am watching KOAT-DT local news at 9PM!! But at the sametime they are showing Houston hospital TV show on the analog channel 7!

Are they doing some time shifting experment?

I am not sure they are doiing live news feed at this time but then again who's know what!

Let me know what you think!!

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Tim:
I think what KOAT is doing is rebroadcasting their 6 O'Clock news at 9 since the network feeds they are transmitting are starting at 6.
Surely they aren't putting on a news production for the 6 or 8 of us watching KOAT-DT.
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In case any of you were wondering why KRQE does not always switch immediately to the high-definition programming after commercial breaks, here is the answer, as responded by KRQE Frank Lilly.

Fred,

I've made some inquires about the problem you noted about late switching between CBS' standard and high definition feeds. This is a human switching problem, and we are training new operators. We will continue to work on having a seamless switch, but our operation is a manual one, with no automation, Master Control operators are charged with protecting our analog service first (this is what pays the bills). We are getting better, but please continue with the feed back, we are committed to providing the best DTV product possible.

On your request for the Master Control phone number, our policy is not to give that number out.
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Well, KRQE is screwing things up AGAIN !!!
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Well, KRQE is screwing things up AGAIN !!! I was looking forward to watching CSI and the Agency tonight and it is NOT in high-def. Those baboons at the station must have forgot to reset the file-server or turn on the switch for the high-def. I can believe with all the money they spent on their high-def equipment that they cannot get their techs to run the equipment right. I will be contacting Frank Lillley at frank.lilley@krqe.com AGAIN tomorrow. I would suggest you guys do the same.
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Hello everyone!!
Just joined this board and was glad to see that there are alot of people here in Albuquerque actually into DTV. Until a couple of weeks ago I didn't think Albuquerque was getting any DTV. I just bought a HDTV ready TV and everywhere I went, the salespeople didn't seem to be that informed about any digital channels here in Alq most of them stated that I would have to get satalite service to receive any HD programing. But thanks to an inquiry to Pete (petew) yesterday on this board I found this tread and WOW I can't wait to get my Mitsubishi STB this week and fire it up!!!!!!!!!
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PONCH0069, welcome to the group. You may also want to check out the "New Mexico DTV User's Group" threat. We meet once a month, usually the 3rd Thursday night, at KNME studios. We discuss HDTV related issues.

Albuquerque is evolving into a good provider of HD TV local programming. KRQE may be having some problems right now. They haven't been providing programming in HD over their digital transmitter for the past week. KOAT is up and KNME is up, as far as HD programming. KOB does not have a mpeg decoder to provide material in HD (they just forward their standard definition signal over their digital signal).

Enjoy what we got so far. It's only going to get better.
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Admitedly off-topic. Anyone here interested in buying a 8VSB (OTA) module for the Dish 6000? I ended up with a 2nd one (new in box) that I can let go for cheap.....
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....anyone?

I should have mentioned, I'm in the Albuquerque area.
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I just read a post that stated that HNDet will be broadcasting over the air in some markets this winter. Does anyone know if this is going to happen in Albuquerque?
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I would kinda doubt that since they likely don't have a transmitter tower here (unless I'm mistaken). Would be nice though.
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