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post #751 of 768 Old 09-24-2012, 03:56 PM
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Updated summary of OTA channels in Bakersfield.

Channels available only in digital that were once available in analog: ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, MYTV, PBS, KCET, Univision, Estrella, Home Shopping Network.
Channels available only in digital that were never available in analog: CW24, Create, V-ME, KCET Kids and Family, MHz Worldview, Tvida (Spanish religious), Daystar, THISTV, Live Well, MundoFox, Bounce TV, Stellar Vision (all infomercials).
Channels available in both digital and analog: Telemundo, Telefutura, Azteca, .
Channels available only in analog: 3ABN, an all Catholic channel.

OTA by RF channel:
4 LP analog Telefutura
8 LP analog 3ABN
10 FP digital KERO virtual 23-1 ABC HD virtual 23-2 Azteca SD virtual 23-3 Live Well SD
11 LP analog Telemundo
18 LP digital virtual 18-1 PBS HD virtual 18-2 Create SD virtual 18-3 V-ME SD
19 LP digital virtual 19-1 Estrella HD
24 LP analog 3ABN (yes, they have 2 LP analogs!)
25 FP digital KGET virtual 17-1 NBC HD virtual 17-2 CW24 SD virtual 17-3 Telemundo SD
29 LP digital KBFX-CD virtual 58-1 FOX HD virtual 29-2 THISTV SD
31 LP digital virtual 31-1 Telefutura HD
33 FP digital KBAK virtual 29-1 CBS HD virtual 58-2 FOX SD
34 LP digital all SD virtual 34-1 MundoFox virtual 34-2 Bounce TV, virtual 34-3 Daystar virtual 34-4 Home Shopping Network virtual 34-5 Tvida virtual 34-6 Stellar Vision
38 LP analog Catholic
39 LP digital virtual 39-1 Univision HD
42 LP analog Azteca
45 FP digital KUVI virtual 45-1 MYTV HD virtual 31-2 Telefutura SD virtual 39-2 Univision SD
46 LP digital virtual 46-1 KCET HDvirtual 46-2 KCET Kids and Family SD virtual 46-3 V-ME SD virtual 46-4 MHz Worldview SD

How can we say "the digital transition is complete" when thousands of low power stations are still broadcasting in analog?
LOW POWER ANALOG NEEDS TO DIE NOW!!!
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I find it sad that for a city the size of Bakersfield, we have such a pitiful array of digital channels. It's almost as sad as the complete ghost-town nature of this thread.
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I find it sad that for a city the size of Bakersfield, we have such a pitiful array of digital channels. It's almost as sad as the complete ghost-town nature of this thread.
Do you receive any adjacent markets such as LA or other areas?
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Do you receive any adjacent markets such as LA or other areas?
At my house, I am able to receive KMPH Fox 26-1 Fresno. This station transmits from Visalia. I am not able to receive any other broadcasts from other markets.

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I find it sad that for a city the size of Bakersfield, we have such a pitiful array of digital channels. It's almost as sad as the complete ghost-town nature of this thread.

You have more digital channels and especially HD channels in English than El Paso, Texas, a city of 650,000 people. We do not get MyNetwork in HD and you have KCET as a non-profit. We do have more channels on the air if you count all of the ones that broadcast from Juarez, Mexico.
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Gentlemen, any updates on what could be get in the Kern County area? First of all, greetings to all from North Kern County. Any feedback given would truly appreciated. 

 

My Situation, I live in Wasco, about 30 miles North of Bakersfield. Fresno/Visalia stations are 67-100 miles from my physical location. My questions.

 

 

 

1. Will I be able to get most/many of the Fresno stations with a good Outdoor Antenna? 

2. What Antenna and setup is recommended for maximum signal strength and quality?

3. I have a clear view of the Northern, Southern and Western skies, but the East is blocked by 30+ feet  trees. Will this really affect my reception that much?

 

 

 

TVfool.com lists that I could get over 50 channels easily with an outdoor antenna. It would be nice to get all those channels, but is that a reality? You folks in Kern County, Bakersfield Metro area get that many channels? I'm new to all this and any advice would be appreciated.  

 

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1. Will I be able to get most/many of the Fresno stations with a good Outdoor Antenna? 
2. What Antenna and setup is recommended for maximum signal strength and quality?
3. I have a clear view of the Northern, Southern and Western skies, but the East is blocked by 30+ feet  trees. Will this really affect my reception that much?

