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post #2641 of 2660 Old 01-17-2014, 06:51 PM
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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/

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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
into a single feed.


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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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Missing channels

Does anyone know what happend to MyTv (22.1) and Fox (38.1) from redding?

Ever since the rain last week they're dead.
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Does anyone know what happend to MyTv (22.1) and Fox (38.1) from redding?

Ever since the rain last week they're dead.
Never mind. I see they're back on the air today
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Was it just me or was the game on KNVN full of motion pixelation tonight? I just watched replays on NFL network and they are fine. It seems to just be channel 24. It was horrible.
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I was reading that KXVU-LP and KNVN 24-2 traded affiliations and KNVN now carries Telemundo on 24-2. Is 24-2 now in HD like 12-2 is?

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Comcast now has a new HD station listed on channel 714 as KNVNT. It's Spanish language so I'm assuming it must be the Telemundo that Trip mentioned. If they are now splitting their bandwidth between these 2 HD signals as well as some SD signals (I haven't kept up with what SD programming they have these days), then that would certainly explain the severe pixelation on the foot ball game that WildBill pointed out.
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KNVN 24-1 picture quality has really suffered since the switch on 24-2.
It is so bad that I can hardly watch it. Bitrate does not seem to be prioritized for 24-1.
Any motion and it pixalates so bad that they should not call it HD. I am very disappointed in the engineering dept. since the ownership change.
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KNVN Video Quality is worse! They are starving the NBC channel of needed bandwidth. Now that they added Telemundo in 720p as a sub channel I've been monitoring and see that they keep NBC at around 10 Mbps and Telemundo at 6 Mbps! Then they have the weather running at around 1.89 Mbps. Using MPEG2 there is only so much that the encoding and decoding can do.


KNVN needs to up the NBC bandwidth so the video isn't crappy. There is way too much macro blocking. I could care less about Telemundo and in watching it the quality is far worse than KNVN HD.


I don't see this problem on KNVN's sister station KHSL which runs the CW sub channel in 720p. Maybe this is because they don't have the second sub channel to total 3.


I have Dish Network HD Locals. I can tell you that the macro blocking looks worse than the OTA. It fills more of the screen. Then there is macro blocking in splotches where a person moves their head, arm or torso quickly. I wonder if Dish Network knows about this mess and if they have some quality control process where locals have to provide and maintain an acceptable standard.


With digital signals, while it has much better overall quality, unlike the old analog signals that had ghosting and snow, we now have to suffer with watching macro blocking.


Do the people that operate KNVN watch their channel?

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KNVN Video Quality is worse! They are starving the NBC channel of needed bandwidth. Now that they added Telemundo in 720p as a sub channel I've been monitoring and see that they keep NBC at around 10 Mbps and Telemundo at 6 Mbps! Then they have the weather running at around 1.89 Mbps. Using MPEG2 there is only so much that the encoding and decoding can do.


KNVN needs to up the NBC bandwidth so the video isn't crappy. There is way too much macro blocking. I could care less about Telemundo and in watching it the quality is far worse than KNVN HD


I don't see this problem on KNVN's sister station KHSL which runs the CW sub channel in 720p. Maybe this is because they don't have the second sub channel to total 3.


I have Dish Network HD Locals. I can tell you that the macro blocking looks worse than the OTA. It fills more of the screen. Then there is macro blocking in splotches where a person moves their head, arm or torso quickly. I wonder if Dish Network knows about this mess and if they have some quality control process where locals have to provide and maintain an acceptable standard.


With digital signals, while it has much better overall quality, unlike the old analog signals that had ghosting and snow, we now have to suffer with watching macro blocking.


Do the people that operate KNVN watch their channel?
I would get used to it, if the FCC has their way we will lose more of the upper part of the UHF TV spectrum anyway. Doubling up affiliations on one channel will be the norm.
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I would get used to it, if the FCC has their way we will lose more of the upper part of the UHF TV spectrum anyway. Doubling up affiliations on one channel will be the norm.

I'm doubt that I'll get used to it anytime soon. I hope for improvement but with the way things are going. network channels may become a thing of the past with the internet and 4k.

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Did anyone notice the descriptive audio on 24-1 last night. State of affairs had it on. No way to turn it off that I could find. Also seems like video is improving. Hopefully all will be good by Sunday.
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