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Veedon,

I know we're getting a bit off-subject for Chico, but if you ever receive WGHP, check out their 8-2. That's 704x480i widescreen SD. foxeng made sure it was set up properly that way.

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KCVU is the last* HD holdout in the market. Fox programming airs in high-definition, of course, but syndicated shows and local commercials don't (which must have been wonderful for area advertisers during this year's Super Bowl).

However, the 10:00 News — fed to KCVU from the mothership in Redding — actually does broadcast in HD, which tells me the station is at least capable of airing HD programming passed through KRCR.

Since the station in Chico is apparently still not HD-ready, couldn't they play KCVU's syndicated shows from Redding and patch them through to Channel 20 in the same manner? (At least until KCVU's facilities are someday upgraded.)

The lack of HD in 2014 is jarringly noticeable; it's like a station still broadcasting in black-and-white only in 1977. I like some of Fox 20's acquired shows, but the ugly standard definition makes them hard to watch.

Perhaps someone who works at KRCR or KCVU can give us an ETA on a potential HD upgrade date.

*I know their sister-station, KRVU, doesn't broadcast in HD at all, but that station seems more like an afterthought than anything else.
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KCVU is the last* HD holdout in the market. Fox programming airs in high-definition, of course, but syndicated shows and local commercials don't (which must have been wonderful for area advertisers during this year's Super Bowl).

However, the 10:00 News — fed to KCVU from the mothership in Redding — actually does broadcast in HD, which tells me the station is at least capable of airing HD programming passed through KRCR.

Since the station in Chico is apparently still not HD-ready, couldn't they play KCVU's syndicated shows from Redding and patch them through to Channel 20 in the same manner? (At least until KCVU's facilities are someday upgraded.)

The lack of HD in 2014 is jarringly noticeable; it's like a station still broadcasting in black-and-white only in 1977. I like some of Fox 20's acquired shows, but the ugly standard definition makes them hard to watch.

Perhaps someone who works at KRCR or KCVU can give us an ETA on a potential HD upgrade date.

*I know their sister-station, KRVU, doesn't broadcast in HD at all, but that station seems more like an afterthought than anything else.


It would be great if they made the transition soon.  The sooner the better.


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New Equipment at KHSL/KNVN

I found a couple of articles describing all of the work that KHSL/KNVN has done in upgrading their equipment and facility over the past several months. The new owners and Chief Engineer have definitely invested a TON of money doing this upgrade. Very impressive:

http://www.tvnewscheck.com/playout/2...nfrastructure/

and

http://www.visualimagingnews.com/?p=5735

I also noticed a couple of days ago that evidently KRCR is looking for a new Chief Engineer:

http://chico.craigslist.org/eng/4548317397.html
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Still no HD syndicated fare on KCVU, but today they aired in HD a (non-Fox) preseason 49ers/Broncos game fed to them by KPIX. That's at least a step in the right direction.
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Direct TV blacked out the Niner game today.

Had it set for DVR (Genie) to record ch. 212, NFL
and got a rude message.

Is this common? Its pre-season damn it!

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Anyone know of a good installer for a rooftop antenna Butte County?

I want to do a dual antenna system (matching units) to be combined
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Looks like KCVU has finally flipped the switch on full HD. Good on them.
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Looks like KCVU has finally flipped the switch on full HD. Good on them.

Does that mean KCVU's local news is in HD? (I have been making a list of U.S. TV stations that don't have HD local news, and KCVU up until this time was the only station in your market that doesn't have it.)
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Does that mean KCVU's local news is in HD? (I have been making a list of U.S. TV stations that don't have HD local news, and KCVU up until this time was the only station in your market that doesn't have it.)
Yes. KCVU's local news went HD at the same time as KRCR's.
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