TVfool.com lists that I could get over 50 channels easily with an outdoor antenna. It would be nice to get all those channels, but is that a reality? You folks in Kern County, Bakersfield Metro area get that many channels? I'm new to all this and any advice would be appreciated.

Wow, it's good to see this thread resurrected. We get almost no traffic here.

From Wasco, you have a reasonable chance of getting the Fresno Stations and the Bakersfield stations, but not sure if you can get them all at once. You may need an antenna rotator. With a good North view, you could probably get the Fresno stations. Check with that thread (not sure if you have) to see any recommendations there. You definitely have better luck getting the Bakersfield stations, though. You're about 50 miles from the towers, a little Southeast of Wasco.

My recommendation is always the outdoor antenna, but you might have some luck with an indoor antenna, as well. Some folks do, depending on your house (mine is stucco, so the signals got absorbed in the walls). I have an RCA outdoor antenna (ANT751R) that I picked up for a good price at Lowes.

I don't think the trees will impact you that much, but who knows? Try it out. Good luck!

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Back in the 1980's my parents had an old outdoor Antenna which they used. I got it out of the garage and put it back up. With that antenna I get

 

17.1- NBC: Digital

17.2- CW

17.3-Telemundo

19.1-Estrella

26.1-Fox

26.2-This TV

29.2-CBS

31.1-Uni Mas: Digital I think

31.2-Uni Mas

39.1- Univision: Digital

39.2-Univision

45.1-UPN

50.1-Catholic Church Channel

58.1-Fox: Digital

58.2- FOX

61.1- Another Uni Mas Digital Channel

 

Even though the signal itself is only 70% in the strongest Channel, the quality bar is at 100% and the signal is crystal clear even at 70% strength. I guess quality is greater than strength? I also found some old rabbit ears antenna and hooked that up to another tv. The other tv will only show strength of antenna not quality. I get all the channels above +

 

18.1

18.2

18.3

23.1-ABC

23.2-Azteca

23.3-Vme

46.1- French News

46.2

46.3

46.4- Japanese Channel

 

The issue with the indoor antenna is that the signal drop a lot. I only get those channel some of the time where with the outdoor antenna I get those channels all the time and the signal stays the same through out the day. Ideally I would like get all those Channels constantly through out the day.

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I noticed surround sound on 17.1 KGET OTA while watching Blacklist this week. After that I started paying attention and my receiver stays at Dolby 5.1 for most NBC prime time content now. If it's been available for very long then they have a real dearth of shows that utilize it.

Now if only KBAK and KERO would join the band wagon. Person of Interest in full surround could be amazing.
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I noticed surround sound on 17.1 KGET OTA while watching Blacklist this week. After that I started paying attention and my receiver stays at Dolby 5.1 for most NBC prime time content now. If it's been available for very long then they have a real dearth of shows that utilize it.

I noticed this as well recently, and it's great news! Football season is over, but it would have been nice for KBAK to have jumped on the bandwagon. The Super Bowl is on FOX this year, so we're already set on KBFX.

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Apparently they flipped the HD switch to CW on 17.2 recently as well. 17.2 picture quality was so bad that I've been suffering through CW.com for "Arrow", but after the website dropped the last minute of last weeks episode, I checked the DVR and was stunned to not see the horrible picture that I was expecting.
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That's excellent news. 17.2 has been atrocious for so long, that I can't remember the last time I bothered tuning in.

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Azteca is now in 720p HD on 23-2. NHK World is now 720p HD on KCET's translator on 46-4. Low power UniMas 31 has added a subchannel. Get TV is on 31-2. The SD simulcast of UniMas on KUVI RF45 is now mapped to virtual channel 31-3. Azteca and NHK World are still SD onlyon Bright House cable, and Get TV is not on Bright House. The former analog low power channel 47 has switched to digital and has moved to channel 27. Low power channel 41 has also switched to digital on the same RF channel. Both are showing the same infomercial in SDl (via Corner Store TV I think) with no other subchannels. What a waste! A new low power station, KXBF-LD channel 14 is now on the air, showing Biz TV in SD on 14-1. The interesting thing about this station is that it is Bakersfield's first and so far only tv station that was digital only from day one; it never had an analog signal. All of our other digital tv stations, full and low power, once broadcasted in analog (not necessarily the same channel as their current RF digital channel).

How can we say "the digital transition is complete" when thousands of low power stations are still broadcasting in analog?
LOW POWER ANALOG NEEDS TO DIE NOW!!!
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Updated summary of OTA channels in Bakersfield.

Channels available only in digital that were once available in analog: ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, MYTV, PBS, KCET, Univision, Estrella, Home Shopping Network, Aviva, Corner Store TV.
Channels available only in digital that were never available in analog: CW24, Create, V-ME, KCETLINK, NHK World, Tvida (Spanish religious), Daystar, THISTV, Live Well, MundoFox, Bounce TV, Stellar Vision, Biz TV, Get TV.
Channels available in both digital and analog: Telemundo, UniMas, Azteca, .
Channels available only in analog: 3ABN, an all Catholic channel.

OTA by RF channel:
4 LP analog UniMas
8 LP analog 3ABN
10 FP digital KERO virtual 23-1 ABC HD virtual 23-2 Azteca HD virtual 23-3 Live Well SD
11 LP analog Telemundo
14 LP digital virtual 14-1 Biz TV
18 LP digital virtual 18-1 PBS HD virtual 18-2 Create SD virtual 18-3 V-ME SD
19 LP digital virtual 19-1 Estrella HD
24 LP analog 3ABN (yes, they have 2 LP analogs!)
25 FP digital KGET virtual 17-1 NBC HD virtual 17-2 CW24 HD virtual 17-3 Telemundo SD
27 LP digital virtual 27-1 Corner Store TV
29 LP digital KBFX-CD virtual 58-1 FOX HD virtual 29-2 THISTV SD
31 LP digital virtual 31-1 UniMas HD virtual 31-2 Get TV
33 FP digital KBAK virtual 29-1 CBS HD virtual 58-2 FOX SD
34 LP digital all SD virtual 34-1 MundoFox virtual 34-2 Bounce TV, virtual 34-3 Daystar virtual 34-4 Home Shopping Network virtual 34-5 Tvida virtual 34-6 Stellar Vision virtual 34-7 Aviva
38 LP analog Catholic
39 LP digital virtual 39-1 Univision HD
41 LP digital virtual 41-1 Corner Store TV
42 LP analog Azteca
45 FP digital KUVI virtual 45-1 MYTV HD virtual 31-3 UniMas SD virtual 39-2 Univision SD
46 LP digital virtual 46-1 KCET HD virtual 46-2 KCETLINK SD, virtual 46-3 V-ME SD, virtual 46-4 NHK World HD

How can we say "the digital transition is complete" when thousands of low power stations are still broadcasting in analog?
LOW POWER ANALOG NEEDS TO DIE NOW!!!
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I'm having difficulty picking up 18.1 from my house. Does anyone else have issues with this channel? It's obviously being located, as it populates in my TV's channel sweep, but when I tune in I just get a black screen (which is slightly better than "no signal", I guess).

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Do you get the Fresno stations? I am 89-140 miles north of the Fresno towers and can pick up almost everything from Fresno.

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If anyone in here can pick up Fresno stations as well, 20 new digital channels are coming, 10 are already on. 6 are coming tomorrow, and 4 coming soon.

Fresno Bee story:
http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_13953436021357&key=8ed87cf665c99ed92e8aecbeb07ca6d1&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.avsforum.com%2Ft%2F319177%2Ffresno-ca-hdtv%2F1740%23post_24507931&v=1&libId=ef43336b-dcb9-4a2a-ad42-914c7b418580&out=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fresnobee.com%2F2014%2F03%2F18%2F3829678%2Fventura-boss-ventures-into-larger.html&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.avsforum.com%2Fusers%2Fsubscriptions&title=Fresno%2C%20CA%20-%20HDTV&txt=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fresnobee.com%2F2014%2F03%2F18%2F3829678%2Fventura-boss-ventures-into-larger.html

For what it's worth, although I am out of normal range of Bakersfield TV, the slightest inversion brings them in, pretty much nightly, for hours at a time. Since the PSIP maps all over, I'll list the rf channels. I get 19, 29, 31, 33, and 45, 185 miles north in Newman (just south of Patterson).

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Anyone notice I am seeing test patterns on ch36-1 now I see Metv but no sound ch36-2 test pattern 38-1 test pattern . for a while there was test patterns on 3-1 , ch39-3 ch39-4, I see that kkey telemundo is on 13-1 HD, I wonder what they did up in fresno Ventura Broadcasting , is going to do the same here in Bakersfield
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